(This Online Worship will be updated each Sunday by the afternoon)

August 7, 2022



HYMN OF PRAISE   Holy, Holy, Holy | First Baptist Dallas Choir & Orchestra


THE WISDOM KEEPING        by Trinity Norwood

(A time to share biblical truth with the children)


THE RESPONSIVE READING * The Westminster Shorter Catechism  (67-69)

(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 sixth commandment?

People:   The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill. [a] 

[a]. Ex. 20:13; Deut. 5:17 

Leader:  What is required in the sixth commandment?

People:   The sixth commandment requireth all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, and the life of others [a]. 

[a]. Eph. 5:28-29 

Leader:  What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?

People:   The sixth commandment forbiddeth the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbor, unjustly, or whatsoever tendeth thereunto [a]. 

[a]. Gen. 9:6; Matt. 5:22; I John 3:15 


COLLECTIVE PRAYER (Modified and used with permission from https://banneroftruth.org/us/devotional/union-with-christ/   )

O FATHER, Thou hast made man for the glory of thyself, and when not an instrument of that glory, he is a thing of nought; No sin is greater than the sin of unbelief, for if union with Christ is the greatest good, unbelief is the greatest sin, as being cross to thy command; I see that whatever my sin is, yet no sin is like disunion from Christ by unbelief. Lord, keep me from committing the greatest sin in departing from him, for I can never in this life perfectly obey     and cleave to Christ. When thou takest away my outward blessings, it is for sin, in not acknowledging that all that I have is of thee, in not serving thee through what I have, in making myself secure and hardened. Lawful blessings are the secret idols, and do most hurt;   the greatest injury is in the having, the greatest good in the taking away. In love divest me of blessings that I may glorify thee the more; remove the fuel of my sin, and may I prize the gain of a little holiness as overbalancing all my losses. The more I love thee with a truly gracious love the more I desire to love thee, and the more miserable I am at my want of love; The more I hunger and thirst after thee, the more I faint and fail in finding thee, The more my heart is broken for sin, the more I pray it may be far more broken. My great evil is that I do not remember the sins of my youth, nay, the sins of one day I forget the next. Keep me from all things that turn to unbelief or lack of felt union with Christ. Amen.

MINISTRY OF MUSIC     The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power  - Andrae Crouch, Bill & Gloria Gaither  


THE SERMON The Rev. Pastor J. R. Norwood, PhD  “Justifiable Judgment”


Sermon Focal Texts - Matthew 7:1 (ESV); 1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.

Additional Scripture Verses Cited in the Sermon –Matthew 7:1–6; Matthew 23:23-28; Luke 6:37-38; Matthew 7:15–16; Philippians 3:2; John 7:24; 1 John 4:1; Galatians 1:8–9; 1 Corinthians 5:2; Titus 3:10–11; 1 Corinthians 6:1–3; Matthew 18:15–20; Proverbs 27:6; Romans 2:1–3; Galatians 6:1; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Peter 3:8–9






CLOSING BLESSING (1 Timothy 1:2)“Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” 


Hallelujah, Salvation and Glory | Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

This Week's Devotional Scripture Readings

August’s Theme: “God’s Renewing Word of Mercy and Forgiveness”

Sunday: Psalm 105:1-22  

Monday:  Psalm 105:23-45

Tuesday: Psalm 107:1-22

Wednesday: Psalm 107:23-43

Thursday: Genesis 32:1-21

Friday: Genesis 33:1-20

Saturday: Genesis 37:1-11

Next Sunday’s Children’s Bible Memory Verse

Hebrews 13:8


30th Church Anniversary Video - Founder’s Day 2022

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Sunday “In-Person” Worship - 10:30AM 

Sunday Online Worship Posted by 3:30PM at UjimaChurch.org

Adult Sunday Time for Truth Classes are on Summer Hiatus

Wednesday Prayer and Study is on Summer Hiatus

New Members / Inquirers Class Scheduled Upon Request

Children’s Special Catechism Classes as scheduled

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SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Wednesday to Friday, August 10-12, 6:30PM-8PM each night.

THE NEW CHURCH NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE online on the church website on the “News” page, along with all past issues.

SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY STUDY CLASSES ARE ON SUMMER HIATUS. Be sure to attend our Vacation Bible School from August 3-5, 6:30PM.

THE PASTOR’S AIDE MINISTRY is looking for more members.  See Sister Kathy Rawls for more information.

THE GREETERS MINISTRY is looking for more members.  See First Lady Tanya Norwood for more information.

“WHO ARE YOU?” CHURCH INVITE CARDS are available in the vestibule. Take a few, give them out, leave them wherever you go.

GOT CHANGE? DONATE YOUR LOOSE CHANGE to meet building needs. A change jar is available on Sundays in the sanctuary vestibule.

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:

Summer Vacation Bible School - Wednesday to Friday, 8/3-5/2022

Upcoming 2022 Holy Days and Special Observances: Reformation Day (observed) 11/6; All Saints Day (observed) 11/6; Thanksgiving 11/24;  First Sunday of Advent 11/27; Christmas 12/25; Watchnight 12/31

Safety Procedures 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.’”