May 28, 2017 - Bulletin


Worship Order


Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship - Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35 - p.621

*Praise Music - “Holy Is The Lord”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns


*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 4: 12-14, 5:6-11 - p. 1309

*Praise Song - “You Are My King”

Gospel Reading - John 17:1-11 - p. 1160

Message - “Through Fiery Trials” - Pastor Wes

*Praise Song - “Standing on The Promises”

*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).


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!

Summer Kick Off

Wing Bash! - Saturday, June 17, 5pm; Join us for outdoor fun and games to kick off the beginning of summer.  Bring your favorite wing sauce and a side dish/dessert to share.  Grilled wings and drinks provided.

Thank you, Amanda Boulton


Tonight - 7:oo PM - IBC

Thursday - 7:30 PM - IBC

Friday - 4:30 PM - Treasure Hunters