Service for March 6, 2022

Featured art is “Temptation,” by Jonathan Mayer).

Prelude

Call to Worship

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”

Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot. Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.
When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Songs of Praise

Blessed Assurance
The Solid Rock
10,000 Reasons

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

Chapter 3:9-13

  1. But what does it say?
    “The word is near you,
    on your lips and in your heart”
    (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);
  2. because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
  3. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
  4. The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.”
  5. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him.
  6. For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Scripture Lesson 2

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 – Selected and read by Deacon Cheryl Parham

  1. When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it,
  2. you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place that the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his name.
  3. You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, “Today I declare to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.”
  4. When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets it down before the altar of the Lord your God,
  5. you shall make this response before the Lord your God: “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous.
  6. When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard labor on us,
  7. we cried to the Lord, the God of our ancestors; the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression.
  8. The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders;
  9. and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
  10. So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me.” You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God.
  11. Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house.

Musical Response

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

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 4:1-13

  1. Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,
  2. where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished.
  3. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.”
  4. Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’”
  5. Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
  6. And the devil said to him, “To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please.
  7. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.”
  8. Jesus answered him, “It is written,

    ‘Worship the Lord your God,
    and serve only him.’”
  9. Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,
  10. for it is written,

    ‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    to protect you,’
  11. and

    ‘On their hands they will bear you up,
    so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”
  12. Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
  13. When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.

Sermon

Running with the Devil – Rev. Nicolas Mumejian

The Ordinance of Holy Communion

Hymn of Consecration

I Love the Lord

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.

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Out of concern for the safety of your neighbors, we ask you to please continue wearing masks at all times, including during our times of praise and singing. We appreciate your cooperation.

The SW Pearl Coalition presents the SW DC Freedom Festival: Celebrating the Freedom Journey of the Pearl Escape of 1848 on Saturday, April 16 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church. This citywide event will feature dancers, artists, individual and group performances, vendors, games, prizes, and more.

Today’s featured artwork is “Temptation,” created by Jonathan Mayer, a Lutheran liturgical artist from Wisconsin. More information on Mr. Mayer and his art can be found on his website.

Pray For: Fred Hollingsworth; Lincoln Cobbins and his mother; Laurel Eierman’s friend Kathy MacKenzie; Annie Clifford; Terri Battle 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