Service for June 12, 2022

Featured image is of Pride flags in Leadenhall Market, London.

Prelude

Call to Worship

Does not wisdom call and understanding raise her voice?
On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand;
beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out:
“To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all who live.

“The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.
Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth, when he had not yet made earth and fields
or the world’s first bits of soil.
When he established the heavens, I was there;
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master worker,
and I was daily his delight,
playing before him always,
playing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the human race.

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Songs of Praise

Every Praise
For the Beauty of the Earth
I Need Thee Every Hour

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

John 16:12-15

  1. “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
  2. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
  3. He will glorify me because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
  4. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Scripture Lesson 2

Psalm 8:1-9 – Selected and read by Deacon Lillie S. Ransom

  1. O Lord, our Sovereign,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

    You have set your glory above the heavens.
  2. Out of the mouths of babes and infants
    you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
    to silence the enemy and the avenger.
  3. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars that you have established;
  4. what are humans that you are mindful of them,
    mortals that you care for them?
  5. Yet you have made them a little lower than God
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
  6. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
    you have put all things under their feet,
  7. all sheep and oxen,
    and also the beasts of the field,
  8. the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
  9. O Lord, our Sovereign,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Musical Response

My Tribute

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

Romans 5:1-5

  1. Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
  2. through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
  3. And not only that, but we also boast in our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance,
  4. and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
  5. and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

Sermon

Faith, Hope, & Pride – Minister Jonathan J. Holley

The Ordinance of Holy Communion

Hymn of Consecration

Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated

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.

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.

Today we welcome to the pulpit Minister Jonathan J. Holley, a member and deacon of the Riverside Baptist Church, and serves as outreach & missions coordinator, choir member, soloist and chaplain for the House of Garçon. He has a Diploma of Theology from the John Leland Seminary, and is preparing to enter a M.Div. program at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky in the fall of 2022.

Our thanks to Rev. Robin Williams Evans for celebrating communion with us today.

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.

Are you, or a member of your family, graduating this year? Let the church office know please – we love to honor graduates!

Pray For: Freda White’s brother Alphonso H. Bowers, Jr., and the Bowers and White families; Terri Battle and her mother, Claudia Green; Karl Maxwell and his brother, Kenneth Maxwell; Edward Harris’s mother, Ruth Harris; Edith Booker; Annie Abbott; Tanya Bethel and her mother, Ruby McCrary; Gale Miller’s mother, Marian Miller; 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