Order of Worship Sunday, November 28, 2021 10:00 AM

Greater Framingham Community Church

An Extended Christian Family

 

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November 28, 2021

10:00 AM

 

Greater Framingham Community Church

Franklin and Park Streets, PO Box 629

Framingham, MA 01704

Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd, Pastor

 

Greater Framingham Community Church

 

1st  Sunday in Advent

 

 

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November 28, 2021                Worship Service                         10:00 A.M.

 

 

 

…Prelude                                           Minister of Music & Worship Team

 

We Worship Through Praise                                       David Coleman

 

Praise Choruses                                                                    Worship Team

 

The Lord is Blessing Me Right Now

Since I Laid My Burdens Down

This Little Light of Mine 

 

 

Advent Candle – Candle of Hope                     Minister Beverly Thompson

 

 

We Worship Through the Word

 

Scripture                                Luke 1:26-49              Deacon Lula Evelyn

 

We Worship Through the Preached Word

 

Praise Chorus                          Glory to Glory                     Worship Team

 

 

Sermon                                                               Rev. Dr. Courtney Lackard

 

We Worship Through Prayer     

Invitation to Christian Discipleship                           O Come Emmanuel 

          

 

We Worship In Response to Hearing the Word    

 

Tithes & Offerings

 

Praise                                              Stand                             Worship Team

 

Benediction                                                       Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd

PRAISE CHORUSES

 

THE LORD IS BLESSING ME 

 

The Lord is blessing me, right now, right now  

The Lord is blessing me, right now, right now  

He woke me up this morning and started me on my way  

The Lord is blessing Me, right now 

 

 

SINCE I LAID MY BURDENS DOWN 

 

Glory, glory, Hallelujah!  

Since I laid my burdens down 

Glory, glory, Hallelujah! 

Since I laid my burdens down 

 

Friends don’t treat me like they used to 

Since I laid my burdens down 

Friends don’t treat me like they used to 

Since I laid my burdens down 

 

I feel better, so much better 

Since I laid my burdens down 

I feel better, so much better 

Since I laid my burdens down 

 

 

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE 

 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 

Let it shine, let it shine, let shine 

 

Jesus gave it to me, I’m gonna let it shine . . . 

 

All in my home, I’m gonna let it shine . . . 

 

Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine . . . 

GLORY TO GLORY

 

Glory to glory to glory to glory to glory to glory to God

 

To the only God, our Savior
Be majesty dominion and power
Forever and ever and ever
Be glorified

Let the people praise Him, rejoice in all his goodness
And be thankful for all he has done
Tell the generations from the mountains to the valley
By His spirit the victory is won

For the Lord is worthy to be praised
His hand of salvation redeems us this hour
so Lord beyond the balance of our days
Be glory and honor, Dominion and power

 

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O COME EMMANUEL

 

 

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.

O come, O Key of David, come
and open wide our heavenly
home.
Make safe for us the heavenward road
and bar the way to death's abode.

 

O come, O Bright and Morning Star,
and bring us comfort from afar!
Dispel the shadows of the night
and turn our darkness into light.

O come, O King of nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind.
Bid all our sad divisions cease
and be yourself our King of Peace.

 

 

 

 

STAND

 

What do you do when you've done all you can
And it seems like it's never enough?
And what do you say
When your friends turn away
And you're all alone, alone?

Tell me, what do you give when you've given your all
And it seems like you can't make it through?
Well, you just stand when there's nothing left to do
You just stand, watch the Lord see you through
Yes, after you've done all you can
You just stand

Tell me, how do you handle the guilt of your past?
Tell me, how do you deal with the shame?
And how can you smile while your heart has been broken
And filled with pain, filled with pain?

Tell me what do you give when you've given your all?
Seems like you can't make it through
Child, you just stand when there's nothing left to do
You just stand, watch the Lord see you through
Yes, after you've done all you can
You just stand

 

Stand and be sure
Be not entangled in that bondage again

You just stand and endure
God has a purpose
Yes, god has a plan

Tell me what do you do when you've done all you can
And it seems like you can't make it through?
Child, you just stand, you just stand, stand

Don't you dare give up through the storm
Stand through the rain
Through the hurt
Yeah, through the pain
Don't you bow, and don't you bend
Don't give up, no, don't give in
Hold on
Just be strong
God will step in
And it won't be long

After you've done all you can, after you've done all you can
After you've gone through the hurt
After you've gone through the pain
After you've gone through the storm
After you've gone through the rain
Prayed and cried
Prayed and cried
Prayed and cried
Prayed and cried, oh my

After you've done all you can you just stand

 

 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; November it is:

Deacon Almarie Dawkins, Deacon Karen Blake and  Deacon Lula Evelyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~  Condolences ~ 

 

Please keep Kathy Oliver Jones and Family in prayer with the passing of her sister-in-law’s grandson.  Cards and prayers can be sent to 41 Violetwood Circle, Marlboro, MA  01752.

 

 

Please keep Sharon Young and Family in prayer with the passing of her SisterCousin, Stephanie.  Cards and prayers can be sent to 59 Burncoat Terrace, Worcester, MA  01605.

 

 

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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

 

 

 

Giving from the Heart

 

The Junior Church Ministry invites you and your families to join our students and teachers in our project of support and care "Giving from the Heart". We will be collecting donations to help Pathways Family Shelter.  The items that are in great need at the shelter are; toiletries, diapers, baby wipes and gift cards.  This will help those families who arrive at the shelter without anything at all.  On December 5th a basket will be placed in the Narthex of the church for the donations, this will be the only day that the basket will be available for donations.  Please consider opening your heart to those many families in need by making a donation.  Thank you!

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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.

 

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. MASK are REQUIRED to be worn in the GFCC sanctuary and building during all church services.
  7. MASK EXCEPTIONS during church services are for Clergy in the Pulpit, Choir and Musicians in pulpit area and Speakers at the main floor Podium. (Mask can be removed and replaced, by said individuals, when appropriate).
  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

 

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