Shout joyfully to the Lord all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us and we are His, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. ~ Psalm 100
Worship Ministry Staff Team
Joe Buckner, Executive/Worship Pastor
Linda Matthews, Worship Ministries Assistant, Worship Accompanist
Cheryl Spencer, Worship Ministries Assistant
Billy Flood, Orchestra Co-Director/Percussionist Dr. Leslie Gillis, Worship Accompanist
Worship Ministry Ensembles
Come join us! No audition required! The Choir is an ensemble for high school students and older who want to use their musical talents to lead others in worship. The Choir provides musical leadership weekly in the Sunday morning worship service. Under the leadership of Worship Pastor Joe Buckner and accompanied by Evy Farr, the Choir rehearses Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm in the Choir Room and joins forces with the Orchestra to provide seasonal music presentations.
The Orchestra is an instrumental ensemble for high school students and older who want to use their intermediate/advanced level of instrumental talent to lead others in worship in Sunday morning services. Under the leadership of Director Billy Flood and accompanied by Linda Matthews, the Orchestra rehearses Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the Orchestra Room and works alongside the Choir in providing seasonal music presentations.
An auditioned ensemble of men, the Men’s Quartet sings primarily in the southern gospel and inspirational genres and shares selections regularly in Sunday morning services.
Vocal Worship Teams
Each of the vocal worship teams provide SATB vocal support for both congregational and ‘special’ worship music in worship services and seasonal music presentations. These teams are auditioned and represent different generations and backgrounds within the RSBC church family.
The Rhythm Section provides the instrumental ‘backbone’ of sound for all worship services and seasonal presentations. The Rhythm Section consists of the Piano-Keyboard, Piano-String Synthesizer, Piano-Pad/Organ, Auxiliary Keyboard, Electric Rhythm Guitar, Electric Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Trap Set Drummer and Orchestra Conductor.
The Choir, Orchestra, Kids Worship and Community Guests join together seasonally to present seasonal music presentations in December (Community Christmas Celebration), Easter Weekend (Good Friday Service & Easter Sunday Service) and July (Patriotic Celebration).
What: Easter Sunday Service
When: Sunday, April 12 @ 10:30am
Where: Worship Center
On Friday afternoon of Holy Week, Jesus Christ willingly goes to the Cross to become ‘the spotless Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.’ Because Jesus Christ had no sin in His life, His innocent blood is able to cover the sins of all who would repent of their sins and make Him Lord. But, His work is not yet complete. According to I Corinthians 15:17, if Christ has died and is not raised from the dead, all mankind is still in their sins.
Early on Sunday morning, Jesus completes the work of Messiah as He conquers both death and the grave. According to Revelation 1:18, Jesus says, “I am the Living One. I once was dead and now look I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades!”
Early on Sunday morning, the women had prepared spices and were on their way to the Tomb to bring a beautiful fragrance to the place of death. When they came to Jesus’ Tomb, the stone in front of the Tomb had been rolled away. They went inside and his body was no longer there. Suddenly, there were two men dressed in bright white (angels) who appeared to the women and said, “Why do you look for the Living among the dead? He is not here, He has risen!” They ran to tell the eleven disciples (for Judas had died) and others the news of Jesus’ resurrection!
Easter Sunday is a celebration of the culmination of Jesus’ mission, conquering death and the grave as He rose from the dead! Bring your family and friends as we celebrate the cornerstone event of our faith with the RSBC Choir, Orchestra, Community Guests and a powerful message by our lead pastor, Dr. Michael Lewis!
What: Good Friday Service
When: Friday, April 10, 2020 @ 7pm
Where: Worship Center
Holy Week begins on Sunday with the Triumphal Entry as Jesus arrives in Jerusalem in time for the Passover to the shouts of “Blessed Is He Who Come In The Name Of The Lord!” Within a short time, Jesus is frustrated with the actions of the people as they have turned the Temple into a place where money-making is more prevelant than the worship of Yahweh. As he ‘cleanses the Temple’ by overturning tables with a whip in His hand, the Pharisees and Saducees see Jesus as a nuisance and a distraction to the religious customs of the day and they seek a way to get rid of him.
Jesus speaks many powerful parables during the week and He is anointed for his coming death with expensive oil by Mary Magdalene. Jesus preaches of the end times and mourns over Jerusalem as His own child and curses the fig tree that is unable to produce fruit. On Thursday evening, Jesus gathers His disciples together to partake of the Last Supper followed by Jesus’ teaching of the new commandment to love one another as He has loved them.
Caiaphus and the spiritually elite have convinced Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver and they take Him captive during prayer time in the Garden of Gethsemane late on Thursday evening. Jesus appears before Caiaphus, Herod and Pilate though the plot to kill Jesus is difficult when Pilate can find nothing worthy of death. As Jesus is being tried, His disciple Peter denies Jesus three times. The people cry out and convince Pilate to trade the life of Jesus Christ for the life of a convicted criminal Barrabas.
By Friday morning of Holy Week Jesus is beaten, mocked, whipped, stripped, and has been sentenced to death by crucifixion. His mother and beloved disciple John look on as the Son of God becomes the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. His innocent blood satisfies God’s wrath against the sins of those who repent for their sin. Jesus, the Lion of Judah, fulfills the role of Messiah as He dies willingly, driven by His love for all people.
A long-standing Roswell Street tradition, the Good Friday Service is a powerful experience that chronicles the events of Holy Week culminating with the Cross. Led by the RSBC Choir, Orchestra, Kids Worship and Community Guests, the Good Friday Service will remind you of the great sacrifice of our Great Savior! Join us as we remember!