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Perspective…..

Perspective…..

It is soo very hard to losse sight of what is most important. There are so many things that are competing for our attention these days. From keeping up with the latest fashions, trends, and hobbies, health concerns, children, careers, church work, maintaining our homes, cars, friendships and keeping up with American Idol eliminations. It can be a challenge to keep this all in balance and to insure that you don’t collapse at the same time. The most important thing to remember is that in all you do you must remember to keep the main thing at the top. It’s all about perspective. Our relationship with Godis of most importance, for He give light to what should and how each is to be managed in what way. Your health is definitely important and must come next. If there is no you then what. Family is really after this becuase before any career or and outside work, charity begins at home. All this is followed by our Careers, and church work. A balanced life is what we’re looking for here, and keeping it all in perspective, will cause real balance to manifest. God Bless!

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Is This Ministry or Just Music?

Ministry or Music

Growing up I always wanted to play an instrument for the Lord. I started out singing with my brother and sister around town in local churches as my father played the piano. That was really exciting and it instroduced me to worship and praise. Along with singing I started playing the drums at about five years old, and thought that I would always play them. My father bought my first set from a guy who was getting rid of them. I played that set for a few years and took it with me to church all the time too. After that he ponied up the dough to by me a brand new kit that I still have to this day. At any rate I really learned to love music and had so many opportunites to  grow as a musician even as a child. One thing I will never forget is the love for music and the love for God that my parents help to cultivate in me. I remember times when I was singing with my siblings and really feeling God’s presence upon me and not being able to do anything else but just shed tears or lift my hands while I sang. After finishing the song, there were times that my little 8 year old feet got light and I would leap not realizing what was really happening to me, but knowing that it was real special. I am thankful that the Lord allowed me to experience His touch so early, and it has been a constant reminder to me that God, indeed does love, speak to and endow little children too. There were many occasions where I had this experience and  I will never forget them. These experiences were extablishing a love and relationship for God in me that I would never be able to let go. I understand that as I sang songs unto the Lord with a sincere heart and worshiped His name with all my soul, that He was pleased with me and would come near me and actually allow His spirit to embrace me. he was in fact responding to what I was telling Him, and acknowledging the fact that He heard me and was happy with what I was saying and doing. On every occasion where he would respond I would feel lighter and would experience great peace and joy. He never came empty handed. I always felt as if I could do anything as long as His presence was near.  For this reason I will always yield to the Lord when His presence comes into a place, and as He begins to move within me. I am not held captive to a song or to an instrument when I sing or play. The music I play and the songs I sing are to give glory and honor unto the Lord and to show Him just how much I love Him, therefore should He chose to visit and live in my praise as His word says He does, the singing stops and the playing ends to listen and to hear his response. I know that after I have another experience in His presense I’ll be changed for ever. True sincere worship from any musician, choir member, vocalist, worshiper will always get the attention off the Lord, and the ultimate result is that He will take the time to respond to your worship. Here is the key. When He responds, please take the time to listen to what it is He is saying. Stop playing, stop singing, and just listen. If you are indeed attempting to get the attention of the Almighty, it is a good idea to allow Him the opportunity to show up and show out. There is nothing more frustrating to a service than to witness a group of talented conceeded individuals who will not let go of the microphone or the instrument when the spirit of God is moving in the place. Mission accomplished, he’s here, now let go and let GOD have HIs Way!

You’re almost There! ….Don’t Quit!!!!!

You’re so close to your breakthrough that the light is starting to shine through. It’s normally at the time it seems darkest and you feel the weakest that we lose sight of the promise of our soon coming change and deliverance from the prevailing storm. Take courage because the darkness provides a platform and introduction for the brightness of the sun. It is coming and you will be freed from the terror by night. Don’t let the lack of light cause you too lose faith in the everelasting covenant of the Father. “God is not a man that He should Lie……If He said it, will He not do it?” It shall , it will, it must come to pass!

Bishop G.E. Patterson – Funeral Service Program

Bishop G.E. Patterson – Funeral Service Program

PROGRAM OF SERVICE INTERNATIONAL FUNERAL SERVICE
COGIC PRESIDING BISHOP G.E. PATTERSON
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2007

Organ Prelude

The Processional
• The Acolytes
• The Ecumenical and Denominational Leaders
• The National Elected and Appointed Officers
• The Board of Bishops
• The General Officers
• The Adjutant General
• The General Board
• The Assistant Presiding Bishops

The Patterson Family

The Sealing of the Bier

Opening Sentences The Right Reverend Samuel L. Green Jr.
• Member, General Board

Hymn of Comfort The Right Reverend Matthew Willaims

• “Come Unto Me” Adjutant General
• The Choir and Congregation

Invocation The Right Reverend Jerry W. Macklin
• Member, General Board

Old Testament Scripture The Right Reverend Nathaniel W. Wells
• Member, General Board

Choral Response The C.H. Mason Memorial Choir

New Testament Scripture The Right Reverend Leroy R. Anderson
• Member, General Board

Affirmation of Faith The Right Reverend Philip A. Brooks
• Member, General Board

Anthem The C.H. Mason Memorial Choir

Acknowledgements of The Right Reverend Roy L.H. Winbush
• Civic and Religious Leaders Assistant Secretary, General Board

William Jefferson Clinton
• 42nd President of the United States

Reflections from The White House The Honorable Alphonso Jackson
• Secretary, Housing and Urban Development
• Official Representative of Pres. George W. Bush

Ecumenical Tribute The Right Reverend James B. Leggett
• General Superintendent, International Pentecostal Holiness Church
• Chairman, Pentecostal World Fellowship

Selection The C.H. Mason Memorial Choir

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NATIONAL TRIBUTES

Department of Women Mother Willie Mae Rivers

• General Supervisor

Council of Pastors & Elders The Reverend Derrick Hutchins
• Chairman

Board of Bishops The Right Reverend John Henry Sheard
• Chairman

General Assembly The Right Reverend James Oglethorpe Patterson Jr. • Chairman

Selection The C.H. Mason Memorial Choir
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NATIONAL RESOLUTIONS

General Church The Reverend J. Harley Lyles Jr.
• General Secretary (Interim)

General Board The Right Reverend Wilbur W. Hamilton

• Secretary, General Board

Introduction of Eulogist The Right Reverend Chandler D. Owens
• Former Presiding Bishop

Sermonic Hymn The Right Reverend Matthew Williams
• “Amazing Grace” Adjutant General
The Choir and Congregation

Eulogy The Right Reverend Charles E. Blake
• First Assistant Presiding Bishop

Prayer of Comfort The Right Reverend George D. McKinney
• Member, General Board


Recessional

“The Sermons of Bishop G.E. Patterson- Reliving the Legacy”

Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson blessed us in so many ways on so many different occasions. We honor his life and appreciate his legacy. Listend to and watch the sermons of the General that touched the lives of men, women & children for many years. This new site is a tribute to the Messages he brought forth. It is the site that celebrates the life of Bishop G.E. Patterson and brings you the Sermons and songs that ministered and will continue to minister to you for years to come.

College Gospel Choirs Sangin’

This one is from Akron, Ohio

James Hall Worship & Praise: No Joy, No Strength

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