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Showing posts with label Black History Celebration 2nd Sunday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Black History Celebration 2nd Sunday. Show all posts

Sunday, February 10, 2008

2nd Sunday ( Black History Celebration)


Occasion:
Carter G. woodson, the founder of Black History celebration, knew the importance of knowing one's self and history. Today we celebrate Black History here at The Old Black Church. Let us extend this Occasion to a daily celebration of who we are and whose we are. We are noble, elegant creatures of God. We have a past, a present, and a future in Christ Jesus.


Welcome:
To the pastor, officers, members, and friends of The Old Black Church greetings and blessing in Jesus name! We celebrate the heritage of your family and our collective families.
The hymn writer says, "we've a story to tell to the nations!" We have many stories to tell about God and the Bible, about ourselves, our culture, out realities. Telling stories helps us to build community; we reflect the lives of one another and celebrate similarities and differences. Today we celebrate the sharing of stories of an African American experience. WELCOME, WELCOME.



Prayer:
O God of life and history, who acted in the beginning and acts today, we praise your eternal mercy and justice that sustains us in our strength and frailty. We thank you for the lives of slaves, who praised your name despite the tyranny that oppressed them. We thank you for those who always protested injustice and rallied for change and transformation in the home, church and society. Help us to name the evils of the past and present. Empower us, O God, to never deny who we are, and to know just how beautiful You have made us. Help us, dear author and finisher of our faith to have a true sense of the accomplishments of Africans Americans to have a vision of possibility for life health and strength in Jesus name AMEN.

Scripture:
No weapon that is fashioned against [us] shall prosper and [we] shall confute every tongue that rises against [us] in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, say the Lord.(Isa. 54:17)


Hymn:
Walking up the King's Highway
Everyone has a load to bear,
as we march to Zion,
but more of us carry the Lion's share.
We must do our part
to give the message from the heart.
In a world where there is much despaire
We often forget to share this hope
that Jesus Christ does care.
So the story we tell,
As tell it we shall,
For the love of God will never end,
And on this love we can depend.

Do your Church Celebrate Black History?
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