Sunday Worship & Communion August 1, 2021 10:00 AM

Greater Framingham Community Church

 

 

Communion Sunday Worship Service

 

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August 1, 2021                        Worship Service                             10:00 A.M.

 

 

 

 

…Prelude                                           Minister of Music & Worship Team

 

We Worship Through Praise                                        David Coleman

 

Praise Choruses                                                                    Worship Team

 

Never Shall Forget

Jesus Is Real

What A Fellowship

 

We Worship Through the Word

 

Scripture              Deuteronomy 4:32-40         Deacon Merrily Herring

 

 

We Worship Through the Preached Word

 

Prais Chorus                                                                           Shall Not Want                    

Sermon                                                            Minister Beverly Thompson

 

We Worship Through Prayer     

Invitation to Christian Discipleship                                     Cooling Water

 

We Worship In Response to Hearing the Word    

 

Tithes & Offerings

 

        Statement of Faith & Apostle’s Creed

        Communion Litany & Holy Communion

 

Communion Hymn                                             The Blood Never Loses

 

Benediction                                                   Minister Beverly Thompson

PRAISE CHORUSES

 

NEVER SHALL FORGET

 

CHORUS

Never shall forget what You've done for me
Real joy I've got it, You set me free
Never knew a love like this would come my way
I can't forget it, I can't forget it, I can't forget it
What You've done for me

 

You saved my soul, You did it - You did it for me
You came back and You made me whole, You did it - You did it for me
You gave me liberty You did it - You did it for me

Now I can say I am free, You did it - You did it for me

 

I can't forget it, I can't forget it, I can't forget it
What You've done for me

 

Broke my chains, You did it - You did it for me
Lord, You changed my name You did it - You did it for me
I've got to run and tell them You did it - You did it for me
You did it for me, You did it - You did it for me

 

I can't forget it, I can't forget it, I can't forget it
What You've done for me

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

You changed my walk, You did it - You did it for me
You came back and changed my talk, You did it - You did it for me
From Satan's hands You rescued me, You did it - You did it for me
Now I've got joy in my victory You did it - You did it for me

 

I can't forget it, I can't forget it, I can't forget it
What You've done for me

 

VAMP

I can't forget it
I can't forget it
I can't forget it
What You've done for me

JESUS IS REAL

 

Chorus 

Jesus is real!  I know the Lord is real to me! 

Jesus is real!  I know the Lord is real to me! 

 

Sometimes I’m feeling low, nowhere to go 

Jesus comes along and He makes me strong 

For I know, Oh Jesus is real! 

 

Repeat Chorus 

 

Sometimes when I’m feeling down, no one around 

Jesus is a friend 

For I know, Oh Jesus is real! 

 

I can feel Him in my hands, feel Him in my feet 

I know the Lord will take good care of me 

For I know, Oh Jesus is real! 

 

I can feel Him in my heart, feel Him in my soul 

I can even feel Him from the crown of head to my toes. 

For I know, Oh Jesus is real! 

 

Vamp 

Real!  Real!  Real!  Yes He’s real. 

I know He is.  I know He is.  I know He is.  Yes He’s real. 

Yeah!  Yeah!  Yeah!  Yes He’s real. 

I know He is.  I know He is.  I know He is.  

 

For I know, Oh  

For I know, Oh  

For I know, Oh Jesus is real! 

 

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WHAT A FELLOWSHIP

 

What a fellowship, what a joy divine

Leaning on the everlasting arms

What a blessedness, what a peace of mind

Leaning on the everlasting arms

 

Oh how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way

Leaning on the everlasting arms

Oh how bright the path grows from day to day

 

CHORUS

Leaning, leaning

Safe and secure from all alarm

Leaning, leaning

Leaning on the everlasting arms

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SHALL NOT WANT

 

Will You be my light when I cannot see?
And when I can't take another step Lord, would You carry me?
And when I've lost my fight, will You be my strength?
Will You set me a table in the presence of my enemies?

 

CHORUS

I shall not want, I shall not want
Oh, my soul's got a shepherd in the valley and I shall not want
I shall not want, I shall not want
'Cause my cup's running over, running over and I shall not want

 

And I will lift my eyes to where my help comes from
And I won't be afraid of the shadow 'cause I've seen the sun
No, I will not stop, when the way gets hard
'Cause the green only grows in the valley and that's where You are

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

I've got everything that I need
Your goodness and Your mercy
(3x)

 

VAMP

I've got goodness and I've got mercy
Hallelu, glory hallelujah


The Good Shepherd leads me to the waters
Hallelu, glory hallelujah

 

And He anoints me, anoints me with His oil
Hallelu, glory hallelujah 


Now my cup is, my cup is running over

Hallelu, glory hallelujah

 

I won't fear no, fear no evil
Hallelu, glory hallelujah 


I will dwell in His house forever
Hallelu, glory hallelujah

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelu, glory hallelujah 

 

And when this life is over, I'm gonna live again
Gonna trade this cross for a crown.  No, this is not the end
And when You call my name, I will take my rest
There's a mansion in glory and You're gonna meet me there

 

I shall not want, I shall not want
He will wipe every tear from my eyes, I shall not want
I shall not want, He's on my side, I shall not want
I'll be home in His presence forever, I shall not want


For the Lord is my shepherd in a valley
For the Lord is my shepherd when I'm lacking
For the Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want


Got everything that I need
Your goodness and Your mercy is following me

 

I've got goodness and I've got mercy
Hallelu, glory hallelujah

 

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COOLING WATER

My soul was sinking in a world of sin
But grace and mercy, it took me in
Took my feet out of the myry clay
And placed them on, on a rock to stay

Oh, what a relief it was
When God rescued me
He loosed the chains that had me bound
And He set me free

And it felt like

 

CHORUS
Cooling water, Cooling water
Cooling water, Cooling water
Cooling water from Grandma's well

Sleepless nights and so much pain
Couldn't see no sunshine, nothing but rain
But God said, weeping may endure for a night
But in the morning, it will be alright


Oh, what a relief it was

When God rescued me
He loosed the chains that had me bound
And He set me free

REPEAT CHORUS

 

VAMP
Cooling water, Cooling water

 

In the water, cooling water

 

Praise God, for the water

REPEAT CHORUS

 

THE BLOOD NEVER LOSES

 

Put it up to the greatest issue
Put it up to the highest mountain
Put it to the test
The blood never loses

 

Put it up to transgression
Put it up to recession
Put it to the test
The blood never loses

 

The intensity doesn't even matter
When the blood steps in things shatters
Your problems can't compete where they don't compare
The blood of Jesus can interrupt warfare
His children He never refuses
The blood never loses!
The blood never loses!
(repeat from beginning)

 

Oh, I found the blood of Jesus
Can break through strongholds
Break through principalities
It won't lose

 

Oh, the blood of Jesus
Can protect you from wickedness
It speaks louder than words
It won't lose

 

People are gonna wonder how you're gonna win
Wonder how your end's gonna be
And you tell 'em

 

The blood's gonna help me win
The blood's gonna help me win

 

VAMP
Put the blood on it, The blood on it
The blood on it, The blood on it
The blood on it, the blood never loses
People gonna wonder how you're gonna win
Wonder how your end's gonna be
And you tell 'em The blood's gonna help me win

HOLY COMMUNION

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When we approach God's Holy Table, we do so with respect and reverence for who God is. It is not done with noise, commotion, moving around, or confusion.  Please respect God by respecting His Holy Table.

 

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH

 

The church acknowledges as its head, God, the Creator of all heaven and earth, Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Holy Spirit the Comforter. It acknowledges as brothers and sisters in Christ, all who share in this confession.  It believes that all of those who are committed to building of God's Kingdom and strive to keep His commandments are invited to partake of the Lord's Supper and that all such, with their families, are invited to the Ordinance of Baptism.

 

 

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH:

“APOSTLES” CREED

 

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. The third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty:  from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church universal], the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

 

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

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I Corinthians 11: 23 – 34

 

 

Pastor:       For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you. That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

 

People:     And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, Take eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

 

Pastor:       After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

 

People:     For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he comes.

 

Pastor:       Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

 

People:     But let a person examine themselves, and so let them eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

 

Pastor:       For they that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to themselves, not discerning the Lord’s body.

 

People:     For this cause, many are weak in [Faith] and sick among you, and many sleep.

 

Pastor:       For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

 

People:     But when we judge, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

 

Pastor:       Wherefore, my friends, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

 

All:             And if a person hungers, let them eat at home; that they come not together to this table, disregarding its purpose, and unto condemnation.  And the rest will I set in order when I come.

 

 

 

 

 

After months, Greater Framingham Community Church has resumed in-person worship services.  Please note the following:

 

  1. Our order of service will remain as it has been for the past 15 months.
  2. Online worship will continue as it has been during COVID.
  3. Seating for everyone will be on the main floor at your own discretion.
  4. We will have seating for those who want to sit by families or sit in their own socially distance bubble.  We will also have seating for those who wish to sit socially distant from others, and open seating. 
  5. As you arrive, ushers will assist you in your seating preference.
  6. We ask that you wear a mask when you come to church.  You are permitted to remove your mask if you desire when singing.  If you have NOT been vaccinated or have not had a two-week period since the second vaccine shot that you not remove your mask at all.
  7. If you have NOT been vaccinated, we ask that you keep your mask on during the entirety of the service as well as when you enter and exit the building.
  8. As you enter the Narthex, you will have an opportunity to pick up the following items before coming into the sanctuary.  Worship bulletin, extra mask, hand wipes, sanitizer and on First Sundays Communion elements.
  9. Also in the Narthex, there will be an offering stand for you to deposit your offering before entering or exiting the service.
  10. Restrooms are available.  We ask that you limit the number of persons in the space at a time.
  11. The exiting of the sanctuary after service will be coordinated by the ushers.  They will direct individuals row by row to avoid crowding during the exit process.  We ask that you exit the sanctuary immediately and not linger in the building.
  12. On Sunday mornings, the church will be open for in-person Adult Christian Education classes.  Classes are taught by Rev. Lackard and Minister Thompson, which will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  A mask much be worn and social distance practices are required.  On-line Sunday classes taught by Kathy Oliver Jones will continue to meet via Zoom.

 

We pray that the worship experience is enriching and that you will feel safe as we worship together U

 

THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER

 

If you would like to be a part of a Morning Prayer group you can do so by dialing in in to pray or request prayer. The line opens at 5:30am to 7:15am.  The number to get on the GFCC Thursday Morning Prayer line is 605-313-4818 Extension 702588#

 

 

 

 

Invitation to Accept Christ in your life

 

□  I accepted Christ today

□  I want to accept Christ into my life

 

Invitation for Membership (Please Print)

 

We welcome you as a new member of the Greater Framingham Community Church Family. If you wish to unite with GFCC, please complete the information below and submit this form to one of our Deacons, Ushers, or Ministers or drop it in the collection plate.

 

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□  Already baptized with Christian experience

□  As a candidate for baptism

 

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