Service for January 30, 2022

Featured art is The Procession, byJohn August Swanson.

Prelude

Call to Worship

In you, O LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me.
Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel. For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
Upon you I have leaned from my birth; it was you who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.

Psalm 71:1-6

Songs of Praise

Somebody Prayed for Me
The Church’s One Foundation
Bless the Lord

Welcome and Announcements

Invocation

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.

Offertory

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

Jeremiah 1:4-10

  1. Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,
  2. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
  3. Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.”
  4. But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a boy’; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you.
  5. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.”
  6. Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me, “Now I have put my words in your mouth.
  7. See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Scripture Lesson 2

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 – Selected and read by Deacon Margo Ferguson

  1. If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
  2. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
  3. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
  4. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant
  5. or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
  6. it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
  7. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
  8. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.
  9. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part;
  10. but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end.
  11. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways.
  12. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.
  13. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Musical Response

Amazing Grace

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.
Amen.

Anthem

Sermon Lesson

Luke 4:21-30

  1. Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
  2. All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?”
  3. He said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.’”
  4. And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown.
  5. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land;
  6. yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon.
  7. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”
  8. When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage.
  9. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff.
  10. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

Sermon

The Others – Rev. Nicolas Mumejian

Hymn of Consecration

How Great Thou Art

Benediction

Recessional

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.

Today we welcome to the pulpit Rev. Trisha Miller Manarin, the executive minister of the DC Baptist Convention. She loves serving with DCBC and living out the motto: One Faith, Many Cultures, Endless Possibilities. More information on Rev. Manarin is available from the DCBC website at https://www.dcbaptist.org/executive-director-minister.

This Wednesday, December 1 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.

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 today, Sunday, January 30 following worship service. Members, please plan to attend and participate in the life of your church.

This Wednesday, February 2 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.

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