Communion Worship Service ~ May 1, 2011

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May 1, 2011

Sunday Worship Service May 1, 2011 

Communion Sunday


Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship

Invocation Prayer


Choruses:    “Open the Eyes of My Heart”

                   “Open Our Eyes, Lord,” #383


Bible Reading:  Psalm 111


Hymn:  “Christ Arose”, #216



          Doxology, #625


Praises and Prayer Requests

Pastoral Prayer


Sermon:  United with Him in His Resurrection


Communion Prayer


Hymn Response: “Arise, My Soul, Arise”, #199 

verses 1,3,5

The Lord’ Supper

Chorus:  “Blest Be the Tie,” #286 (first verse)



Changing of the guard:  all those who signed up for cleaning various areas of the church in May should be on duty now.  Thanks to those who did a good job in March and April.  If you’ need a reminder or haven’t signed up yet, please check the cleaning schedule on the bulletin board just outside the library.  Remember that our volunteering to clean is enabling the church to financially support  our youth ministry, Zero Gravity.

We have at least 6 children planning to go to Christian camp for a week this summer.  Hurrah!  But we are in need of more scholarship funds for them (approx. $400 more is needed).  If you would like to make a donation to this fund, please designate it on your check or on an envelope: Camp Scholarship Fund. Thank you!

Thursday is the National Day of Prayer.  There is a service at noon at the Cooperstown Court House.

June 10-14 are the dates for Vacation Bible School, “Hometown Nazareth,” this summer.  Please mark your calendars and watch for a meeting of volunteers soon.


Requests for Prayer:

Our Youth                                           Our Nation and its Leaders 

Our Military and their families           The Unsaved

Doris Palmer & Family                      Dan Zimmerman & Family

Linda Brazee

May Focus:                Dan & Betty Zimmerman



From the ABW:

Women and Girls Banquet, Monday, May 2nd, 6:00 PM  Bring covered dish to pass, dessert provided, program by ABW

Friday, May 6th, Area Church Women United May Fellowship Luncheon. Time and Place to be announced.

Saturday, May 7th, Fransego ABW Spring Basket Meeting at South New Berlin, 9:00 AM Registration, 9:30 Program.  Bring dish to pass and own table service, dessert to be provided.  Notice is Posted.

Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 PM, Fransego Spring Rally.  Reports will be given on the Haitian Trip.  This is not just for ABW, but for the total church family, as has been noted in our bulletins.

The Church World Service kits, including 10 Baby Kits, 18 Health Kits, and 47 School Kits, have been delivered to the New Hartford Distribution place.  Our thanks to the help from our church family, and, especially the Girl Scouts. We couldn’t do this without your help.

Hope to see many at the Banquet and all women of the church are invited to our monthly meetings on the first Tuesday at 10:00 AM .


 Today                                    May 1, 2011 – Communion Sunday

  9:30 am                    Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am                    Sunday Worship Service

Monday                     May 2, 2011

  7:00 pm                    Bible Study @ Gloria Robinson’s

Wednesday              May 4, 2011

  9:30 am                    Bible Study @ West Hill Terrace

  1:00 pm                    Bible Study @ Palmer’s

  7:00 pm                    Truth Project at the Parsonage

Thursday                  May 5, 2011

  6:15 pm                    Official Board Meeting

  7:30 pm                    Choir Practice

Sunday                      May 8, 2011 – Happy Mother’s Day

  9:30 am                    Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am                    Sunday Worship Service

  5:30 pm                    Zero Gravity Meets 

A big thank you to those who served as greeters in the month of April: Paul Layton, Luke Funke, Shawn Kline & Lesa Winton, and Jen & Jeremy Hoag. If you’d like an opportunity to greet your brothers and sisters in Christ? Contact any deaconess.

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