May 26, 2013 Trinity Sunday
Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC
THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER FOR MAY 26, 2013
T HE W ORSHIP OF G OD
TRINITY SUNDAY 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
Meditation on VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS James G. Kantor (b. 1967) Keevin Lewis, Organ
WELCOME PROCESSION, HYMN 4
Edgar Palacios Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
CALL TO WORSHIP Gathered in the name of Jesus Christ, inspired by the Holy Spirit, blessed by God, we come to worship one, holy God.
O God, our God, how wonderful is your name in all the earth. Your majesty is the music of the starry skies, and even we will sing your praises. In the name of the Creator, Son, and Spirit, let our gratitude and joy ring out to the world. O God, our God, how wonderful is your name in all the earth! INVOCATION
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. 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
Leah Grundset Davis
MUSICAL MEDITATION Guide My Feet Spiritual / arr. Jacqueline B. Hairston (b. 1938) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Soprano
Congregation standing; la congregación se pone de pie. Congregational responses in bold. Page numbers refer to Sanctuary Bibles. Audio enhancement devices available for use during worship. Please ask an usher for assistance. Respuestas congregacionales en negrita. Las páginas se refieren a las Biblias en el santuario. Para Biblias en español o traducción del servicio en Español , por favor hablar con un ujier.
L IVING THE W ORD OF G OD HEBREW LESSON, P. 515
Proverbs 8: 1 - 4, 22 - 31 Amy Butler
Psalm 8 Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor
E PISTLE L ESSON , P . 889
Acts 6: 1 - 7 Leah Grundset Davis
Alleluia Howard Hughes SM (1973) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor
We sing together, echoing the Cantor.
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; and he will declare to you the things that are to come. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! Adapted from John 16 GOSPEL LESSON, P. 879
John 16: 12 - 15 Edgar Palacios
This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN 251
O Holy Spirit, Root of Life
PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER Leah Grundset Davis 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
Aftermath Amy Butler
G IVING AND S ERVING INVITATION MUSICAL OFFERING Join in singing the final verse, as directed.
The Master Has Come
ASH GROVE / arr. Joseph Martin (b. 1959)
Sanctuary Choir and Congregation
The Master has called us in life’s early morning, with spirits as fresh as the dew on the sod. We turn from the world, with its smiles and its scorning, to cast in our lot with the people of God. The Master has called us His sons and His daughters. We pray for His blessing and trust in his love. And through the green pastures, beside the still waters, He’ll lead us at last to His kingdom above.
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 247 We sing verses 1, 2, 4 and 5.
Amy Butler Wind upon the Waters WIND UPON THE WATERS
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
Leah Grundset Davis
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 Fantasia Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706) Keevin Lewis, Organ
During the Postlude, we invite you to sit and listen or to 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 The United Methodist Publishing House. All rights reserved. Words reprinted under OneLicense.net #A-719662.
Scripture passages for June 2, Calvary’s Anniversary Sunday, are 1 Kings 8: 22 - 23, 41 – 43; Psalm145; Galatians 1: 1 – 12; Luke 7: 1 - 10.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER Maria Bensussen, grandmother of Ryan Harvey; Sara Bermúdez, mother of Lorena Pereira; Lucy, 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 and Natalie Barrens Rogers; Katlyn Greene, sister of Ashley Coates; Janet Grove; Betty Johanna, friend of John Appiah-Duffell; Al Nielsen; Amelia Powell, mother of Andrea Powell; Calvin Smith, father of Katie Harvey; Abby Sulerzyski, niece of Ellen Sulerzyski.
OKLAHOMA We're thinking of those who are grief-stricken and suffering in Oklahoma after this week’s tragedy. One of our own, Kevin Hagan, leads Feed the Children, an organization on the ground now providing relief. We're collecting funds to help their efforts. To give, follow this link (http://www.calvarydc.org/giveserve/donate/) and choose "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" as your donation designation, or write a check with that notation. Thank you, Calvary family, for being the hands and feet of Christ in the world. WORSHIP Today we celebrate the revelation of God as Three-In-One: Creator, Son, Spirit. Next Sunday, we begin a worship series on the Gospel texts where we meet people who experienced Jesus from the margins. What does it mean to be on the margins? How do we see Jesus when we’re on the margins? Join us for this special worship series. TODAY JOURNEY: A THINKING FAITH CLASS Today we begin a new series on the sermons of Jesus. We’ll tackle the Sermon on the Mount and some of Jesus’ more obscure words in the Gospel of John. Join us Sunday mornings, 9:45 a.m. in the Library for breakfast, great discussion and lots of laughs. Contact Pastor Leah. SPANISH LANGUAGE BIBLE STUDY Estamos estudiando el libro de Apocalipsis. Para más información sobre el estudio bíblico en español, por favor contactar a Pastor Edgar. Join us as we study the book of Revelation. Contact Pastor Edgar. MUSIC FOR KIDS: OUR FINAL SESSION TODAY Have a snack and join us in the Music Suite, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. All ages are welcome—and parents too! Next Sunday we sing in worship; we gather at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary to prepare. Contact Cheryl Branham. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, PASTOR LEAH Today we celebrate Pastor Leah and her five years of ministry at Calvary. Join us for a special reception after worship. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your gifts with us, Pastor Leah! COMING UP WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORDS small group gathers May 29, 6:30 p.m. on G3. Contact Pastor Amy. ZUMBA AND SOCCER Join us Friday, May 30, 7:00 p.m., for our final Zumba class in the Teen Room (G3) and soccer in the gym (GB). Childcare is available. Soccer continues through the summer. Contact Pastor Edgar. CALVARY PRESENTS … 20TH CENTURY OPERA: BEFORE, DURING, AFTER. Rameen Chaharbaghi is one of the featured soloists in this exciting concert, Friday evening, May 31, 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Free admission; donations appreciated.
ATTENTION CALVARY STUDENTS Applications for Edith Miller Scholarships are available in the Church Office; application deadline is June 1. These funds provide small awards to qualifying members of Calvary who have financial need as they continue their education next fall. Contact Mike, email@example.com. VOLUNTEER FOR CAPITAL PRIDE Christian Education and Mission Boards need volunteers to share the love of the Calvary community for all people. Walk in the parade on Saturday, June 8; staff our booth at the festival on Sunday, June 9. For info contact Courtney, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike, email@example.com.
CALVARY’S 151ST ANNIVERSARY: ON BEING BAPTIST At Calvary we are unapologetically Baptist, but it is easy to forget what that means. For Calvary’s 151st anniversary next weekend, June 1-2, we welcome special guest Dr. Rosalie Beck, Professor of Religion at Baylor University, to lead us in conversations on Baptist history. Contact Jason Smith. Saturday, June 1 Conversation on Baptist History Discussion and Reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel Sunday, June 2 Dialogue on the Future of Denominationalism Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel Worship at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon entitled, From the Margins: A Soldier Anniversary Lunch at 12:30 p.m. in Woodward Hall
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