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APRIL 21, 2024


HYMN OF PRAISE        To God Be The Glory (Great Things He Has Done) - Vinesong

THE WISDOM KEEPING        by Trinity Norwood


THE RESPONSIVE READING * The Westminster Shorter Catechism  (53-56)

(A Summary of Biblical Teachings in a Question and Answer Format… scripture verses are provided for further study) 

Leader:  In the Ten Commandments, which is the third commandment?

People:   The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [a] 

[a]. Ex. 20:7; Deut. 5:11 

Leader:  What is required in the third commandment?

People:   The third commandment requireth the holy and reverend use of God's names, titles [a], attributes [b], ordinances [c], Word [d], and works [e]. 

[a]. Deut. 10:20; Ps. 29:2; Matt. 6:9; [b]. I Chron. 29:10-13; Rev. 15:3-4; [c]. Acts 2:42; I Cor. 11:27-28; [d]. Ps. 138:2; Rev. 22:18-19; [e]. Ps. 107:21-22; Rev. 4:11 

Leader:  What is forbidden in the third commandment?

People:   The third commandment forbiddeth all profaning or abusing of anything whereby God maketh himself known [a]. 

[a]. Lev. 19:12; Matt. 5:33-37; Jas. 5:12 

Leader:  What is the reason annexed to the third commandment?

People:   The reason annexed to the third commandment is, that however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment [a]. 

[a]. Deut. 28:58-59; ISam. 3:13; 4:11 

PRAYER - (Modified from “A Disciple’s Renewal” and used with permission from https://banneroftruth.org/us/devotional/a-disciples-renewal/  )

O MY SAVIOUR, Help me. I am so slow to learn, so prone to forget, so weak to climb; I am in the foothills when I should be on the heights; I am pained by my graceless heart,  my prayerless days, my poverty of love, my sloth in the heavenly race, my sullied conscience, my wasted hours, my unspent opportunities. I am blind while light shines around me: take the scales from my eyes, grind to dust the evil heart of unbelief. Make it my chiefest joy to study thee, meditate on thee, gaze on thee, sit like Mary at thy feet,  lean like John on thy breast, appeal like Peter to thy love, count like Paul all things dung. Give me increase and progress in grace so that there may be more decision in my character,  more vigor in my purposes, more elevation in my life, more fervor in my devotion, more constancy in my zeal. As I have a position in the world, keep me from making the world my position; May I never seek in the creature what can be found only in the Creator; Let not faith cease from seeking thee until it vanishes into sight. Ride forth in me, thou King of kings and Lord of lords, that I may live victoriously, and in victory attain my end. Amen.

MINISTRY OF MUSIC    We’ll Understand It Better, By and By - Gaither Vocal Band

THE SERMON The Rev. Pastor J. R. Norwood, PhD  “No Weakness” 


Sermon Focal Text - 1 Kings 20: 28 (ESV); 28 And a man of God came near and said to the king of Israel, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Because the Syrians have said, “The LORD is a god of the hills but he is not a god of the valleys,” therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD.’ ”

Additional Scriptures Cited: 1 Kings 20:26–30; Matthew 5:45; Isaiah 42:8; Deuteronomy 6:4–5; Psalm 139:1-5; Psalm 139:7-10; Matthew 28:20






CLOSING BLESSING (Romans 1:7) “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”


Trust and Obey - David Wesley

This Week's Devotional Scripture Readings

April's Theme: “God’s Guiding Word: Hope”

Sunday:Isaiah 43:1–13

Monday: Isaiah 44:21–28

Tuesday: Isaiah 45:1–13

Wednesday: Isaiah 48:1–22

Thursday: Isaiah 51:1–23

Friday: Isaiah 52:1–12

Saturday: Isaiah 54:1–17

Next Sunday’s Children’s Bible Memory Verse

Hebrews 13:8

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Sunday “In-Person” Worship - 10:30 AM 

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Sunday Time for Truth Classes for All Ages

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Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 

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Children’s Special Catechism Classes as scheduled


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FREE COVID TEST KITS AND MASKS are available through a gift from the Ewing Health Department. See Pastor Norwood for details.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE on Thursday, May 2nd, at 6:30pm. Come join us as we sing praises to our Lord and Savior, Share in the reading of Scripture and Pray for our Brothers and Sisters across the country together. Light refreshments will be served.

UJIMA LEADERSHIP RENEWAL GATHERING on Saturday, May 4th from 11:30am to 3:30pm. This is a very important meeting for all Consistory Members and all Ministry Leaders. Full participation is of great importance.

COMMUNITY DAY PREPARATION MEETING. A brief meeting will be held Sunday, May 5th, immediately following the morning worship.  

CHURCH-WIDE MOVIE NIGHT FELLOWSHIP will be on May 9th at 6:30PM. Sponsored by the Brotherhood of Mighty Men.

THE CHOIR REHEARSAL will be on the 2nd and 4th Monday's at 6:30 pm 

MONTHLY WORSHIP MINISTRY LEADERSHIP MEETINGS. Meeting details will be provided via text and will include dial-in information. The next meeting will be May 6th, at 6:30PM.

WOMEN OF NIA meet via Zoom for May 17th for their study fellowship.

CHURCH KITCHEN ETIQUETTE - If you bring food to an event, you should also remove the food you brought. Please remove leftovers from the kitchen (even from the refrigerator) in order to keep away unwanted four-legged tenants. 

BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER in support of “Options for Women” pregnancy support ministry. Please turn in your bottles and pick up another, fill it with money (coins, bills, checks). This will be an ongoing fundraiser sponsored by the Brotherhood of Mighty Men. 

THE MIGHTY MEN will rehearse after worship on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.

UJIMA’S MIGHTY MEN MEET IN-PERSON & BY CONFERENCE CALL  for fellowship on the first Sundays at 9:30AM in the Lighthouse Café. This is an Outreach Opportunity!

PASTOR NORWOOD’S RECENT SERMONS can be downloaded or streamed online at www.UjimaChurch.org or at www.facebook.com/RevNorwood

Upcoming Events:

New Initiatives for Outreach coming soon

Community Day - 6/1

Christian Education Retreat Participants Meeting - 6/9

Upcoming Workshops Being Planned

“The Ministry of Reconciliation” - Christian Dispute Resolution

“A Different Jesus” -  The False Gospel of Cults

“Saved and Single” - Living the Single Life Faithfully & Joyfully

2024 Christian Ed. Retreat - 6/30 - 7/4 2024.  Please remember that all Retreat monies must be paid in full no later than Sunday, February 25th for all participants.

Upcoming 2024 Holy Days and Special Observances: Ascension Day 5/9; Mother’s Day 5/12; Pentecost 5/19; Community Day 6/1; Father’s Day 6/16; Reformation 10/31;  All Saints Day 11/3; Thanksgiving 11/28; Advent Begins 12/1; Christmas 12/31; Watchnight 12/31