The Worship of God
May 26, 2019
The Chiming of the Hour
The Call to Worship #635 Star-Spangler Banner
The Welcome and the Lord’s Prayer Mrs. Candice Lewis
*The Opening Hymn # 634 My Country ‘Tis of Thee
The Scripture Lesson
Joshua 4: 1-9
When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan from right where the priests stood and to carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight.”
So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, and said to them, “Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.”
So the Israelites did as Joshua commanded them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the Lord had told Joshua; and they carried them over with them to their camp, where they put them down.
Joshua set up the twelve stones that had been in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day.
I Corinthians 11: 23-26
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
This is the word of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.
The Morning Prayer
The Offertory Hymn # 630 America the Beautiful.
The Choral Worship Blades of Grass & Pure White Stones
The Sermon Dr. Chambers
Recalls the steps and symbols of success
Respects the leaders and sacrifice of yesterday
Resolves to learn the lesson of caution
Reveres the gift of sacrifice
*The Hymn of Response # 631 We Utter Our Cry
The Dismissal with Blessing
Go in peace celebrating the gift of freedom.
We go in solemn debt to those who died for our freedom.
Go in faith through Jesus Christ whose sacrifice has secured our eternal freedom forever.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
The Choral Response God Bless America
We are happy that you have come to worship with us. We pray that you will be blessed by joining us in the praise and worship of our LORD.
Deacons will meet at the church on Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock.
Our Homebound Members
Set aside some time this week to call or send a card to George and Ruth Wilson, Lexington Court, 1776 Cambridge Drive, Henrico, VA 23238. Our homebound members miss the church and would love to hear from you.
Wonderful Wednesday Dinner
Dinner will be served at 6 o’clock on Wednesday in the Wright Fellowship Hall. The menu: Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Peas, Rolls, Dessert. Make your reservation by signing the list posted on the back hall bulletin board or by calling the church office by 10 o’clock on Monday.
Prayer and Share with the Pastor…
.. follows dinner at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 p.m.
Skipwith Baptist Church
1900 Skipwith Road
Henrico, Virginia 23229
Memorial Day Weekend
“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy
forget a time that men have died to win them.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Rev. Dr. Cecil J. Chambers, Pastor
Mr. Richard A. Tinsley, Music Ministry
Mrs. Bethany H. Braun, Organist, Pianist
Mrs. Pauline K. Taylor, Ministry Assistant p