This is the first Sunday of Lent and our church is resuming in-person worship today. However, we will continue to offer an online service here each week, which we broadcast to those who worship from home over GoToMeeting. Charlotte Paris opens the service with “Let Us Break Bread Together.” The scripture for this service is Matthew 4:1-11, the story of Jesus’s temptation in the wilderness. Kathleen O’Hare closes our service with a piano solo of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” I hope this first Sunday of Lent is a time of reflection for you.
Here is our at-home worship service for Sunday, February 27, 2022. The scripture is 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:6 and it is Transfiguration Sunday. Charlotte Paris opens the service with an organ solo of “Morning Has Broken.” Kathleen O’Hare closes the service with a piano solo of “Whispering Hope.” I hope your Sunday is glorious!
Here is the audio for at-home worship for our congregation for Sunday, January 30, 2022. Charlotte Paris opens the service with an organ solo of “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” The text is Luke 2:22-40, the story of the presentation of Jesus in the Temple after his birth. Although The Presentation of Jesus is not on a Sunday in the liturgical calendar, it is one of my favorites in the birth narrative. Kathleen O’Hare closes the service with a piano solo of “I Love to Tell the Story.” I hope your Sunday is wonderful, wherever you are worshipping!
Here is our at-home worship for Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. The text is from Jesus’ appearance at his hometown synagogue — Luke 4:14-30. Kathleen O’Hare opens worship with a piano solo of “Blessed Assurance,” and Charlotte Paris closes the service with a solo of “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.” I hope your Sunday is wonderful!
Here is the worship service for Sunday, January 16, 2022 for Chatham Baptist Church. The text is John 2:1-12, the story of Jesus changing water to wine at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. Charlotte Paris opens the service with an organ solo of “All Glory, Laud and Honor” and Kathleen O’Hare concludes the service with “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” I hope your Sunday is joyous!
This is the message I shared over GoToMeeting with our church family on Sunday, January 9, 2022. On Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 2021, I suffered a major heart attack. Fortunately, the EMTs got me to the hospital in a timely manner, and I received heart cauterization with three stents. I have been recovering well, but on Jan 5, 2022 I experienced new chest pain that sent me back to the hospital for a brief stay. This is the recording of what I shared with our church about that experience. The recording is about 20 minutes long, and I think you’ll be encouraged by what I have to say. Thanks!
Chatham Baptist Church is returning to at-home worship only for the month of January, beginning this Sunday, January 2, 2022. While this is not the way we had hoped to start the new year, the rapid spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus has prompted our leadership to make this decision.
The audio file above is the service we’ll use for Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. It is Epiphany Sunday, and Kathleen O’Hare opens the service with a piano solo of “We Three Kings.” The text is from Matthew 2:1-12, the story of the wisemen, and Charlotte Paris closes the service with an organ solo of “All Through the Night.” I hope your Sunday worship experience is both safe and wonderful!
Here is our at-home worship for Sunday, December 26, 2021. It is from the fourth Sunday in Advent service. The trumpet solo is by Donald Merricks, and Charlotte Paris is at the organ. The text is Luke 1:35-56. I hope this first Sunday of Christmastide is wonderful for you!
Here is the audio for our at-home worship for the fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19. In my absence, Donald Merricks is the speaker and Charlotte Paris plays the organ. I trust that this Advent season has prepared you for the celebration of the birth of Christ. And, I hope your Sunday is joyous!
Here is the audio file for at-home worship for Sunday, November 28, 2021. The service is actually from last Sunday, November 21, which was Christ the King Sunday. The last Sunday in the liturgical year, this service closes the Lectionary Year B Cycle and sets the stage for the beginning of Advent on November 28 (that service will be posted next week). The scripture for this service is from Revelation 1:4-8. I hope your Sunday is joyous!