1511 El Rancho Dr.
Sun City Center, Florida 33573
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
May 1, 2014
Welcome, "present colors", Pledges Rev. Rance Goad
Hymn America the Beautiful630 National Prayer programNelda Ledet
Prayer for the Nation
Readings from Olne Voice United in Prayer pamphlet
Hymn Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory633 PrayerDeaconDon Westlake
Balloons - release as symbol of the power of prayer ascending into the heavens
Fellowship to follow
The American Flag
I pledge allegiance to the Flag Of the United States of America, And to the Republic for which it stands; One Nation under God, indivisible, With liberty and justice for all.
The Christian Flag
I pledge Allegiance to the Christian Flag,
And to the Saviour for whose kingdom it stands; One Saviour, crucified, risen and coming again, With life and liberty to all who believe.
I Pledge Allegiance to the Bible, God's Holy Word;
I will make it a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path, And I will hide it's words in my heart,
That I might not sin against God.
Founding Father's Quotes
"We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us." —
Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
"Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants." — Benjamin Franklin
"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments." — Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence
"If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws." — Noah Webster
"Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God?" - Thomas Jefferson
"Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." —
President John Adams to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, 1798