The Ordination of a Deacon: Innocent Obinwanne Umunna

The Right Reverend Doctor Todd Hunter ordained Innocent Obinwanne Umunna to the office of a Deacon in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others. The ordination was celebrated at Incarnation Anglican Mission in Roseville, California on All Souls Day, 2017.

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September 2017 Igbo Anglican Service

Igbo Anglican Church is located in San Jose, CA and seeks to serve Nigerian Anglicans throughout Northern California.

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Baptism and Fathers Day thanksgiving Service

Dear Fellow Anglicans:

Following are the announcements for this July 12 Igbo Anglican Worship in San Jose. The service will start at12:00 noon prompt at St James Anglican Church, 1565 Lincoln Ave. San Jose CA. Please share this information with everyone. Note that our services are usually time certain because the facility is heavily scheduled.

Several events will take place in this service: 1) Fathers will be honored for the belated Fathers’ Day service which they missed because of our scheduling, 2) there will be baptismal/dedication ceremony, and 3) there will be a holy communion event.

All fathers will be performing in songs, dancing and words of wisdom to the Church. Fathers are requested to arrive about 20 minutes early to do rehearsals before the service starts. They may bring their musical instruments and choice songs.

 

Please find below the selected songs that children should learn for the service. The songs can be heard in the attached file. Parents are urged to help their children learn these Igbo songs. Although the English versions of the songs are also given here, only the Igbo versions will be sung in church.

 

The two selected songs for this service are:

Song #1 (Igbo):

Ọṅụ ọṅụ ọṅụ,

Ọṅụ mgbe nile,

N’ime Jisọs

Ọṅụ dịya mgbe nile

Alleluia

(Repeat)

 

English Version:

Joy Joy Joy

Joy Everyday

In Jesus

Oh, there is joy

Alleluia

 

Song #2 (Igbo):

Jesus Christ hurum na anya,

akwukwo nso gwaram o tua

umu nta bukwa nke ya,

ha adighi ike ma o di ike.

Koros: – O hurum na anya,

O hurum na anya,

O hurum na anya

akwukwo nso gwaram otua.

 

English Version:
Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak but He is strong.

Yes Jesus loves me
Yes Jesus loves me
Yes Jesus loves me
The Bible tells me so.

There will be a lunch social after the service. All attending fathers are expected to be at the social to be recognized.

 

We are also still looking for folks who can play instruments especially piano and/or organ. Other types of instruments are also welcomed especially for the choir. Also let us know if you want to serve on committees. If you have a home-bound or hospitalized sick person, let us know so we can visit and/or pray for them.

 

Parking space is available at next door Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose. Street parking is also available.

 

For more information about these announcements or any other matters, please contact Brother Innocent Umunna who is copied here. You may also call him at: (831) 269-4288. If you need prayer for any thing, please let him know when you contact him so that we will pray for you. We look forward to seeing you at the Igbo Church service on July 12.

 

Dr. Obi.

On behalf of the Steering Committee

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JUNE POWER SERVICE

Folks here are the announcements for this month’s Anglican Worship in San Jose. The service will start at 12:00 noon prompt on June 14 at St James Anglican Church, 1565 Lincoln Ave. San Jose CA. Please share this information with others as usual. Note that our services are usually time certain because the facility is heavily scheduled.

Please find below the selected songs that children should learn for the service. The songs can be heard in the attached file. Parents are urged to help their children learn these Igbo songs. Although the English versions of the songs are also given here, only the Igbo versions will be sung in church.

The two selected songs for this service are:

Song #1 (Igbo)
Idinma Ezi Chineke
En’igwe n’agba ama
Na-agba ama
Mu onwem na-asi Idimma
Ezi Chineke
Ezi Chineke

(Repeat)
 

English Version:
You are good wonderful God
The heavens testify of You
Myself say that You are good
Wonderful God  

Song #2 (Igbo):
Nani Jisọs.
Nani Jisọs
Nani Ya-a gegbo nkpam nile
Ibu arọm nile aghaghi idi nfe
Ebe mmatara na Jisọs bu nkem
(Repeat) 

English Version:
Only Jesus
Only Jesus
Only Him will solve all my problems
All my burdens, will be lightened
Since I know that Jesus is mine

There will be a lunch social after the service. Please bring the whole family to socialize with others.

Folks who have and can play worship instruments may bring them for the praise and worship time. If you have a home-bound or hospitalized sick person, let us know so we can visit and/or pray for them.

Parking space is available at next door Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose. Street parking is also available.

A baptismal ceremony is scheduled for July 12 service. For more information on this or other matters, please contact Brother Innocent Umunna who is copied here. You may also call him at: (831) 269-4288. If you need prayer for any thing, please let him know when you contact him so that we will pray for you. We look forward to seeing you at the Igbo church service on June 14.

Dr. Obi.
On behalf of the Steering Committee.

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The Bro & The Bishop

Bro Innocent & Bp. Todd Hunter

Bro Innocent & Bp. Todd Hunter

On Thursday May 21, Bro Innocent met and had lunch with Bp. Todd Hunter. Igbo Anglican Church is part of The Diocese of Churches For The Sake of Others (C4SO).  Bp. Todd was in town for the day and had lunch with Innocent and Fr. Ed McNeill of St. James.

This was the first time Bp. Todd has met Innocent and the first occasion Innocent has had to tell him the story of how God brought him from Nigeria to The United States. Lunch was joyful and there was much laughter.

Innocent and Fr. Ed also told the story of how Igbo Anglicans began and their joy of being part of what God is doing. Innocent spoke of his hope that the church would grow and be able to start more Igbo Services in the Bay Area.  By the Grace of God all things are possible.

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Diocesan News

Igbo Anglican Church along with St. James is part of The Diocese of Churches For The Sake Of Others. We are one of the new church plants in a diocese that loves to plant churches. Today we are featured in an article on the Diocesan Website. It tells the story of how and why Igbo Anglican got started. You can read it here.

While you’re clicking on links, how about liking our FaceBook Page?

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Mothers Day Preparation

Folks here is the announcement for this Mothers’ Day Igbo Anglican Worship in San Jose. The service will start at 12:00 noon prompt on May 10 at St James Anglican Church, 1565 Lincoln Ave. San Jose CA. Please share this information with folks of Anglican denomination and other interested Igbo folks. Note that our services are usually time certain because the facility is heavily scheduled.

Please find below the selected Mothers’ Day songs that children should learn for the service. The songs can be heard in the attached files which can be opened with Quick Time Player if you cannot open them otherwise. Parents are urged to help their children learn these Igbo songs. Although the English versions of the songs are also given here, only the Igbo versions will be sung in church.

The two selected songs for this service are:

Song #1: Mama Mama
Mama, Mama,
Nne, Nne,
Nne, Nne,
Nne m ọma
Isi na awa mụo
kpọbara m Nne m
Kpọbara m Nne m
Nne m ọma
(Mama, Mama
Chineke biko
gozierem Nnem
gozierem Nnem
(Mama, Mama)

English
Mama, Mama
Mother, Mother
Mother, Mother
My good Mother
I have headache
Call my Mother
Call my Mother
My good Mother
Please God
Bless my Mother
Bless my Mother

Song # 2:
Ọ bụ onye ga akpọ Mama
Ọ bụ onye ga akpọ Mama Nnem,
Ọ bụ onye ga akpọ Mama Nnem,
Mama m ihe dị mma ka m ga enye gị
Nne ọma,Nne ọma, onye ọga- adịrị mma
Nne ọmaaaaa

English
Who will call Mother my Mother
Who will call Mother my Mother
I will give good things to my Mother
Good Mother, good Mother, it will go well for you
Good Mother

This service is basically for mothers. They will be performing in songs and dancing during the service. All mothers and children should be at the church about 20 minutes before service for rehearsals.

There will be a lunch social after the service. All attending mothers are expected to be at the social to be recognized.

We are also still looking for folks who can play instruments especially piano and/or organ. Other types of instruments are also welcomed especially for the choir. Also let us know if you want to serve on committees. We still need more prayer warriors and those who can call or visit people in the hospitals, prisons, and homes. If you have a home-bound or hospitalized sick person, let us know so we can visit and/or pray for them.

Parking space is available at next door Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose. Street parking is also available.

A baptismal, confirmation, and women guild service is being planned for July 12 service. For more information on this or other matters, please contact Brother Innocent Umunna who is copied here. You may also call him at: (831) 269-4288. If you need prayer for any thing, please let him know when you contact him so that we will pray for you. We look forward to seeing you at the Igbo church service on May 10.

Dr. Obi.

On behalf of the Steering Committee.

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Easter 2015

IMG_3295The Easter 2015 Igbo Anglican Service was a great service, as The Lord bless us with great things in the service. Starting with children who presented their Igbo songs titled Nani Jisos and Nso Nso Nso. We were also blessed with a powerful message that was preached by Bro. Innocent Umunna, in his message titled “Peace in the mist of fear” taken from John 20 : 19 – 31 he made us to understand that one of the reason why the Disciples of Jesus went in and lock the door was because of fear of the Jew, perhaps they were assuming that if they were able to kill their master Jesus then they will be like an ant to them, but when Jesus come in there was peace in the room and they rejoiced. He brought the message home to us that one of the reason why we are still in a difficult situations thinking that there is no hope for us is because we have locked the door of our life. But if we can allow Jesus to come in like He did to the Disciple, He will bring peace to our situations and only then we can have Joy.

Finally, The Easter service also marked the first child dedication and thanksgiving of the service,many families, friends and Igbo people around Bay area were present in the service and we were all blessed by God.

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Easter Service Preparation

IMG_3315Dear Fellow Anglicans and Friends in Christ:

Following are the announcements for this month’s Igbo Anglican Easter Worship in San Jose. As usual, it will start at 12:00 noon prompt on April 12 at St James Anglican Church, 1565 Lincoln Ave. San Jose CA. Please share this information with all Anglicans and other interested Igbo folks.

We now have an official web site where you can get more information. It is: Igboanglican.org. The site is still being developed and improved but it is working and has limited information at the moment.

You will also like to know that another Igbo Anglican Church was inaugurated in Sacramento last month. For more information on that, please contact Rev. Okechukwu Sunday (Vicar), at 707- 656-8530.

Please find below the selected songs that children should learn for the service. The songs can be heard in the attached file which can be opened with Quick Time Player if you cannot open it otherwise. Parents with children are strongly urged to help them learn these Igbo songs. Although the English versions of the songs are also given here, only the Igbo version will be sung in the church.

The two selected songs for this Easter service are:
Song #1 (Igbo):
Nani Jisọs.
Nani Jisọs
Nani Ya-a gegbo nkpam nile
Ibu arọm nile aghaghi idi nfe
Ebe mmatara na Jisọs bu nkem

English Version:

Only Jesus
Only Jesus
Only Him will solve all my problems
All my burdens, will be lightened
Since I know that Jesus is mine

Song #2 (Igbo):
Nsọ, Nsọ, Nsọ! Chukwu Okike
N’isi ụtụtụ ayị gabụ abụ nye Gị;
Nsọ, Nsọ, Nsọ! Onye ebere
Atọ nim’otu, Chukwu dị ngozi

English Version:

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Children should be at the church about 20 minutes before service for rehearsal.

There will be a lunch social after the service. Families are encouraged to stay behind after service to socialize, eat and drink.

We are still looking for folks who can play instruments especially piano and/or organ. Other types of instruments are also welcomed especially for the choir. Also let us know if you want to serve on committees. We need prayer warriors and those who can call or visit people in the hospitals, prisons, and homes.

Parking space is available at next door Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose. Street parking is also available.

A baptismal service is being planned for the month of June or July. For more information on this or other matters, please contact Brother Innocent Umunna who is copied here. You may also call him at: (831) 269-4288. If you need prayer for any thing, please let him know when you contact him so that we will pray for you. We look forward to seeing you at the Igbo church service on April 12.

Dr. Obi.

On behalf of the Steering Committee.

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