May 14, 2017 - Bulletin


Worship Order


Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship - Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 - p.596

*Praise Music - “He Is Exalted”

  • “Mighty is our God”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering - “Cornerstone”

*Song of Thanksgiving - “Give Thanks” - #170

Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One Give thanks, because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son (repeat)

And now let the weak say, “I am strong,” Let the poor say, “I am rich” because o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

NT Reading - 1 Peter 2:2-10 - p. 1307

*Praise Song - “Shout to The Lord”

Gospel Reading - John 14:1-14 - p. 1157

Message - “Growing Up” - Pastor Wes

*Praise Song - “Sing to the Lord”

*If you are able, please stand


May Benevolence – Blood: Water Mission

Blood:Water Mission is a community, motivated by the love of Christ, to create lasting change in Africa. We give our lives to serve local leaders and join them in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS and water crises.  Since our launch in 2004, Blood:Water has raised over $27 million through the creative efforts of tens of thousands of individuals seeking to make a difference. We believe that Africa holds the leadership, creativity, passion and resolve necessary to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. That’s why we’ve spent the past ten years working alongside more than a dozen African organizations to bring clean water and HIV/AIDS support to 1 million people in 11 countries (taken from their web-site).

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Please note date change

Friday, May 26; Cooks, servers, overnighters needed.  See Amanda Boulton to volunteer.


Join the ABCNJ Regional Ministry team on May 17, 24, & 31 at 7PM as it leads an exploration of our American Baptist family.  This three week class will help us better understand our family connections, and the peculiar nature of how Baptists “work.”  Ponder the associational principal, explore our role in ordaining pastors, and see how our relationships are impacting the Kingdom of Christ across the globe!

Urban Promise Volunteer Opportunity

UrbanPromise is excited to announce that our Thrift Store is ready to open. But First! We need committed volunteers!  Are you looking for a meaningful weekly volunteer opportunity? Consider becoming a regular volunteer helping us run the UrbanPromise Thrift Store located on Main Street in Maple Shade. Proceeds will  support UrbanPromise’s work with children and youth in Camden. Our store leadership will help you find just the right opportunity for your time, talents, and interests; please contact Matthew Speh, UrbanPromise Social Enterprise Director, at 301-693-7261 or

If you have any questions, you can contact me at the information below.With gratitude for your partnership, Jennifer

Jennifer Giordano

Church and Community Relations Director

Partner Program Coordinator




Tonight - 7:oo PM - IBC

Tuesday - 7:30 PM - Choir Practice

Thursday - 7:30 PM - IBC

Friday - 4:30 PM - Treasure Hunters