May 5, 2013 Sixth Sunday of Easter
Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC
THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER FOR
T HE W ORSHIP OF G OD MAY 5, 2013
SIXTH 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 TO W ORSHIP PRELUDE
Improvisation on VICTORY John Dautzenberg, Organ
PROCESSION, HYMN 15
Rejoice, You Pure in Heart MARION
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 MUSICAL MEDITATION
Jason Smith You Mus’ Come in By an Thro’ de Lamb Spiritual / arr. Roland Hayes (1887 - 1977) Dwayne Pinkney, Tenor
Congregation stand ing; la congregación se p one d e p ie. Congregational resp onses in bold. Page nu m bers refer to Sanctu ary Bibles. Au d io enhancem ent d evices available for u se d u ring w orship . Please ask an u sher for assistance. Resp u estas congregacionales en negrita. Las p áginas se refieren a las Biblias en el santuario. Para Biblias en esp añol o trad u cción d el servicio en Esp añol , por favor hablar con u n u jier.
L IVING THE W ORD OF G OD THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, P. 900
Acts 16: 9 - 15 Edgar Palacios
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO . . .
SINGING OUR RESPONSE Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise the Lord, our Risen King! GOSPEL ACCLAMATION We sing together, echoing the Cantor.
Alleluia Howard Hughes SM (1973) Dwayne Pinkney, Cantor
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, will teach you everything. Peace I leave with you. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! Adapted from John 14 GOSPEL LESSON, P. 877
John 14: 23 - 2 9 Edgar Palacios and Amy Butler
This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN 556
Trust and Obey TRUST AND OBEY
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORDâ€™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
Eyes Wide Open: Troubled Hearts to Peace-Filled Lives Amy Butler
SHARING COMMUNION INVITATION TO THE TABLE
Leah Grundset Davis
CALL TO CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON WORDS OF INSTITUTION
Amy Butler Edgar Palacios
SHARING THE MEAL To celebrate communion by intinction, please approach the stations using inside aisles. Return to your seat using outside aisles. Three stations are available at the front, as well as a gluten-free option. To receive communion where you are seated, raise your hand and a deacon will be happy to serve you.
There Is a Balm in Gilead BALM IN GILEAD
G IVING AND S ERVING INVITATION
Sweet Hour of Prayer William Bradbury (1816 – 1868) arr. Joseph Graham Calvary A Capella Singers
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 562
Amy Butler Because He Lives RESURRECTION
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 Improvisation on DIADEMATA John Dautzenberg, 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 May 12, Sixth Sunday of Easter, are Acts 16: 16 – 34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22: 12 - 14, 16 - 17, 20 – 21; John 17: 20 - 26.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER Christina Mein Abbasi, granddaughter of Betty Mein; Maria Bensussen, grandmother of Ryan Harvey; 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; family and friends of Elizabeth (Betty) McClain, widow of former Minister of Education Edwin McClain, who died Thursday, March 21; Al Nielsen; Amelia Powell, mother of Andrea Powell; Calvin Smith, father of Katie Harvey; Abby Sulerzyski, niece of Ellen Sulerzyski. A SPECIAL GIFT has been made to the Music Fund by Victor Tupitza in memory of Dr. Peter Linnyk’s cousin. WORSHIP EYES WIDE OPEN During the Season of Easter, we are examining how resurrection—life—changes the way we look at our world that is filled with death. Members share stories of resurrection in their own lives each Sunday in worship—you won’t want to miss it! TODAY JOURNEY: A THINKING FAITH CLASS We meet Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in the Library. During the season of Easter, we study the Gospel accounts of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances. Where do we see resurrection in our own lives? Contact Pastor Leah. SPANISH LANGUAGE BIBLE STUDY. Para mas información sobre el estudio biblico en espanol, por favor contactar a Pastor Edgar. For more information about the study, please contact Pastor Edgar. MUSIC FOR KIDS MEETS TODAY in the Music Suite, 12:30–1:00 p.m. Kids of all ages, toddlers through middle school, and parents are welcome! Contact Cheryl Branham. COMING UP THEOLOGY ON DRAFT meets Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. in the Library to discuss 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 small group gathers this Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. on 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. ZUMBA AND SOCCER. Join us Friday, May 10, 7:00 p.m., for Zumba in the Teen Room (G3) and soccer in the gym (GB). Childcare is available. Contact Pastor Edgar. 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. Join us in the Chapel after worship 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.
DINNER FOR CALVARY WOMEN’S SERVICES. To participate by providing food or helping to serve at the shelter on May 12, contact Claudia Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org. BASKETBALL GROUP meets Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. in the gym (GB). All are welcome. Contact Jason Smith FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB CONCERT. No concert on Friday, May 10. Join us again in the Chapel at noon on Friday, May 17 for FMMC’s final concert of this season. Hear music of Kabalevsky, Goodman, and Arensky, performed by Jeffery Beaudry, piano; Gwyn Jones, flute; Rosanne Conway, piano; Ramona Matthews, violin; Jan Timbers, cello; Enoch Gordis, piano. DC CROP HUNGER WALK, 2013. Join the Mission Board in supporting Church World Service’s national walk to raise funds to end hunger. The walk will be Saturday, May 18, beginning at the corner of I & 4th streets SW. Contact Jason Smith to sign up for the walk and to find out how to raise funds and donate online. SENIOR HIGH RECOGNITION. Contact Jason Smith to participate as we honor Calvary’s high school seniors. We recognize Caio, Carter and Katie on May 19, and we offer them blessings during worship. ATTENTION CALVARY STUDENTS who are planning to attend an institution of higher education in fall 2013: applications for Edith Miller Scholarships are available in the Church Office. These funds provide small awards to qualifying members of Calvary who have financial need as they continue their education. Applications must be received by June 1. Contact Mike, email@example.com. VOLUNTEERS FOR DC CAPITOL PRIDE 2013. The Christian Education and Mission Boards are gearing up for Capitol Pride celebrations, and we need volunteers! Come show how Calvary welcomes and affirms gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people (and everyone else!) into the fold of God by walking in the parade on Saturday, June 8 or helping staff a church booth at the festival Sunday, June 9. Contact Courtney Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mike Overby at email@example.com to volunteer or ask questions! C HURCH S TAFF Cheryl Branham Director of Music (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 136) Amy Butler Senior Pastor (email@example.com, ext. 121) 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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