Greeting: Rev. J. Kenneth Byrd
We are pleased to announce that Blaine Pittman was unanimously voted in for the open position of Director of Church Music & Education.
Blaine Pittman came to Nashville Baptist Church on May 1, 2020 and we are pleased to have such a talented and anointed young man working with us!
Blaine was the victim of a terrible automobile accident earlier this month which placed him in the Critical Care Unit. We are pleased to share that Blaine has made progress in his recovery, but know he has a long road ahead of him.
Please continue to pray for Blaine as he works through his rehabilitation.
A GoFundMe account has been opened for Blaine. You may donate to help cover his medical costs by clicking here.
Nashville has also established a benevolence fund for Blaine's needed care. You may send donations to Nashville Baptist Church at 512 E. Washington St. Nashville, NC 27856 or give online to the benevolence fund by clicking here.
Altar Flowers: by Donald & Pat Parker, Denise & Laurie
The flowers are placed in the sanctuary to the glory of God
and in honor of our Nashville Baptist Church family.
We are grateful for your support, kind words, and love you show. Sometimes the smallest things take up the most space in our hearts.
Chiming of the Trinity:
(Worship begins with the Chiming of the Trinity followed by the Voluntary. Please use this time to enjoy the sacred music and to prepare your heart and mind for an encounter with God.)
Voluntary: Colby Griffin & Sarah Hinton
Worthy of Worship
Call to Worship: Rev. Byrd
We gather to worship God,
who loved us before we were yet born,
who knows us even better than we know ourselves,
whose presence never leaves us,
and whose love for us never ceases.
This is our God.
Let’s worship together!
Hymn of Praise:
(56) Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
A Time with Children: Rev. Byrd
Psalter Reading: Butch Mull
Psalm 86:11-17 (ESV)
An Invocation & the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come. They will be done,
On Earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And 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 and ever. Amen
Offertory: Men's Ensemble
Then I Met the Master
MOSIE LISTER, arr. by MAULDIN & LINN
Prayer of Dedication:
Epistle Reading: Rev. Byrd
Romans 8:12-25 (ESV)
Call to Prayer:
We no longer need to live as slaves to our sinful natures.
Sin has no claim on us anymore,
because through the power of the Holy Spirit,
we have put to death our old ways of acting and thinking.
We have been given new life as God’s own children.
God, who is gracious, is forgiving.
Feel the presence of the peace of Christ
as we join our hearts in prayer . . .
Time of Silent Prayer:
Sharing in God's Word:
Wicked is Good?
Emphasis Text: Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Hymn of Commitment:
(297) Search Me, O God
Commission & Blessing:
As we close this service, do not forget:
There is nowhere we can go where God is not.
Everywhere we go, God goes before us.
From the farthest ocean to the highest mountain,
from the heights of joy to the depths of despair—
wherever we find ourselves, God is already there.
So go in peace, for we do not go alone. Amen.
Chiming of the Trinity:
Postlude: Mrs. Hinton
The Ministry of Worship
Rev., J. Kenneth Byrd, Jr., Pastor
Colby Griffin, Pianist
Sarah Hinton, Organist