Chapel Worship Guide 4.28.2013

Chapel Worship Guide for Sunday 9 AM—April 21, 2013

The Nemmers Family Chapel at Advocate Condell

Welcome—Barbara Shafer, Christ Church Highland Park

Worship in Song:  From Micah 6,  The Offertory with LeAnn Malecha and Mike Taylor (First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville)

Scripture Reading (Old Testament):

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.


Scripture Reading (New Testament):

Matthew 18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3 And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.

Songs of Worship:

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Shall we Gather at the River

Message:  “Humility: a Mark of Spiritual Maturity” by Barbara Shafer

Humility is a mark of spiritual maturity because it is a key to understanding what it means to do justice and love kindness.  The justice and loving-kindness shown in the Mosaic Law serve to point out how impossibly high the standard is and why we need a deliverer.  Humility is seen in the Cross as the place where love and judgment meet.  When we let go of pride and approach God with the faith of a child, we will see that spiritual maturity is reflected, not in independence, but in full dependence upon God who showed us the way in which we should walk.  Only then are we able to show true justice and exhibit genuine loving-kindness to others.

Hymn of ResponseIt is Well with My Soul  


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