Welcome to our Virtual Worship Service
Sunday, May 2, 2021
2021 Theme: Serving the Lord with Joy
For scripture translations, click here.
Sunday School Lesson,* review and prayer
by Deacon George Hillman
Micaiah: Speaking Truth to Power, 1 Kings 22:15-23, 26-28
Jesus, You Are Worthy – Min. Catherine Armstrong and Langley Choir (pre-recorded)
We Are Here For You (Mid-Year Retreat) Grace Church of God, Brooklyn, NY, (pre-recorded)
For Your Glory – (Mid-Year Retreat), Grace Church of God, Brooklyn, NY (pre-recorded)
Sermonette and Communion: Deviate and Meditate, Romans 12:2; Psalm 119:48
Speaker: Pastor Cynthia Thomas
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
The Homegoing Celebration Service of Mr. Robert Lee Nelson will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The funeral service will be live stream from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. After the funeral the live stream will be temporarily posted to our church Facebook page at facebook/langleyavechurch
Live Stream Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/275988634219951/
Live Stream begins on May 5th at 12:00 noon (CST)
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!
Reflection: Eyes Wide Open (Read Isaiah 29:9-12)**
I have one of those devices that I wear on my wrist to measure the distance I walk, calories burned during exercise, and my time of sleep. When it was new, I played with the various commands and was amazed at what that little gadget could do. The user’s manual told me about features I never imagined. I could monitor, such as my weight and food consumption. I was blind to how I could make greater utilization of this device until I made the effort to pursue that information.
Sometimes we close our eyes to those things God wants us to have and be. We say we are too busy and pretend we don’t understand what God wants to do in our lives. But when we take the time to read God’s Word and pray, we can hear his voice and our lives can blossom in ways we never imagined.
How can you attune your heart to hear God’s voice?
Psalm 5:3 (NIV): In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Stay prayerful and read the following daily:
*Bridges Connecting God’s Word to Life, Spring 2021; Warner Press, Inc
**Pathways: Moments with God’s; Daily Devotional Guide; Spring 2021; Warner Press, Inc.
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