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December 2, 2012 First Sunday of Advent Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC

THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER FOR

THE WORSHIP OF GOD


DECEMBER 2, 2012 10:50 A.M. 11:00 A.M. FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT CAROLING WORSHIP

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. __________________________________________________________________

GATHERING FOR WORSHIP


PRELUDE Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ Chorale Prelude, BWV 604 J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) John Dautzenberg, Organ Amy Butler Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn
REJOICE, REJOICE

WELCOME CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP

Sanctuary Choir PROCESSION, HYMN 119 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel


VENI EMMANUEL

LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE OF HOPE CALL TO WORSHIP

Sunday School Sunday School

To you, O Lord, we lift our souls, longing for you to come once again into our lives. Surely, the Lord is our Salvation. In you, O Lord, we would trust that goodness, wonder, and grace are drawing near. Surely, the Lord is our Hope. With you, O Lord, we would walk your paths of righteousness and justice. Surely, the Lord is our Way. May the God of Advent be with you! And also with you! Lift your hearts to God. We lift them to the One who comes with hope. INVOCATION PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Leah Grundset Davis Leah Grundset Davis

La paz del Seor sea contigo. Y contigo tambin. 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 Amy Butler MUSICAL MEDITATION Domine Deus, from Gloria (trans. Lord God, Heavenly King, Almighty Father) Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Soprano

LIVING THE WORD OF GOD


HEBREW LESSON, P. 645 PSALTER, P. 436
Please sing the Refrain as directed.

Jeremiah 33: 14 - 16 Kristin Campbell Psalm 25: 1 - 10 Sanctuary Choir 1 Thessalonians 3: 9 - 13 Edgar Palacios Prepare the Way of the Lord Jacques Berthier (1923 - 1994) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor

To You O Lord I lift my soul, to You I lift my soul. EPISTLE LESSON, P. 960 GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Cantor sings, then all sing the repeat.

Prepare the way of the Lord. Prepare the way of the Lord, and all people shall see the salvation of our God. GOSPEL LESSON, P. 856 This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN 128
v. 1 All; v. 2 Men; v. 3 All; v. 4 Women; v. 5 All

Isaiah 40:3; 52:10

Luke 21: 25 - 36 Amy Butler

One Candle Is Lit


CRADLE SONG

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORDS PRAYER

Edgar Palacios

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 Doing Christmas Differently: Worship Fully Amy Butler John Dautzenberg

SHARING COMMUNION
INVITATION TO THE TABLE CALL TO CONFESSION WORDS OF INSTITUTION SHARING THE MEAL
To celebrate communion by intinction, approach the stations using inside aisles; return to your seat using outside aisles. Three stations are available; also a gluten-free option. To receive communion where you are seated, raise your hand and a deacon will serve you.

Leah Grundset Davis Edgar Palacios Amy Butler

CONGREGATIONAL MEDITATION

Lamb of God (Agnus Dei) David Clark Isele (b. 1946) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor

As we participate in communion, we sing the refrain: You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. To conclude, we sing: You take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

GIVING AND SERVING


INVITATION MUSICAL OFFERING
To follow the words silently as you listen, see Hymn 122.

Kristin Campbell Comfort, Comfort You My People


GENEVA 42

Sanctuary Choir
LASST UNS ERFREUEN

HYMN 50

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

BECOMING DISCIPLES
INVITATION HYMN 136
We sing verses 1, 3, 4.

Amy Butler Christians All, Your Lord Is Coming


PLEADING SAVIOR

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 Von Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her Chorale Prelude, BWV 606 J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) 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.
The Christmas Pledge, from Unplug the Christmas Machine: A Complete Guide to Putting Love and Joy Back into the Season: Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli. William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1991. 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 December 9, Second Sunday of Advent, are Malachi 3: 1 - 4; Psalm 16; Philippians 1: 3 - 11; Luke 1: 68 - 79.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Christina Mein Abbasi; Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; family of Rex Fleming, friend of Kirsten Hancock, who died Sunday, November 25; 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; Claudia Moore; 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 ADVENT CONSPIRACY, WEEK ONE Begin each day this week with an Advent prayer (on blue insert). Cut out the Christmas Pledge on the front of the bulletin and post it where you can see it every day. On the fridge, maybe? Then, sit down with your calendar and make a list of all of your planned activities for the next four weeks. Mark the ones that are spiritual in nature, that help you to remember the true reason for the season. Do you need to add more spiritually focused activities? Do you need to eliminate some of the other, stressinducing and consumer-focused activities? Make those adjustments to your calendar now, and remember the true reason we celebrate Advent. For more resources visit www.adventconspiracy.org or pick up the book Unplug the Christmas Machine, by Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli. ADVENT PRAYERS, 2012 Dont forget to take the blue insert home with you and keep the advent prayers with you each week. Thank you to all the contributors and a special thank you to Kristen Campbell who assembled the Advent Prayers. TODAY GARLANDS IN THE SANCTUARY Deepest thanks to all the volunteers who decorated the Sanctuary yesterday.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR Calvary is helping meet the needs of Calvary Womens Services, Christ House, So Others Might Eat, and Shalom Baptist Church in San Salvador through our Alternative Gift Fair. To learn more, visit the table in Woodward Hall after worship. If you've already purchased gifts for the fair, please bring them to the church. You will receive a special ornament made by one of Calvarys youth in thanks for your support. Contact Myra, myra.ann.houser@gmail.com. 150TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS Cookbooks are $15; T-shirts are $10; anniversary concert CDs are $10; mugs are $5. Contact Jason Smith. MUSIC FOR KIDS, today at 12:30 p.m. in Music Suite. Calvary Childrens Choir sings in worship on December 9; we rehearse at 10:30 a.m. that day, then we are on holiday break until January 6. FESTIVAL CHOIR! Join us today, 1:153:00 p.m.; next Sunday, rehearsal at 12:30 p.m. We sing in worship December 16. ESL CONVERSATION PARTNERS, native speakers paired with English learners for weekly conversation and fellowship. Contact Myra, myra.ann.houser@gmail.com. COMING UP THEOLOGY ON DRAFT, December 4, 6:30 p.m. home meeting; Contact Pastor Leah. FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB, December 7, 12:00 p.m. concert in Chapel. HOLISTIC HEALTH PROJECT, December 7, 7:00 p.m. Contact Pastor Edgar. BASKETBALL! December 12, 6:30 p.m. in gym (GB). welcome. Contact Jason Smith. All ages

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORDS, December 19, home of Susan Sevier. Join us! Contact Pastor Amy. VOLUNTEER WITH BRAINFOODS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, December 19, at Calvary. Contact Carolyn, carolyn@brain-food.org or 202.615.6182. USHERS NEEDED for 2013. Contact courtney.rice@gmail.com. CHURCH STAFF
Cheryl Branham Director of Music (cbranham@calvarydc.org, ext. 136) Amy Butler Senior Pastor (abutler@calvarydc.org, ext. 121) Kristin Campbell Pastoral Intern (kcampbell@calvarydc.org) Leah Grundset Davis Associate Pastor (lgrundset@calvarydc.org, ext. 142) Saw Ler Htoo Missionary, Burmese Community (lerhtoo@hotmail.com) Al Jeter Supervisor of Maintenance (ajeter@calvarydc.org, ext. 128) Edgar Palacios Associate Pastor(epalacios@calvarydc.org, ext. 103) Paul Rosstead Church Administrator (prosstead@calvarydc.org, ext. 127) Jason Smith Ministry Assistant (jsmith@calvarydc.org, ext. 133)

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