Worship Service July 26, 2015
Baptism – 11:00 AM
“To all those who enter here, be thoughtful, be silent, be reverent. Before the service, speak to
God. During the service, let God speak to you. After the service, speak to others.”
11:00 AM Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III
9:00 AM Roy Jennings, Organist
11:00 AM James Davis Jr., Organist
Call to Worship
Leader: God saves, God redeems, and God calls.
People: God called Moses in the wilderness, the prophets in the hills, and
the disciples in the cities.
Leader: Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside
every weight and the sin that so easily beset us.
All: Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us looking
to Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith. AMEN.
The Lord’s Prayer
“”Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters” #674
Invocation and Chant
Prayer and Choral Response
11:00 AM The Total Praise Ensemble
"O Give Thanks” Composed by Craig Hayes
11:00 AM The Total Praise Ensemble "Soon As I Get Home”
Composed by Thomas Whitfield
Sermon and Invitation
11:00 AM Offertory Sentences & Selections
The Total Praise Ensemble
"Let the Redeemed Say So" Composed by Ricky Dillard
Soloist: Susann Miles-Westbrook, Soprano
Recessional “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” #455
Benediction and Amen
Sunday Morning Praying Band assembles Sunday mornings at 7:00 AM.
Sunday Morning Bible Study meets at 8:45 AM.
Mid-Week Manna Worship Service - Wednesday evenings 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUMMER AT ABYSSINIAN
Send a Postcard—and your Tithes and Offerings!
When God has blessed Abyssinians enabling them to take wonderful and
well-deserved vacations, we love to hear about them. Wherever your
travels take you this summer, drop us a line, send us a postcard—and
we hope you’ll remember to keep paying your tithes and offerings too!
You can drop them in the mail (with your postcard) or pay them online
Our Website is More Secure
Abyssinian has partnered with Sucuri.net to make our website more
secure. Sucuri is protecting abyssinian.org from hackers, malware and
other brute force attacks. Your financial data has always been
protected and encrypted by our SSL (secure socket layer) certificate.
We continue to identify ways to enhance our web security.
Online Giving Upgrade in the Works
In an effort to keep up with technology and provide a viable and
current online giving platform, Abyssinian is actively searching for a
new, secure, user-friendly, and scalable online giving solution that can
grow with us to meet our current and future needs. We will keep you
posted regarding upcoming changes. If you experience any issues or
challenges as we select and migrate to a new online giving platform, we
encourage you to make our webmasters aware so they can address
them quickly. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When a decision is made on a new provider, you will be the first to
know. We look forward to getting your feedback.
Abyssinians, wherever your summer travels
take you, remember that God loves you and so
WORSHIP PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
Our Sunday Worship Service schedule will be adjusted
for the month of August and the first Sunday of
September only. Sunday Worship Service will take
place at 10:00 AM on:
Sunday, August 2
Sunday, August 9
Sunday, August 16
Sunday, August 23
Sunday, August 30
Sunday, September 6
Sunday Worship Services return to 9:00 AM and 11:00
AM on Homecoming Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Have a safe, enjoyable summer, and remember to
Keep the Faith!
ABY SUMMER EVENTS
CHURCHWIDE LISTENING SESSIONS
Many thanks to all those who attended
the listening sessions. We greatly
appreciate all the feedback we received
and have formulated a strategic plan of
action that is centered around the
following six foci:
Deal with the Cultural Shift in the
“expectation of” and “relationship to”
LEADERSHIP through clarification and
communication of roles and expectations.
Design EDUCATION goals and
strategies across Christian, Cultural, Social and Leadership Development lines.
Increase greater COORDINATION across ministries, members, services, and
Improve communication internally and externally.
Become intentional about strategic ENGAGEMENT of the members in the
local, global, and social media community.
Foster FELLOWSHIP opportunities that allow relationship building across
every demographic and meet our member’s needs.
In the upcoming weeks we will make great strides in the execution of our
strategic plan. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, August 4th at 7:00 PM
in the Vestry as we discuss our implementation process.
A CALL TO SERVICE
Are you in the Media/Marketing field and looking for ways to get invlolved here
at Abyssinian? We seek volunteers who are willing to use their talents to help
Aby transition into its next era of digital greatness. Some of our immediate
Visual and Graphic Design
Video Editing (Adobe Audition)
Join us for a human resource assessment and planning meeting on Monday,
August 10th at 7:00 PM in the Vestry. For more information contact
Reverend Reginald L. Bachus at email@example.com or 212.862.7474, ext.
Westward, Ho! – AbyWEST Campaign Moves Forward
The AbyWEST -- 3.0 in 24 Mo!
Campaign is well underway. We are
very grateful to the membership for
their support of our effort to build a
$12MM educational center. Following
our initial appeal, more than 40% of
our members responded to the plea
to make a supporting pledge. We are
making progress toward the
achievement of our goal to raise
$3mm in 24months. Thanks to your
generous support we are one-third of
the way there.
Heed the Call – Make Your Pledge Today!
100 Percent Member Participation Requested
For those who have not made a pledge, there is
no time like the present. Our goal is to attain
100% participation from our members. Pledge
cards are available in the church elevator lobby
and at Abyssinian.org via the “AbyWEST” icon.
Your completed pledge card can be left at the
front desk in the Trustee mailbox. With your help
our goal to raise $3mm in 24 months will be
Thank you for your continued support!
Dedicated to “the Worship of God and the
Service of Humanity”…
NEW MEMBERS CLASS SCHEDULE – Classes meet at 8:30 AM in Blue Room
Class #1 At the Cross: Jesus and Salvation - Sunday, September 6th
Class #2 Faith Foundations: Baptist Polity and Practices - Sunday, September 13th
Class #3 The Abyssinian Baptist Church: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Sunday, September 20th
Class #4 Giving God Our Best: Worship & Stewardship - Sunday, September 27th
Note: New Members Classes are not offered in the month of August. Classes resume on
Sunday, September 6, 2015.
The Abyssinian Baptist Church Federal Credit Union
is asking the following Credit Union members to call or stop by
the Credit Union office as soon as possible:
Olivia Jones | William Carter | John Norville
Mabel Richardson | Melissa Gibbs | Lawrence Jenkins
The Credit Union is located in the rear of the 1st Floor Conference Room
Sundays after the 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Worship Services
Wednesdays, 6:30PM – 8:00 PM
(212) 862-5959 | firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER CREDIT UNION HOURS
Sundays in August – After 10:00 AM Worship Service – 2:00