Bulletin September 1, 2019

Pauline Taylor —  September 9, 2019

The Worship of God

September 1, 2019

11:00 AM

The Prelude                               Softly and Tenderly                    Mr. Rick Tinsley

The Chiming of the Hour

The Greeting and the Lord’s Prayer                                              Mrs. Pat Myers

*The Opening Hymn # 136      Are You Washed in the Blood

The Scripture Lesson                    Psalm 73: 1-17 

Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.  But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold for I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.  They are free from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills.

Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.  From their callous hearts comes iniquity, the evil conceits of their minds know no limits.   They scoff, and speak with malice; in their arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth. Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.  They say, “How can God know?  Does the Most High have knowledge? 

This is what the wicked are like – always carefree, they increase in wealth.  Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence.  All day long I have been plagued; I have been punished every morning.   If I had said, “I will speak thus,” I would have betrayed your children.  When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.                                

The Morning Prayer

*The Offertory Hymn # 140           Down At the Cross

The Offertory                      On Eagles Wings   

*The Doxology

The Choral Worship                He Grew the Tree

The Sermon                                                                                  Dr. Cecil Chambers

When Faith Becomes Work

Claiming faith in a world in love with the wrong

Holding on to purpose in the midst of the success of the wicked

Reclaiming your true spiritual identity

*The Hymn of Decision # 320           Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

The Service of Communion

The Invitation to the Table

The Serving of the Elements

The Partaking of the Elements

The Dismissal with Blessing

*The Choral Benediction               Blest Be The Tie That Binds   

* Please stand if you are able.         

Welcome

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 Wonderful Wednesday Night Dinner and Bible Study with the Pastor

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.

We hope that you are will consider making the Wednesday meal and prayer time a part of your schedule and spiritual discipline this year.  Our pastor will be leading us in a study of different aspects of prayer in the Christian life in September through October.

This Week’s Menu: Cold Plate, Fruit, Rolls, and Dessert. Make reservations by signing the list posted on the back hall bulletin board.

Choir Rehearsal –  7:30 PM..

Attention Skipwith Members:

1. Have you changed your address or know members who have changed their address?  Please let the office know of any changes so we will have accurate information.  Even if members are out of town and rarely attend, the deacons send cards periodically and accurate information is a big help in ministering to folks through the mail.

2. Would you have an interest in helping with transportation with members who are not comfortable driving after dark but enjoy the Wednesday program.  Please ask the pastor, Mrs. Taylor, or Mr. McGuire for more information.

3. Have you joined the Skipwith Baptist Church Facebook Page.  Check us out and let us hear from you.

Homebound Members

Remember our homebound members this week in prayer.  Take time to send a card or call to Mrs. Mildred Privott, 1600 Westbrook Ave. apt 203, Richmond, VA 23227.  

The September Communicator is ready  – Pick up yours today.

Skipwith Baptist Church

1900 Skipwith Road

Henrico, Virginia 23229

804-282-2234

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A Prayer for Worship

O God, light of the minds that know you,

Life of the souls that love you,

Strength of the thoughts that seek you;

Help us to so know you

That we may truly love you,

 To so love you

That we may fully serve you,

Whose service is perfect freedom;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Rev. Dr. Cecil J. Chambers, Minister

Mr. Richard A. Tinsley, Music Minister

Mrs. Bethany H. Braun, Organist/ Pianist

Mrs. Pauline K. Taylor, Ministry Assistant