April 14, 2013 Third Sunday of Easter Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC
THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER FOR
T HE W ORSHIP OF G OD APRIL 14, 2013
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER 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. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
G ATHERING FOR W ORSHIP PRELUDE
Sonata in G Major Baldassare Galuppi (1706 - 1785) John Dautzenberg, Organ
Thine Is the Glory
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leah Grundset Davis
We celebrate good news: Jesus Christ is risen! Open our eyes: Send us out of our hiding places with strength and power. Open our eyes: Turn our anxiety to comfort, our mourning into joyful dance. Open our eyes: Remind us of new life all around us—even within us! Open our eyes: Show us signs of resurrection and give us courage to believe. Because all things are possible through God’s love, we proclaim the gospel in this world: Where God is still creating and redeeming, and bringing new life. Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! INVOCATION
Leah Grundset Davis
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
Leah Grundset Davis
La paz del Señor sea contigo. Y contigo también. The peace of the Lord be with you. And also with you. CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE
Make Us One
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. A TIME WITH CHILDREN GREETINGS FROM BRAZIL, ALLIANCE OF BAPTISTS
Kristin Campbell Joel Zeferino
Congregation standing. Congregational responses in bold. Page numbers refer to Sanctuary Bibles. Audio enhancement devices and Spanish/English Bibles are available for use during worship. Please ask an usher for assistance.
L IVING THE W ORD OF G OD THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO . . .
SINGING OUR RESPONSE Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise the Lord, our Risen King! THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, P. 893
Acts 9: 1 - 20 Kristin Campbell
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO . . .
SINGING OUR RESPONSE Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise the Lord, our Risen King! GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia Howard Hughes SM (1973) Susan Sevier, Cantor
We sing together, echoing the Cantor.
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! Cast the net to the right side of the boat. Bring some of the fish and have breakfast with me. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! Adapted from John 21 GOSPEL LESSON, P. 883
John 21: 1 - 19
Leah Grundset Davis This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN 223
We sing verses 1, 3 and 5.
Woman, Weeping in the Garden KAKIS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORDâ€™S PRAYER
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. SERMON
Eyes Wide Open: Blind Conviction to True Purpose Amy Butler
G IVING AND S ERVING INVITATION MUSICAL OFFERING
Yolanda Appiah-Kubi Lord of the Dance Mark Hayes (b. 1953) Susan Sevier, Mezzo-Contralto Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
B ECOMING D ISCIPLES INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP HYMN 231
Amy Butler Sing of One Who Walks Beside Us HOLY MANNA
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 Pastor Leah.
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. BENEDICTION POSTLUDE
Amy Butler Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes-Sohn, BWV 601 J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) John Dautzenberg, Organ
During the Postlude, we invite you to sit and listen or exit quietly. Following worship, please join us in Woodward Hall, left as you exit the Sanctuary, for refreshments and fellowship. Visitors, we look forward to greeting you as honored guests. Make Us One. Words and Music: Carol Cymbala, ©1991 Word Music, Inc. and Carol Joy Music c/o Integrated Copyright Group. All rights reserved. Words reprinted under CCLI #430459. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow. Words: Thomas Ken, 1674; adapt. Gilbert H. Vieira, 1978. Adapt. © 1989 United Methodist Publishing House. All rights reserved. Words reprinted under OneLicense.net #A-719662. Scripture passages for April 21, Fourth Sunday of Easter, are Acts 9: 36 – 43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7: 9 – 17; John 10: 22 – 30.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER Christina Mein Abbasi, granddaughter of Betty Mein; family and friends of John Alves, who died Monday, April 1; Maria Bensussen, grandmother, and Kevin Harvey, brother of Ryan Harvey; Liz and Zach Boren; Grady Branham, father of Cheryl Branham; Sophie Cho, niece of Cindy Cho; Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; Gail Ousley Gibson, friend of Ben Rogers and Natalie Barrens Rogers; Katlyn Greene, sister of Ashley Coates; Janet Grove; Betty Johanna, friend of John Appiah-Duffell; Al Nielsen; Cristián Palencia, cousin of Marcela Estrada; Amelia Powell, mother of Andrea Powell; Ben Rogers; Calvin Smith, father of Katie Harvey; Abby Sulerzyski, niece of Ellen Sulerzyski. WE CELEBRATE with Nurmira, Clay and Sophie Greenberg on the birth of Elijah David, Monday, April 8. WE MOURN the death of John Alves, Calvary’s Minister of Music, organist, and choirmaster from 1973 to 2004. Memorial Service and Reception will be held Saturday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
and Woodward Hall. Letters can be sent to 7814 Mineral Springs Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20877. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Organ Fund at Calvary. WORSHIP EYES WIDE OPEN. During the Season of Easter, we continue to examine the reality of how resurrection—life—changes the way we look at our world that is filled with death. Members will share stories of resurrection in their own lives each Sunday in worship—you won’t want to miss it! TODAY SPANISH LANGUAGE BIBLE STUDY. Durante el mes de abril, la Escuela Bíblica Dominical de Adultos en español estudiará lecciones basadas en el Apocalipsis y escritas por el teólogo y biblista Dr. Tony Cartledge. Nos reunimos en la Capilla a las 9:45 a.m. For more information about the Spanish language class, contact Pastor Edgar. JOURNEY: A THINKING FAITH CLASS. We meet on Sunday mornings, 9:45 a.m. in the Library. During the season of Easter, we study the Gospel texts of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances. Where do we see resurrection in our own lives? We will wrestle with this question and more. Contact Pastor Leah. CALVARY CONVERSATION ON RESTRUCTURING, today after worship, 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel. All are invited to attend. Contact Soren Dayton, email@example.com. NO MUSIC FOR KIDS TODAY. We’re taking a break today and next Sunday (QBM), so be sure to join us again on Sunday, April 28, 12:30-1:00 p.m. in Music Suite. Parents and teachers, thanks for your help getting all our young singers to this rehearsal! We sing again in worship on Anniversary Sunday, June 2. Contact Cheryl Branham. NEW PARKING MANAGEMENT COMPANY. Colonial Parking is now the owner of the garage adjacent to Calvary. Kidane, from Eritrea, and Tamru, from Ethiopia are the new garage attendants—make sure to welcome them when you see them! Validation of parking will continue as normal. If you need a parking permit, please contact Jason Smith. COMING UP BOARD OF MISSION AND CHRISTIAN EDUCATION meets Monday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. in the Library. Contact Mike Overby, firstname.lastname@example.org. THEOLOGY ON DRAFT meets Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. in the Library. We are discussing women in the Bible. What do they have to teach us about resurrection? Who are those little-known female characters in Scripture? Contact Pastor Leah. WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORDS gathers this Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. on level G3. We are studying the book, A Dangerous Dozen: 12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo, but Taught Us to Live Like Jesus! Contact Pastor Amy.
BASKETBALL GROUP meets Wednesday evening, April 17, 6:30 p.m. in the gym (GB). Contact Jason Smith. FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB CONCERT. Join us in the Chapel at noon on Friday, April 19. Hear the music of Joseph Haydn, Stefano Donaudy, Paolo Tosti, Ottorino Respighi, and Edvard Grieg performed by Cecilie Jones and Joyce Rizzolo, violins, Robert Huesmann, viola, Jan Timbers, cello, Leslie Bennett, soprano, Rosanne Conway, piano, Renée Roberts, violin, and Felicia Weiss. Admission is free. ZUMBA CLASSES AND SOCCER. Join us Friday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. for Zumba in the Teen Room (G3) and for soccer in the gym (GB). Childcare is available. Contact Pastor Edgar. MACBF BRUNCH. Meet the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s new Executive Coordinator, Suzii Paynter, at a brunch hosted by the Mid Atlantic CBF on Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. at Kensington Baptist Church, Kensington, MD. To RSVP contact Myra Houser, email@example.com. QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING AND LUNCH. Join us after worship, Sunday, April 21, in Woodward Hall. Lunch is provided by Calvary’s youth; your donation supports their summer trip. Business meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. Contact Jason Smith. FORUM ON IMMIGRATION REFORM. Join the Board of Mission and Christian Education Sunday, April 28, in the Chapel after worship. Contact Carol Blythe, firstname.lastname@example.org. SUMMER CALLER. All letters and articles for the Summer Caller are due Monday, April 29. Contact Jason Smith. SENIOR HIGH RECOGNITION. Contact Jason Smith to find out how you can help celebrate Calvary’s high school seniors, Caio, Carter, and Katie as we bless them on May 12, during worship. DAVIS BABY SHOWER. Mark your calendar now for Sunday, May 12—that’s right, Mothers Day! It’s a great day to celebrate Pastor Leah and John as they prepare to welcome a baby girl in the summer. After worship, join us in the Chapel as we share food, fun and gifts for the baby. Check out their registry at Babies-R-Us and Target. Everyone in the Calvary community is invited. Contact event coordinators Katie Harvey and Lu Alcazar. C HURCH S TAFF Cheryl Branham Director of Music (email@example.com, ext. 136) Amy Butler Senior Pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 121) Kristin Campbell Pastoral Intern (email@example.com) Leah Grundset Davis Associate Pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 142) Saw Ler Htoo Missionary, Burmese Community (email@example.com) Al Jeter Supervisor of Maintenance (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 128) Edgar Palacios Associate Pastor (email@example.com, ext. 103) Paul Rosstead Church Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 127) Jason Smith Ministry Assistant (email@example.com, ext. 133)
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