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ORDER OF SERVICE

8:00 AM – WORSHIP SERVICE

ANNOUNCEMENTS & VISITOR RECOGNITION CALL TO WORSHIP DOXOLOGY INVOCATION SCRIPTURE READING AND PRAYER HYMN July 31st RESPONSIVE READING – 575 MORNING HYMN

*THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL*

PRAYER * OFFERINGS CLOSING FAMILY PRAYER * BENEDICTION

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SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 – 10:30

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11:00 AM – WORSHIP SERVICE

ANNOUNCEMENTS & VISITOR RECOGNITION CALL TO WORSHIP DOXOLOGY INVOCATION SCRIPTURE READING AND PRAYER HYMN July 31st RESPONSIVE READING – 575 MORNING HYMN SELECTION SCRIPTURE READING AND FAMILY PRAYER SELECTION OFFERTORY SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER OFFERINGS CONGREGATIONAL HYMN

*THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL*

BENEDICTION

GUBC Prayer List

The Proclamation of: THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

Thank God For His Grace Toward &Tender Care Of His Children

Pastors & Churches
Pastor Devers & The Elders Of Capital Hill Baptist Church In Wash, D.C.

Pastor Billie Dempsey – Pastoral Strength and Patience at Higher Ground Bible Fellowship Church

Pastor Dempsey’s Family – His Wife’s Grandmother Died

Pastor John Berry – Guidance and Wisdom * Immanuel Baptist Church in Compton

C.A.P.S. – Growth According To God’s Word

Pastor Blackburn & Trinity Reformed Church Pastor David Wasagami – Assistance & Encouragement

Prayer Groups

Wednesday Night Prayer GUBC Women’s Friday Night Prayer Group Rafiki Prayer Group at GUBC / Rafiki Staff and Clients

Prayer Requested By GUBC MembersMother Horton – Recovering From Gallstone Surgery McMullan Family Sister Norton & Husband Amber Banks – Job / Direction Elliott Chambers – Serving In Iraq Angie – Salvation Michael Dickerson (Son of Sister Dickerson) - Prayer Nate & Lolita Wells - PRAYER Kelly Family – Poppa Kelly / Momma Kelly’s Strength

James & Lee Muriel Guillory & Family

Cynthia Colvin and Kennedy Family – Cynthia’s Mother & Father Son & Daughter

Devon & Dawn Banks – Recovery From Surgery And Relief from Chemo Therapy

Estella Aldred (Gary Hayes’ Aunt) – Alzheimer’s Disease

Mary Nelson & Family

Randy & Jerry Givens Family – (Jerry’s Uncle Ralph Thomas Died)

Jean Pickett – Health Issues

Stan Boland – Cancer By His Nose

Rose (Ma) Brown – Home Care

Gregory Ashley – Recovery from Surgery / Godly Spiritual Direction

Monty Pompey – Guidance

Floyd Johnson (Father of Tomika Johnson) – Relapse From Heart Surgery

Lauren Kelly – Healing For Her Body

Demetrice Newton – Strength & Guidance

ALL Of Our Children – Protection From School Violence

Karen (Sister Of William Kelly) – Strength To Endure Parent’s Suffering

1 Martha/ 2 Stacey/ 3 Shounda (Sisters Of Pastor Jones) – 1 Terminal Complications From Aneurisms / 2 General Prayer / 3 General Prayer

Sonya Earley / Earley Family – Healthy Pregnancy & Strength To Maintain Present Household

Ruth & Karen (Sisters Of Martina Pompey) – Thank God For Improvement

Kirk Broyard – His Marriage Is Disintegrating

Kent Bruton – Substance Abuse / An Enabling Mother

Ari Fuqua (Baby Girl of Kia & Fred Fuqua) – Upcoming Eye Surgery Aug 2005

Thomas Family – Death Of A Loved One

Rosalyn Dobson – Sleep Apnea

Demetrice Bowman – Strength & Direction

Michelle Westhall – Sickle Cell Anemia / Needs A Hip Replacement

Jeff Phillips – Laid Off / Provide For His Family

Sam Darling & Family – Hyssop Branch Foundation / Sam’s Mother Has Degenerative Arthritis

Mission Workers / VacationersPastor Jones & Sister Lisa Jones – Africa Conferences in August

African-American Pastor’s Conference in Miami * Nov 10-11 / Pastor Rick Armstrong

Evangelist Chris Abaga – His Wife Lydia, His Family & Evangelical Church of West Africa Mike & Jennifer Dees – Aug Vacation Jeff & Mia Reed – Aug Vacation Vera Little – Leaving In Aug Bro & Sis May – Aug Vacation Elder Jones & Mary Jones – Aug Vacation

4 PASTOR KEN JONES AND THE GREATER UNION FAMILY EXTEND A WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS

Of all the places you could have been today; you are here with us. We are thankful that God Providentially ordained your attendance with us today. We pray that He would bless you through His Word by planting or watering a seed in your soul. We appreciate your presence and look forward to seeing you again.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY ALONE!

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;

15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.

Romans 6:11-13

11 Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts,

13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

Romans 12:1-2

1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Galatians 4:30

30 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

John 8:36

36 "So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

***FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT CLERK PRAYER LIST FOLLOW-UP REQUEST

There are names on our prayer list for which we have no information to make follow-up contacts. If you recognize a name on our prayer list and have the information; please give the telephone number and/or address to Ivin Hauck or Cynthia Colvin.

Thanks For Your Support!

Email * ishauck@socal.rr.com Phone * 714 998-7815

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Please mark your calendar and save the following dates:

***Help Needed***

THE HYSSOP BRANCH FOUNDATION

Is looking for volunteers to offer their gifts and talents to at-risk youth in need of help. If you would like to volunteer as much as a few hours a week as ateacher, tutor, teacher’s aide, employment skills advisor, mentor, spiritualcounselor, encourager, babysitter, or friend... please sign up (see the sign up sheet on the Usher’s Table) or ask Minister Sam Darling for more details.

C.A.P.S.

* Fall Session of 6 consecutive Fridays * Beginning Friday Sept 9, 2005 * 7 PM – 9 PMInstructor * Dr. Peter R. JonesScholar in Residence Adjunct Professor of New Testament Westminster Seminary California

The Fall Session will address the Gnostic influence that permeates much of contemporary spirituality.

Registration forms are on the Usher’s Table.

AUGUST 27th, 2005 – GUBC ANNUAL PICNIC Place / Time / Activities will be announced later… PLEASE RESERVE THIS DAY FOR FAMILY FUN – FUN – FUN!!!

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MISSION SUPPORT

OPPORTUNITIES"

The Rafiki Foundation, Inc. – God's Word at Work

History of Rafiki

Rafiki began in 1985 when Rosemary Jensen and others with the help of several churches sent two doctors and their wives to Tanzania, Africa to work in the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and to teach the Bible. Rafiki was incorporated and registered as a nonprofit organization in 1987 and its work has continued to expand in numbers and scope ever since. Mission of Rafiki

Rafiki's mission is to glorify God by turning helpless children in Africa into godly contributors in the world.

Rafiki Exchange

The education provided at the Rafiki Girls' Centers includes training in an artistic skill. This training results in beautiful handcrafted items. The Rafiki Exchange is the retail outlet for these items. The displays showcase the natural beauty of these products and give opportunity to view the variety of skills being developed around the world. The top quality workmanship is evidence of the standard of training in the centers. The Exchange is a wonderful source for gifts. The recipient becomes aware of a ‘double gift’ as they enjoy the beauty of the item and the understanding that the cost of the item is used to meet the need of the girls' centers. One hundred percent of the income is used to meet the budgetary needs of the girls' centers. Their web site is intended to give everyone the opportunity to 'visit' the Rafiki Exchange. You will enjoy viewing the products and making your choices for purchase. They are not able to display every color and every pattern, so please call for added descriptions and inquiries. They are not licensed for e-commerce as yet, so you will need to phone and make your purchases. They are ready to help you and will ship your order within 2 - 3 days as stock allows. Phone orders may be placed Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Rafiki Exchange

19001 Huebner Road #2 San Antonio TX 78258-4040 Phone: 210-244-2601 Fax: 210-244-2605

Website: http://www.rafiki-foundation.org/contact_us.html

E-mail: exchange@rafiki-foundation.org

Travel to faraway places can be costly. Serving overseas may not be possible. Here is an opportunity for you to have a vital part in the ministry of Rafiki to these young girls who are struggling to survive in a world so different from your own. Huge smiles brighten their faces when they are told of your interest in the work of their hands.

DOXOLOGY

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. AMEN.

Excerpt from “On Communion With God” by John Owen

The difference between the liberty of slaves and that of children

Slaves find freedom when released from their duties. Children find their freedom in doing their duty. There is no greater mistake in the world than the idea that the freedom of sons in God’s house lies in choosing whether they will obey or not, whether they will serve or not, whether they will do their duty or not. This is a freedom stolen by slaves, not a liberty given by the Spirit to sons. The liberty of sons is in the inward spiritual freedom of their hearts gladly and willingly obeying God in everything. Love gives joy and delight in obedience. ‘If you love me,’ says Christ, ‘Keep my commandments’ (John 14:15). ‘Love,’ says Paul, “is the fulfilling of the law’ (Romans 13:10). Jacobs’s hard service was not burdensome to him, because of his love for Rachel. In the same way, no duty is burdensome or grievous to a saint, because of his love for Christ. ‘There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear’ (I John 4:18). When a person obeys out of love, then fear is cast out. Fears arise when our obedience is to be judged and may be condemned. So where there is life and love, there is freedom and a willing obedience. The one whom they obey is the one whom they love and desire above all things. To unrepentant sinners, God is terrible. But to his adopted ones, He is altogether lovely. To believers, God is seen as a Father. They call Him Father, not merely in word, but in the spirit of sons (Galatians 4:6). They do not, like others, see God as a hard taskmaster, but they go to Him as One who lives and loves them. Receiving love from the Father, they pour out their love on Him.

  • Their obedience is motivated by love (II Corinthians 5:14).

  • Their obedience is from a willing heart (Romans 6:13; 12:1)

  • Their obedience is ruled by the law of liberty. The law of liberty is the law stripped of its terrifying, killing, condemning, cursing power, and made by the blood of Jesus, pleasant, lovely, and helpful.

Personal Notes On the Sermon

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

2 Timothy 3:16-17 Date:______________________________Minister:______________ Scriptures:_______________________________________________ Sermon Title:_____________________________________________ Notes:___________________________________________________

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

  • COMPTON WOMEN’S SHELTER

  • LONG BEACH RESCUE MISSION

  • GRACE ELLIOTT MEDICAL CENTER

  • A mentoring program for children in the Compton Unified School District

Contact Pastor Jones if you are interested in serving.

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“OPPORTUNITIES OF THE

WEEK / MONTH”

WORSHIP SERVICE Sunday Morning 8:00 & 11:00 AM

SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday Morning 9:30 – 10:30 AM BIBLE STUDY Wednesday 12 NOON & 7:30 PM PRAYER MEETING Wednesday 7:00 PM BOARD MEETING Every 2 Months 7:00 PM GUBC WOMEN’S RPG 1st Sunday Each Month 8:00 AM

GUBC WOMEN’S PRAYER 1st Friday Each Month Location/Time

(TBA Each Month)

“ROOTED AND BUILT UP IN HIM”

6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7

July 31st, 2005

Greater Union Baptist Church
714 N. Tamarind Avenue
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 639-5430
Web address http://gubc.tripod.com
Pastor, Kenneth R. Jones