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Discipleship sermon series

Order of worship Sunday July 24, 2022 10:00 AM

Submitted by Pastor on 22 July 2022

Greater Framingham Community Church

An Extended Christian Family



New Church Theme:

Year of Diamond/Golden Jubilee: Blessed to be a Blessing”


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July 24, 2022 ♦10:00 A.M.Image removed.



Franklin and Park Streets, PO Box 629

Framingham, MA 01704

Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd, Pastor



Church Office (508) 626-2118  Internet:






PLEASE NOTE:   All services are videotaped\livestream which means the camera from time to time spans the congregation and you may be on the screen.

Greater Framingham Community Church



Worship Service




July 24, 2022                        Worship Service                                10:00 A.M.



Prelude                                           Minister of Music & Worship Team


We Worship Through Praise                                        David Coleman


Praise Choruses                                                                    Worship Team

Bless the Lord With Me

This is the Day

Thank You Lord


We Worship Through the Word


Scripture                             Luke 13: 22-30           Deacon Ruby Bishop



We Worship Through the Preached Word



Praise Chorus            Alleluia, Salvation and Glory        Worship Team



Sermon                                                                             Rev. Richard Keyes


We Worship Through Prayer     

Invitation to Christian Discipleship      


              I Will Trust in the Lord                Worship Team


We Worship In Response to Hearing the Word    


Tithes & Offerings


Praise                               Your Grace and Mercy               Worship Team


Benediction                                                                    Rev. Richard Keyes






 Bless the Lord with me 

Bless the Lord with me 

Bless the Lord with me 

Bless the Lord with me 







Clap your hands with me . . . 


Dance before the Lord . . . 





This is the day, this is the day
that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made
I will rejoice, I will rejoice
and be glad in it, and be glad in it





 Thank you Lord 

Thank you Lord 

Thank you Lord 

I just want to thank you Lord 


Been so good . . . 


Saved my soul . . . 



Alleluia, salvation and glory 

Honor and power unto the Lord our God 

For the Lord our God is mighty 

The Lord our God is omnipotent 

The Lord our God is wonderful 


All praises be to the King of kings, 

And the Lord of lords 

He is wonderful! 






I will trust in the Lord 

I will trust in the Lord 

I will trust in the Lord ‘til I die 

I will trust in the Lord 

I will trust in the Lord 

I will trust in the Lord ‘til I die 


I’m going to treat everybody right . . . 


I’m going to watch, fight and pray . . . 


I’m going to stay on bended knee . . . 



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Your grace and mercy brought me through. 

I’m living this moment because of You. 

I want to thank You and praise You too. 

Your grace and mercy brought me through. 


Thank You for saving a sinner like me
To tell the world salvation is free
There were times when I just didn't do right
But You watched over me all day and night


Justice demanded that I should die

But grace and mercy said oh no, we've already paid the price

I once was blind but thank God I can see

It was because grace and mercy came along and rescued me






ÿCondolences ÿ


Please pray for Mary and James Bowden with the passing of their cousin, Minister Nancy Baldwin, of Biscoe, North Carolina.  Cards can be sent to Mary Bowden, Carlyle House, 342 Winter St. Framingham, MA 01702    and James Bowden, 40 Bates Road, Framingham, MA 01702. 








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Baptism and

Right Hand of Fellowship


Next Sunday

July 31st


Join us in Welcoming our New Church Member

Jaronn Sales























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Hats Off To Heroes


“During every home game we pay tribute to the United States Military Service Members.  No matter the score on the field, Hats Off to Heroes Honorees consistently draw a standing ovation from fans and players alike.”


Our very own Minister Quincy Mosby will be honored in a ceremony on July 28th at Fenway Park called Hats Off To Heroes.  It's a ceremony to honor active duty and retired military who have made heroic contributions to their respective branches of the Armed Forces and the United States.



GFCC  50/30 Celebration

Volunteers Needed


If you are interested in volunteering complete the form from the link below:


What an honor!  The ceremony will take place after the 3rd inning leading into the 4th inning during the Red Sox vs Cleveland game.  Thank you for your service of 28 years in the USAF and serving our country!


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Please keep our own Minister Beverly Thompson in prayer as she travels with a group of area pastors and Jewish leaders to Israel. Boston JCRC | Summer 2022

Sunday, July 17 to Thursday, July 28, 2022












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Thank You to all the Volunteers that came out Friday to help us stuff food for our Grocery Bag program to feed families in the community. The next packing session will be on Friday,  August 5th at 1:30pm and help to distribute on Saturday, August 6th  at 9 am at GFCC.  Please reach out to the Central Office, 508-626-2118 or call Linda James 508-788-0611. We will be feeding 75 families every other Friday so we are in need of volunteers for an hour and half on each of these Fridays.






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Volunteers Needed to Help with this Event

Interested Please Call the Central Office (508) 626-2118

 or Email


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Summer Sermon Series : Discipleship



A “disciple” is a kind of student. It is someone who follows the teaching of, learns from and models their life after someone else — in our case, Jesus Christ Himself.

The people whom Jesus gave these essential instructions to had a pretty good understanding of what it meant to be His disciples. They had left everything to follow Him, and for three years they soaked up His instruction, experiencing incredible highs and lows as they discovered what it meant to follow their Lord.

When Jesus told His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, they wouldn’t have seen this as a casual assignment to squeeze between other interests. This would need to become their primary focus. This must be ours as well because God gave us this assignment in the Great commission [Matthew 28": 16-20]

Join us each Sunday as we take a journey from scripture down the path of Discipleship. 

Title: Going Beyond a Mere Conversation with Jesus" –does this change?????
Text: John 3:1-16  -  And should this be what we rec’d from Rev. Keyes?



Help GFCC Celebrate

Share your testimonial of GFCC's impact on your life


To the members of Greater Framingham Community Church,


This year, GFCC is celebrating its 30th/50th anniversary. Since its inception, the church has served the Metro West and the world for 50 years, and has had the wonderful pastoral leadership of Reverend Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd for 30 years. Please join us in celebrating this milestone by sending in a short video message of yourself describing what GFCC means to you. Your clip will be compiled into a gratitude video which will air on September 17th as part of GFCC Anniversary Luncheon. 


Instructions for video upload:


  • Length should be no more than 30 seconds
  • Begin with brief self-introduction (Name, ministry, years attending GFCC)
  • Save and upload file name as your first and last name (ex: amana_hill)
  • Allow video to roll for a few seconds before you start speaking
  • Please read through additional recording tips attached below


Please upload your clips through this dropbox link:


Please feel free to share this link with anyone you think might like to share.

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The “After Chat with the Pastor" why not blog on-line with the Pastor about Sunday's sermons.  Go to church website or Facebook and begin the chat!



TITLE: "What can we learn about discipleship from a soldier, an athlete and a farmer?"








1.) What does it mean to you to “…be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus”?


2.) What are attributes of discipleship that are shared by the soldier, the athlete and the farmer?


3.) What are attributes which make them different?


4.) Are there also temptations and dangers that you can think of for yourself as you think about trying to follow Paul’s advice to Timothy?


5.) Is there one thing that you think is most important for you to learn about this


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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#





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 First Samuel.  Join Zoom Meeting:




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#. 




 New Topic of study is First 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#.

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.
  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!



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: ________________________________________________



Phone:  _________________________________________________




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