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The People of Calvary Baptist Church Gather for THE WORSHIP OF GOD
January 15, 2012 Second Sunday after the Epiphany PRELUDE Lascia ch’io pianga, from Rinaldo
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
WORDS OF WELCOME GATHERING HYMN Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
Amy Butler No. 140
CALL TO WORSHIP John Duffell We are here not because we have found God but because God our Creator has called us here: Challenging us to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, and to be servants in the service of the whole human family. The call of God is also a promise: A promise of forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, and eternal life in that realm which has no end. Blessing and honor and power be unto the One who calls us! Let us worship God! Paul J. Fluke and Ruth C. Duck INVOCATION John Duffell
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Leah Grundset La paz del Señor sea contigo. Y contigo también. 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. (repeat) A CALVARY MOMENT WITH CHILDREN Jason Smith
MUSICAL MEDITATION Calvary Chamber Singers Jesu, as Thou art our Saviour, from A Boy Was Born
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Jesu, save us all through Thy virtue. Jesu, as Thou art our Saviour, that Thou save us fro dolour! Jesu is mine paramour. Bless’d be Thy name. Jesu was born of a may upon Christëmas Day, She was may beforn and ay. Bless’d be Thy name. Jesu, save us all through Thy virtue. Jesu!
Anonymous, 15th Century
Page numbers refer to Sanctuary Bibles
THE WORD OF GOD Hebrew Lesson (p. 215) Psalter, No. 765
1 Samuel 3:1–10 Psalm 139:1–12
Amy Butler Natalie Barrens-Rogers John Duffell Natalie Barrens-Rogers
Epistle Lesson (p. 929) 1 Corinthians 6:12–20 Gospel Acclamation Alleluia
Jacques Berthier (1923–1994)
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. We have found him about whom the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Adapted from John 1 Gospel Lesson (p. 863) John 1:43–51 Leader: This is the Gospel of Christ. People: Thanks be to God. CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER O Morning Star Verse 1, Sanctuary Choir Leah Grundset
No. 105 Verses 2–3, All
WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER 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 The Rules of Improv: Anything is Possible Amy Butler
MUSICAL REFLECTION SERVICE OF GIVING Invitation to Give and to Serve Musical Offering God’s Love Made Visible!
John Dautzenberg Leah Grundset Sanctuary Choir
To follow the words silently as you listen, see hymn No. 171. Hymn of Dedication Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
LASST UNS ERFREUEN
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 INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP Leah Grundset Amy Butler
Hymn of Invitation Many Are the Lightbeams Please sing verses 1–2–5 only.
MANY ARE THE LIGHTBEAMS
During the Hymn of Invitation, we invite you to come forward if you would like to make a public commitment to Christ or wish 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 Voluntary
Samuel Priestley Taylor (1779 – 1875) We invite you to sit quietly and listen or exit quietly, as you choose.
Amy Butler John Dautzenberg
Following worship, please join us in Woodward Hall, located to the left as you exit the Sanctuary, for fellowship and refreshments. Visitors, we look forward to greeting you as honored guests. Audio enhancement devices and Spanish/English Bibles are available for use during worship. Please ask an usher for assistance.
The readings for January 22, Third Sunday after the Epiphany, are Jonah 3:1–5, 10; Psalm 62:5–12; 1 Corinthians 7:29–31; Mark 1:14–20. REMEMBER IN PRAYER Family of Flora Alexander, who died Tuesday, January 10; the Antrainor family, friends of Ryan and Katie Harvey; Eloise Brunnemer, great aunt of Cheryl Branham; Betty Mein; Dee Robbins. WORSHIP THE RULES OF IMPROV: A GUIDE TO LIFE IN CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Our sermon series takes us through the season following the Epiphany. We’ll use some rules of improvisational acting to examine the texts and to learn how we might live more intentionally in Christian community. We’ll also look inward to explore what it means to be a member at Calvary. Get ready for Calvary speed-meeting after worship next week, January 22! TODAY JOURNEY: A THINKING FAITH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS Wisdom Literature has formed much of the way our morals and values are shaped as a culture and society. This intro to Wisdom Literature will answer questions and give you a solid base for moving forward. Join us during the season following Epiphany, 9:45 a.m. in Kendall Hall. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION The Nielsen family invites everyone to help celebrate Al Nielsen’s ninetieth birthday during the fellowship hour following worship.
SANCTUARY CHOIR If you love to sing, Sanctuary Choir is for you! Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for rehearsal in the Sanctuary, then stay on to sing with us in worship. All are welcome! 2012 BUDGET AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT copies are available in the Narthex or church office. We’ll vote on the nominees at our Annual Business Meeting next Sunday, January 22. CHURCH LUNCHEON make your reservation or buy your ticket today during Fellowship Hour (see Jason Smith or Myra Houser) for next Sunday’s Membership Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting. Cost is $10. COMING UP PASTOR EDGAR is out of the office this week, attending the Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations of the Salvadorian Peace Accord as an honored guest of the government of El Salvador. 150TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF SERVICE Tomorrow, January 16, we’ll hold a workday at Family Place Center for women and children. A construction team is in place, and we need volunteers to paint, clean, and help with carpentry. Contact Jason Smith or Corina Lopez for information. FUNERAL SERVICE FOR FLORA ALEXANDER will be held on Thursday, January 19, in the Sanctuary. The viewing will be 10:00-11:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. with a reception following in Woodward Hall. CHURCH COUNCIL meets Thursday, January 19, 7:00 p.m. in Library. CALVARY PRESENTS… FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB Noontime concerts are free and open to the public, each Friday in the Chapel. RESIDENTIAL ENERGY OFFER: JANUARY 21 DEADLINE COMING UP As part of our electric contract through WIN, Clean Currents is offering a residential rate ($0.0793 per kWh) for our Maryland and DC members who are PEPCO customers. This could save you on electricity, reduce your carbon footprint, and Calvary will receive a referral fee of $20 for each residential contract completed before Saturday, January 21, 2012. See Paul Rosstead for details, or visit www.cleancurrents.com/index.php/win-green. MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON & ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING Following worship on January 22, join us in Woodward Hall as we celebrate membership in this community of faith, honoring both our newest members and those celebrating 50 years at Calvary! We’ll review 2011 in the Annual Report, and look to the year ahead as we elect new church leadership and adopt a budget for 2012. Karla Fahey provides childcare on G3 for children of all ages, through 5th grade. CALLER DEADLINE Please submit articles for the Spring Caller (covering March, April and May) to Jason Smith in the church office by, Monday, February 12.
ESL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For years, Calvary's ESL program has provided free classes for non-native English speakers to learn and improve their English. The program has thrived with volunteer leadership. Recently our head teacher moved away, so we need someone to head up the classes, recruit other volunteers, and keep this ministry going. If you’re looking for a way to make a difference in the life of someone who needs help, consider ESL. Contact Jason Smith in the church office for information. WE NEED USHERS! Are you looking for an easy way to meet more of your fellow Calvary members? Or maybe you're interested in volunteering at Calvary, but don't have extra time to spare? Serving as an usher might be the perfect match for you! Ushering is fun and easy, and with enough volunteers requires a commitment only once monthly. If you would like to volunteer as an usher, or if you have questions, contact Courtney, firstname.lastname@example.org. DEACON RETREAT There will be a mini-retreat Sunday, February 12, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Chapel to discuss the Diaconate’s upcoming year of ministry. See Pastor Leah for more information.
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.
CHURCH STAFF Cheryl Branham, Director of Music (email@example.com, ext. 136) Amy Butler, Senior Pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 121) Leah Grundset, Associate Pastor (email@example.com, ext. 142) Saw Ler Htoo, Missionary, Burmese Community (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 104) Al Jeter, Supervisor of Maintenance (email@example.com, ext. 128) Edgar Palacios, Associate Pastor of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 103) Paul Rosstead, Church Administrator (email@example.com, ext. 127) Jason Smith, Ministry Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 133)
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