The Worship of God
April 23, 2017
The Prelude Mrs. Beth Braun
The Chiming of the Hour
The Call to Worship Once Upon a Tree
The Welcome and the Lord’s Prayer Mrs. Pat Myers
*The Opening Hymn # 149 Blessed Redeemer
The Reading of the Scripture John 20: 19-31
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”
A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
This is the gospel of Christ.
Thanks be to God.
The Morning Prayer
**The Offertory Hymn # 191 I Know that my Redeemer Liveth
The Choral Worship Because He Lives
The Sermon Dr. Cecil Chambers
The miraculous appearance
The beginning gift
The empowering gift
The helpful invitation
The gracious blessing
*The Hymn of Response # 345 Now I Belong to Jesus
The Dismissal with Blessing
Go forth in the name of the Lord.
This is God’s charge:
To give our allegiance to Jesus Christ
And to love one another as he commanded
We go in the name of the risen Christ.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
And the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
Be with you all.
The Choral Response Amen
*If you are able, please stand. ** Boys and girls may leave for Children’s Church.
We are happy that you have come to worship with us this morning. We pray that you will be blessed by joining us in the praise and worship of our LORD.
The Sanctuary Flowers
Faye and Will Silvestre gave the flowers this morning in celebration of their 31st wedding anniversary. Congratulations!
The Spring Fling
We hope that you will join with us at 4 o’clock this afternoon for the ‘Ann Ladd and Friends’ concert. Along with the good music will be hot dogs, chips and cookies. The program will be on our church lawn or in the fellowship hall, if raining. If we are outside you may wish to bring a folding chair or a blanket to sit on. Some chairs will be available. Everyone is invited!
The Deacons Meet on Monday evening at 7 o’clock.
Wonderful Wednesday Dinner and Bible Study
Dinner is served at 6 o’clock on Wednesday in the fellowship hall. The menu: Hamburger Steak, Macaroni & Cheese, Peas, Bread, Dessert. The cost: $7.00 per person. Please make your reservation for dinner by signing the bulletin board in the hallway or by calling the church office by 10:00 am. Monday. At 6:30 p.m. we continue our study of “6 Decisions That Will Change Your Life”. Faye Silvestre will lead the study this week. We invite all who would like to come and discern these six key decisions in our walk with Christ. If you would like to come early for dinner, please remember to make your reservation before 10 o’clock on Monday morning.
Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.
The Endowment Committee meets on Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock.
Remember our Homebound: send a card, call or visit to Mr. Carl Smelley, Beth Sholom 251, 1600 John Rolf Pkwy, Henrico, VA 23238. Remember all our homebound members in your prayers this week.
Our WMU is collecting $10.00 gift cards from Walmart, Martins, or Wawa this month for the South Richmond Baptist Center. If you would like share in this please bring your cards and leave them in the basket in the Sunday School foyer.
Skipwith Baptist Church
Henrico, Virginia 23229
1900 Skipwith Road
- “I will not leave you as orphans; John 14:18
- I will come to you.
- Dr. Cecil J. Chambers, Minister
- Mr. Richard A. Tinsley, Music Director
- Mrs. Pauline K. Taylor, Ministry Assistant
- Mrs. Bethany H. Braun, Organist, Pianist