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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 9, 2012 Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC

THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

THE WORSHIP OF GOD

11:00 A.M.

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GATHERING FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE Rigaudon André Campra (1660 - 1744) Wendell Phipps, organ Amy Butler Almighty Lord, How Lovely Is That Place
SINE NOMINE

WORDS OF WELCOME HYMN OF PROCESSION

1. Almighty Lord, how lovely is that place where you are dwelling, robed in light and grace! Oh, how we long to see you, face to face! Alleluia! Alleluia! 2. From strength to strength we live each passing year, led by your love, which casts away all fear, ‘til we in Zion surely shall appear! Alleluia! Alleluia! 3. Lord, hear my prayer, with favor look on me; there is no place that I would rather be than in your courts, to dwell eternally! Alleluia! Alleluia! 4. Glory to God, the Father and the Son and Holy Spirit, ever three in one; ever the same, while endless ages run! Alleluia! Alleluia! CALL TO WORSHIP Leah Grundset Davis Wherever you are, O Lord Almighty, beauty surrounds you. Blessed are those who dwell in your presence, O Lord, for they are ever praising you. Even the birds of the air have found their home in you, O Lord, a source of comfort and safety and confidence. Blessed are those who dwell in your presence, O Lord, for they are ever praising you. Those who stay in the presence of God live through dark times and find sources of life. Blessed are those who dwell in your presence, O Lord, for they are ever praising you. Better is one day in God’s presence than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of the wicked. Blessed are those who dwell in your presence, O Lord, for they are ever praising you. Let us worship God! INVOCATION THE PEACE OF CHRIST Leah Grundset Davis Leah Grundset Davis

La paz del Señor sea contigo. Y contigo también. The peace of the Lord be with you. And also with you.
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.

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 How Lovely Is Your Dwelling
ST. EDITH

Calvary Chamber Singers

LIVING THE WORD OF GOD
HEBREW LESSON, P. 272 PSALTER, NO. 745 EPISTLE LESSON, P.981 GOSPEL ACCLAMATION 1 Kings 8:27 - 30 Edgar Palacios Psalm 84 Natalie Barrens-Rogers, cantor James 2:14 - 17 Jason Smith Alleluia Jacques Berthier (1923 - 1994) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, cantor

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. He has done everything well. He makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. adapted from Mark 7 GOSPEL LESSON, P. 819 This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN, NO. 485 Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race Sing verses 1, 2, 4. Then repeat verse 1 in TALLIS’ CANON 4-part canon; the Sanctuary Choir will lead you. PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER Edgar Palacios Mark 7:24 - 37 Amy Butler

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 MUSICAL REFLECTION Re-imagine Sanctuary Amy Butler Wendell Phipps

GIVING AND SERVING
INVITATION MUSICAL OFFERING Leah Grundset Davis O How Amiable Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958) Calvary Sanctuary Choir Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
LASST UNS ERFREUEN

HYMN, NO. 50

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 Leah Grundset Davis

BECOMING DISCIPLES
INVITATION HYMN, NO. 285 Amy Butler How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely
MERLE’S TUNE

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. 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 Tuba Magna John Madden (b. 1956) Wendell Phipps, organ

During the Postlude, we invite you to sit and listen, or to exit quietly. Following worship, 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. Almighty Lord, How Lovely Is That Place. Words: Stephen P. Starke, © 1991 Stephen P. Starke; Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958), P.D. All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net #A-719662. Make Us One. Words and Music: Carol Cymbala, © 1991 Word Music, Inc. and Carol Joy Music c/o Integrated Copyright Group. All rights reserved. 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. Reprinted under OneLicense.net #A-719662.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; Bob Dale, father of Amy Dale; Rex Fleming and family of Gabriel “Buddy” Mendoza, friends of Kirsten Hancock; Riley Green, brother of Ashley Coates; Kevin Harvey, brother, and Sandra Harvey, aunt of Ryan Harvey; Bill Harward; Al Jeter; Aileen Jones, mother of Kathie Lansing; Needham family, friends of Josh Keller; Will NeSmith, friend of John Taylor; Al Nielsen; Vivian Nielsen; Joe Novak, friend of Kim Sisk; Belinda Ann Oates, mother of Mark Brown; Doris Sulerzyski, mother of Ellen Sulerzyski. A special Gift has been made to the Flower Fund in honor of Al and Vivian Nielsen by Eddie Lin. We are all part of an incredible community of faith here at Calvary. Filled with trust and love for each other, deep commitment to mission and discipleship, open to the prophetic wind of God’s Spirit, we approach our 151st year of life together ready to Reimagine what God is doing here among us. During the next four weeks of worship we will mine the Psalms, the prayer book of the Hebrew people, to help explore our own life of faith here at Calvary. We’ll look closely at our sanctuary, structure, mission efforts, and affiliations to review where we are and think about where we might go. Come Re-imagine with us! SCRIPTURE PASSAGES for September 16, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, are Isaiah 50: 4 - 9a; Psalm 86: 8 – 13; James 3: 1 – 12; Mark 8: 27 - 38. SPECIAL EVENT BRIAN MCLAREN BOOK TOUR Join us Thursday evening, September 13 at 7:30 p.m., to hear theologian and author Brian McLaren talk about his latest book, Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Muhammed Cross the Road? Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Contact church office for tickets and information. TODAY FALL PROGRAMMING RETURNS TODAY • Sunday School Classes, 9:45 a.m. • Spanish-Language Worship, 9:45 a.m. in Chapel. • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, 10:00 a.m. in Sanctuary. • Music for Kids, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. in Music Suite. • Small Groups start up later in September. Check the website or ask a staff member for more information. We look forward to welcoming you this fall! DCBC CONVENTION: VOLUNTEER TODAY To serve as a Calvary delegate and attend the DCBC Convention at Clifton Park Baptist Church in Silver Spring, speak with Soren Dayton or Amy Butler. The convention runs October 29 – 30, and two openings remain. NCMO OFFERING Support the National Capital Area Mission Offering of the DC Baptist Convention. You are invited September WORSHIP

23 and 30 to designate your gifts to this special offering. Contact Paul Rosstead. COMING UP ESL CONVERSATION PARTNERS Whether you are a native English speaker, or not a native English speaker, join our Conversation Partners program! Beginning in September, we'll pair native speakers and English learners for conversation practice and fellowship. Each pair meets weekly, arranged around your mutual schedules. All you have to do is make a new friend, grab a weekly coffee date, and chat about anything you'd like—it’s that fun and easy. Contact Myra, myra.ann.houser@gmail.com, to sign up. SHALOM SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON, SEPTEMBER 16 Calvary’s Christian Education and Mission Boards host this annual event following worship next week. All are invited; contributions support our student partners in El Salvador. We’ll hear from our Mission Immersion team about their work in El Salvador last August. Contact Carol Blythe. BEER AND HYMNS Join us October 6, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Pastor Amy’s house to celebrate Rachel Johnson’s ordination. Bring food, libation, and musical instruments to share. Contact Jason Smith. DONATE TO CALVARY’S YARD SALE Support Calvary’s third annual yard sale, October 17 - 19. Bring your items to sell, Kendall Room 5. No clothing, shoes, large appliances, computers, but other items are welcome, including clean boxes, bags, tissue paper. Benefit for Shalom Scholarship Fund. Contact Gretchen White for more info.

All children, youth and adults are invited to participate, relax and fellowship, as we contemplate our life together as part of our 2013 Re-imagine focus. Contact Jason Smith, jsmith@calvarydc.org
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.

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CHURCH STAFF
Cheryl Branham Amy Butler Leah Grundset Davis Saw Ler Htoo Al Jeter Edgar Palacios Paul Rosstead Jason Smith Director of Music (cbranham@calvarydc.org, ext. 136) Senior Pastor (abutler@calvarydc.org, ext. 121) Associate Pastor (lgrundset@calvarydc.org, ext. 142) Missionary, Burmese Community (lerhtoo@hotmail.com) Supervisor of Maintenance (ajeter@calvarydc.org, ext. 128) Associate Pastor, Education (epalacios@calvarydc.org, ext. 103) Church Administrator (prosstead@calvarydc.org, ext. 127) Ministry Assistant (jsmith@calvarydc.org, ext. 133)

Calvary Baptist Church 755 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC 20001

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