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November 18, 2012 Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC



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.



PRELUDE Elevazione Domenico Zipoli (1688 - 1726) John Dautzenberg, Organ Edgar Palacios We Sing Your Mighty Power, O God


Edgar Palacios

You are our security, O Lord, we find refuge in You. Everything that is good comes from the Lord! You give us guidance and make our hearts glad. You lead us on the path of life. In Your presence there is fullness of joy. In Your kingdom there is peace forever! Let us worship God! INVOCATION PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Edgar Palacios Edgar Palacios

La paz del Seor sea contigo. Y contigo tambin. 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 Leah Grundset Davis Hostias, from Requiem Gabriel Faur (1845 - 1924) Rameen Chaharbaghi, Baritone

Sacrifices and prayers of praise, Lord, we offer to You. Receive them in behalf of those souls we commemorate today. And let them, Lord, pass from death to life, which was promised to Abraham and his descendants. 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.


HEBREW LESSON, P. 213 PSALTER, NO. 730 EPISTLE LESSON, P. 976 GOSPEL ACCLAMATION 1 Samuel 1: 4 - 20 Jason Smith Psalm 16 Rameen Chaharbaghi, Cantor Hebrews 10: 11 - 14 Edgar Palacios Alleluia Jacques Berthier (1923 - 1994) Rameen Chaharbaghi, Cantor

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left; all will be thrown down. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Adapted from Mark 13, NRSV GOSPEL LESSON, P. 825 This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN 75 I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry

Mark 13: 1 - 8 Kristin Campbell


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 MUSICAL REFLECTION Jesus Changes Me: How I Think About the Future Leah Grundset Davis John Dautzenberg



Kristin Campbell

To follow the words silently, see Hymn 465.

We Are Called to Follow Jesus Sanctuary Choir


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 Kristin Campbell

INVITATION HYMN 565 Leah Grundset Davis If You Will Trust in God to Guide You

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 Leah Grundset Davis Capriccio Pastorale Girolamo Frescobaldi (1587 - 1654) John Dautzenberg, 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. 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. Scripture passages for November 25, Christ the King Sunday, are 2 Samuel 23: 1 7; Psalm 92; Revelation 1: 4b 8; John 18: 33 - 37.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Christina Mein Abbasi; Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; Bob Dale, father of Amy Dale; Rex Fleming, friend of Kirsten Hancock; Riley Green, brother of Ashley Coates; Kevin Harvey, brother, and Sandra Harvey, aunt of Ryan Harvey; Bill Harward; Nell Ingham, family member of Kirsten Hancock; Stella Mary Joseph and Nesamani Joseph; Lynn Mayfield, mother of Jay Mayfield; Claudia Moore; Needham family, friends of Josh Keller; Will NeSmith, friend of John Taylor; Al and Vivian Nielsen; Joe Novak, friend of Kim Sisk; Belinda Ann Oates, mother of Mark Brown; Doris Sulerzyski, mother of Ellen Sulerzyski; Virginia Teller. WORSHIP JESUS CHANGES EVERYTHING. We talk a lot about how the message of Jesus changes the world as a whole. For four weeks well consider how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ changes ME. Following Jesus through the lectionary Gospel passages, well consider how knowing Jesus changes how I give, how I love, how I see things, and how I think about the future.

TODAY BLESSING THE THANKSGIVING BASKETS. Thanks to the congregation for supporting DCBC and Johenning Advisory Council collection drive, providing Thanksgiving baskets for local families. The food on the altar is a reminder for us to pray for, advocate for, and assist those in our community who are struggling to support their families. Thanks to Carol Blythe and the Mission Board for organizing this special project. PASTOR AMY is in New Orleans this weekend with her former congregation, St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, as part of the Avery and Gladys Lee Guest Preaching Series. RE-IMAGINE COMMITMENT. We need your prayers. We need your participation. And we need your commitment. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to serve. Turn in your commitment card today and add your name to the tree mural in the narthex. 150TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS Cookbooks are $15; T-shirts are $10; anniversary concert CDs are $10; mugs are $5. Contact Jason Smith. FESTIVAL CHOIR! Rehearsals continue this afternoon, 1:153:00 p.m. in Music Suite. We sing in worship December 16. All are welcome. ALL-CHURCH ADVENT WREATH-MAKING PARTY. Today is the deadline to reserve with Pastor Leah! Join us Sunday morning, November 25, 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel. Well enjoy breakfast and prepare a wreath, ready to celebrate Advent at home. $10 per wreath; scholarships are available. COMING UP ESL CONVERSATION PARTNERS, native speakers paired with English learners for weekly conversation and fellowship. Contact Myra Houser, THEOLOGY ON DRAFT meets Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m. in Library. Contact Pastor Leah. WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORDS meets Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 p.m., in G319. Contact Pastor Amy. BASKETBALL! Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 p.m. in Calvarys gym (GB). All ages are welcome. Contact Jason Smith. FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB, November 30, 12:00 p.m., free concert in the Chapel. HOLISTIC HEALTH PROJECT Friday, November 30, 7:00 p.m. Contact Pastor Edgar. HANGING OF THE GREEN Saturday, December 1, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Join us as we prepare our sacred space for Advent and Christmas, and enjoy holiday refreshments. Contact Cheryl Branham.

ADVENT CONSPIRACY, 2012 We all want our Christmas to be a lot of things. Full of joy. Memories. Happiness. Above all, we want it to be about Jesus. We dont want stress, or debt, or feeling like we missed the moment. Advent Conspiracy is a movement designed to help us slow down and experience a Christmas worth remembering. But doing this means doing things a little differently. A little creatively. MESSIAH SING AND CHURCH DINNER Join us Friday, December 7, for a soup supper at 6 p.m. in Kendall Hall followed by a Messiah Sing in the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.. We will also have our Angel Tree, where you can buy alternative gifts and support many local ministries. Contact: Cheryl POINSETTIAS Purchase a poinsettia this season to honor or remember a friend or loved one. Forms are available in Narthex or church office; completed forms are due December 17. We will place poinsettias in the Sanctuary for worship on Sunday, December 23. CHRISTMAS EVE LIVE NATIVITY Do you enjoy acting or theatre? Participate in Calvarys Live Nativity service on Monday, December 24! Contact Jason Smith. CHURCH STAFF
Cheryl Branham Director of Music (, ext. 136) Amy Butler Senior Pastor (, ext. 121) Kristin Campbell Pastoral Intern ( Leah Grundset Davis Associate Pastor (, ext. 142) Saw Ler Htoo Missionary, Burmese Community ( Al Jeter Supervisor of Maintenance (, ext. 128) Edgar Palacios Associate Pastor, Education (, ext. 103) Paul Rosstead Church Administrator (, ext. 127) Jason Smith Ministry Assistant (, ext. 133)

Calvary Baptist Church 755 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC 20001

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