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September 22, 2013 Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC





SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

11:00 A.M.

EIGHTEENTH 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. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



1. All 2. Sanctuary Choir 3. Women 4. Men 5. All


Chorale Prelude on MARTYRDOM Charles H. H. Parry (1848 - 1918) John Dautzenberg, Organ Nancy Renfrow Praise to the Lord, the Almighty LOBE DEN HERREN

Amy Butler

Come together, believers and doubters, faithful and unsure, join your hearts now in worship! Praise God, who calls our names and fills us with fire. Praise God, who out of love for all humanity sent Jesus Christ to live among us. Praise God, whose Spirit is poured out upon all flesh so that our sons and daughters might prophesy. Praise God, whose message of hope is not hindered by the barriers of this world. Praise God, who empowers us with gifts and challenges us to tell the truth to a hurting world. Come, empowering Spirit of God. Fill us with courage and conviction today. Breathe your transforming Spirit into our hearts and change our world. Let us worship God! INVOCATION

Amy Butler

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Amy Butler 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, 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 I Am He That Comforteth, Be Not Afraid from Elijah, Op. 70 Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) 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.


Jeremiah 8: 18 - 9: 1 Jason Smith


Psalm 79 Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor

We follow the Biblical text and insert the Refrain.

Someone’s crying, Lord, kum ba yah. O Lord, kum ba yah. EPISTLE LESSON, P. 963

1 Timothy 2: 1 - 7 Marcela Estrada


Alleluia Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor

We sing together, echoing the Cantor.

Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! Whoever is faithful in a little is faithful also in much. You cannot serve both God and wealth. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! Adapted from Luke 16 GOSPEL LESSON, P. 851

Luke 16: 1 - 13 Amy Butler

This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN 501

There Is a Balm in Gilead BALM IN GILEAD


Jason Smith

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

“A Broken Heart” The Cost: What It Takes To Tell the Truth Amy Butler




Carol Blythe and Myra Houser Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us arr. Brad Nix (b. 1975) Sanctuary Choir Ashley Dalton, Flute Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow


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

Carol Blythe and Myra Houser


Amy Butler Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us BRADBURY

During the singing, we invite you to come forward if you wish to make a public commitment to Christ or to join our community of faith. If you are interested in membership or have questions about Calvary, please contact the Church Office.

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS Amy Butler 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 Ein’ feste Burg Max Reger (1873 - 1916) John Dautzenberg, Organ

During the Postlude, we invite you to sit and listen, or to exit quietly if you prefer. Following worship, please join us in the Café at Calvary on G3 for a time of fellowship. Stairs are to the left of the stage in Woodward Hall and elevator to G3 is at the end of G2 hallway. Visitors, we look forward to greeting you as honored guests. Scripture passages for September 29, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, are Jeremiah 32: 1 - 3a, 6 - 15; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6: 6 - 19; Luke 16: 19 - 31. 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 #A-719662.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Maria Bensussen, grandmother of Ryan Harvey; Sara Bermúdez, mother of Lorena Pereira; John Blythe, father of Carol Blythe; Grady Branham, father and Dolly Branham, aunt of Cheryl Branham; Sophie Cho, niece of Cindy Cho and Bob Wood; Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; Carolyn Crumpler, grandmother of Amy Crumpler Shaw; 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; Joe Koonz, Alan Laskin, and Mike McQueen, friends of Nancy and Phil Renfrow; Al Nielsen; Amelia Powell, mother of Andrea Powell; Susan Sevier. A SPECIAL GIFT has been made to the Memorial Fund by Malcolm and Janice Clark in memory of Martha Peck. MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR EDNA BURNESTON. All are invited to join Edna’s family and friends on Sunday, October 6, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

WORSHIP THE COST: WHAT IT TAKES TO TELL THE TRUTH. This four-week sermon series introduces us to Jeremiah, the Weeping Prophet. Jeremiah paid a steep price to be a prophet. Following Jesus often calls us to tell the truth, to be prophetic in a world where our message often challenges the status quo. Will we have the courage to pay the price? TODAY TODAY’S COFFEE HOUR will be hosted in the new Café at Calvary on level G3. Join us after worship for a time of fellowship to experience the new space and learn about Theology on Draft’s plans. Stairs are to the left of the stage in Woodward Hall and elevator to G3 is at the end of G2 hallway. Contact Rachel Johnson or Jay Mayfield. DONATE AND VOLUNTEER AT CALVARY’S YARD SALE. Support Calvary’s fourth annual yard sale, October 16 - 18; bring items to Kendall 5. No clothing, shoes, large appliances, computers. Other items are welcome including clean boxes, bags, tissue paper. Benefit for Shalom Scholarship. Members and friends, volunteer to help out at the sale; sign up in Woodward Hall following worship. Contact Gretchen White, 202.462.5595. CHALICE HYMNALS. Did you know that several of Calvary’s Chalice Hymnals have been removed from the Sanctuary because of damage? Someone has written on the top bindings in pen. Adults, please help to teach our young ones to respect and care for our worship books. Replacement cost is $18 each. If you’d like to make a donation, contact Cheryl Branham. MUSIC FOR KIDS meets in the Music Suite at 12:30 p.m. Join us— we sing for Shalom Luncheon next week! Contact Cheryl Branham. COMING UP SHALOM SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON. Sunday, September 29, Christian Education and Mission Boards host this annual event in Woodward Hall. All are invited; contributions support students in El Salvador. To date we have raised $3,346 toward our $10,000 goal. Give generously and help to send ten students to college. Visit to donate. For more information, contact Courtney Rice, FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB CONCERT. Join us Friday, October 4, 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel, for the opening concert of FMMC’s 2013-14 season. Hear music of Poulenc, Lavallée, Dessane, Lavigne, Lalibertè and Mendelssohn performed by Soyoon Yim, piano; Karen Mercedes, contralto; and a string quartet featuring David Brown, Sheyna Burt, Caroline Brethauer, and Joanna Taylor. Contact Jeongseon Choi, FMMC Program Coordinator, ASSOCIATION OF WELCOMING & AFFIRMING BAPTISTS (AWAB). Join the Alliance in Providence RI, October 11-14, as they celebrate their 20th anniversary, Coming of Age: A Living Jubilee. Information and registration forms are available in the church office; contact Carol Blythe,

KINGMAN ISLAND RETREAT DAY. Songwriter and artist Bryan Moyer Suderman leads us in a one-day retreat at Kingman Island Park Saturday, October 19. Enjoy food, music and fun at this relaxed fall gathering. Contact Jason Smith. D.C. BAPTIST CONVENTION ANNUAL MEETING, October 28-29, at University Baptist Church in College Park, MD. All are invited to join the DCBC in celebrating the Year of Jubilee, with the theme Mobilizing for Missions: The Next Chapter and solidifying the future story of the Convention. If you wish to be an elected delegate from Calvary please see Soren Dayton, Claudia Moore, or Amy Butler. INNOVATING TRADITION: A CONVERSATION ON BELOVED COMMUNITY AND FUTURE CHURCH. Join us for a special event Saturday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, for a special discussion between New York Times bestselling author and pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber and Calvary’s own Senior Pastor Amy Butler, moderated by Amy Sullivan. Check Calvary’s website next week for free tickets. Contact the Church Office .

WAGING PEACE IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL, CONFERENCE. Participate in this special event, November 8-10, hosted here at Calvary and learn about peace and justice efforts to support both Palestine and Israel. Hear the story of keynote speaker Dr. Mitri Raheb, and participate in other sessions. To register, contact CALVARY WOMEN’S SHELTER MEAL. Members of Calvary have been serving food for the women at the Calvary Women’s Shelter for years and will continue serving in January, March, May, July, and September of 2014. If you would like to contribute to the next shelter meal, Sunday, November 10, please contact Nancy Renfrow, AUTUMN CALLER copies are available with the ushers or in the Church Office. Articles for the Winter Caller are due November 18. DRIVERS WANTED! Volunteers are needed to assist with transportation to and from church for those without transportation. If you are willing and able to drive fellow Calvary members, please contact Abbey Ammerman at with your availability and where you live. C HURCH S TAFF Cheryl Branham Director of Music (, ext. 136) Amy Butler Senior Pastor (, ext. 121) Leah Grundset Davis Associate Pastor (, ext. 142)* Saw Ler Htoo Missionary, Burmese Community ( Al Jeter Supervisor of Maintenance (, ext. 128) Rachel Johnson Deacon of the Week (* Edgar Palacios Associate Pastor (, ext. 103)* Paul Rosstead Church Administrator (, ext. 127) Jason Smith Ministry Assistant (, ext. 133) * 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.

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