World Communion Sunday

SUN OCT 2, 2016 ♦ The first Sunday in October is designated as World Communion Sunday, which celebrates our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. Paul tells us that we are to “discern the body” when we partake of Holy Communion, mindful that we note our relationship to all our brothers and sisters in Christ in the celebration. Our musical focus today will be on world music; enjoy the sounds of Central and South America, Africa and the Middle East!

Jazz-ComboOur Acoustic Combo: Mary Deur – flute, Karen DiCostanzo – world percussion, Scott Stanton – guitar, Kristen Stanton – piano, will accompany the services.

The Joyful Noise Community Children’s Choir and Chancel Choir will sing the Anthem, Bwana Asifiwe – Praise the Lord (Swahili) at the 10:00 AM worship service.

Prelude: They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
Hymn of Praise: Halle, Halle, Hallelujah (Caribbean)
Call to Prayer: Holy, Holy, Holy (Argentina)
Offertory Anthem: I Was Glad (Central American)
Hymn of Dedication: We are Singing, for the Lord is Our Light (Zulu)
Benediction Response Shalom, My Friends, Shalom (Israel)
Postlude: Because He Died and Is Risen (Israeli)

mercy-ships-kidsGinny Stehle, Regional Development Manager at Mercy Ships, the October Mission of the Month, is flying in from Lindale Texas to tell us how the Mercy Ship brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor around the world. Roser Memorial Community Church has been a supporting partner of Mercy Ships for 28 years. To donate to Mercy Ships, please use the envelope in the pew or GIVE online HERE. Please note that your gift is for MISSION OF THE MONTH.

The sermon by Dr. Bob O’Keef titled “DRAWING NEAR” will be taken from Hebrews 10:19-26.

Everyone is invited to join us for worship at 8:30 AM in the Roser Memorial Chapel or 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. Bring the whole family… children will be dismissed after the Children’s Message for their own special program. Roser Community Church is a nondenominational Christian Church, located near the Anna Maria City Pier on Historic Pine Avenue. For more information call the church office at 941-778-0414, email info@, go to