Announcement - Vernon Park Church of God

To commemorate 55 years of ministry, Vernon Park Church of God is proud to present
“A Church with Purpose”
55 Years of History, 1955-2010.
This historic account of our church’s history is now available for $15 per copy.
Order yours today at the Purpose Place Bookstore.
The future home of Vernon Park Church of God, Wyatt Chapel,
and The Willie T. Barrow Administration Building - Lynwood, Illinois
Vernon Park Church of God
Order of Service
Service Times: 8:00 & 10:45 a. m.
Call to Worship – (begins 5-minutes prior to service)
Procession of Pastorate & church officiates
Responsive Reading
Welcome of Visitors
*Baptism (10:45 a.m., 1st Sunday only)
Pastor’s Invocation/Updates
Worship in Song
Declaration of the Word of God
Altar Prayer
*Celebration of The Lord’s Supper (1st Sunday only)
Tithes & Offerings
persons are invited to sit
in the center section of
the sanctuary for the best
possible communication.
Ushers can provide
assistance if needed.
Headsets are also
available from the Media
Ministry upon request.
Ask an usher!
Sunday School begins @ 9:30 a.m.
“Reaching Beyond the Walls” telecast
Website Address:
Monday @ 9:00 p.m., Comcast Cable Channel 19
(South Suburbs Only)
Saturday @ 8:00 a.m., Chicago Cable Channel 25
Praise the LORD.
Sing to the LORD a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the saints.
Psalm 149:1 (NIV)
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7:30 – 7:40 a.m.
8:00 – 9:20 a.m.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
10:45 – 12:15 p.m.
Morning Prayer
Early Morning Worship Service
Sunday School
New Members Orientation Class, Room 110 (2nd Sundays)
Worship Service
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Hospitality, Room 110 (2nd Sundays)
12:30 - 1:300 p.m.
Comfort Ministry (bi-monthly) Room 121
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Youth and Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
11:45 -1:00
5:30 - 6:30
6:00 - 7:00
6:00 - 7:00
6:00 - 7:00
7:00 - 8:30
Ushers, Room 124 (4th Sundays)
Worship Arts Ministry Rehearsal
Daytime Prayer and Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
Prayer Hour (Fellowship Hall)
New Members Staff (1st Tuesdays, bi-monthly/odd months) Room 124
Minister’s Assembly (1st Tuesdays, bi-monthly/even (months) Room 124
New Members Orientation Class, Room 110
Prayer, Praise & Power Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 - 7:30
6:00 - 7:30
7:00 - 8:00
7:00 - 9:00
7:00 - 9:00
7:30 - 9:00
7:00 - 10:00
Musicians Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Sign Language Staff Training (1st and 3rd Thursday) Room 121
CDC Board (1st Thursday, bi-monthly) Room 124
Trustee Board (2nd Thursday) Room 12
Men of Destiny (2nd & 4th Thursday)
Marriage Ministry (2nd & 4th Thursday) Room 121
Sanctuary Choir and Praise Team Rehearsal
8:00 - 10:00
8:00 - 3:00
9:00 - 10:00
9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 1:00
11:00 - 1:00
12:00 - 1:30
1:00 - 2:00
1:00 - 3:00
1:30 - 2:30
Genesis Group (1st Saturday)
Day of Prayer (1st Saturday) Sanctuary
RBTW Training (2nd Saturday) Room 124
Deacon’s Baptism Class (1st Saturday) for new converts.
Deacon’s Meeting (1st Saturday) Room 124
Security (1st Saturday) Fellowship Hall
Seasoned Chorale Rehearsal (2nd & 4th Saturday)
Seniors (3rd Saturday) Fellowship Hall
V.I.C.T.O.R.S. (1st & 3rd Saturday) Room 121
Prison Ministry(2nd Saturday)
Health Ministry (3rd Saturday) Room 110
Transportation (4th Saturday) Room 124
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Responsive Reading
November 2, 2014, Romans 12:1-6a “Be Not Conformed”
Lead: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a
living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Cong: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your
mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and
perfect will.
Lead: For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly
than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the
faith God has distributed to each of you.
Cong: For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have
the same function,
Lead: so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
Together: We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
November 9, 2014, Zechariah 4:1-6 “By My Spirit”
Lead: Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from
Cong: He asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at
the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps.
Lead: Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.”
Cong: I asked the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?”
Lead: He answered, “Do you not know what these are?” “No, my lord,” I replied.
Together: So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: �Not by might nor by
power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty
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Responsive Reading
November 16, 2014, Psalm 95:1-6 “The Rock Of Our Salvation”
Lead: Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Cong: :Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
Lead: For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.
Cong: In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
Lead: The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
Together: Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
November 23, 2014, Ephesians 5:15-20 “Always Give Thanks”
Lead: Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,
Cong: making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Lead: Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Cong: Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
Lead: speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make
music from your heart to the Lord,
Together: always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus
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Responsive Reading
November 30, 2014, Psalm 107:15-17;19-21 “Thank God For His Unfailing Love”
Lead: Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
Cong: for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
Lead: Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their
Cong: Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
Lead: He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Together: Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for
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Brother Robert Hillsman served in the U.S. Navy active duty from 1975 to 1995. During that time,
he achieved the rank of First Class Petty Officer. He started off in communications as a Radioman
and Antenna Technician. He also maintained a top secret library of classified material for special
projects and operations. Robert then began serving as a machinist, working on items such as
nuclear reactors, hydraulic power plants and water purification systems. In total, he served
onboard six nuclear powered submarines.
During one of his missions onboard a submarine, while cruising 200 feet below the sea, a tsunami
current came and ripped the submarine and its crew right out of the water. While being tossed
around like a toy, Brother Robert and the entire crew of the submarine prayed until the danger had
passed. They experienced the awesome power of God. “When God brings you through something
like that, you become faithful.”
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Brother Deon McClinton served in the U.S. Army as a Food Service Specialist (94 B10) from 1980 to
1984. Deon’s story is unique in that his entry into military service was as a result of a call from God.
After graduating from High School, he began hanging around negative influences that was leading
him down a bridge to nowhere. “I was partying, drinking and doing all of the things that were
leading me to a path of destruction.” BUT GOD!
Brother Deon credits God for putting it on his heart to join the Army, through the TV commercial
entitled Be All You Can Be. “It changed my life,” he said. Then he added “It taught me selfdiscipline, how to work as a unit and brought out things in me that I didn’t know I had.” The Army
also gave him the opportunity to travel to all parts of the country. From his service in the Army,
Brother Deon also discovered his skill in the culinary arts. “I went into the Army as an 18 year old
punk kid and came out a man.”
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The Men of Destiny and the Men’s Choir will be sponsoring a trip to see
the Chicago Bulls vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on
Wednesday, Nov. 5th 2014.
The cost of the trip is $25.00. Please meet at the church by 4:00 pm.
The bus will leave the church at 4:15pm.
Please see Coach “V” if you are riding the bus. If you are driving, please see Kevin
Thomas. For any questions see Coach “V” or Kevin Thomas.
Wedding Anniversaries
Bennie & Alma Smith - 25 years, November 18th
Sonny & Rev. Dr. RoyEtta Means - 46 years, November 23rd
Richard & Bettye Puryear - 34 years, November 29th
Robert & Barbara Lovett – 52 Years, November 29th
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Souvenir Book Ad Form -VPCOG- 8-10-2014 Final Document.xps
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Fine Arts Director Wanted
Psalm 30:11 (KJV) Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: ...
Vernon Park Church of God is seeking a dedicated, qualified and enthusiastic individual
to lead our Fine Arts Ministry.
The Fine Arts Director will create, coordinate and train all ages in areas of Liturgical
Dance and other related forms of movement worship.
The Fine Arts Director must be trained in dance technique and performance as well as
biblical understanding and will work closely with Media and Worship Arts Directors.
Ministry responsibility and requirement sheets are available in the church office.
Interviews are now underway and scheduled through the Body Life Pastor’s office .
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Consider sharing it through the
Music - Worship Arts Ministry
Come and join us any Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
For more information see any Choir Member or
Brother William Ward or just pick up a MuWAM
(Music Worship Arts Ministry) Info Sheet in the Lobby.
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Are you interested in learning about investment clubs? Looking to
become a member of one or to start your very own? Then Genesis
Investment Model Club is looking for you! Every First Saturday from
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 110, we meet to learn about investing in
the stock market and more! Be our guest! For further details, please
see Sister Denise Turner Alston.
Now you can pick up all of
your media products here!
Sisters Patrice Dye & Dana Clinton
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Intercessors are available for 45 minutes each Sunday,
immediately following the 10:45 service, in room 110
to pray with you and/or hear your Praise report.
For Corporate Prayer (praying together)
Join the Prayer Ministry On Tuesday Nights 5:45 – 6:45pm
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
Sis Cassandra Ward, Prayer Coordinator
Rev. Jerald January, Sr., - Senior Pastor
Rev. Drs. Claude & Addie Wyatt Founders and Pastors Emeritus
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What is the Tithe?
Requirement “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that
there may be meat in mine house….”
Response “...and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of
Reward “...if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and
pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to
receive it.”
(Malachi 3:10) KJV
A tithe is literally a tenth
of all of your increase.
Why Tithe?
As an act of love and
obedience to the Word of
God .
Where do we Tithe?
Sow the seed of your tithe
in the place where you are
Give, and it will be given to you. A
good measure, pressed down, shaken
together and running over, will be
poured into your lap. Luke 6:38 (NIV)
being fed.
Congregational Care
Dear children, let
us not love with
words or tongue
but with actions
and in truth.
If you, a loved one, or friend, have a special
need in your lives, please complete the
following information and place it in the
offering basket, or give it to an usher at the
end of the service. Our Prayer Team is
available and committed to lifting up your
needs before the Lord.
Name: __________________________________
Address: ________________________________
Phone: (______) _________________________
1 John 3:18 (NIV)
Request: Prayer ____ Ministerial Contact _____
Welcome Visitor
Please fill out this form and drop it in the offering basket, or give it
We are happy that you
to an usher so that we may have a record of your attendance today.
We Welcome You
With Open Arms
came to visit us today.
We extend to you an
Date: _______________________ 8:00 a.m. ___ 10:45 a.m. ____
invitation to join us in
worshipping the God
Name: Mr./Mrs./Ms. ______________________________________
of the Holy Bible.
Please know you have
Address: _______________________________________________
a standing invitation
to come back and see
City/State: ________________Zip:___________ Phone:__________
us whenever the Lord
lays it on your heart.
Church Membership: _____________________________________
I would like to speak with a Minister at Vernon Park Church
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Date: November 2, 2014
Date: November 9, 2014
Vernon Park Church of God
Date: November 16, 2014
Date: November 23, 2014
Date: November 30, 2014
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As the construction continues at VPV,
we will all need to do our part. The
“ground must be plowed and seeds
must be planted” so we can all reap the
harvest of a new place of worship.
“Give, and it will come back to you...”
Vernon Park Village is situated on 73 acres of land just east of Stony Island Avenue on the south side of Joe Orr Road in the village of Lynwood, IL. It is conveniently located within one half mile of U.S. 30, the major highway that links
Lynwood to the city of Chicago and other nearby communities. VPV will add
500 new households to this growing area.
Give towards your Capital Campaign commitment pledge today. To obtain
a pledge card or new special Capital Campaign envelope please:
See an usher
Stop by the Hospitality table
Stop by the table in the Foyer
To obtain your pledge balance:
please call the office to have your name placed on the balance request
form. (773)721-9011