Order of worship, Sunday October 17, 2021 10:00 AM

Greater Framingham Community Church

An Extended Christian Family

 

 

 

 

Year of Courageous Hope, Indomitable Faith & Faithful Praise

 

 

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Women’s Day Celebration

“Let Me Tell You What the Lord Has Done for Me”

John 4:29, 39-42

 

 

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Franklin and Park Streets, PO Box 629

Framingham, MA 01704

Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd, Pastor

janthonylloyd@gmail.com

 

 

 

Church Office (508) 626-2118 w Fax (508) 626-0506

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Worship Sunday – Women’s Day Celebration

 

LIVESTREAM – www.gfccnet.org/live

 

October 17 , 2021                   Worship Service                       10:00 A.M.

 

Prayer                                                                              Deacon Lula Evelyn

 

…Prelude                                           Minister of Music & Worship Team

 

We Worship Through Praise    David Coleman & Carrie Woodson

 

Praise Choruses                                                                    Worship Team

 

He Has Done Great Things For Me

The Lord Is Blessing Me

Like The Dew In The Morning

 

We Worship Through the Word

 

Scripture                                   Luke 1:46-55                       Donna Lundy

 

We Worship Through the Preached Word

 

 

Introduction Guest Preacher                                        Patricia Whitfield

 

Praise Chorus                    It’s So Amazing                        Worship Team

 

Sermon                                                                      Rev. Dr. Arlene O. Hall

 

We Worship Through Prayer     

Invitation to Christian Discipleship         Forever         Worship Team

 

Community Prayer                                      Minister Beverly Thompson

          

We Worship In Response to Hearing the Word    

 

Tithes & Offerings

 

 

Praise                             God’s Got A Blessing                     Worship Team

 

Benediction                                                  Minister Belinda Mpagazehe

PRAISE CHORUSES

 

HE HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR ME

 

Verse 1
He has done great things for me,
Great things, great things;
He has done great things for me.

Verse 2
He has made a way for me,
Made a way, made a way;
He has made a way for me.

Verse 3
He will give you victory,
Victory, victory;
He will give you victory.

Verse 4
I'm gonna be a witness for Him,
Witness, witness;
I'm gonna be a witness for Him.

Verse 5
I'm gonna let my little light shine,
Shine, shine;
I'm gonna let my little light shin

 

 

THE LORD IS BLESSING ME

 

The Lord is blessing me, right now, oh, right now
The Lord is blessing me, right now, oh, right now
He woke me up this morning and started me on my way
The Lord is blessing me, right now, oh right now.

 

 

 

LIKE THE DEW IN THE MORNING

 

Like the dew in the morning, gently rest upon my heart
Like the dew in the morning, gently rest upon my heart (repeat)

Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus
Like the dew in the morning
Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus
Rest

Like the dew in the morning, gently rest upon my heart
Like the dew in the morning, gently rest upon my heart

Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus
Like the dew in the morning
Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus
Rest

Like the dew in the morning, may He rest upon your heart
Like the dew in the morning, may He rest upon your heart.

Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus
Like the dew in the morning
Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus
Rest

Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus.
Rest, Jesus.  Rest, Jesus

Reign, Jesus.  Reign, Jesus
Reign, Jesus.  Reign, Jesus

Move, Jesus.  Move, Jesus
Move, Jesus.  Move, Jesus

Yes, Jesus.  Yes, Jesus
Yes, Jesus.  Yes, Jesus

Say reign. Rule. Move. Yes!

Say yes Like the dew in the morning
Gently rest upon my heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT’S SO AMAZING

 

It's so amazing (it's so amazing)
Your love for me (Your love for me)
It's so amazing (it's so amazing)
Your sacrifice for me

For every blessing (for every blessing)
Given to me (given to me)
For every valley (for every valley)

You used to strengthen (then me) me


I don't deserve Your love
Your tender mercy
If not for Your grace
Where would I be?

I stand amazed at Your glory
(I stand amazed at Your glory)
I stand amazed at Your strength
(I stand amazed at Your strength)
I stand amazed at Your power

So amazing, (So amazing)
So amazing, (Amazing)


So oh, oh, oh amazing, amazing
You are so
So oh, oh, oh amazing
(Amazing)
Amazing
(Amazing)


I stand amazed at Your glory
I stand amazed at Your strength
I stand amazed at Your power
So amazing, amazing
So oh, oh, oh amazing
So oh, oh, oh amazing

 

 

 

 

Guest Preacher

Rev. Dr. Arlene O. Hall

 

Dr. Arlene O. Hall is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God (COG) with international offices in Cleveland, TN. She is a native of Jamaica where she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior as a young woman. In 1990 Dr. Hall answered the Call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. She graduated from the Church of God Ministerial Internship Program and received her Ministerial credential in 1992. Dr. Hall earned both a Master of Arts Degree and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts.  She also earned a Doctor in Ministry Degree in Pastoral Leadership from Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland Tennessee.    

In 1999 Pastor Arlene Hall along with her husband Bishop Raymond Hall answered the Call of God and founded Deliverance Temple Worship Center (DTWC), a dynamic church in the inner city of Boston, Massachusetts. Currently, Dr. Hall serves as founder and Lead Pastor of DTWC where God is transforming the lives of men and women positioning them for their destiny. Dr. Hall is a woman of integrity with an engaging and congenial personality. Her unique style of preaching and teaching has reached beyond traditional, cultural, ethnic and generational barriers, touching the lives of clergy and laity alike. God has gifted her with the ability to preach the word of God with revelation and authority. Her desire is to see the people of God embrace their God ordained destiny. 

As one of God’s prophetic voices to the Nations, Dr. Arlene Hall ministry is impacting the kingdom beyond the four walls of the church. In addition to her role as Lead Pastor of DTWC, since 1999, Dr. Hall serves on several boards in the community of Boston as well as the Church of God Denomination. After serving on the Board of Directors for the Black Ministerial Alliance (BMA) of Greater Boston, Inc. (BMA), for over 12 years> in 2016 the Board of Directors of the BMA in an historic move voted Dr. Arlene Hall as the first female and youngest President of the BMA. Dr. Arlene Hall serves as a Teaching Fellow for Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston MA. She is an adjunct professor at Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland Tennessee. She is a member of the Board of Trustee for the COG Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland Tennessee. She is also a member of Southern New England (SNE) Church of God Regional Ministerial Board of Education.  Dr. Hall is an Advisor and Mentor to many women and men in ministry as well as in the corporate world. She is a conference host, and a highly sought-after speaker for Conventions, Conferences, Retreats, Camp meetings, Revivals, Seminars and Workshops. God has truly favored Dr. Hall to minister through out the United States, Canada, South Africa, Israel, Europe, Jamaica, Bahamas and the Cayman Island.

Dr. Arlene Hall first ministry is her family. She is the wife of Bishop Raymond G. Hall and they are the grateful parents of five gifted children who serve with them in ministry: Fabian, Xavier, Rayon, Arriel, and Raymond Jr. They are also the proud grandparents of Anthony and Tru. The Hall‘s always want to be known as servant leaders who enjoy serving God and serving His people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOREVER


God says “I'll be committed to you, I'll never leave you
Nothing in this world could make me walk away
No matter what life may bring, I'll be by your side
No matter what you face, you won't be lonely

Because forever is a long time. That's how long I'll love you
That's how long I'll love you
Forever

Forever is a long time. That's how long I'll love you.
That's how long I'll love you
Forever

No matter what life may bring, I'll be by your side
No matter what you face, you won't be lonely
And this is my promise to you.  My love is everlasting
You can count on me to be there always, forever is


Forever is a long time (Forever is a long time)
And that's how long My love goes
(That's how long I'll love you)
That's how long I will (That's how long I'll love you)
Forever (Forever)


(Forever is a long time) Forever is a long time
(That's how long I'll love you)
I'm going to always be right there. That's how long I will
(That's how long I'll love you)
Forever (Forever)

So hear Me, you've got to know that I will
(I’ll love you)
No matter what life may bring
(I’ll love you)
I'm going to always be by your side
(Yes, I’ll love you)
How long?
(Forever)

You’ve got to know through thick and thin
(I’ll love you)
Even through your ups and your downs
(I’ll love you)
You can count on Me. (Yes, I’ll love you)
How long? (Forever)

Yeah, I'm committed to you
(I will love you)
And I will never forsake you
(I will love you)
You've got me for the rest of your life
(Yes, I will love you)
Forever  (Forever)

Forever is a long time
That's how long I'll love you
That's how long (I'll love you)
Forever (Forever)

I'm forever committed to you
Forever committed to you
God says I'm gonna be right there

No matter what your life is
I'm going to be by your side
Said I'm going to be by your side
I'm going to be by your side”

God said “I'm going to be by your side
When you're praying, I'm right by your side
In the midst of your pain, I'm right by your side
Even when you're sick, I'm right by your side, yeah

Forever is a long time. And that's how long
(That's how long I'll love you)
That's how long.  (That's how long I'll love you)
Forever.  (Forever)

The Lord says I still love you
(Forever is a long time)
I still love you  (That's how long I'll love you)
I do, I do, I do, I do
(That's how long I'll love you)
Forever.  (Forever)

Said I'm committed to you. (I'm committed to you)
Committed to you.  (I'm committed to you)
I'm committed to you. (I'm committed to you)
Oh, forever

Forever and ever and ever
Repeat 5x
That's how long I'll love, forever

Forever is a long time
That's how long I'll love you
That's how long I'll love you
Forever

 

 

GOD'S GOT A BLESSING

 

It makes no difference what your going through,
You're going to make it, God's going to see you through.
Hold your head up, put a smile on your face,
This is another test, it won't last always.

 

CHORUS
Get ready for your blessing,
Get ready for your miracle.
Get ready for your blessing,
Get ready for your miracle.

I know you've been hurting deep down inside,
Let me encourage you, it's going to be alright.
Troubles and trials come to make you strong,
Keep on believing, you keep holding on.

Repeat Chorus

God's got a blessing.
God's got a blessing.
God's got a blessing.
With your name on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 Bereavements & Prayers

Please reach out to your deacon if you have sickness or would like to hold someone in prayer.

Also if there is a death in your family Also if there is a death in your family please reach out the the Bereavement Ministry; October it is:

Deacon Gerald Hill, Deacon Ruby Bishop, Deacon Tracey Bryant Osamwonyi and Deacon Jean Hoskins

 

 

 

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MONDAY MORNINGS WITH THE PASTOR

 

 

We invite you to join us for Early Morning Prayer with the Pastor,

 at 8 a.m. on Monday Mornings. Here is the Prayer Line Number: 1-605-313-4818   and the Access Code: 702588#

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY

 

We invite you to join our Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and Bible Study.  The Prayer Meeting is from 7-7:30pm.  Here is the Prayer Line Number: 1-605-313-4818   and the Access Code: 702588#

Also Join us for Bible Study at 7:30 pm on Zoom!  We will study from the Book of Judges.  Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87017785706?pwd=U1g5SVhYMHZhZjM0SHgzY1dvZFFhZz09 

THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER

 

If you would like to be a part of a Morning Prayer group you can do so by dialing 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# 

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

                  

 New Topic of study is 1 Corinthians. 

 

We continue to meet on Thursday evenings for one hour at 7:00 PM. To refresh the platform information, we are using Google Meets and utilizing the phone connection. The video conferencing is available.  The phone information is 956-410-2734   PIN: 320 644 462#.

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Calling all Children Grades 1-6 and Parents

 

Join Jr Church by Zoom – Sunday’s @ 1:30pm

(except First Sunday)

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84219429321?pwd=bzIvVlIzQ2E2dmYxSzk2K3JvWFJKZz09

 

 

 

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Join the GFCC Music Ministry

 

We are in search of a person to join our music team

Organist/Musician/Choir Director

Please forward names to David Coleman minister of music or Walter Johnson, Chair of personnel ministry Call 508-626- 2118, or email the office at administrator@gfccnet.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Men’s Day Celebration - Sunday, Nov. 14th

 

 

      

~  Condolences ~

ÿ  Please keep Deacon Annette Woodson and Family in prayer with the passing of her husband, Walter Woodson.  Cards and Prayers can be sent to 8 Brighita Terrace, Framingham, MA 01702.  ÿ

 

 

ÿ  Please keep Virginia Nicholson and Family in prayer with the passing of her grandson, Malik Nicholson.  Cards and Prayers can be sent to 8 Brighita Terrace, Framingham, MA 01702.  ÿ

 

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 worshiping, but be mindful of others around you.  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 must 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

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 box in the Narthex.

 

□  want to join the Greater Framingham Community Church and

       I come:

 

□  Already baptized with Christian experience

□  As a candidate for baptism

 

Today’s Date: _____________________


Name: __________________________________________________


Address: ________________________________________________

 

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Phone:  _________________________________________________

 

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