VESTRY PRAYER: The Priest
CONDUCTOR: Bro. Ifeanyi
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;
To His feet thy tribute bring!
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me His praise should sing?
Praise Him! praise Him!
Praise the everlasting King!
Praise Him for His grace and favor
To our fathers in distress!
Praise Him still the same for ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless!
Praise Him! praise Him!
Glorious in His faithfulness.
Fatherlike He tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows.
In His hands He gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes.
Praise Him! praise Him!
Widely as His mercy flows!
Frail as summer’s flower we flourish;
Blows the wind, and it is gone;
But while mortals rise and perish,
God endures unchanging on,
Praise Him, praise Him!
Praise the high eternal One!
Angels, help us to adore Him;
Ye behold Him face to face:
Sun and moon, bow down before Him,
Dwellers all in time and space.
Praise with us the God of grace! A…men
Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of Almighty God our heavenly Father, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and mind to worship him, let us kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.
(Officiant and People together)
Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep, we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, we have offended against thy holy laws, we have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, spare thou those who confess their faults, restore thou those who are penitent, according to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord; and grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant you absolution and remission of all your sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.
Conductor: O Lord, open thou our lips.
People: And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Conductor: O God, make speed to save us.
People: O Lord, make haste to help us.
Conductor: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
People: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Conductor: Praise ye the Lord.
People: The Lord's Name be praised.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: The Angelic Voices
PSALM 87:1-7 (Congregation Standing)
PSALM 87:1-7 (In Alternate Verses) – Sir Gideon Anyanwu
1 He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the other dwellings of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are said of you,
city of God: 4 “I will record Rahab and Babylon
among those who acknowledge me—
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush—
and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’ 5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
“This one and that one were born in her,
and the Most High himself will establish her.” 6 The Lord will write in the register of the peoples:
“This one was born in Zion.” 7 As they make music they will sing,
“All my fountains are in you.”
FIRST READING: Ezek. 11:14-25 – Dr. Obiageli Obijiofor.
SECOND READING: Heb. 13:1-21 – Josiah Olasehinde.
THE APOSTLE’S CREED
(Altogether, all standing & facing the Altar)
I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen. Conductor (Kneeling): The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you. Conductor: Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us. People: Christ, have mercy upon us.
Conductor: Lord, have mercy upon us.
OUR LORD’S PRAYER:
OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Conductor: O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us.
People: And grant us thy salvation. Conductor: O Lord, save the rulers.
People: And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee. Conductor: Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
People: And make thy chosen people joyful. Conductor: O Lord, save thy people.
People: And bless thine inheritance. Conductor: Give peace in our time, O Lord.
People: Because there is none other than fighteth for us, but only thou, O God. Conductor: O God, make clean our hearts within us.
People: And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
COLLECT FOR TRINITY 22
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
THE SECOND COLLECT FOR PEACE
O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom: Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE THIRD COLLECT FOR GRACE
O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Intercession: Bro. Ezekiel Oso
A PRAYER OF SAINT CHRYSOSTOM
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
THE GRACE (2 Corinthians 13:14)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS & VISITORS/ NOTICES
BUILDING TIME- Breakthrough Time
TITHE, PLEDGES, & COVENANT SEEDS (We accept all Debit & Credit cards)
HYMN FOR SERMON
1 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior, all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.
2 Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending, bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
3 Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.
SERMON: Rev. Chizurum Akpunonu
OFFERING TIME – Blessing Time (We accept all Debit & Credit cards)
Presentation of Prizes to winners of 2018 Harvest Raffle Draw.
PRESENTATION OF OFFERING: All sing
“Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all creatures here below, praise Him above ye heavenly host, praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.”
PASTORAL PRAYER AND BENEDICTION
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
1 Rejoice in the Lord! Oh, let His mercy cheer;
He sunders the bands that enthrall;
Redeemed by His blood, why should we ever fear,
Since Jesus is our all in all?
I.f God be for us, if God be for us,
if God be for us,
Who can be against us?
Who? who? who?
Who can be against us, against us? 2.Be strong in the Lord! rejoicing in His might,
Be loyal and true day by day;
When evils assail, be valiant for the right,
And He will be our strength and stay.
[Refrain] 3.Confide in His Word, His promises so sure;
In Christ they are yea and amen;
Though earth pass away, they ever shall endure,
’Tis written o’er and o’er again.
[Refrain] 4.Abide in the Lord, secure in His control,
’Tis life everlasting begun;
To pluck from His hand the weakest, trembling soul,
It never, never can be done!
Priest: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
People: Thanks be to God!
Thank God for a very successful Harvest Thanksgiving. HC
Thank God for journey mercies and a successful burial ceremony. CU
Thank God for healing and returning my colleagues husband back to work. CO
Thank God for divine protection during my stay in Nigeria. OA TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR ALL THAT HE HAS DONE!!!
Gideon Anyanwu, Jason Agu, JoAnn Miller,
Matthew Ndukwe, Michael Ndukwe, Joy Okafor, Chukwuebuka Udolisa, Daniel Echeta, Moses Emetom,
Osama Ehinwenma, Saint Obi, David Akoh, Ndubuisi Azuike, Okey Chidolue, & Alan Dike.
Sir George & Lady Chinwe Ibekwe
1. Today is Trinity 22. We welcome all that are worshipping with us for the first time.
2. We thank 2018 Harvest Committee, Sponsors, Groups, Finance Team, Media, Choir, Ushers & Greeters, Youths, Auctioneers, all Volunteers that contributed towards the success of this year’s Harvest Thanksgiving. The God of HTC will surely reward you in abundance, in Jesus name.
3. This is our year of ABUNDANT GRACE. The Prophetic Scripture of the year is Zechariah 4:6-7 & James 4:6-7. Read, Study, Memorize, Pray, and Prophesy them upon your life, family, and Church, and it will be well with you, in Jesus name.
4. This year’s Pastor’s Appreciation Sunday will come up on 11/25/18.
5. Our last Extravagant Praise Sunday for 2018 will be on 11/25/18, with Mrs. Adaku Isaac ministering.
6. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols comes up on Sunday 12/16/18.
7. Youths and Young Adults meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents please schedule to drop off your children.
8. We have established College Scholarship fund as a form of encouragement to our children in college. Please donate to wards it as you are led by the Holy Spirit, and God will bless you abundantly.
9. Be part of the Church Sunday School every Sunday from 9:50 am- 10:50 am.
10. Join HTC Women every last Monday of the month at 7pm for women-specific prayer meeting.
11. Join us Tuesdays @7 pm for Faith Clinic.
12. Join us Wednesdays @7 pm for Bible Study.
13. Choir meets every Saturday at 4:30 pm. New members are welcomed.
CLERGY, WARDENS, & STAFF Rector: Ven. Chukwuma Ubadinobi – 832.490.7204
Rev. Huston A. Lewis: – 720.979.9973
Rev. Chizurum Akpunonu: - 832.387.9089
Catechist Princewill Ucheagwa: –713.474.3381
Senior Warden: Emma Ndukwe – 832.526.0193
Junior Warden: Ifeanyi Azubike – 832.489.4105
Choir Director/Master: Oladimeji Adelaja – 281-506-6532
Ushers Today: Chinwe Ibekwe, Amaka Ndukwe, Jessica Maduagwuna, Michelle Ndukwe
Greeters: Caroline Orizu, Nkeonyeasua Anam, Kelechi Emetuche