Chatham Baptist Church

Worship for Sunday, May 2, 2021

Here’s our worship service for Sunday, May 2, 2021. Kathleen O’Hare opens the service with a piano solo of “All Things Bright and Beautiful.” Charlotte Paris leads us in singing “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.” Donald Merricks is featured in a trumpet solo of “Give Me Jesus.” And, Charlotte Paris closes the service at the organ, playing “Fanfare Postlude.” The scripture is John 15:1-8, and the topic is “Abiding in Christ.” I hope your Sunday is joyful.

Worship for Sunday, April 25, 2021

Here’s our worship service for Sunday, April 25, 2021. Tomorrow is our last drive-in church at 11 AM, and this is the audio of our radio broadcast on our local station, WKBY 1080 AM. Charlotte Paris opens our service with an organ solo of “Adaggio” by Johann Walther. Emily Wright sings “Your Hands” by J.J. Heller, and Kathleen O’Hare closes our service with a piano solo of “Love Lifted Me.” The scripture is John 21:15-23. I hope your Eastertide service is wonderful!

Worship for Sunday, April 18, 2021

We are having drive-in church in-person, but here’s the recorded worship service for Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Chatham Baptist Church in Chatham, VA. The scripture text is John 21:1-14, which is the post-resurrection story of Jesus cooking breakfast for the disciples. I have titled the sermon, “After the Resurrection: Fishermen without Fish.” Kathleen O’Hare opens the service with a piano solo of “Down to the River to Pray.” Lee Turpin sings “Come Away to the Skies,” and Charlotte Paris sings, “Healer of Our Every Ill.” Kathleen O’Hare closes the service with a medley titled, “Sunshine and Joy.” I hope your Sunday is filled with both.

Worship for Sunday, April 11, 2021

Here is the audio for worship for Sunday, April 11, 2021, the second Sunday in Eastertide. The service opens with “Lift High the Cross” sung by Charlotte Paris and accompanied on organ by Kenyon Scott. Patti Merricks sings “Shalom,” and Hal Lloyd sings a solo of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.” The scripture is John 20:19-31, the story of Jesus appearing to the disciples on the evening of Easter Sunday. This is the audio that will be broadcast on WKBY 1080 AM in Chatham, Virginia. We are also conducting drive-in worship live in our church parking lot during the month of April. So, there are lots of opportunities for worship this Sunday during this Easter season. However and wherever you worship, I hope your Sunday is wonderful!

Easter Sunday Worship, April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday Worship, April 4, 2021

Here is our Easter Sunday worship service for Sunday, April 4, 2021. The scripture is John 20:1-18 NIV. There are four musical selections:

  1. Easter Hymn, with Donald Merricks on trumpet and Charlotte Paris at the organ. 
  2. Come Away to the Skies, arranged by Michael Larkin, with Lee Turpin, soloist.
  3. Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed? with Charlotte Paris at the organ.
  4. Glorious Morning, by Geoffrey Andrews, piano solo by Kathleen O’Hare. 

On Easter Sunday, our church is having drive-in worship, GoToMeeting worship, a radio broadcast on WKBY 1080AM in Chatham, Va., and, this service on our website. Plus, we’re celebrating communion at drive-in worship and online worship. So, it’s going to be a glorious Easter Sunday morning. I hope yours is, too!

Good Friday service for April 2, 2021

Above is the audio of our Good Friday service for April 2, 2021. Readings are from Isaiah 52-53 and John 9. Musical selections are as follows:

  1. Wondrous Love, with Lee Turpin, soloist, and Charlotte Paris at the piano.
  2. Once and for All, by Lauren Daigle with Emily Wright, soloist.
  3. O Sacred Head Now Wounded, with Donald Merricks on trumpet.
  4. Near the Cross, piano solo by Kathleen O’Hare.
  5. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, solo by Charlotte Paris.
  6. Balm in Gilead, arranged by Harry T. Burleigh, with Charlotte Paris, soloist.

We trust this solemn meditation in song and scripture will allow you to experience some of both the tragedy and hope of this sacred day.

Easter Music Concert for 2021

Easter Music 1
Easter Music 2

The Easter Music Concert from Chatham Baptist Church, Charlotte Paris, organist and choir director. Our thanks to Charlotte for coordinating this virtual concert, and to all the musicians for their time and talent. There are 22 musical selections. Musical selections 1-13 are on Easter Music 1 track, and selections 14-22 are on the Easter Music 2 track.

  1. All Glory, Laud and Honor with Donald Merricks on trumpet and Charlotte Paris at the organ.
  2. Jesus Loves Me, Kathleen O’Hare at the piano.
  3. Just Beyond the Manger, duet by Patti Merricks and Emily Wright, accompanied by Kathleen O’Hare on piano. 
  4. Wondrous Love, with Lee Turpin, soloist, and Charlotte Paris at the piano.
  5. How Deep The Father’s Love for Us, words and music by Stuart Thompson, arranged by Larry Shackley, with Hal Lloyd as soloist.
  6. Poured Out for You, by Austin Smith, with Kathleen O’Hare at the piano.
  7. Deep River, arranged by Harry T. Burleigh, with Hal Lloyd soloist, accompanied by Charlotte Paris.
  8. O Sacred Head Now Wounded, with Donald Merricks on trumpet.
  9. Once and for All, by Lauren Daigle with Emily Wright, soloist.
  10. Jesus Paid It All, with Donald Merricks playing trumpet.
  11. Ah, Holy Jesus, arranged by Richard Walters, with Lee Turpin soloist.
  12. He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word, arranged by Lloyd Larsen, with vocalists Lee Turpin and Charlotte Paris, accompanied on piano by Kathleen O’Hare. 
  13. Near the Cross, piano solo by Kathleen O’Hare.
  14. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, piano solo by Kathleen O’Hare.
  15. Balm in Gilead, arranged by Harry T. Burleigh, with Charlotte Paris, soloist. 
  16. Shalom, with Patti Merricks, soloist. 
  17. My Jesus, I Love Thee, by Adoniram J. Gordon, arr. Jason W. Krug, piano solo by Kathleen O’Hare.
  18. Come Away to the Skies, arranged by Michael Larkin, with Lee Turpin, soloist.
  19. Glorious Morning, by Geoffrey Andrews, piano solo by Kathleen O’Hare. 
  20. Easter Hymn, with Donald Merricks and Charlotte Paris. 
  21. Jesus Christ is Risen Today, arranged by Michael Larkin, with Hal Lloyd, soloist.
  22. Lift High the Cross, with Charlotte Paris and Kenyon Scott. 

Palm Sunday Worship for March 28, 2021

Here’s the worship service for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, for Chatham Baptist Church in Chatham, VA. Musical selections for this service include “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” — a duet with Charlotte Paris on the organ, and Donald Merricks on trumpet. Lee Turpin, accompanied by Charlotte Paris, sings “What Wondrous Love Is This?.” Charlotte Paris, accompanied by Kathleen O’Hare on piano, sings “Balm in Gilead,” and Kathleen O’Hare closes the service with a piano solo of “My Jesus, I Love Thee.” The scripture text is Mark 11:1-11, and the sermon is titled, “What Kind of King Are You Looking For?” I hope your Palm Sunday is joyous and hopeful!

Worship for March 21, 2021

Here’s our worship service for the fifth Sunday of Lent, March 21, 2021. Charlotte Paris opens the service with an organ solo, “Fanfare on Lift High the Cross.” Patti Merricks and Emily Wright, accompanied by Kathleen O’Hare on piano, sing a duet of “Just Beyond the Manger.” Donald Merricks plays a trumpet solo of “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded;” and Kathleen O’Hare closes the service with a piano solo of “He Touched Me.” The scripture text for today is John 12:20-33, another account of Jesus speaking of his impending death, and of the need for disciples to be with him. I hope your Sunday is glorious!

Worship for March 14, 2021

Here’s the worship service for Chatham Baptist Church for Sunday, March 14, 2021. Charlotte Paris opens our service with her solo, “Song for the Nations.” Then, Kathleen O’Hare plays an old favorite, “Softly and Tenderly.” Our scripture text for today is John 3:14-21, part of the conversation that Jesus has with Nicodemus. Charlotte Paris closes our service with “In the Very Midst of Life.” I hope your Sunday is wonderful!