Welcome to our Virtual Worship Service
Sunday, May 16, 2021
2021 Theme: Serving the Lord with Joy
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Meditation and Prayer
Patience by Deacon George Hillman
God Is – Langley Choir (pre-recorded)
Lead Me, Guide Me (Instrumental)- Maestro Scott Cumberbatch, NACOG, (pre-recorded)
My Hope Is Built – Rejoice Evermore – Pastor Mario Jenkins and Langley Choir (pre-recorded)
Sermonette: Go For It!, Psalm 105:1-4
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
Thank you to the National Association Church of God Ushers for a job well done and to every Usher that has faithfully served in their congregation. If you missed the 2021 National Ushers Virtual Conference on Saturday, May, 15th at 12 Noon, CST you can view the recording on YouTube.com/NACOGTV. Theme: Hunger and Thirst for Justice, Righteousness and Jesus. Guest Speaker: Rev. Monte L.G. Dillard Sr., Evanston, IL. Enjoy the conference and be blessed.
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: Surrendering Brings Victory (Read 2 Kings 25:1-12)**
I remember watching the demolition of Market Square Arena in Indianapolis when I was a little girl. The old building held special memories for me, and it was heartbreaking to watch as it imploded.
When the temple of Jerusalem was destroyed, it involved more than the physical demise of a beautifully ornate building. It was the center of worship, and its downfall was a direct result of the people’s rebellion against God. It reflected the spiritual destruction that had taken place in the hearts of God’s people. Repeated warnings to obey and repent had been ignored.
Zedekiah’s refusal to surrender and obey God’s voice left him literally blinded, chained, and defeated. If we desire true freedom and victory, we too must make the choice to surrender and submit to God’s ways. Thank God for his amazing grace by which the lost can be found and the blind can see.
How has surrendering to God given you freedom and victory?
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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