The Worship of God
January 19, 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 Greeting and the Lord’s Prayer Mrs. Nancy Starkey
*The Opening Hymn # 334 Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine
The Scripture Lesson John 1: 29-42
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”
Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me. ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God.”
The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour.
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him. We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ), And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “you are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter”).
This is the gospel of Christ.
Thanks be to God
*The Offertory Hymn # 407 Because He Lives
The Choral Worship It Was His Best
The Sermon Rev. Dr. Cecil Chambers
What I Know and What I Don’t
Limited but vital knowledge from spiritual awareness
Mystical experiences from divine action
The Hymn of Response # 213 We Will Glorify
The Charge and Benediction
Stand firm in your faith,
Be courageous and strong,
Let all that you do in love.
We go in the name and power of the Christ, the Lamb of God.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The Choral Response 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.
Remember our homebound members this week in prayer. Take time to send a card or call to Mrs. Beverly Taylor, 1719 Devers Road, Richmond, VA 23226.
The pastor, church officers and chairpersons of all committees make up the Council. You have a meeting at the church on Monday evening at 7 o’clock.
Finance Committee members will meet on Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock.
Wonderful Wednesday Dinners
Dinner will be served at 6 o’clock on Wednesday evening in the Wright Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Dessert, Rolls. 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.
The Quarterly Church Business Meeting will be called to orderat 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday – 7:30 p.m.
Skipwith Baptist Church
1900 Skipwith Road
Henrico, Virginia 23229
the light of your countenance, O God,
and come to us.
Based on Psalm 67:1
Dr. Cecil J. Chambers, Minister
Mr. Richard A. Tinsley, Music Minister
Mrs. Bethany H. Braun, Organist/ Pianist
Mrs. Pauline K. Taylor, Ministry Assistant