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February 3, 2013 Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC

THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER FOR

T HE W ORSHIP OF G OD
FEBRUARY 3, 2013 11:00 A.M.

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY


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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G ATHERING FOR W ORSHIP


PRELUDE Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Diane Bish (b. 1941) Matthew Daley, Organ Jason Smith We Sing Your Mighty Power, O God
ELLACOMBE

WELCOME PROCESSION, HYMN 64 CALL TO WORSHIP Christ is the light of our world: We rejoice in this light, great source of truth. Christ is the light of our lives: We rejoice in this light, great source of peace. Christ is the light of our church: We rejoice in this light, great source of hope. We gather to see Christs true light, dispersing the darkness of evil. And we gain for ourselves the courage to be his lights in the world. Let us worship God! INVOCATION PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

Jason Smith

Jason Smith Jason Smith

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

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 Kristin Campbell Let the Heavn Light Shine on Me Spiritual / arr. Hall Johnson (1888 - 1970) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Soprano

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.

L IVING THE W ORD OF G OD


PSALTER, P. 463
We sing the refrain together, as directed.

Psalm 71: 1 - 14 Sanctuary Choir, Congregation

Since my mothers womb, you have been my strength. Even in old age, you will be my strength. GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
We sing together, echoing the Cantor.

Alleluia Howard Hughes SM (1973) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor

Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! My eyes have seen your salvation, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! GOSPEL LESSON, P. 833 This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HOMILY Shine a Little Light: Our Prejudices Jason Smith Luke 2: 22 - 40 Amy Butler

B EING THE C HURCH T OGETHER


HYMN 469 I Am the Light of the World! Edgar Palacios
LIGHT OF THE WORLD

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORDS PRAYER

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. HOMILY MUSICAL REFLECTION Shine A Little Light: Our Prejudices Amy Butler Matt Daley, Piano

SHARING COMMUNION
INVITATION TO THE TABLE CALL TO CONFESSION WORDS OF INSTITUTION SHARING THE MEAL Calvary Deacons Calvary Deacons Calvary Deacons Calvary Deacons

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.

CONGREGATIONAL MEDITATION
To follow the complete text, see Hymn 425.

Let Us Break Bread Together


LET US BREAK BREAD

Let us break bread together on our knees. Let us drink wine together on our knees. Let us praise God together on our knees.

G IVING AND S ERVING


INVITATION MUSICAL OFFERING
To follow the words as you listen, see Hymn 623.

Ridgeway Addison Woke Up This Morning


WOKE UP

Sanctuary Choir Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow


LASST UNS ERFREUEN

HYMN 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 Ridgeway Addison

B ECOMING D ISCIPLES
INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP HYMN 424
We sing verses 1, 2 and 4.

Amy Butler Im Gonna Eat at the Welcome Table


WELCOME TABLE

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

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 All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name Diane Bish Matthew Daley, 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. Psalm 71. Psalm text from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers. All rights reserved. Words reprinted under OneLicense.net #A-719662.

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 February 10, Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, are Exodus 34: 29 - 35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3: 12 - 4: 2; Luke 9: 28 - 36.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Christina Mein Abbasi; Janet Blaker, aunt of Amy Sullivan; Sophie Cho, niece of Cindy Cho; Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; Katlyn Greene, sister of Ashley Coates; Kevin Harvey, brother, and Sandra Harvey, aunt of Ryan Harvey; Bill Harward; Betty Johanna, friend of John Appiah-Duffell; Stella Mary Joseph and Nesamani Joseph; Will NeSmith, friend of John Taylor; Joe Novak, friend of Kim Sisk; Belinda Ann Oates, mother of Mark Brown; William Short; friends and family of Doris Sulerzyski, mother of Ellen Sulerzyski, who died Friday, February 1; Virginia Teller. SPECIAL GIFTS have been given in memory of Vivian Nielsen by Ms. Yolanda Appiah-Kubi, Mr. & Mrs. Homer Christensen, the DC Baptist Convention, Ms. Evelyn Hunter, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Krause, Mr. James Langley, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Leck, Ms. Helen Leck, Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Malakhoff, Rev. & Mrs. Yaw Maran, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Nelson, Mr. Kyin Oo, Miss Doris Vermilya, and Ms. Lois Willoughby. CONGRATULATIONS to Phil and Nancy Renfrow on the birth of their twin grandchildren Amelie and Joseph on Saturday, January 19. WORSHIP SHINE A LITTLE LIGHT We continue our Epiphany worship series, taking a new look at the basics of our faith through the stories of the Gospels. We are rethinking faith this Epiphany season, re-imagining what it means to be a person of faith in the world today. TODAY SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY Join Pastor Leah down front in the Sanctuary immediately after worship to go over the inventory key for the spiritual gifts inventory. If youd like more information, please join us as well. MUSIC FOR KIDS We hope to see you, 12:30-1:00 p.m. in Music Suite. Parents and teachers, remember how important it is for all our children to attend each Sunday! These are our weekly rehearsals for Childrens Choir, preparing us to sing in worship. PALESTINE JUSTICE GROUP Join us and other Alliance of Baptist churches this afternoon 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Chapel. We will discuss a brief history of the situation in Palestine, how we can form a response to the Kairos Document and about the next steps we can take as Alliance of Baptists. Contact Pastor Leah. COMING UP BASKETBALL GROUP Wednesday night, February 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Calvarys gym. Group meets every other Wednesday. FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB CONCERT Join us this Friday, February 8, to hear composers Berlioz, Dohnanyi, Poulenc, from Nadamayi Shanti, soprano, Patrick O'Donnell, piano, Joyce Rizzolo, violin, Grace Boeringer, viola, Jan Timbers, cello, Soyoon Yim, piano.

ZUMBA CLASSES AND SOCCER have begun! We will meet this Friday, February 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Teen Room on G3 for Zumba and in Calvarys gym on GB for soccer. Childcare is available. LENTEN CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP If youve ever wanted to nurture your prayer life, or more deeply experience your life as prayer, then contemplate this. Calvarys own Ridgeway Addison will host and facilitate a Contemplative Prayer Group, four sessions on Sunday evenings, February 10 through March 3, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Library. Your $30 registration fee helps to supply materials and refreshments. Contact Ridgeway Addison, jra55@georgetown.edu. ASH WEDNESDAY Calvary offers both 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. worship services on Ash Wednesday, February 13, in the Sanctuary. Join us for this time of reflection and the imposition of ashes. FESTIVAL CHOIR Join us in rehearsals beginning Sunday, February 17, 1:153:00 p.m. in the Music Suite (childcare is available). Well rehearse for six weeks, then sing in worship on Easter Day. Youth and adults are welcome! Contact Cheryl Branham for information. THEOLOGY ON DRAFT begins Tuesday, February 19. Join us in the Library on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. as we look at the Beatitudes and examine how they affect us during Lent. Contact Pastor Leah. DYING WELL No one likes to talk about dying much, but its an experience every one of us will have. Wednesday Night Words, a Calvary small group, begins again on February 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and for six weeks well talk about dying. Topics include: Talking about Death, Physical Issues, Legal and Practical Issues, Spiritual Issues, Family Issues, and Dying Well: My Death Plan. All are welcome to join us. Contact Pastor Amy. LENTEN LUNCHES Bring your lunch to the Chapel and join us Wednesdays February 20, 27, March 6, 13 and 20, 12:15-12:45 p.m., for fun, informal discussion on the Gospel Lessons for the upcoming week in reference to current social and political situations in our world. Want to help lead prayers one week? Contact Pastor Leah. CHRIST HOUSE SERVICE DAY Join us Saturday, February 23, for a full day of service at Christ House in Adams Morgan. Well help to tidy up transitional apartments for homeless men and women in the DC area. Contact Jason Smith. C HURCH S TAFF
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)

Calvary Baptist Church 755 Eighth Street NW Washington DC 20001

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