Service: April 19, 2015


Genesee Baptist Church

YAAMs Sunday

“Please Silence Your Phones”

April 19, 2015                                                                    9:00 A.M.


ORGAN PRELUDE                                              Mr. Willie Ellebie



RINGING OF THE BELL                                        Aubrey Bryant

CALL TO PRAISE     “Oh Magnify the Lord”

Oh, Magnify the Lord, for he is worthy to be praised (x2)

Hosanna, blessed be the rock

Blessed be the rock of my salvation (x2)


Leader:    You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,

and with all your soul, and with all your might.

People:     Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Help us to love our enemies.

Leader:    Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.

People:     O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love lasts forever. Help us to love our enemies

Leader:    I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.  Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

All:           Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Help us to love our enemies.  Give thanks to him, bless his name.


*PROCESSIONAL HYMN          “Glad to be in this Service”

Glad to be in this service (x3) One More time

He didn’t have to let me live (x2)

I’m glad to be in this service one more time.

          One More time! (One more Time!) (x2)

                                                                                                                    I’m glad to be in this service one more time.

*INVOCATION (In Unison) We come before you today to give you honor and praise. You are worthy of praise. You are the source of all that is good. You are the source of all of our blessings. Thank you for every gift that you have given to us.  We thank you for the opportunity to come and gather together this day. We ask for your hand of blessing on this service. We ask that you would guide and direct our service so that it is full of wisdom, and respect for one another. Help us to love our enemies. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.


*GLORIA PATRI                                                                 No. 623



(OT) Leviticus 19: 15-18         (NT) Matthew 5: 43-48


MINISTRY OF MUSIC                                        Combined Choirs



Music                                                              Combined Choirs

Offertory                                                                        YAAMs

*Doxology                                                                       No. 625

*Prayer of Dedication



The Lesson

Children’s Offering




MORNING HYMN         “O, How I Love Jesus”            No. 529




HYMN OF MEDITATION                                                                           “Come by Here”

SERMON                                           “Help Us to Love Our Enemies”

Student Minister Joyce W. Newton


HYMN OF INVITATION                                                    (below)

“Your Grace and Your Mercy”



*CHORAL RESPONSE                                                       No. 602

“God Be with You”

*RINGING OF THE BELL                                         Joyce Bryant


*ORGAN POSTLUDE                                         Mr. Willie Ellebie

*Please stand if you are able.     ** Ushers will seat latecomers.


Genesee Baptist Church, 149 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY  14619    436-7250

Rev. Dr. Vera E. Miller,     Senior Pastor                                                              377-2681

Supporting Ministers: Rev. Lois Golbourne, Rev.     Angel Sullivan, Rev. Karyn Carter,

 Rev.     Lucille Kelley, Student Minister Joyce Newton

Gaston Williams, Caretaker                                                                             328-6604

Tarra Hartmann, Church Secretary                                                               436-7250

Mr .Willie Ellebie, Musician

Church Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday &     Friday mornings

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*ORGAN POSTLUDE                                         Mr. Willie Ellebie


Hymn of Invitation

Your Grace & Mercy

Your grace and mercy brought me through,

I’m living this moment because of you.

I want to thank you, and praise you, too,

Your grace and mercy brought me through.

Thank you for saving a sinner like me,

To tell the world that salvation is free.

There were times when I didn’t do right,

But you watched over me both day and night.