The Worship of God
February 16, 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 He Knows My Name
The Greeting and the Lord’s Prayer Mrs. Nancy Starkey
A Focus on our Sunday School
*The Opening Hymn # 384 The Bond of Love
The Scripture Lesson Ephesians 5: 25-33
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church – for we are members of his body.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
This is the word of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.
The Morning Prayer
*The Offertory Hymn # 208 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
The Choral Worship More Love to Thee
The Sermon Dr. Cecil J. Chambers
Loving Our Wives
The example of Christ and the church
The common exercise of self-care
The personal application of love
*The Hymn of Response # 510 O Lord, May Church and Home Combine
The Dismissal and Blessing
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Now may 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
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.
Wonderful Wednesday Dinners
Dinner will be served at 6 o’clock on Wednesday evening in the Wright Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu: Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert. 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.
Study in I Corinthians at 6:45 p.m. led by our pastor.
Choir Rehearsal – 7:30 p.m.
Remember our homebound members this week in prayer. Take time to send a card or call to Mrs. Marge Perkins, 8 Rock Garden Lane, Henrico, VA 23228.
We are still collecting snack bags for the homeless. If you would like to help check out the bulletin board in the back hall. A sample bag is there as well as a list of suggested items.
For Your Information
The Tucker Softball Team need your help! The Team will have a stew to raise funds on March 7th – cost: $8.00 per quart. Please sign up on the back hall bulletin board if you would like to buy some.
Your Year End Statements are on the table in the sanctuary annex. Please pick yours up this morning.
Also pick up your February Communicator!
Skipwith Baptist Church
1900 Skipwith Road
Henrico, Virginia 23229
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels,
Have not love,
I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”
I Corinthians 13: 1
D. Cecil J. Chambers, Minister
Mr. Richard A. Tinsley, Music Minister
Mrs. Bethany H. Braun, Organist/ Pianist
Mrs. Pauline K. Taylor, Ministry Assistant