13th Sunday after Pentecost – 9/4/2022

Call to Worship:L: Look at how good and pleasing it is when God’s people live together as one!All: It’s like expensive oil poured over the head, running down the cheek.L: It’s like the dew on the mountains streaming down, refreshing the land.All: Because it is there where we gather in Jesus’ name that the Lord … [Read more…]

Founders’ Day 2022

CELEBRATING 63 YEARS1959-2022 The Prelude – “Faith of Our Fathers”– Ebenezer A. Allotey, Artistic Director,Tema Choir USA – Welcome-Rev. Gayle Porias, Pastor, Cokesbury UMC Solo – ‘It Is Well With My Soul’– Rev. Dr. Kamah Thoronka – Cokesbury Historical Jeopardy-Leo Bonner, Jeopardy Host- “Embrace It” – A Poetic and Artistic Rendition– Sumayyah Abdullah, Poet –– … [Read more…]

11th Sunday after Pentecost – 8/21/22

Call to Worship: L: You call us to you, O God, that we may worship together.All: You call us from our preoccupations and preconceptions that we might hear the words of life.L: Words that call us to reflect, repent, and to be replenished.All: May we hear your word to us as we worship. Song – … [Read more…]

10th Sunday after Pentecost – 8/14/22

Call to Worship: L: We have gathered in God’s holy presence,All: the One who etches grace on our hearts.L: This is the place where God will transform us into disciples.All: We glorify our God, who yearns for justice, not just for a favored few, but for the least of our world.L: This is the place … [Read more…]

9th Sunday after Pentecost – 8/7/22

Call to WorshipL: Come! Come and worship, you who woke early and you who slept late; you who come often, and you who don’t. Whether we are first or last or somewhere in between, there is room for all of us in God’s kingdom, and more than enough grace to go around.All: Let’s worship God … [Read more…]

8th Sunday after Pentecost – 7/31/22

Call to WorshipL: God says, “If my people who are called by my name”All: Will humble themselves and prayL: and seek my face and turn from their wicked waysAll: I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.L: Now my eyes will be open and my ears be attentive … [Read more…]

7th Sunday after Pentecost – 7/24/22

Call to WorshipL: The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed.All: It is a small seed, but has some surprises in store for us.L: When is it grown, it is a very large shrubAll: Even the birds can find places in its branches for their nests.L: God’s transforming love begins in small ways to … [Read more…]

6th Sunday after Pentecost – 7/17/22

Call to WorshipL: What have you been seeking? All: The answers to life’s questionsL: What have you found? All: The Way, the Truth and the LifeL: What will you choose to do? All: Give up everything else for the treasure of heaven. Song – It is Well with My Soul – UMH 377 Horatio G. … [Read more…]

5th Sunday after Pentecost – 7/10/22

Call to WorshipL: The kingdom of God is here All: Found in the little thingsL: The kingdom of God is here All: Found in the surprising thingsL: The kingdom of God is here All: Found within us. Thanks be to God! Song – Blessed Assurance – UMH 369Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a … [Read more…]

4th Sunday after Pentecost – 7/3/22

Welcome Call to WorshipL: Gather us in, Lord, and hear our prayers.All: We have come to this place in need for healing and hope.L: Gather us in, Lord, and heal our spirits.All: We come here seeking guidance and strength.L: Gather us in, Lord, and open our hearts to receive your word.All: Open our hearts, our … [Read more…]