Welcome to our Virtual Worship Service
Happy Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, 2021
2021 Theme: Serving the Lord with Joy
For scripture translations, click here.
Sunday School Lesson,* review and prayer
by Deacon George Hillman
Isaiah: Offering Hope for the Future, Isaiah 29:13-24
I Am a Child of God – Pastor Mario Jenkins and family (pre-recorded)
There Is No Way (Instrumental)- Maestro Scott Cumberbatch, NACOG, (pre-recorded)
Blessed Quietness – NACOG, Celebration Church of God, Columbia, MD (pre-recorded)
Sermonette: Words, Ephesians 4:29
Speaker: Pastor Cynthia Thomas
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.
Remember the memories of the women that have been in your life who mentored you, and shared the love of Christ with you. We thank them for the difference they made in our lives. May God bless each of you today.
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
Join the 2021 National Ushers Virtual Conference on Saturday, May, 15th at 12 Noon, CST on YouTube.com/NACOGTV. Theme: Hunger and Thirst for Justice, Righteousness and Jesus. Guest Speaker: Rev. Monte L.G. Dillard Sr., Evanston, IL. Please note: A CALL-IN phone number is included for those without a computer! The service will be shown on YouTube.com/NACOG TV but, the phone number is for those who can only access the service via telephone. Dialing into this number will allow users to listen only and not view the service. Any user attempting to insert the meeting ID and pass code on a computer, will be “knocked off” the system. You must dial-in on a phone only! The National Ushers Conference, CALL IN ONLY number is available, May 15, 2021, 12:00 noon (CST). Dial by your location: +1 312-626-6799 US (Chicago). The Meeting ID: 897 8665 1219 and the Pass Code: 123456
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: God’s Good Plans (Read Jeremiah 29:10-14)**
There is no doubt that we live in difficult times. We should not be surprised. Jesus told us we would have tribulation in this world. But he did not abandon us to find our way alone. We have the Holy Spirit and the Word of God to guide us.
God has plans for us–good plans! Sometimes that can be hard to grasp when our hearts are broken, we are sick, or our finances are in shambles. But nevertheless, it is truth. The Word of God is full of his good promises and none of them has or ever will fail. His faithfulness, grace, mercy, strength, and love will get us through the darkest of days.
This life is not all there is. Our future and our hope are in heaven! We can rest assured that God’s purpose for us is to experience the good outcome of his plans. –Leanna L. Roe
What are some ways you can offer hope?
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV): I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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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