May 10, 2020 – Mother’s Day

WELCOME – Whether you are worshiping at home alone or with your family, we hope you will experience a sense of connection with other AMCC members, our extended family, and online visitors as they worship with you.

We are grateful to our Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. Peter B. Doghramji, for leading us in our worship today, as well as our readers and the  AMCC choir.

PREPARING for WORSHIP – Whether using your computer, tablet, or smart phone, we suggest that you find a quiet, comfortable space in your home that allows you to be fully present in the spirit of worship.

Before you begin, please take a moment to read some tips on how to best navigate our interactive program format:

As you follow the Order of Worship below, you will see portions that are video- or audio-taped, read silently or aloud together, or offer a time for quiet reflection or prayer. You can go at your own pace (and you can go back watch any of the video segments again).

To access the videos and audios, click on the hyperlink next to the program listing. Make sure your sound is turned on and the volume high enough for you to hear well. You may wish to click the full screen icon for better viewing. When the video ends, close the video screen to return to the Order of Worship. 

Order of Worship

Call to Worship (video):

Prayer of Invocation (video):

Prayer of Confession (video) :

Assurance of Pardon (video) :

Lord’s Prayer (Հայր Մեր/Hayr Mer) (audio):

Հայր մեր որ յերկինս ես,
Hayr merr, vor herr-gins es,
(Our Father, who art in heaven,)

Սուրբ եղիցի անուն քո.
Soorp yeh-ghee-tsee aa-noon ko,
(Hallowed be Thy name.)

Եկեսցէ արքայութիւն քո,
Yeh-gess-tseh ar-kaa-yoo-tyoon ko,
(Thy kingdom come,)

Եղիցին կամք Քո, որպէս յերկինս՝ և յերկրի.
Yeh-ghee-tseen gamk ko, vor-bess herr-gins yev herr-gree.
(Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.)

Զհաց մեր հանապազորդ տուր մեզ այսօր.
Uzhaats merr haa-naa-baa-zort door mez ai-sor;
(Give us this day our daily bread;)

Թող մեզ ըզպարտիս մեր,
Togh mez uz-bar-dees merr,
(And forgive us our debts,)

որպէս եւ մեք թողումք մերոց պարտապանաց.
vor-bess yev mek toh-ghoomk meh-rawts bardabanats,
(as we have also forgiven our debtors;)

Եւ մի՜ տանիր զմեզ ի փորձութիւն,
Yev mee daa-neer zmez ee por-tzoo-tyoon,
(And lead us not into temptation,)

Այլ փըրկեա ի չարէ։
Ayl purr-gyaa ee chaa-reh.
(But deliver us from evil.)

Զի քո է արքայութիւն եւ զորութիւն եւ փառք յաւիտեանս. Ամէն:
Zee ko eh ar-ka-yoo-tyoon yev zo-roo-tyoon yev parrk ha-vee-dya-nus, Amen.
(For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever. Amen.)

Old Testament (Eng.) – Genesis 2:18-23 (video)

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner. 19 So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
this one shall be called Woman,
for out of Man this one was taken.”

The Gospel (Eng.) – John 19:25b-27 (video):

25 Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

Anthem – The Power of Your Love (Bullock/Marsh) (audio): The Power of Your Love

Sermon – The Motherhood of God (video):

Affirmation of Faith – Apostles’ Creed (read silently or aloud):

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.

Offering – Although AMCC is closed until further notice, the church continues to have expenses. Members and friends may continue to give their pledges and other donations by mailing a check to the church or by giving online through the AMCC website at We appreciate your generosity at this time.

Benediction (video):

Thank you for worshiping with us today. Please join us for our next virtual worship service on Sunday, May 31, Pentecost Sunday.