CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Fourth Sunday after Epiphany January 28, 2018 10:30 A.M.
THE WAY IT IS Lynn Ungar One morning you might wake up to realize that the knot in your stomach had loosened itself and slipped away, and that the pit of unfilled longing in your heart had gradually, and without your really noticing, been filled in--patched like a pothole, not quite the same as it was, but good enough. And in that moment it might occur to you that your life, though not the way you planned it, and maybe not even entirely the way you wanted it, is nonetheless-persistently, abundantly, miraculously-exactly what it is.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS INVITATION TO PREPARE FOR WORSHIP *CALL TO WORSHIP Welcome to this sacred place: House of prayer for many and home to all who come. Welcome to this gathering place: Friend and stranger, saint and sinner in all who gather here. Come with hope or hesitation; come with joy or yearning; all who hunger, all who thirst for life in all its fullness.
Morning Has Broken
PRAYER OF CONFESSION For the dullness of our vision, Forgive us. For the shallowness of our faith, Forgive us. For the joylessness of our living, Forgive us. Holy Three, look upon us with your steadfast love, Forgive us our sins, Help us to seek Help us to see Help us to serve and enjoy you. (Silent prayer) *ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, keep us in eternal life. Amen. PASSING THE PEACE Since Christ has made us the blessed community, the church, let us greet one another with the peace and joy of Christ. Peace and joy be with you! And also with you. CHILDRENâ€™S SERMON CHURCH IN THE WORLD PSALM READING Response
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his nameâ€™s sake. --R Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staffâ€” they comfort me. --R You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. --R 5
Genesis 3:8 & 9; 12:1; Judges 4:4 & 5
They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, ‘Where are you?’ The Call of Abram Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. …At that time Deborah, a prophetess, wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel. She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites came up to her for judgement. *GOSPEL READINGS
Matthew 3:16 & 17; Acts 10:44-48
And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’ Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?’ So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days. SERMON
Rev. Mark McDonough
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & LORDâ€™S PRAYER OFFERING RESPONSE Take, O Take Me as I Am
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
. . . who forever proclaim your glory:
. . . Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ: Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory. . . . send us out to be the body of Christ in the world. Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, almighty God, now and forever. Amen. ANOINTING
We Will Go Out with Joy
*BENEDICTION Blessing and laughter and loving be yours the love of a great God who names you and holds you while the earth turns and the heavens dance this day this night this moment and forever, Amen. 9
ASSISTING WITH WORSHIP TODAY Musician: Michael Winininsky Liturgist: Margaret McDonough Acolyte: Lyndia Kalumbula Communion: Carolyn McCarthy Usher: Richard Harter Counter: Richard Harter Coffee Hour: Second Table – “New” theme
January 28, 2018 Musician: Michael Winininsky Liturgist: Margaret McDonough Acolyte: Elijah Paik Communion: Anna Martin Usher: Tom Martin Counter: Tom Martin Coffee Hour: YOU?
CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS COFFEE FELLOWSHIP Thank you all for stepping up to the plate, we are currently looking for coffee hosts for January 14th and on. CALVARY LABYRINTH The labyrinth is open to the public for walks every 2nd & 4th Sunday, 4:30 – 6 p.m. We are also hosting more private labyrinth groups. If you are willing to help out with hosting a labyrinth event, please contact Jonnie Guernsey or Nan Kim-Paik. There are weekday, weekday evening, weekend, and Sunday labyrinths. FIRST POTLUCK OF 2018 Join us for our first 'second table' potluck of the year TODAY. ANNUAL MEETING The congregation will be meeting again to review 2017 and plan for the year on February 11, 2018. Please put it into your calendar and join us for our February potluck and annual meeting. SOUTHSIDE SOUP #3 The Hegers invite us to join them at “Southside SOUP,” which is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in District 14. The event is on February 11th at Puddler's Hall from 4-7pm. For a donation of $10 for adults (children 12 and under are free) attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban ag, social justice, education, tech and more. Presenters share their ideas for 4 min and answer 4 questions from the audience. At the end of the night, ballots are counted and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 2/10 Jonnie Guernsey 2/12 Utezi Kalumbula 2/15 Dave Peters 2/18 Tom Martin 2/28 Kasongo Kalumbula 2/28 Liam Jagusch
Our Vision: Saying yes to abundant life. Our Mission: To embrace and affirm all who come through our doors as people created in the image of God; To love through compassionate service, innovative worship, nurturing education and scandalous hospitality; To be a sanctuary for all who need, all who want, all who question, all who seek; To lead in the work for justice and equality, to bind ourselves in solidarity with those who suffer, to be a sign of Christâ€™s love in the world; To preserve this historic landmark building that serves as our wider communityâ€™s gathering place for celebration, discussion, reflection and the performing arts in the heart of the city.
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