1. Preparation time, time of arrival of outreach churches and city members.
2. Call to Worship by Pastor Norman S. Lao
Praise the LORD.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.
3. Opening hymn HOW GREAT THOU ART (Ilonggo)
4. Giving Thanks to God for His Church
1. Lazaro Declaro
2. Ananias Casuncad
3. Roy Gomez
4. Rodolofo Villorente
5. Junior Magno
6. Raul Elimeo
7. Evelyn Casuncad
8. Helia Dadivas
9. Catalina Buganas
10. Joy Gomez
11. Gloria Capioso
12. Jeffrey Martinez
13. Pauline Cham-Martinez
14. Irish May Caro
15. Alora Cubing
16. Christabelle Cubing
17. Ferolyn Grace Declaro
18. GR Jophil Taala
5. Opening Prayer: Pastor Delia J. Recto, Living Rock Amparo, Pavia
6. Praise and Worship Celebration by Living Rock Music Team
7. Welcome Song “Napakaligaya” by Living Rock Music Team
8. Pastoral Welcome by Pastor Norman S. Lao
9. Special Greetings
11. Birthday Celebrants
Prayer by Pastor Doris B. Cubing, Pastor, Living Rock Buenavista, Guimaras
Prayer by Pastor Lloyd U. Basco, Pastor, Living Rock Siwalo, Maasin
13. SPECIAL NUMBERS
Young Professionals, Youth Unlimited, Children
14. Highlights of our Church History (1989-2007) with Lighting of 18 Candles by Geline A. Taala
1989 – Pastor Cubing started the fellowship at the CRC seven months after resigning from Full Gospel Center Church. We had about 26 members (first Month Service). The first year was truly a struggle, but the Lord gave Pastor Cubing a Word that encouraged us: “I will restore unto you what the devourer has eaten.”
Recognition of our original members (to be given by Pastor Norman in behalf of the Living Rock Church Family):
Theodore Albarracin (not in Iloilo City)
Zenda Albarracin (not in Iloilo City)
Mercedes Canezares (not with our church)
Pastor Apolinario Cubing, Founding Pastor
Andres Cubing (Currently in Africa)
Engr. Aileen Gay Cubing
Engr. Ian Van Cubing
Angelyn Doris Cubing (Currently in Canada)
Lagrimas M. Cubing (deceased)
Fiorella S. Espinoza (deceased)
Romeo T. Espinoza
Merlin Aldous S. Espinoza (not with us)
Dr. Mae Abigail S. Espinoza, MD
Ma. Aurora S. Espinoza
Santos A. Garingo
Lydia A. Garingo
Pastor Norman S. Lao
Velma Jane Cubing Lao
Engr. Salvador E. Magno, Jr.
Zenaida E. Magno (deceased)
Elba J. Pollicar
Ira J. Taala, RN
Geline A. Taala
Linda Tolosa (not with our church)
Note: Some of our members were not yet born or were still infants when we started this church. They are not included in the list of original members.
1990 – We transferred to the Provincial Capitol because CRC became too small and too hot for us.
1992 – We transferred to the Lopez Arcade. Pastor Norman was appointed Associate Pastor.
1994 – We temporarily held fellowship at the River Queen Hotel. After about one month, we transferred to Lelac Inn and had our church there until 2006
1996 – Pastor Norman was Ordained into the Ministry by Rev. Apolinario Cubing, Rev. Narciso Dionson, the Pastoral Staff and the Congregation. A prophetic word was given to Pastor Norman at the Western Visayas Cultural Center gathering of CMF. The man of God said, “Do not say that your church is small for God will cause people to come and help you… as God called Caleb to help Joshua… so shall the Lord bless you with people who will help you in the ministry.”
1997 – The darkest part of our church history. We had so many problems that the church was threatened with division. But the Lord fought our battles for us and we became victorious.
1998 – We lost four families as a result of the problems in 1997, but the church remained united.
1999 – Slowly the Lord began to bless our church family with new people. Special mention is given here to Pastor Delia Recto whom God used to help us open three new churches in the coming years.
2000 – A new millennium approaches and with it new hope, new strength, new resolve.
2001 – We started a church in Amparo, Pavia. Pastor Delia Recto appointed Pastor. Later Pastor Rio Calle was appointed to pastor the church because Pastor Delia was to start a church in Guimaras.
2002 – During one of our Sunday Services at Lelac Inn, Sis. Lagrimas Cubing spoke a prophetic Word: “’Prepare to fold your tents,’ says the Lord.” This word had a double fulfillment as we shall see later.
2003 – Through the household help of Pastor Recto we started a church in Siwalo, Maasin. Pastor Lloyd Basco was later appointed pastor.
2004 – We started a church in Buenavista, Guimaras. Pastor Delia Recto was assigned to pastor the congregation. Sis. Lagrimas Cubing died. (She folded her tent to go to a better place.)
2005 – Pastor David was assigned to Pastor Guimaras Congregation. Pastor Delia assigned to Amparo Living Rock Church
because Pastor Calle went to Cebu for employment. Pastor David died after preaching on the third month. Pastor Doris was assigned to replace her husband Pastor David.
2006 – Bro. Julius and Sis. Lina Dureza gave us permission to use their lot for our church building. We built a Church Building and finished it just in time for our 17th Anniversary.
We folded our tent at Lelac Inn and Transferred to our new building here. Praise the Lord!
2007 – After 18 years of ministry: We have currently 120 members in our church roll in the mother church without counting members who are abroad, 4 active pastors, three planted churches, one started church, feeding program with more than 150 children in five locations, an internal benevolence ministry (LMC)that has cashed out more than 20 thousand pesos in member assistance this year, more than 35 workers, an online ministry at www.jlrcm.wordpress.com.
15. Recognition of JLRCM Pastors.
16. Dedication of the Church
Act of Dedication
A. Ribbon Cutting by Original Members (after cutting the ribbon shall march and assemble on the platform)
B. (On the platform) Together: Having been prospered by the good hand of our God, and enabled by His grace and power to complete this house of worship to be used for the glory of His name, we will now in His holy presence dedicate the building to Him.
To the glory of God our Father, from whom comes every good and perfect gift;
To the honor or Jesus Christ, His Son, our Lord and Savior;
To the praise of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, source of light and life.
C. Church Officers (together): We, the officers of this church and congregation, recognizing that there has been committed to us a sacred trust, relying upon God for wisdom and strength, do solemnly covenant together, to sacredly guard, uphold and perpetuate the scriptural doctrines and principles upon which this church is founded and by which it has been maintained through all its history down to the present day; that we will study the peace and unity of this church to the end that this house may ever serve for the assembling together of the rich and the poor for the worship of Him who is the maker of us all; for the preaching of the Word of God in its fullness; and for the proclamation of our Lord Jesus Christ as the Savior of Men.
D. The Congregation shall arise.
E. Dedicatory Prayer by Rev. Roger Quimpo
17. Congregational Singing: God is so Good, He has done great things
18. Introduction of Speaker by Pastor Norman S. Lao
19. Anniversary Message: “The Church is a Family” by Rev. Roger Quimpo, Pastor, University Church, Central Philippine University
20. Closing Song Living Rock Music Team
21. Closing Prayer by Pastor Norman S. Lao
22. Instructions by Emcee
23. Preparation for Lunch
24. Prayer for Lunch
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above the heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
26. Fellowship Lunch
Please stay in your chairs. Our ushers will serve your lunch. Thank you.
27. Special Numbers
28. Picture Taking
29. Raffle of Prizes by Gershon Loyd Garingo and Lloyd Basco
30. Closing Song
31. Closing Prayer and Benediction
32. Homeward Bound. God bless you!
Emcee: Ms. Velma Jane Cubing-Lao
We wish to thank EVERYBODY for their invaluable assistance in making our 18th Church Anniversary a most joyous and blessed occasion. We cannot name all of you, but God knows who you are. May He richly bless you all.