The Worship of God
August 25, 2019
The Prelude Mrs. Beth Braun
The Chiming of the Hour
The Welcome and Lord’s Prayer Mr. Will Silvestre
*The Opening Hymn # 54 Great is Thy Faithfulness
The Scripture Lesson Luke 13: 10-17
On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue ruler said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”
The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”
When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.
This is the gospel of Christ.
Thanks be to God.
The Morning Prayer
*The Offertory Hymn # 307 Just As I Am (verses 1,2,5,6)
The Choral Worship Mercy, Called Me by Name
The Sermon Dr. Cecil Chambers
The shame of a woman bound
The irony of a man with a critical spirit
The joy of divine healing and restoration
The Hymn of Decision # 123 Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
This Dismissal with Blessing
Go in peace and protection of God.
O Lord, God of truth, I commend my spirit for you have redeemed me. Keep me, as the apple of your eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings. Amen.
The Choral Benediction
*Please stand if you are able.
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.
The rosebuds this morning are in honor of Avett Edison Greene and Callan Josiah Greene twin sons of Ryan and Jessica Greene born on July 29, 2019 at St. Mary’s hospital. They are the grandsons of Ed and Vicky Kidder and great grandsons of Harold and Pauline Taylor. All are doing well and very thankful for the great blessings God has given to this family.
Deacons Meeting – on Monday evening at 7 o’clock.
Our Homebound Members
Remember our homebound members this week in prayer. Take time to send a card or call to Mrs. Mary Matthews, 1514 Brigham Road, Henrico, VA 23226.
Prayer and Share with Our Pastor
We will meet in the Men’s II classroom for prayer on Wednesday evening at 6:45 pm o’clock.
Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 PM..
Our Wednesday programming begins again in September. I hope you will consider making the Wednesday meal and prayer time a part of your schedule and spiritual discipline.
This September through October we will look at how to be more effective in the practice of prayer. On September 4, the topic: Different aspects of prayer in the Christian life. The menu: Cold Plate, Fruit, Rolls, Dessert.
I am looking forward to a good time together.
Skipwith Baptist Church
1900 Skipwith Road
Henrico, Virginia 23229
To God the Father, God the Son
And God the Spirit, three in one
Praise, honor, might and glory be
From age to age eternally.
Adapted from THE SHORT BREIARY
Rev. Dr. Cecil J. Chambers, Minister
Mr. Richard A. Tinsley, Music Minister
Mrs. Bethany H. Braun, Organist/ Pianist
Mrs. Pauline K. Taylor, Ministry Assistant