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March 3, 2013 Third Sunday in Lent Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC

THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER FOR

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

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT


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 Aria Paul Manz (1919 - 2009) Keevin Lewis, Organ Leah Grundset Davis For the Fruit of All Creation
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WELCOME PROCESSION, HYMN 714 CALL TO WORSHIP

Leah Grundset Davis

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you. Bless the Lord. Let all that is within us bless God's holy name. We will bless the Lord and remember God's acts of goodness. The Lord does not deal with us according to our sins. God forgives all our iniquities and heals our diseases. The Lord keeps us from the grave and crowns us with love and mercy. The Lord satisfies us with good as long as we live. As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who honor him. As the heavens are high above the earth, so great is God's love toward those who have reverence for him. Let us worship God! From Psalm 103 INVOCATION PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Leah Grundset Davis 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, 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 Amy Butler Kyrie from Aria da Chiesa Bruno Rigacci (b. 1921) 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


HEBREW LESSON, P. 598 PSALTER, P. 458 EPISTLE LESSON, P. 931 GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Isaiah 55: 1 - 9 Kristin Campbell Psalm 63: 1 - 8 Natalie Barrens-Rogers 1 Corinthians 10: 1 - 13 Edgar Palacios Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ Leo Nestor (b. 1948) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. For three years I have found no fruit on this tree. Sir, let it alone for one more year. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Adapted from Luke 13 NRSV GOSPEL LESSON, P. 848 This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN 400
Verse 1, Choir Verses 2 -4, All

Luke 13: 1 - 9 Amy Butler

When You Do This, Remember Me


LORETTO

SERMON REFLECTION ON PSALM 90


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Number Your Days: One More Year Amy Butler God Everlasting, at Your Word

BROTHER JAMES AIR God everlasting, at your word the hills in splendor rise; they overshadow human life whose glory swiftly dies. Pour out the fullness of your grace and we like them arise. Our days like dreams come to an end, our story soon is told, when strength is spent, and beauty fades, and bodies have grown old. Pour out the fullness of your grace and we your face behold.

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Teach us, O Lord, to count our days, to cherish every hour, to seek your will, to do your work, and trust your mighty power. Pour out the fullness of your grace and rain on us like showers.

S HARING IN C OMMUNION AND R EFLECTION


INVITATION TO THE TABLE CALL TO CONFESSION WORDS OF INSTITUTION NUMBERING OUR DAYS AND SHARING THE MEAL
Today we invite you to participate in communion and in opportunities for reflection by moving to stations around the Sanctuary. Three stations are available for communion and three for your Lenten reflection. In the front, light a candle. Near the organ, write a prayer. In the back, receive an anointing of oil. Or remain seated and raise your hand for assistance. A gluten-free option is available.

Amy Butler Leah Grundset Davis Edgar Palacios

MUSICAL MEDITATION

Cheryl Branham, Piano Kristin Campbell

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.

B ECOMING D ISCIPLES
INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP HYMN
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Susan Sevier According to Thy Gracious Word


HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

According to thy gracious word, in meek humility, this will I do, my dying Lord, I will remember thee. Thy body, broken for my sake, my bread from heaven shall be; thy testamental cup I take, and thus remember thee. When to the cross I turn my eyes, and rest on Calvary, O Lamb of God, my sacrifice, I must remember thee. I shall remember all thy pain, and all thy love to me; when thou shalt come again and reign, Jesus, remember me. 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.

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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 DEPARTING TO GIVE AND TO SERVE
During the season of Lent, we hear no Postlude at the conclusion of worship; rather, we exit silently in a spirit of contemplation. Ushers are stationed at the rear doors to receive our Tithes and Offerings. We thank you for your gifts and we dedicate them to the service of God, both in this place and around the world. Following worship please join us in Woodward Hall, left as you exit the Sanctuary, for refreshments and fellowship. Check out opportunities for service during the week. Visitors, we look forward to greeting you. Scripture passages for March 10, Fourth Sunday in Lent, are Joshua 5: 9 - 12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5: 16 - 21; Luke 15: 1 - 3, 11b - 32. According to Thy Gracious Word. Adapted by Cheryl Branham. Words: James Montgomery, 1825; PD.

Kristin Campbell

God Everlasting, at Your Word. Words: David Mowbray, 1990 The Jubilate Group, admin. Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Words reprinted under OneLicense.net #A-719662. Adapted by Cheryl Branham.

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.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Christina Mein Abbasi, granddaughter of Betty Mein; Maria Bensussen, grandmother, and Kevin Harvey, brother of Ryan Harvey; Grady Branham, father of Cheryl Branham; Sophie Cho, niece of Cindy Cho and Bob Wood; Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; Katlyn Greene, sister of Ashley Coates; Janet Grove; Betty Johanna, friend of John Appiah-Duffell; Will NeSmith, friend of John Taylor; Al Nielsen; Ben Rogers; Calvin Smith, father of Katie Harvey; Allie Thomas, grandmother of Dwayne Pinkney; Pete Wambach, father of Danyelle Robinson. Our love and prayers are with Liz and Zach Boren, former Calvary members, who welcomed babies Lucy and Sam to the world Wednesday, February 20. We grieve with them in the loss of baby Sam and pray for grace and courage for them all as Lucy continues to improve. Keep up with their progress at the following website: www.caringbridge.org/visit/lucyandsamuel. If you would like to send Liz and Zach a note, please contact the Church Office. WORSHIP NUMBER YOUR DAYS. Today we continue our Lenten series, reexamining the ways we practice piety. Perhaps the word pious has a negative connotation because so many have practiced their piety in ways Jesus warned against: stewardship for show, prayer for public praise, fasting for face value. What if we tried to live out a lifetime storing up real treasures? Psalm 90 is our guide, and in each Gospel passage this Lent, time is reiterated in a word or phrase. How do we number our days so that we may gain hearts of wisdom? TODAY LATINO FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY SCHOOL. Our Sunday School series, Walking with Jesus to Jerusalem: Jesus Last Week on Earth, takes us through Easter. We meet Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel. Come, imagine yourself with Jesus on this journey. Contact Pastor Edgar. STITCH ALONG GROUP. Whether a beginner or expert stitcher, you are invited to bring lunch and join us in the Library, 12:30-2:00 p.m. MUSIC FOR KIDS. Join us, 12:30-1:00 p.m. in Music Suite. Parents and teachers, remember how important it is for all children to attend each Sunday. These are our weekly rehearsals for Childrens Choir, preparing us to sing in worship. Parents are always welcome. FESTIVAL CHOIR. Rehearsals continue today, 1:15-3:00 p.m. in Music Suite, and we sing in worship on Easter Day. Youth and adults are welcome. Contact Cheryl Branham. LENTEN CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP meets tonight in the Library, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Contact Ridgeway Addison, prayer group leader, jra55@georgetown.edu. COMING UP THEOLOGY ON DRAFT meets March 5. Join us in the Library each Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Were examining the Beatitudes and how they affect us during Lent. Contact Pastor Leah.

LENTEN LUNCHES. Bring your lunch to the Chapel, March 6, and each Wednesday during Lent, 12:15-12:45 p.m. through March 20. Well enjoy a fun, informal discussion on the Gospel Lesson for the coming Sunday. This week, Jason Smith leads us to experience the parable of the Prodigal Son through smell. To help out, or for more info, contact Pastor Leah. DYING WELL. No one likes to talk about dying, but its something each one of us will experience. Wednesday Night Words, a Calvary small group, meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. to have a frank 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 attend. Contact Pastor Amy. BASKETBALL GROUP. Wednesday night, March 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the gym. We meet every other Wednesday; contact Jason Smith. FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB CONCERT. Join us in the Chapel at noon on Friday, March 8. ZUMBA CLASSES AND SOCCER. We meet each Friday, 7:00-8:00 p.m., in the Teen Room for Zumba (G3) and in the gym for soccer (GB). Childcare is available. Contact Pastor Edgar. NUMBER YOUR DAYS RETREAT. Join us at Camp Fraser on Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This congregational retreat is led by our Diaconate, and lunch is provided. Fee for the day is $15, and scholarships are available. Participation forms are in the Church Office. Contact Rachel Johnson, Chair of Deacons, rnoelj@gmail.com. LATINO FELLOWSHIP PICNIC AND SOCCER in Rock Creek Park, Saturday, March 16. All are welcome. Contact Pastor Edgar. PRAYERS FOR PEACE. Join us Sunday, March 17, at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel as we gather to pray for immigration reform. Ministers and representatives from local congregations will be with us as we pray for this just and humanitarian cause. Contact Pastor Edgar. MAUNDY THURSDAY. Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel Thursday, March 28, for dinner, discussion, and worship with communion. GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT. Join us at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary Friday, March 29, for devotional cantatas and chamber works of George Philipp Telemann featuring the Calvary Cantors and Dr. Cheryl Branham. All donations benefit the Shalom Scholarship Fund. 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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