Service for January 16, 2022


Call to Worship

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep;
you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
O continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your salvation to the upright of heart!

Psalm 36:5-10

Songs of Praise

Everybody Clap Your Hands
‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
10,000 Reasons

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

Isaiah 62:1-5

  1. For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
    and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
    until her vindication shines out like the dawn,
    and her salvation like a burning torch.
  2. The nations shall see your vindication,
    and all the kings your glory;
    and you shall be called by a new name
    that the mouth of the Lord will give.
  3. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
    and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
  4. You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
    and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;
    but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
    and your land Married;
    for the Lord delights in you,
    and your land shall be married.
  5. For as a young man marries a young woman,
    so shall your builder marry you,
    and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
    so shall your God rejoice over you.

Scripture Lesson 2

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 – Selected and read by Deacon Lillie S. Ransom

  1. Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
  2. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak.
  3. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Let Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.
  4. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
  5. and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;
  6. and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.
  7. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
  8. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
  9. to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
  10. to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
  11. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

Musical Response

You Shall Love the Lord

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

James 2:1-11

  1. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
  2. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
  3. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
  4. And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.”
  5. His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
  6. Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
  7. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
  8. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it.
  9. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom
  10. and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
  11. Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.


Red Red Wine – Rev. Nicolas Mumejian

Hymn of Consecration

Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated



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.

EVERYONE – Please go here to let us know that you were here today. You can also go here to sign up for the weekly email newsletter, or request contact from the pastor.

We as a church will continue to monitor the COVID numbers and adapt as needed. For now, we will be putting a pause on communion until a later time. We also ask you to please wear KN95 or surgical masks at all times, including during our times of praise and singing. We appreciate your cooperation.

Have you moved? Please let the church office know – it’s time for our address book update!

Riverside will have a servanthood meeting following worship service on Sunday, January 30. Members, please plan to attend and participate in the life of your church.

Pray For: Laurel Eierman’s friend Kathy MacKenzie; Annie Clifford; Terri Battie and her mother, Claudia Green; 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; 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