ORDER OF WORSHIP

(Because In-Person Sanctuary Worship has resumed, this Online Worship will be updated each Sunday by afternoon. Call-in Sunday “Time for Truth” Bible Study will be at 12:30PM)

May 2, 2021

 

OPENING COMMENTS, CALL TO WORSHIP, AND INVOCATION   

HYMN OF PRAISE     Holy, Holy, Holy - Audrey Assad

THE WISDOM KEEPING        by Trinity Norwood

(A time to share biblical truth with the children)

THE RESPONSIVE READING * The Heidelberg Catechism  (27-28)

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

Leader: What do you understand by the providence of God?

People: God's providence is His almighty and ever present power,1 whereby, as with His hand, He still upholds heaven and earth and all creatures,2 and so governs them that leaf and blade, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, food and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty,3 indeed, all things, come to us not by chance4 but by His fatherly hand.5 

1 Jer 23:23, 24; Acts 17:24-28. 2 Heb 1:3. 3 Jer 5:24; Acts 14:15-17

Jn 9:3; Prov 22:2. 4 Prov 16:33. 5 Mt 10:29.
 

Leader: What does it benefit us to know that God has created all things and still upholds them by His providence?
 

People: We can be patient in adversity,1 thankful in prosperity,2 and with a view to the future we can have a firm confidence in our faithful God and Father that no creature shall separate us from His love;3 for all creatures are so completely in His hand that without His will they cannot so much as move.4 

1 Job 1:21, 22; Ps 39:10; Jas 1:3. 2 Deut 8:10; 1 Thess 5:18. 3 Ps 55:22; Rom 5:3-5; 8:38, 39. 4 Job 1:12; 2:6; Prov 21:1; Acts 17:24-28.

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER (from https://connectusfund.org/)

Lord Jesus Christ, the church is your beloved bride and we look to you to lead your people. We ask that your word would be clearly and faithfully proclaimed in your church and that, through it, we would be challenged, encouraged and changed. We pray that our leaders would be protected from temptation, complacency and idolatry. We ask that your church would be filled with joy as we sing your praises as we gather together. Fill our prayers with confidence in your mighty power and fill your people with your Holy Spirit.  Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

MINISTRY OF MUSIC      “In Christ Alone” - Shane & Shane

 

THE SERMON The Rev. Pastor J. R. Norwood, PhD  “In Remembrance of Him”

Sermon Focal Text - 1 Corinthians 11:23-36 (ESV); 23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

 Additional Scripture Verses Cited in the Sermon – 1 Corinthians 11:17–34; Deuteronomy 6:6–9; Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 9:26; John 6:38–40; Matthew 6:14–15; Hebrews 9:27–28

 

THE CALL TO REPENT AND BELIEVE  [CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE]

GIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS  [CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE]

"Praise God from whom all blessing flow.  Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen."

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...However, any who want to mail a donation, a check may be sent to Ujima Village Christian Church, PO Box 7217, Ewing, NJ 08628

 

CLOSING BLESSING (Based on Colossians 3:15-17) “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

My Life Is In Your Hands - Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

 

This Week's Devotional Scripture Readings

May’s Theme: “God’s Word of Spiritual Renewal”

Sunday: Isaiah 61:1-11

Monday: Jeremiah 1:1-19

Tuesday: Psalm 47

Wednesday: Acts 1:1-26

Thursday: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Friday: 1 Corinthians 14:1-25

Saturday: Ezekiel 1:1—2:1

29th Anniversary Video Celebration!

We have come this far by the grace of Almighty God!  Join us in this virtual celebration!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THE WINTER 2021 ISSUE OF THE PRAISE REPORT IS ONLINE NOW! It can be found on the “News” tab on the church website at UjimaChurch.org

MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to assist in entryway screening for worship.  Please see Deacon Tanya Norwood for more information.

COVID VACCINES - FEMA and the City of Trenton will host two (2) Covid-19 vaccine sites starting the week of February 22nd at the Pentecostal Assembly Church of God, 50 N. Clinton Ave., Trenton 08609 and then beginning March 1st at Trenton Central High School, 400 Chambers St.  Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or the Trenton Mayor’s office at (609) 989-3030.  You may also reach our Covid-hotline at (609) 989-3242.

Pre-Register for the Vaccine: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/  

Call Us or Email Us: (609) 989-3242 covidvac@trentonnj.org

COVID-19 Resource Center: www.trentonnj.org/COVID19

 

Safety Procedures for When We Return to Our Sanctuary for Worship

A Call to Action from the Council of Trustees

During the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic the Trustees of Ujima Village Christian Church ask that you put your faith and trust in the Lord into action. The Trustees are asking all members to fulfill all of the acts of worship. Take the opportunity to respond in gratitude to the grace, love, and mercy of God.

As part of our online worship service that our Pastor has worked diligently to provide for our congregation, we remind our members to respond in gratitude and give your tithes and offering to God each Sunday.  This act of worship through tithing is just like the confessing of the Apostles Creed, singing of hymns, hearing the sermon, and engaging in prayer.

Below is a list of a few Bible verses that will help you fully understand biblical stewardship.  Just like in our physical Sunday worship services at Ujima we remind you of what the Scripture tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (ESV); 6  …whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7  Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Psalm 56:12   “I must perform my vows to You, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.”

Proverbs 11:24   “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.”

Malachi 3:10   “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open   the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”

Matthew 6:25   “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life   more than food, and the body more than clothing?”

Luke 16:11  “If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth (money), who will entrust to you the true riches?”

Luke 21:1-4      “Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, ‘Truly I t  tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to   live on.’”