The Worship of God
September 15, 2019
The prelude music is a time for beginning worship. Observing a time of silence and prayer will free the congregation to focus on the worship of God.
The Prelude Mrs. Beth Braun
The Chiming of the Hour
The Call to Worship There will be Peace in the Valley Soloist JimHeishman
The Greeting and the Lord’s Prayer Mrs. Bobbie Sweat
*The Opening Hymn # 382 God, the Father of your People
The Gospel Lesson Luke 15: 1-10 NIV
Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulder and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light
a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
This is the gospel of Christ.
Thanks be to God.
The Morning Prayer
*The Offertory Hymn # 285 Wherever He Leads I’ll Go
The Choral Worship People Need the Lord
The Sermon Dr. Cecil Chambers
The Lost Sheep
The danger of radical hospitality
The discernment of self interest
The display of redemptive joy
*The Hymn of Response # 544 Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It
The Dismissal with Blessing
Go in peace praising God for our salvation.
Eternal are your mercies, Lord,
And truth eternal is your word:
Your praise shall sound from every shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more. Isaac Watts, Stanza 3, Doxology
*The Choral Benediction Amen
* 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 flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Bob and Barbara Bliley’s wedding anniversary by their daughters.
The Wonderful Wednesday Night Dinner and Bible Study with the Pastor
Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.
This Week’s Menu: Barbecue, Slaw, Baked Beans, Rolls, Dessert. Make your reservation today by signing the list posted on the back hall bulletin board.
Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Our pastor will be leading us in Bible study: The topic: “Prayers for leaders in Authority”.
Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 PM..
Remember our homebound members this week in prayer. Take time to send a card or call to Mrs. Catherine Frostick, 1900 Lauderdale Drive B208. Henrico, VA 23238.
What truly wonderful friends you are, your help and support doing Judy’s passing meant a good deal to us. We appreciate your calls, cards, and prayers. Judy loved the people at Skipwith so much. She would have been so proud of you all.
Love you, Dorothy Shockley and Family
Skipwith Baptist Church
1900 Skipwith Road
Henrico, Virginia 23229
Against you only have I sinned
Done what is evil in your sight.
Rev. Dr. Cecil J. Chambers, Minister
Mr. Richard A. Tinsley, Music Minister
Mrs. Bethany H. Braun, Organist/ Pianist
Mrs. Pauline K. Taylor, Ministry Assistant