Service for October 24, 2021

Featured art is “Job – Out of the Depths I Cry to You,” by Andreas Neumann-Nochten.


Call to Worship

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negeb.
May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.
Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.

Psalm 126

Songs of Praise

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
The Name of the Lord

Welcome and Announcements


The Peace of Christ

O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of God’s grace!

Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease, ’tis music in the sinner’s ears, ’tis life and health and peace.


Response – We Give Thee But Thine Own

We give thee but thine own whate’er the gift may be
All that we have is thine alone, a trust oh Lord from thee. Amen.

Prayer of Thanks

Scripture Lesson 1

Mark 10:46-52

  1. They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.
  2. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
  3. Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
  4. Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.”
  5. So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.
  6. Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.”
  7. Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

Scripture Lesson 2

Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22 – Selected and read by Deacon Jonathan J. Holley

  1. I will bless the Lord at all times;
    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
  2. My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
    let the humble hear and be glad.
  3. O magnify the Lord with me,
    and let us exalt his name together.
  4. I sought the Lord, and he answered me,
    and delivered me from all my fears.
  5. Look to him, and be radiant;
    so your faces shall never be ashamed.
  6. This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord,
    and was saved from every trouble.
  7. The angel of the Lord encamps
    around those who fear him, and delivers them.
  8. O taste and see that the Lord is good;
    happy are those who take refuge in him.
  1. Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
    but the Lord rescues them from them all.
  2. He keeps all their bones;
    not one of them will be broken.
  3. Evil brings death to the wicked,
    and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
  4. The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
    none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

Musical Response

I Sing Praises

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory, forever.


Sermon Lesson

Job 42:1-17

  1. Then Job answered the Lord:
  2. “I know that you can do all things,
    and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
  3. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’
    Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
    things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
  4. ‘Hear, and I will speak;
    I will question you, and you declare to me.’
  5. I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,
    but now my eye sees you;
  6. therefore I despise myself,
    and repent in dust and ashes.”
  7. After the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.
  8. Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly; for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has done.”
  9. So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did what the Lord had told them; and the Lord accepted Job’s prayer.
  10. And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
  11. Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring.
  12. The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys.
  13. He also had seven sons and three daughters.
  14. He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.
  15. In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers.
  16. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations.
  17. And Job died, old and full of days.


Case Dismissed – Rev. Nicolas Mumejian

Hymn of Consecration

His Eye Is on the Sparrow



Marching in the Light of God

In the Life of the Church

Welcome to Riverside Baptist Church, where our one law is love of God and neighbor. Justice and peace matter to us. So we celebrate racial diversity, gender equality, and inclusion of all persons no matter their sexual orientation. We draw the circle of God’s love large here. You’re included. Christ is the center here. No one more and nothing less.

We will be live-streaming the service, and a recording of the service will be available on the website later for those who are not able to be here in person yet.

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Choir rehearsal is on Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the church sanctuary. Can you sing? Come add your voice to our ministry of music! Please contact Lauren White at for information and to be added to the email list.

Riverside will have a servanthood meeting following worship service on Sunday, November 7. Members, please plan to attend and participate in the life of your church.

Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 pm and on the first Wednesday of every month, we offer “Good Grief,” a grief share and support group that meets via Zoom monthly for those who are grieving to come, share, and encourage one another. Information for connecting via Zoom and telephone is available on the website under Online Community Services.

Today’s featured artwork is “Job – Out of the Depths I Cry to You,” by Andreas Neumann-Nochten. The image was provided to Wikipedia by the artist.

Pray For: We extend our Christian sympathy to Danielle Ford and Laurel Eierman’s relatives, the Crawley family, in the loss of their son, Gerard; Karl Maxwell’s brother, Kenneth Maxwell; Edward Harris’s mother, Ruth Harris; Edith Booker; Pamela Maimer’s sisters, Monica Thomas and Tonya Jefferson, and mother, Clara Jefferson; Lynda Gyles and family; Derek Ford and his sister, Misha Reed; Annie Abbott; Anthony Maimer’s sister, Davi Stuhlsatz; Denise Bennett’s sister, Dyanne Smith; Tanya Bethel’s mother, Ruby McCrary; Bob Nelson; Tanya Bethel; Gale Miller’s mother, Marian Miller; Karl Maxwell; Emma Wright’s sister Sallie Williams; Lillie Ransom’s sister Teriea and her husband, Jerry; Sheba Greene’s daughter Donna; Dr. Bledsoe’s mother, Peggy Bledsoe