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Christian Education Ministry

Alfred Street Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Pastor

A GROWING DISCIPLES SERIES

JANUARY 25 AND 26, 2014

The Call to Follow Christ by Claude King

ORDER OF SERVICE

This series will help you to grow spiritually and become disciplined to read God’s Word; study or meditate on its meaning; and talk to God in prayer.

Praise and Worship ✶✶ Call to Worship/Invocation

March 1 - “The Call to Follow Christ” - Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune March 8 - “Abide in Christ” - Min. Lisa Ashe March 15 - “Live in the Word” - Rev. Joseph Smith

Hymn of Rejoicing ✶ ✶✶ Passing of the Peace Welcome of Guests

The classes meet each Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Register for all three classes online on the “Forms and Registration page” Nursery care will be available. Purchase textbook prior to first class; For more information contact: [email protected]

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings Offertory Selection “The Doxology” ✶

Every Wednesday in February Join the Senior Ministry for

Altar Call

BLACK MOVIE MATINEES Showing this month: Feb. 5 – The Butler Feb. 12 – Lillies of the Field Feb. 19 – Uptown Saturday Night Feb. 26 – Stormy Weather

Feb. 5 and 19, matinees start at 11:00 a.m., movie snacks will be provided. Join us for Bible study Feb. 12 and 26 at noon followed by lunch at 1:00 p.m. while we watch movies.

Choral Selection Sermon

Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley Invitation to Christian Discipleship Invitational Hymn Welcome and Prayer for Joining Disciples Choral Closing

Showing Wednesday, February 5

The Butler

This film tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

Annual Usher’s Day Sunday, February 9, 3:00 p.m.

Come out for an afternoon of praise and worship as the Women and Men Usher ministry celebrate. Royal Priesthood will render a concert along with our liturgical dancers. Be blessed with poetry by Deacon Al Hall. We look to have a “High Time in the Lord.” The ushers at Alfred Street Baptist Church serve at all services and they do an awesome job! Their primary task is to assist worshippers in finding seats. They are trying their best to serve you. Please observe their signals and their directions as they try to find adequate seating for all of the worshippers entering the sanctuary. Your cooperation is needed!

301 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Office: (703) 683-2222 • FAX: (703) 683-1718 Alfred Street Baptist Church is a 501(c)(3) organization

www.alfredstreet.org

Benediction ✶ Please stand

✶ ✶ Worshipers may enter Music Ministry

Saturday, January 25 - 6:00 p.m.

Largo High School Choir

Brandon Felder, director “Love Lifted Me”...................................................... J. Rowe | H. Smith “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” ������������������������������������������������� J. S. Bach “His Mercy Endureth Forever”........................................... M. Summers “His Mercy Endureth”....................................................... R. Smallwood “The Will of God”.......................................................................R. White “Do It Now”............................................................................ S.Berkeley “Oh Lord We Worship You”................................................ F.Hammond “Benediction Amen”................................................................... S. Hurd Sunday, January 26 - 8 and 11 a.m.

Psalms of Praise

Melvin E. Bryant, Jr., director “Love Lifted Me” ..................................................... J. Rowe | H. Smith “Jesus Will”.................................................................. Rev. J. Cleveland “Trust Me” ........................................................................ R. Smallwood “The Invitation” ......................................................................S. Roberts “Let the Church Say Amen”.....................................................A. Crouch “Threefold Amen”................................................................. Traditional ASBC Video Release Policy: By entering this Church, you hereby grant the Alfred Street Baptist Church the right, but not the obligation, to photograph, film and capture you and your likeness, on film and/or through any other method currently available or that becomes available in the future. You further agree that these images may be used in the production, exhibition, distribution, promotion, publicity and advertising of similar events and any other event sponsored by the Alfred Street Baptist Church. Under no circumstances will your likeness be used in connection with commercial endorsements of any kind.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Alfred Street Baptist Church

2014 HBCU College Festival

HBCUs . . . Empowering Youth, Maximizing Potential! T.C. Williams High School 3330 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia The 2014 HBCU College Festival is coming February 22, 2014. This is a fantastic opportunity to network, gather resources and obtain scholarship information from “Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Students may begin signing up online to attend. Health & Wellness Ministry 2014 Medical Recruitment - We are in need of medical personnel to join our ministry. If you are a licensed MD, DO, PA, RN or LPN, please join in helping us serve as we cover all services and major events. Register online at alfredstreet.org. The Divorce Care Ministry is in need of volunteers to work with the children. If interested, please call (703) 683-2222 or e-mail at [email protected] A background check is required. Can I Get a Witness? - Saturday, February 15, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. This class, conducted by the J&P Ministry, is an overview of witnessing. This is an introductory class open to all disciples. Please register online or call the church office to attend the class. For information, contact Deacon Katherine Washington at [email protected] The ASBC GriefShare Ministry has begun the winter/spring Wednesday sessions that meet at 6:30 p.m. GriefShare is a support group designed to help those grieving the passing of a loved one move from mourning to joy. For detailed information contact Rev. Vicki Perez at [email protected] Calling all Ladies of Alfred Street: Is your goal to be healthier in the New Year? The Health & Wellness Ministry invites you to Let’s Move Again to help kick start your health goals. The event will be held Jan. 25 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Register online. Must be at least 21 years of age to participate. For information contact [email protected] or call 703-KEY-CURE. Divorce and separation can turn a family’s life upside down, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Whether you’re already divorced, separated or wondering if your marriage can survive, join us Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. There’s even a group for children on Sundays. Please register online so that we might be prepared for your participation. Contact us at [email protected] Affordable Health Care Act Enrollment - Before CAYA services. Get immediate help from HHS-certified navigators! Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 -7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Register at https:// www.surveymonkey.com/s/W8J6RGS or call 703-KEY-CURE (703) 539-2873. Leave your name, number, email and the number of adults/ children who will join you. Junior Youth Ages 8-12 Years Old! This year’s end-of-the-year trip will be to Orlando, Florida, June 29 - July 5. Our journey will take us to the Kennedy Space Center, HolyLand, Disney’s Epcot Center, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Downtown Disney, and we will celebrate the 4th of July at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Limited space available. The cost of $375/person includes all transportation, lodging, admission tickets, breakfasts and all but two dinners. Register on the church’s website (forms and registration page). A $100 deposit is due to begin registration. Payment plans are available. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day I am my brother’s and sister’s keeper… Fight HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Testing, Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. room 315. Sunday, February 9, 2014 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. room 313 and 315. Contact: [email protected] Tuesday Bible Study Remember classes will resume February 4, 2014. Mark your calendars!

Our Guest Choir - Saturday 6:00 p.m. Worship Service

The Largo High School Choir The Largo High School Choir, located in Prince George’s County, Maryland is composed of approximately 75 members in grades 9-12. This outstanding choir has performed for various schools, churches, and community functions in Prince George’s County and beyond. They are best known for their stunning performances of gospel music; however the choir also performs musical styles that range from classical, jazz, and blues to pop. Their very talented first year director, Brandon Felder, is also a member of Alfred Street’s own music staff.

ASBC Leadership Operational Session in the sanctuary The Leadership Institute’s specialized operational training is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29 from 7:00 – 9:45 p.m., and Saturday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Please choose one training to attend. The specialized operational training is mandatory for all deacons, directors and presidents of ministry groups and discipleship groups with budgets. All other ministry and discipleship group officers are encouraged to attend.

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR THE SICK AND SHUT-IN Kathaleen Baker - DG 12 Anthony Blake - DG 7 Ollive W. Champ - DG 29 Shirley M. Downes - DG 5 Garnette Draper - DG 4 Aurelia Fell - DG 21 Deacon James Gladden - DG 2 Lillie Hines - DG 15 Wilma Jenkins - DG 25 Deacon Betty Jones - DG 14

Deacon Gilbert Mays - DG 25 Olivia S. McMillan - DG 26 Myrtle Moore - DG 5 Carolyn Pearson - DG 30 Phyllis L. Scott - DG 24 Isabelle B. Smith - DG 20 Leona Stitt - DG 25 Beatrice Thomas - DG 30 Charles Henry Quander - DG 19