The People of Calvary Baptist Church Gather for
THE WORSHIP OF GOD September 1, 2013
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
We are an ecumenical, multi-racial, multi-ethnic Christian body that reaches out to the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. To that end we strive to be welcoming, responsive, trusting and prayerful in everything we do. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
GATHERING FOR WORSHIP MUSIC AS WE GATHER Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace. Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love.
COME, THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING Here I raise to thee an altar; hither by thy help I’m come. And I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God. He, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood.
O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be. Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee. Prone to wander, how I feel it, prone to leave the God I love. Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.
GATHER US IN
Here in this place, the new light is streaming, shadows of doubt are vanished away. See in this space our fears and our dreamings, brought here to you in the light of this day. Gather us in, the lost and forsaken; gather us in, our spirits inflame. Call to us now, and we shall awaken; we shall arise at the sound of our name.
We are the young—our lives are a mystery; we are the old, who yearn for your face. We have been sung throughout all of history, called to be light to the whole human race. Gather us in—the rich and the haughty; gather us in—the proud and the strong. Give us a heart so meek and so lowly; give us the courage to enter the song. (turn page for verses 3 and 4)
Congregation standing. La congregación se pone de pie. Congregational responses in bold. Respuestas congregacionales en negrita.
Here we receive new life in the waters; here we receive the bread of new birth. Here you shall call your sons and your daughters, call us anew to be salt for the earth. Give us to drink the wine of compassion, give us to eat the bread that is you. Nourish us well, and teach us to fashion lives that are holy and hearts that are true.
Not just in buildings, small and confining, not in some heaven, light years away. Here in this place the new light is shining; now is God present, and now is the day. Gather us in and hold us forever; gather us in and make us your own. Gather us in, all peoples together, fire of love in our flesh and our bone.
CALL TO WORSHIP
We believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ, who came to free the captives, heal the sick, and proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God. We believe in the story of God’s love, which is told to us by our ever creating God. We believe in a continually caring Christ, whose example encourages us to risk ourselves for the sake of the gospel. We believe in a continually healing Holy Spirit, whose power enables us to share the story of God’s love. We believe in a continually caring community called the Church, which physically lives out the story of God’s love. We believe in participating in the great calling we have—to live out the gospel in the world. Let us worship God!
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
La paz del Señor sea contigo. Y contigo también. The peace of the Lord be with you. And also with you.
LIVING THE WORD OF GOD STORYTELLING AND THE BOOK OF JUDGES
HEBREW LESSON SUMMARY
JUDGES 19 Amy Butler
READING FROM THE APOCRYPHA
SIRACH 38: 24 - 34 Amy Butler
LUKE 14: 1, 7 - 14 Amy Butler
This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God.
CALL TO PRAYER
TAKE, O TAKE ME AS I AM
Take, O take me as I am; summon out what I shall be; set your seal upon my heart and live in me. (repeat)
Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
THE MEN OF JUDGES: BENJAMINITE BACHELORS Allyson Robinson
AMAZING GRACE / GRACIA ADMIRABLE
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see. O gracia admirable, ¡dulce es! Que a mí, pecador, salvó. Perdido estaba yo, mas vine a sus pies; fui ciego, visión me dio.
GIVING AND SERVING INVITATION MUSICAL OFFERING
(turn page for words to hymn)
Lu Shan JESÚS ES MI REY SOBERANO / O JESUS, MY KING AND MY SOVEREIGN
Jesús es mi Rey soberano, mi gozo es cantar su loor. Es Rey, y me ve cual hermano, es Rey y me imparte su amor. Dejando su trono de Gloria, me vino a sacar de la escoria. Y yo soy feliz, y yo soy feliz por él.
O Jesus, my King and my Sovereign, my joy is to sing him my praise. He’s king, yet he treats me like family, he’s king, yet he shares all his love. He left all his glory in heaven to come lift my life from the ashes. I’m happy today, life’s joy came to stay through him.
DEDICATING OUR GIFTS
TAKE MY GIFTS
Take the fruit that I have gathered from the tree your Spirit sowed Harvest of your own compassion, juice that makes the wine of God Now because your love has touched me, I have love to give away Now the bread of love is rising, loaves of love to multiply!
BECOMING DISCIPLES INVITATION
During the singing, we invite you to come forward if you wish to make a public commitment to Christ or to join our family of faith. If you are interested in membership or have questions about Calvary, please contact the Church Office.
SONG OF INVITATION De paz inundada mi senda ya esté, O cúbrala un mar de aflicción Mi suerte cualquiera que sea, diré: Estoy bien, tengo paz, ¡Gloria a Dios! Estoy bien, ¡Gloria a Dios! Tengo paz en mi ser, ¡Gloria a Dios!
ESTOY BIEN / IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll What ever my lot, Thou has taught me to say: It is well, it is well with my soul. It is well with my soul. It is well, it is well with my soul.
WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS
We give thanks that you have been guided by the hand of God to this community of faith. We pledge to love each other and to work to grow into the fullness of Christ together. Amen.
MAKE US ONE
Make us one, Lord, make us one; Holy Spirit, make us one. Let your love flow so the world will know we are one in you. (repeat)
MUSIC AS WE DEPART Dios está aquí Tan cierto como el aire que respiro Tan cierto como en la mañana se levanta el sol Tan cierto como que le canto y me puede oír.
DIOS ESTÁ AQUÍ / GOD HIMSELF IS HERE God Himself is here When two or three are gathered here to worship His Spirit is alive and present as we share His love Now let us love and serve each other as we go in His name.
COME, THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING: words by Robert Robinson, 1758, alt; PD. GATHER US IN: words by Marty Haugen, 1981; © 1982, GIA Publications, Inc. TAKE, O TAKE ME AS I AM: words by John L. Bell; © 1995 Wild Goose Resource Group, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc. AMAZING GRACE: words by John Newton, 1779; v4, anonymous; PD. JESÚS ES MI REY SOBERANO / O JESUS, MY KING AND MY SOVEREIGN: words by Vicente Mendoza, 1921; tr. Esther Frances, 1982 and George Lockwood, 1988; tr’s © 1982, 1989, The United Methodist Publishing House. TAKE MY GIFTS: words by Shirley Erena Murray, 1988; © 1992 Hope Publishing. ESTOY BIEN / IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL: words by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873; tr. Pedro Grado Valdés; published in Cantos de Alabanza y Adoración / Songs of Praise and Worship, © 1997, Editorial Mundo Hispano. MAKE US ONE : words by Carol Cymbala; © 1991 Word Music, Inc. and Carol Joy Music c/o Integrated Copyright Group. DIOS ESTÁ AQUÍ / GOD HIMSELF IS HERE: words by Nestor Raúl Galeano, 1955; tr. Russell Herrington; published in Cantos de Alabanza y Adoración / Songs of Praise and Worship, © 1997, Editorial Mundo Hispano. All rights reserved. Calvary is licensed under CCLI #430459 and OneLicense.net #A-719662.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER Maria Bensussen, grandmother of Ryan Harvey; Sara Bermúdez, mother of Lorena Pereira; John Blythe, father of Carol Blythe; Lucy, Liz and Zach Boren; Grady Branham, father and Dolly Branham, aunt of Cheryl Branham; family and friends of Edna Burneston, who died August 21; Sophie Cho, niece of Cindy Cho and Bob Wood;
Kathy, Ric, Ricky, and Kevin Clark; Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; Bill Fahey; Gail Ousley Gibson, friend of Ben and Natalie Barrens Rogers; Jenny Goon; Katlyn Greene, sister of Ashley Coates; Janet Grove; Betty Johanna, friend of John Appiah-Duffell; Al Nielsen; Amelia Powell, mother of Andrea Powell. A SPECIAL GIFT has been made to the Flower Fund by Carol Thomason in memory of her father, Dick Thomason, and honoring what would have been his 100th birthday on Tuesday, August 27.
WORSHIP CALVARY UNPLUGGED: THE MEN OF JUDGES. Today is the final Sunday of Unplugged worship for the summer. Thanks to all those who served as storytellers and musicians over this six-week series! SEPTEMBER 8: A NEW SEASON OF WORSHIP BEGINS. Join us next Sunday for worship in the Sanctuary as we begin the 2013-14 church season with a new sermon series, The Cost : What It Takes to Tell the Truth, and focus on Jeremiah, the Weeping Prophet. Jeremiah’s career was built on lament—and our lives often are made of laments, too. We lament loss, fear, failure, pain, grief…so much to cry about. Join us for this special worship series as we walk through the prophecies of Jeremiah, giving voice to those things that make us weep and challenge ourselves to follow in these prophetic footsteps. Come for Sunday School or Sanctuary Choir at 9:45 a.m., worship in the Sanctuary at 11:00 a.m., and Music for Kids at 12:30 p.m. in Music Suite.
TODAY NO SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY over the Labor Day holiday weekend. We’ll see you in worship at 11:00 a.m. THANKS TO TODAY’S UNPLUGGED MUSIC TEAM. Chuck Andreatta, Katie Harvey, Ryan Harvey, Myra Houser, Eva Powell, and Trey Sullivan—we appreciate your musical leadership today. CALVARY YARD SALE COLLECTION. Bring items to Kendall 5. Contact Gretchen White, 202.462.5595.
COMING UP FINANCIAL HEALTH SUNDAY. Join the Stewardship Team for breakfast and a seminar on personal finance, 9:00 a.m., September 8. Contact Corina, email@example.com or Bob, firstname.lastname@example.org. WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY meets Tuesday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. for study, and we’ll roll bandages for hospitals in countries at war. Bring your lunch; dessert is provided by our hostess of the day. CHURCH AND STATE. Join the Church Council meeting on Thursday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. in the Library, as Brent Walker from the Baptist Joint Committee leads our discussion. How do we maintain legal church/state boundaries while effectively advocating for legislative change? What is the responsible way to engage in political discourse as Baptists and as Christians? All are welcome. SHALOM SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON. On Sunday, September 29, Christian Education and Mission Boards host this year’s luncheon in Woodward Hall. All are invited; contributions support students in El Salvador. To date, we have raised $3,346 toward our goal of $10,000. Help send ten students to college! Make a contribution by visiting www.calvarydc.org/give, or contact Courtney, email@example.com. CHURCH STAFF Cheryl Branham Amy Butler Leah Grundset Davis Saw Ler Htoo Al Jeter Edgar Palacios Paul Rosstead Jason Smith Becky Vaughn
Director of Music (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 136) Senior Pastor (email@example.com, ext. 121) Associate Pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 142)* Missionary, Burmese Community (email@example.com) Supervisor of Maintenance (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 128) Associate Pastor, Education (email@example.com, ext. 103)* Church Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 127) Ministry Assistant (email@example.com, ext. 133) Deacon of the Week (firstname.lastname@example.org)*
* Pastor Leah is on family leave and Pastor Edgar is on sabbatical. If you have a pastoral need, please contact the Church Office or the Deacon of the Week.
Calvary Baptist Church 755 Eighth Street NW Washington DC 20001
202.347.8355 fax 202.347.6360 www.calvarydc.org