Call to Worship
I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;Psalm 138
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.
All the kings of the earth shall praise you,
O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth.
They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly;
but the haughty he perceives from far away.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Songs of Praise
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
God Has Smiled on Me
Just A Closer Walk with Thee
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
- In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.
- Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.
- And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
- The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke.
- And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”
- Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs.
- The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.”
- Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”
- And he said, “Go and say to this people:
‘Keep listening, but do not comprehend;
keep looking, but do not understand.’
- Make the mind of this people dull,
and stop their ears,
and shut their eyes,
so that they may not look with their eyes,
and listen with their ears,
and comprehend with their minds,
and turn and be healed.”
- Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said:
“Until cities lie waste
and houses without people,
and the land is utterly desolate;
- until the Lord sends everyone far away,
and vast is the emptiness in the midst of the land.
- Even if a tenth part remain in it,
it will be burned again,
like a terebinth or an oak
whose stump remains standing
when it is felled.”
The holy seed is its stump.
Scripture Lesson 2
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 – Selected and read by Deacon Cheryl Parham
- Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand,
- through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain.
- For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures,
- and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures,
- and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
- Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.
- Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
- Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
- For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
- But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them—though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
- Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
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.
- Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God,
- he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.
- He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
- When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”
- Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.”
- When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break.
- So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink.
- But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!”
- For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken;
- and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.”
- When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
– Rev. Nicolas Mumejian
The Ordinance of Holy Communion
Hymn of Consecration
Lift Every Voice And Sing
God be With You
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.
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Today we will collect an offering for the Shepherd’s Purse after worship. It is used to help those in need in our community. There will be a deacon at the exit to accept donations.
Today’s featured artwork is “The Miraculous Haul of Fishes” by Henry Ossawa Tanner, from the collection of the National Academy of Design in NYC. Other paintings by Tanner can be seen at the National Gallery of Art. Henry Ossawa Tanner (June 21, 1859 – May 25, 1937) was an American artist and the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim.
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