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!
Here is the audio for at-home worship for this Sunday, November 21, 2021. Ruth Barnard, the chairperson of our deacons, presided over the service because Debbie and I were away with family. Van Amos was our Gideon speaker. Donald Merricks plays trumpet, Charlotte Paris accompanies him on the piano, and Kathleen O’Hare closes the service at the piano. I hope your Sunday is glorious!
Here is the audio for at-home worship for Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. The scripture is Hebrews 9:24-28. Charlotte Paris is at the organ and Kathleen O’Hare is the pianist. I hope your Sunday is wonderful!
Here is the at-home worship audio for Sunday, November 7, 2021. Pastor Appreciation Sunday was October 31, and you will hear Ruth Barnard, our deacon chair, commenting on Pastor Appreciation and presenting Debbie and me with a love offering from the church. Charlotte Paris is our musician for this service. The text is from Isaiah 25:6-9. I hope your Sunday is glorious!
Here is worship for those at home for Sunday, October 31, 2021. The scripture is Hebrews 7:23-28, and the message is titled, “He is Able to Save Completely.” Charlotte Paris is our musician for today. I hope your worship experience is wonderful, wherever or whenever you worship.
Here is our at-home worship for Sunday, October 24, 2021. The scripture is Hebrews 5:1-10. Our musician is Charlotte Paris, the organist and choir director at our church. Thank you for listening and I hope your Sunday is wonderful!