Service for November 13, 2022


Call to Worship

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold[a] of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

When evildoers assail me
to devour my flesh—
my adversaries and foes—
they shall stumble and fall.

Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war rise up against me,
yet I will be confident.

One thing I asked of the Lord;
this I seek:
to live in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
and to inquire in his temple.

For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will set me high on a rock.

Now my head is lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
“Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, do I seek.
Do not hide your face from me.

Do not turn your servant away in anger,
you who have been my help.
Do not cast me off; do not forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
If my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will take me up.

Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they are breathing out violence.

I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!

Psalm 27

Songs of Praise

For the Beauty of the Earth
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)


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

Psalm 98 – Selected and read by Deacon Terryn Nelson

  1. O sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things.
    His right hand and his holy arm
    have gotten him victory.
  2. The Lord has made known his victory;
    he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
  3. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
    to the house of Israel.
    All the ends of the earth have seen
    the victory of our God.
  4. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
    break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
  5. Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
    with the lyre and the sound of melody.
  6. With trumpets and the sound of the horn
    make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.
  7. Let the sea roar and all that fills it,
    the world and those who live in it.
  8. Let the floods clap their hands;
    let the hills sing together for joy
  9. at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
    to judge the earth.
    He will judge the world with righteousness
    and the peoples with equity.

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Our God, 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

Luke 13:18-21

  1. He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it?
  2. It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”
  3. And again he said, “To what should I compare the kingdom of God?
  4. It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.


We Are Not Done Yet – Rev. Mia M. McClain


My Tribute

The Ordinance of Holy Communion

Communion Litany

Leader: This is a holy banquet of the people of God. All
people of all identities, from west to east and north to
south, gather where they are.

People: God will meet you here. Whoever you are and
wherever you are on our journey, the table is for you.

Leader: As we gather at this table, help us know God’s
wondrous presence in the sacrament of life.

People: God will meet me here. Whatever I bring, even
if it’s only myself, the table is for me.

Leader: Let this moment turn our worship into witness. Let
it open eyes and burn hearts, expanding the beloved and
just community.

People: God will meet us here. Whoever we are,
whatever we bring, the table is for us.

Communion Prayer


Sharing of the Meal


Closing Song

God Be With You ‘Til We Meet Again

In the Life of the Church

At Riverside Baptist Church, our one law is love of God and neighbor. In this diverse community, we celebrate all identities, orientations, gender equality, and racial diversity. We draw the circle of God’s love large here. Whoever you are and wherever you are on the journey, you are included.

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Pray For: Terryn Nelson and her sister, Rachelle Nelson, niece and nephew Cecilly and Hasaan, and family friend Robert Napson; Lynda Gyles’s aunt, Heidi DeVaugh; 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; Lillie Ransom’s sister Teriea and her husband, Jerry; Sheba Greene’s daughter Donna; Dr. Bledsoe’s mother, Peggy Bledsoe