Welcome to our Virtual Worship Service
Sunday, April 25, 2021
2021 Theme: Serving the Lord with Joy
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Mediation and Prayer:
by Deacon George Hillman
Do As You Are Told, Jonah 3:2, KJV
Speaker: Pastor Cynthia Thomas
The Chicagoland Area Minsters Fellowship (CAMF) will sponsor the 2021 Spring Virtual Unity Service today, Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. CST on YouTube at CAMFCHOG TV. The theme is Healing Through Unity taken from Psalm 133:1-3. The guest speaker is Minister Victoria Smith, from Celebration Church – Arrow Heights in Anderson, Indiana.
Virtual Event Series: Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia Awareness. Columbia University and the National Association of the Church of God (NACOG) are partnering to offer you a free series of discussions on memory loss and how it may impact your family. Each session will have a Q & A session at the end with a memory loss expert. Upcoming Topics include: Friday, May 21st – Caregiving Challenges, Concerns, and Resources; and Friday, May 28th – Barriers on Communities of Color: Clinical Evaluation, Early Diagnosis Limitation, and Research. Click here to register for the April Sessions. Click here for the May Sessions. Download the Dementia Care Guide Book here.
Illinois Eviction Moratorium For Renters Likely To Extend. The hold on evictions in Illinois is likely to continue following CDC guidance of a moratorium on evictions until June 30, but it’s important to not fall too far behind. For more information, click here.
Find a Covid-19 vaccine for you or a loved one here. Click the link for more information. The data on the website auto refreshes every minute. For those without computer access, please call 1-833-621-1284 (Illinois Department of Health), for a vaccine appointment.
Tithes & Offerings: At this time, we are asking that you give your tithes and offerings through Bill Pay only. Please do not mail or drop off your tithes and offerings. Bill Pay can be set up through your bank (please call, go online, or visit your bank to establish this payment system). Thank you!
Reflections: A Willing Ally (Read 1 Kings 22:1-6)*
The absence of conflict isn’t always indicative of an appropriate peace. Recently, we have learned much about the complicity of silence and the injustice of inaction. Systematic injustice and inequality along racial lines often deprives our brothers and sisters of color of the peace and prosperity that many enjoy. We must remember that ALL LIVES MATTER!
Still, in our haste to support the cause we must seek the counsel of the Lord. In our rush to do the right thing, we can get caught up in doing the wrong thing. And, while it is to be expected that we will make mistakes, we ought never be guilty of prayerlessness in our protest of injustice and our advocacy of equality. May we ally in action and prayer.
How have you sought God’s guidance when it comes to social action?
Proverbs 15:1 (ESV): A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Colossians 3:13 (ESV): Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Stay prayerful and read the following daily:
Prayer Lines Are Open For You:
The Langley Prayer Line is staffed by Langley ministers and prayer team members.
Monday and Friday: 6:15-6:45 am; 12:15-12:45 pm; 8:15-8:45 pm
Wednesday: 6:15-6:45 am, 11:15-12:00 noon
Call in with prayer requests, to connect, to pray together and for any other needs.
Let us shelter under the mighty wings of God.
Langley’s Prayer Line:
Access code: 471-150-100
*Pathways: Moments with God’s; Daily Devotional Guide; Spring 2021; Warner Press, Inc.
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