The Worship of God
January 5, 2020
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 One Holy Night
The Welcome and the Lord’s Prayer Mrs. Carol Price
*The Opening Hymn # 101 Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
The Scripture Lesson Matthew 2:13-15; 19-23
When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.”
So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets; “He will be called Nazarene.”
This is the gospel of Christ.
Thanks be to God
*The Offertory Hymn # 113 We Three Kings
The Choral Worship Start at the Manger
The Sermon Dr. Cecil Chambers
Dreams of Protection and Guidance
Divine dreams are troublesome but effective
Divine dreams raise questions but are purposeful
The Hymn of Response #105 Child in the Manger
Peace, peace, peace on earth…and good-will to all men!
This is a time for LOVE! This is a time for JOY!
Now let us all sing together…of PEACE, PEACE, PEACE on earth!
Silent Night, Holy Night… all is calm, all is bright!
Round yon virgin…mother and child! Holy infant…so tender and mild!
Sleep in heavenly peace…Sleep in heavenly peace!
* 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.
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.
Wonderful Wednesday Dinners
Dinner will be served at 6 o’clock on Wednesday evening in the Wright Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu: Chunky Vegetable Soup, Sandwich, Fruit, Dessert. We hope you can join us! Please make your reservation by signing the list posted on the back hall bulletin board or by calling the church office by 10:00 am on Monday.
Bible Study in 1 Corinthians Begins this Week on Wednesday
Following the dinner on Wednesday evening our pastor will give an introduction of our study in 1 Corinthians. This will be an interesting Bible study for the next several weeks. Bring your Bible and questions each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.
I want to thank you for the wonderful support you gave me during my month stay at the hospital. It was quite an ordeal but knowing I had the prayers and love from all of you, got me through.
It’s still a battle to win, but with God’s love and strength, I know everything will be OK. Thank you again and keep up the prayers. I love you all and miss you.
Skipwith Baptist Church
1900 Skipwith Road
Henrico, Virginia 23229
“Hear my voice, O Lord,
according to your loving-kindness,
according to your judgments,
give me life.”
Dr. Cecil J. Chambers, Minister
Mr. Richard A. Tinsley, Music Minister
Mrs. Bethany H. Braun, Organist/ Pianist
Mrs. Pauline K. Taylor, Ministry Assistant