Dover Assembly of God
4.7.2019 | Worship - Week 1
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  • Dover Assembly of God
    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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    Sunday 10:30 AM

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April 7, 2019

Welcome to Dover Assembly!
We are so glad you have chosen to attend Dover Assembly this morning. It is not by accident that you are here. We believe that God has allowed you to be here so that you might receive all that He has for you. We pray you are blessed as you allow the Lord to work in your life.

THIS WEEK

Today
9:00 am ~ Coffee & Donuts
9:30 am ~ Sunday School
10:30 am ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministries
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
1:00 pm ~ Spanish Service

Monday
6:30 pm ~ WOP Bible Study

Wednesday
6:30 pm ~ FAMILY NIGHT

UPCOMING EVENTS

District Fine Arts - April 17-18
Katlynn Havens & Lakelynn Wilson will compete in Districts, which includes the states of PA & DE.

Youth Convention - April 18-20
This is the annual event that has been our fundraising goal. It’s a great weekend of fun, fellowship and spiritual transformation. Keep the teens in constant prayer to be open to what God has for them!

Easter Egg Hunt
Our annual egg hunt will be Sunday, April 14, following the morning service. We have sufficient plastic eggs, but are in need of small individually wrapped candy donations with which to fill them. Please bring all candy donations to the church and place them in the blue bucket in the foyer.

Sunrise Service
Be sure to join us for the annual Sunrise Service that is held lake-side at Pinchot Park. Service begins at 7:00 am and Pastor Keith will be sharing the message.

BODY NEWS

VBS
We would like to offer a VBS this year, but are in need of some volunteers who would be willing to assist in decorating and helping to plan this ministry. Dustin Wible has volunteered to lead and emcee it provided we have enough workers to prepare for it. If you want to be a part of this, please fill out a blue card with your name and VBS and put it in the offering plate. If we determine that there is enough help, we will have a kick-off meeting.

Online Giving
In the age of smart phones, websites, social media and electronic banking, our church wants to be sure that we are exploring every technology that will ultimately benefit the work of God here in Dover Assembly. We have partnered with the company Tithe.ly.com and put a link on our website and phone app that will permit online giving. We will describe it in more detail during the upcoming morning services.

Nursery Update
We are pleased to announce our new (and current) workers for our nursery department. Welcome Emily Baiarunas, Connie Landis, Tara Miller, Linda Schoppe as the newest additions to our awesome staff which is currently led by Deborah Dobbins and Laura Brehm. Welcome ladies!

Easter Offering
A.K.A. SANCTUARY CHAIRS-PART 2
As we are all aware, our first attempt to purchase chairs met with some problems. We are still waiting for the final resolution to this but have been in prayer concerning what our next step should be. After some time and prayer, the board and pastor feel it’s time to finish what God had started. During our time of prayer God had confirmed our decision by having two donations arrive that have been designated for chairs. Between those and some chair donations we have received from the church body, we have $4107.00 already raised for the new chairs.

We would like to receive a special offering over and above our regular tithes and offerings this Resurrection Sunday that will go towards the purchase of the chairs.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
April 14 ~ Palm Sunday
April 17-20 ~ Youth Convention/Fine Arts
April 21 ~ Easter
May 6 ~ Deacon Board Meeting
May 12 ~ Mother’s Day
May 14 ~ Dover Township Meeting
May 19 ~ Graduation Service
June 2 ~ Girl’s Ministry Caping & Crowning
June 16 ~ Father’s Day
Sept 1-8 ~ Dover Fireman’s Fair
Sept 17 ~ “Fearless” Youth Event
Oct 5 ~ Dover Parade

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
April 1 ~ Marian Tunney
April 4 ~ Connie Landis
April 5 ~ Jalon Johnson
April 8 ~ Yvonne Combs
April 8 ~ Paul Jones
April 11 ~ Rosy Nunez
April 14 ~ Ioan Miller
April 14 ~ Linda Crone
April 19 ~ Anna Bender
April 20 ~ Dee D’Agostino
April 22 ~ Robin Housseal
April 23 ~ Kathy Jo Gilbert
April 25 ~ Pastor Luis Nunez
April 8 ~ Andrew & Yvonne Combs

PRAYER NEEDS
Please take time to review and pray for those on this list. Drop them a card or call to set up a time to visit. They will be blessed!
Shut-Ins
~ Helen S.
~ Beulah S.
Prayer Needs
~ Robin H.
~ Rose K.
~ Phil & Murina S.
~ Marian T.

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We may come back to ACTS, but for now, I want to look at a subject that we Pentecostals enjoy.

It’s a subject that always sparks a discussion and much emotion.

When we have our board meetings, it is a subject that we always analyze and see how it could be better.

What do we do that is good and what could be improved.

It’s a subject that is so important, that I have several books in my office on this one item.

And that subject is . . . WORSHIP.
We know that the music portion of any service is not all there is to worship.

We worship God in our lifestyles, in our giving, and in our ministries, but the music aspect of worship is an integral part of worship.

Let’s start at the beginning to see the importance of worship. Back in Exodus 20, God gives the Israelites the 10 commandments.

The 10 rules by which they were to live their lives.

What was the very first one?
God was just starting out with these people and the very first thing he commands them is to not worship anything else.

You would think that there would be many other things that God could lead off with. But I believe it being the very first one is telling them and us, that worship is a paramount thing for God.

Then we have the next commandment.
He almost repeats himself and stresses that worship should be directed to him alone.

So it appears that worship is important.

Now let’s look at how Israel set up their camps in the wilderness.

God had the place 3 tribes in all directions. 3 facing north, 3 facing south, 3 facing east and 3 facing west.

Do we remember what was directly in the middle of those camps?
The place where Israel worshiped was in the center of their camps.

The book “Empowered Evangelicals” says this about that placement:
“God wanted them to know that the very center of their lives was worship. Life around the nation of Israel was to evolve around the worship of God.”

Peter says this about us . . .
A large portion of Revelation talks about how we and angels will be worshiping God.
If you know any Catechism, you’ll be familiar with the Westminster sentence that says this:
“The Chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever”

Charles Stanley says this:
"Is there anything God needs? Is there anything he cannot provide for himself? NO. Can you name the one thing that God wants from us above all else? He wants us to worship Him.”

Jesus said this about worship . . .
Since we now know that worship is a priority with God, what does this sentence mean?

To be “in spirit” means engaging the whole person.

Unless there is a real passion for Christ, there cannot be worshiping in spirit.

That goes back to Deuteronomy:
Jesus actually repeats and expands this . . .
To worship involves us being fully engaged. It can’t be just an automatic thing or something that we do because we are familiar with it.

When we sing and worship, our heart, soul, mind and strength should be entering into it.

When that happens, it should provoke an emotional response in our hearts, but Jesus uses the terms spirit AND truth.

We must have an intimate understanding of the God whom we are worshiping.

It is possible to have an emotional response and lift our hands etc, but not have truth behind what we are doing.
Spirit without truth leads to a shallow and overly emotional experience like a “high”. As soon as the emotion wears off, so does the worship.

There must be an equal amount of both, spirit and truth to be satisfying and God honoring.

We mentioned earlier that singing isn’t the only way to worship.

But when we study the word “worship” we find out it is an action word.

The Hebrew term for worship literally means “to bow self down”

The Greek means “to kiss towards” (to blow a kiss).

Worship is not a passive word, it’s not something that we do passively. Worship requires an action on our part.

Numerous times the word worship is preceded by the words “fell down, falling down, feel to the ground”.

Worship originates from the heart but it can’t only BE heart. Heart is passive.

Music leads you, but you take it from there.

There’s a phrase in the Old Testament . . .
It seems he did the right things but only half-way.

You’ll find in that same chapter, just a few verses after this, he totally backslides and sins against God, worships idols.

We can sing the songs, raise our hands, but if we do it half-heartedly, we are not truly worshipping.
If we let worship become mechanical and not truly from spirit and truth, we will no longer be worshiping, just singing.

Amos was a book about God judging sin in both surrounding nations and Judah & Israel.

They had perverted justice and righteousness.

In other words, they were worshiping without living righteous.
If we think that simply singing songs is enough, then we are mistaken.

God requires worship to be accompanied by a righteous life.

How can we worship in spirit and truth if we don’t live the truth that we know.

Instead, we worship because we know all that God is and has done for us and we are grateful.

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