the worship of god - Calvary Baptist Church

THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER
THE WORSHIP
APRIL 19, 2015
OF
GOD
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
11:00 A.M.
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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While they were talking, Jesus stood
among them and said, "Peace be
with you." — Luke 24:36b
Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the result of violent
repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil
contribution of all to the good of all.
Peace is action.
Peace is generosity.
Peace has power.
Peace is everyone’s right, and our duty.
Peace is what God asks of us.
Peace is up to us.
— Oscar Romero, adapted
G ATHERING FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE
During the Prelude, prepare for worship by centering
your heart with this prayer inspired by Lao Tsu (b. 604 BC):
Prelude on Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
Max Reger (1873-1916)
John Dautzenberg, Organ
O God, if there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be
peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there
must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be
peace in the home. And, if there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.
Give us, O God, peace. Amen.
LIGHTING THE ALTAR CANDLES
WELCOME
HYMN 21
Maya Harvey, Acolyte
Reverend Glaze
Let the Whole Creation Cry
LLANFAIR
LITANY OF ADORATION AND PRAISE
Psalm 4
Dwayne Pinkney, Cantor
Refrain. In the night I can take my rest. You alone keep my life secure.
O God, our Defender, answer our prayers! Hear every longing and plea!
When we were in trouble, you came to our aid. Be kind to us now.
There are many who pray: “Look on us with favor, O Lord, and give us more and more
blessings.”
But, Beloved, the joy you give us is more than they will ever have, even with all of their grain
and their wine. For, when we lie down, we go to sleep resting in your peace. Refrain.
MORNING PRAYER
Tim Shaw
O God, we come before you in Easter joy praising the great love by which you raised Jesus,
your Beloved and our savior, from death. And, it is in that same great love that we are held in
rest and at peace. We fall asleep each night with the assurance that you will never forsake us,
and awaken each morning to the glory of your wonder and care. Now breathe upon us your
promised Spirit that our minds might be opened to your truth, our hearts to your grace and
our tongues readied to sing your praise. In Christ’s name. Amen.
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
Tim Shaw
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
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 AND BLESSING
Pastor Erica
People of God, what is your prayer for these children?
Our prayer is that they grow up to be like Jesus—strong and brave, full of grace and truth!
And, that we will help them.
MUSICAL MEDITATION
O Sons and Daughters, Sing Your Praise
O FILII ET FILIAE
Dwayne Pinkney, Tenor
L ISTENING FOR THE W ORD OF G OD
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Acts/Hechos 3:12-18
Reverend Glaze
12When Peter saw the healed man who had once been lame, he addressed the people, ‘You Israelites,
why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we
had made him walk? 13The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our
ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of
Pilate, though he had decided to release him. 14But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and
asked to have a murderer given to you, 15and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from
the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man
strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect
health in the presence of all of you. 17‘And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did
also your rulers. 18In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his
Messiah would suffer.
12Viendo esto Pedro,
respondió al pueblo: Varones israelitas, ¿por qué os maravilláis de esto? ¿o por
qué ponéis los ojos en nosotros, como si por nuestro poder o piedad hubiésemos hecho andar a éste?
13El Dios de Abraham, de Isaac y de Jacob, el Dios de nuestros padres, ha glorificado a su Hijo Jesús,
a quien vosotros entregasteis y negasteis delante de Pilato, cuando éste había resuelto ponerle en
libertad. 14Mas vosotros negasteis al Santo y al Justo, y pedisteis que se os diese un homicida, 15y
matasteis al Autor de la vida, a quien Dios ha resucitado de los muertos, de lo cual nosotros somos
testigos. 16Y por la fe en su nombre, a éste, que vosotros veis y conocéis, le ha confirmado su nombre;
y la fe que es por él ha dado a éste esta completa sanidad en presencia de todos vosotros. 17Mas
ahora, hermanos, sé que por ignorancia lo habéis hecho, como también vuestros gobernantes. 18Pero
Dios ha cumplido así lo que había antes anunciado por boca de todos sus profetas, que su Cristo
había de padecer.
EPISTLE LESSON
1 John/1 Juan 3:1-7
Allyson Robinson
1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what
we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s
children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is
revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. 3And all who have this hope in him purify
themselves, just as he is pure. 4Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
5You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6No one who abides
in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him. 7Little children, let no one deceive
you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
1Mirad
cuál amor nos ha dado el Padre, para que seamos llamados hijos de Dios; por esto el mundo
no nos conoce, porque no le conoció a él. 2Amados, ahora somos hijos de Dios, y aún no se ha
manifestado lo que hemos de ser; pero sabemos que cuando él se manifieste, seremos semejantes a
él, porque le veremos tal como él es. 3Y todo aquel que tiene esta esperanza en él, se purifica a sí
mismo, así como él es puro. 4Todo aquel que comete pecado, infringe también la ley; pues el pecado
es infracción de la ley. 5Y sabéis que él apareció para quitar nuestros pecados, y no hay pecado en
él. 6Todo aquel que permanece en él, no peca; todo aquel que peca, no le ha visto, ni le ha conocido.
7Hijitos, nadie os engañe; el que hace justicia es justo, como él es justo.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia
Melchior Vulpius (c. 1560 – 1616)
Dwayne Pinkney, Cantor
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your heart?
Look at my hands and feet; see that it is I myself.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
– Luke 24, adapted
GOSPEL LESSON
Luke/Lucas 24:36b-48
Reverend Palacios
36Mientras ellos aún hablaban de estas cosas, Jesús se puso en medio de ellos, y les dijo: Paz a
vosotros. 37Entonces, espantados y atemorizados, pensaban que veían espíritu. 38Pero él les dijo:
¿Por qué estáis turbados, y vienen a vuestro corazón estos pensamientos? 39Mirad mis manos y
mis pies, que yo mismo soy; palpad, y ved; porque un espíritu no tiene carne ni huesos, como
veis que yo tengo. 40Y diciendo esto, les mostró las manos y los pies. 41Y como todavía ellos, de
gozo, no lo creían, y estaban maravillados, les dijo: ¿Tenéis aquí algo de comer? 42Entonces le
dieron parte de un pez asado, y un panal de miel. 43Y él lo tomó, y comió delante de ellos. 44Y les
dijo: Estas son las palabras que os hablé, estando aún con vosotros: que era necesario que se
cumpliese todo lo que está escrito de mí en la ley de Moisés, en los profetas y en los salmos.
45Entonces les abrió el entendimiento, para que comprendiesen las Escrituras; 46y les dijo: Así está
escrito, y así fue necesario que el Cristo padeciese, y resucitase de los muertos al tercer día; 47y
que se predicase en su nombre el arrepentimiento y el perdón de pecados en todas las naciones,
comenzando desde Jerusalén. 48Y vosotros sois testigos de estas cosas.
36Jesus
himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ 37They were startled and
terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened,
and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself.
Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ 40And when
he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41While in their joy they were
disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ 42They gave
him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate in their presence. 44Then he said to them, ‘These
are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in
the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ 45Then he opened their minds
to understand the scriptures, 46and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer
and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be
proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these
things.
This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God.
GOSPEL HYMN 536
We sing v.1 Spanish, v.2 English, v.3 Spanish, v.4 English.
Pues Si Vivimos / When We Are Living
SOMOS DEL SEÑOR
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION from the Prayer of St. Francis
Pastor Erica
O God, make us instruments of Your peace; Where there is hatred, let us sow love; Where there
is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is
darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. For it is in giving that we receive. Amen.
SERMON
Yom HaShoah
Pastor Erica
MUSICAL REFLECTION
John Dautzenberg
G IVING AND S ERVING
OFFERING OUR PRAYERS
Reverend Glaze
After the Pastoral Prayer, we invite everyone to pray the Lord’s Prayer in your native language.
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.
Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre. Venga tu reino. Hágase tu
voluntad, como en el cielo, así también en la tierra. El pan nuestro de cada día, dánoslo hoy.
Y perdónanos nuestras deudas, como también nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores.
Y no nos metas en tentación, mas líbranos del mal; porque tuyo es el reino, y el poder, y la
gloria, por todos los siglos. Amén.
INVITATION TO GIVE AND TO SERVE
MUSICAL OFFERING
Eva Powell
Improvisation on VICTORY
John Dautzenberg, Organ
HYMN 50
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
Eva Powell
B ECOMING D ISCIPLES
INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP
Pastor Erica
During the singing, we invite you to come forward if you wish to make a public commitment to follow
Jesus or to express interest in joining this community of faith.
HYMN 218
Thine Is the Glory
MACCABEUS
AFFIRMING GOD’S CALL
We give thanks that you have been guided by God to this moment. As a community of faith
we pledge to love each other and to work together to grow into the fullness of Christ.
BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE
Reverend Palacios
Postlude on Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit
Max Reger
John Dautzenberg, Organ
Following worship join us in Woodward Hall, left as you exit the Sanctuary, for refreshments and a time of fellowship.
Visitors, we look forward to meeting you!
To families with babies and young children: For your convenience, there are changing tables in the Parents’ Room on the
right side of the balcony and downstairs in the rooms next to the nursery.
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Make Us One. Words and Music: Carol Cymbala, ©1991 Word Music, Inc. and Carol Joy Music c/o Integrated
Copyright Group. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow. Words: Thomas Ken, 1674; adapt. Gilbert H. Vieira,
1978, ©1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. Words reprinted under CCLI #430459 and OneLicense.net
#A-719662. Cover art by Cover art by Cover art by Steve Erspamer, Liturgy Training Publications. All rights
reserved. Unless otherwise noted, all printed prayers and litanies are by Reverend Glaze.
Lectionary passages for April 26, Fourth Sunday of Easter, are
Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Carmen Angdisen; Nardita (Edith) Angdisen; Teddi Angelov, Liubov Russell’s friend; Maria
Bensussen, Ryan Harvey’s grandmother; Sara Bermúdez, Lorena Pereira’s mother; Cristina Chacón;
Roberta Clyburn, Janice Glover’s sister; Lucy Daris, Claudia Moore’s friend ; Megan DeWitt, Cheryl
Branham’s friend; Brenda Fahey; Radost Fortunova, Liubov Russell’s sister; Gail Ousley Gipson, Ben
and Natalie Barrens Rogers’ friend; Grace Glaze, Pastor Joe’s mother; family of José Gonzalez in El
Salvador; Jenny Goon; Janet Grove; Berniece and Bill Harward; Rena Jirack; Lucy Johnson, Jackie
Wright’s grandmother; family of John Klimko, Carly Kinney’s grandfather, who passed away ; Lynne
Mayfield, Jay Mayfield’s mother; Robin Myers and family; Al Nielsen; Kyin Oo; Armando Pacheco,
Amy Dale’s friend; Amelia Powell, Andrea Powell’s mother; Rochelle Powell, Eva Powell’s
grandmother; Paul Rice; Tom Scarborough, Cheryl Branham’s friend; Jack Smith, Jodi Smith’s father;
Joe Stout, Holly Miller’s brother-in-law; Victoria Sulerzyski, Ellen Sulerzyski’s sister-in-law; Lisa Tette;
Doris Vermilya; Earl and Jenna Wright, Isaac Wright’s parents.; Pray also for racial reconciliation and
justice everywhere.
TODAY
DIRECTORY PHOTOS DURING COFFEE HOUR. Calvary is updating our directory to include a picture of
you! Karla Fahey is available to take a snap shot of you during Coffee Hour over the next few Sundays.
Photos will be made in family groups and individually. We’ll also ask you to confirm your contact info.
Contact Paul in the office or Karla for more details. Be sure to participate in this important project!
MUSIC PROGRAMS. Special thanks and standing ovations to everyone who participated in music
during Holy Week! Our Palm Sunday worship with Children’s Choir, Passion concert with Chamber
Singers and Ensemble 2015, Maundy Thursday worship, Good Friday worship, and Easter morning
worship with Festival Choir were rich and wonderful because of your tremendous work. Thank you
for sharing your time and talents here at Calvary! Now music programs are on a short break—Music
for Kids and Sanctuary Choir resume on April 26. Contact Cheryl Branham.
ALLIANCE OF BAPTISTS ANNUAL GATHERING, concludes today at Northside Drive Baptist Church in
Atlanta. Several Calvary folks are participating and returning home today, so please keep them in your
prayers. We look forward to hearing all about it!
EASTER OFFERING will be collected through the month of April. Calvary collects an offering every
Easter to support our denominational partners and their ministries in the US and Puerto Rico.
Undesignated gifts to Easter Offering go to: American Baptist Churches, USA (1/2); Alliance of
Baptists (1/4); Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (1/4). Thanks for giving generously.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
LATEST HAPPENINGS weekly e-mail newsletter is back! Sign up on the Calvary website by clicking
“sign up for updates” at the bottom of the home page.
CALVARY’S CALENDAR OF EVENTS. Visit www.calvarydc.org/events/ for a current listing, or stop by
the church office to pick up a complete listing of Sunday School classes and Small Group programs.
A FAMILY FRIENDLIER CALVARY! Sometimes Calvary isn't the easiest place for parents with babies
and young children. We need your help to change that. Please send your ideas to on how to make
our building and events more welcoming to families to Facilities Chair Salima Appiah-Duffell at
[email protected]
THEOLOGY ON DRAFT meets Tuesday evenings in Butler Hall to reflect on events of the week, in our
lives, the church, and the world. Bring your own dinner at 6:30 p.m. and catch up with others
before our discussion at 7:00 p.m. Drinks are provided. Contact Pastor Elijah.
WEDNESDAY LECTIONARY LUNCHES. Interested in deeper conversation with the Lectionary texts?
Come to Lectionary Lunch each Wednesday in the Calvary Library, 12:15-12:45 p.m., for open
conversation about the week's lectionary texts. Contact Pastor Elijah.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORDS meets on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the church office suite! This
week we will discuss mezuzot, doorposts, from Lauren Winner’s book, Mudhouse Sabbath. Join us as
we study Jewish community practices in connection with Christian community practices. Contact
Pastor Erica.
NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE HOURS. Thursday, April 23, join Pastor Erica in Ballston at Cosi (4250
Fairfax Dr.), 1:30-3:30 p.m. (come & go). Each Thursday, Pastor Erica is available in locations
around the city for conversation, pastoral care, or whatever!
FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB. Join us in the Chapel, Friday, April 24 at 12 noon, when Calvary’s
Resident Partners in FMMC continue their tradition of free recitals, each week through May 15.
ZUMBA meets on Friday evenings, 6:00-7:00 p.m.; $5 per person and scholarships available.
Contact Katie Harvey, [email protected]
QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING, NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 26. Join us in the Chapel following Coffee
Hour for the meeting and lunch hosted by the Calvary Board. We’ll review life at Calvary in the
first quarter. Don’t miss it!
SHALOM SCHOLARSHIP TEA FUNDRAISER You and your family are invited to Mother's Day High
Tea on Saturday, May 9, 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Tickets are on sale during Coffee Hour and in the
church office, or may be purchased at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds go
to the Shalom Scholarship Fund. Treat your mom, friends, mom's friends or friends' moms to a
beautiful and delicious afternoon! Contact Karen Heidelberger, [email protected]!
SAVE THE DATE! Calvary at the Nationals Game! Saturday, May 9. Contact Jay Mayfield.
SHALOM SCHOLARSHIP SHOPPES are exciting fundraising events for the Shalom Scholarship held
throughout the year. Every second Sunday of the month during Coffee Hour there will be a bake
sale. If you would like to be involved, contact Holly Miller, [email protected] Don't forget
to like the Shalom Scholarship Facebook page, too!
SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL CROP WALK, Saturday, May 16. Join the Calvary team to raise money for
The Hunger Fund. The team will meet at Calvary, 10:30 a.m. for the walk at 11:00 a.m. at Franklin
Park. Contact Carol Blythe.
C HURCH S TAFF
Cheryl Branham
Joseph Glaze
Saw Ler Htoo
Al Jeter
Erica Lea
Edgar Palacios
Paul Rosstead
Elijah Zehyoue
Director of Music ([email protected], ext. 136)
Pastor during the Interim ([email protected], ext. 121)
Pastor, Calvary Burmese Church ([email protected])
Supervisor of Maintenance ([email protected], ext. 128)
Pastoral Resident ([email protected], ext. 142)
Associate Pastor ([email protected], ext. 103)
Church Administrator ([email protected], ext. 127)
Pastoral Resident ([email protected], ext. 133)
Tim Shaw
Deacon of the Week ([email protected])
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