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December 9, 2012 Second Sunday of Advent Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC




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. __________________________________________________________________


PRELUDE Joy to the World George Frideric Handel / arr. Margaret Goldston Sarah and Anna Settels-Palacios, piano Morning Prelude James Bastien (1934 - 2005) Angelica Angdisen, piano Edgar Palacios African Noel Liberian Folk Song / arr. Aden G. Lewis Calvary Childrens Choir, Clark Cooper, percussion Blessed Be the God of Israel



Children and Youth

CALL TO WORSHIP Children and Youth 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 Peace. 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 peace. INVOCATION Kristin Campbell PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Leah Grundset Davis 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, Lord, make us one; Holy Spirit, make us one. Let your love flow so the world will know we are one in 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.


Jason Smith The Seven Joys of Mary Appalachian Christmas Carol arr. John Jacob Niles (1892 - 1980)

Stille Nacht / Noche de Paz / Silent Night Franz Xaver Gruber (1787 1863), arr. Leo Nestor (b. 1948) Calvary Childrens Choir


Please sing as the Sanctuary Choir leads.

Malachi 3: 1 - 4 Amy Butler Philippians 1: 3 - 11 Jan Jan Maran Psalm 16

TALLIS CANON / arr. Tad Cavuoti

Youth Handbell Choir

All: Protect me, God, my refuge sure; the good I have all comes from you. The godly people are my joy, all those with noble hearts and true. Men: You are my portion and my cup, you make my lot in life secure; my bounds enclose a pleasant land; indeed, my heritage is sure. All: I bless the Lord who counsels me; my heart will help me understand. I set the Lord before my face to be my guard at my right hand. Women: You show me, Lord, the path of life; your presence fills my heart with joy; the pleasures found at your right hand are those that time cannot destroy. All in Canon*, Sanctuary Left then Sanctuary Right: Give glory to the Father, Son,* and Holy Spirit, Three in One; as from the first it was, is now, and will be for eternity.

Cantor sings, then all sing the repeat.

Prepare the Way of the Lord Jacques Berthier (1923 - 1994) Rameen Chaharbaghi, Cantor

Prepare the way of the Lord. Prepare the way of the Lord, and all people shall see the salvation of our God.
Isaiah 40:3; 52:10

GOSPEL LESSON, P. 832 This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN 133 PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORDS PRAYER

Luke 1: 68 - 79 Yingluk Lagwi

like a child

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: Spend Less Amy Butler John Dautzenberg


To follow the words, see Hymn 132.

Jason Smith When God Is a Child


Sanctuary Choir 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 Jason Smith


LITANY OF BLESSING John and Salima Appiah-Duffel Jay and Leigh Mayfield Phil and Nancy Renfrow Leah Grundset Davis


Choir sings, then all sing the repeat.

Amy Butler Let There Be Peace on Earth

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 Improvisation on Helmsley 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.
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 #A-719662.

Scripture passages for December 16, Third Sunday of Advent, are Zephaniah 3:14-20, Psalm 96, Philippians 4:4-7, and Luke 3:7-18.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Christina Mein Abbasi; family and friends of Wilhelmina Campbell, who died Sunday, December 2; Sophie Cho, niece of Cindy Cho; Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; 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; family and friends of Francis Short Sr., father of William Short, who died Saturday, December 1; Sandra Smith, sister of Yolanda Appiah-Kubi; Doris Sulerzyski, mother of Ellen Sulerzyski; Virginia Teller. WORSHIP ADVENT CONSPIRACY, WEEK TWO Begin each day this week with an Advent prayer (on blue insert). We all have Christmas presents to purchase this year. Before the buying season advances too far, stop for a few moments to think about what you might list as core values of your life. Does what you are buying reflect those values? Write three core values out and keep them in your pocket or on your phone to help you focus when you are choosing gifts for purchase. For more resources visit 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 Kristin Campbell who assembled the Advent Prayers. TODAY ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR, helping to meet the needs of Calvary Womens Services, Christ House, So Others Might Eat, and Shalom Baptist Church in San Salvador. 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, 150TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS Cookbooks, $15. T-shirts, $10. Anniversary Concert CDs, $10. Mugs, $5. Contact Jason Smith. YOUTH AND KIDS AS WORSHIP LEADERS Thanks to all our children, youth, parents and teachers for participating in worship today! Music for Kids is on break until January 6. Have a blessed season! FESTIVAL CHOIR Join us today, 12:302:30 p.m. in Music Suite for our final rehearsal. We sing in worship next Sunday, December 16. ESL CONVERSATION PARTNERS, native speakers paired with English learners for weekly conversation and fellowship. Contact Myra, SING WE ALL NOWELL! Join Dwayne Pinkney and Thomas Circle Singers for a benefit concert today, 4:00 p.m., St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 4900 Connecticut Ave NW;

COMING UP THEOLOGY ON DRAFT, December 11, 6:30 p.m. home meeting; Contact Pastor Leah. BASKETBALL!, December 12, 6:30 p.m. in gym (GB). welcome. Contact Jason Smith. All ages

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB, December 14, 12:00 p.m. concert in Chapel. HOLISTIC HEALTH PROJECT, December 14, 7:00 p.m. Contact Pastor Edgar. NO SUNDAY AFTERNOON MUSIC ACTIVITIES, December 16, 23 or 30. Regular programming resumes Sunday, January 6, 2013. WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORDS, December 19, home of Susan Sevier. Join us! Contact Pastor Amy. VOLUNTEER WITH BRAINFOOD Their holiday celebration is here at Calvary, December 19. Contact Carolyn, or 202.615.6182. USHERS NEEDED for 2013; contact MISSIONARY OFFERINGS On the following Sundays, your gifts to Calvarys Christmas offering help support a variety of mission projects and ministries, as well as missionaries around the world. December 16: American Baptist Churches, USA, (ABC) missionaries work on health, economic development, and church building projects. Missionary Dan Buttry travels around the globe training church leaders in conflict transformation. ABC Missionaries David and Laura Parajn serve in Nicaragua helping communities establish clinics and sanitation services in rural areas. December 23: The Alliance of Baptists Bridges of Hope offering supports mission projects led by local Baptist leaders that help the least of these around the world. For example, in Cuba the offering supports the Seeds of Life project of Iglesia Bautista del Camino de Guanajay helping families build patio gardens to provide healthy living, sustainability, and community development. December 30: The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) supports mission work around the world through the Offering for Global Missions. Cindy and Eddy Rubles are CBF missionaries working in Indonesia with people affected by the 2007 earthquake and tsunami. They help build earthquake resistant schools and houses, employing local businesses to provide materials for construction.

Calvary Baptist Church 755 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC 20001

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Advent Prayers, Sunday December 9, 2012

Latino Community: Malachi 3:1-4 He aqu, yo envo mi mensajero, el cual preparar el camino delante de m; y vendr sbitamente a su templo el Seor a quien vosotros buscis, y el ngel del pacto, a quien deseis vosotros. He aqu viene, ha dicho Jehov de los ejrcitos. 3:2 Y quin podr soportar el tiempo de su venida? o quin podr estar en pie cuando l se manifieste? Porque l es como fuego purificador, y como jabn de lavadores. 3:3 Y se sentar para afinar y limpiar la plata; porque limpiar a los hijos de Lev, los afinar como a oro y como a plata, y traern a Jehov ofrenda en justicia. 3:4 Y ser grata a Jehov la ofrenda de Jud y de Jerusaln, como en los das pasados, y como en los aos antiguos. See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delightindeed, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. 2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiners fire and like fullers soap; 3he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the LORD in righteousness. 4Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years. Oh Dios, Adviento es tiempo de vigilia en espera de T venida a nuestra historia. Por la conversin nos disponemos a acogerte para nazcas en nosotros. Dios nuestro, enviaste a tu mensajero para que preparara el camino delante de ti. Ahora queremos enderezar nuestra vida cambiando nuestro corazn para amar, servir y luchar por la justicia. Seor, ya vienes, lmpiame como a la plata, transfrmame con tu Espritu para que pueda ofrecerte mi ofrenda en justicia. Dios de las pequeas cosas y de lo inabarcable por la mente humana, aqu estamos, expectantes, esperando tu llegada. Nos preparamos luchando por la paz que significa combatir por la justicia. Esta es la ofrenda que te agrada.

ADVENT CONSPIRACY, 2012 We all want our Christmas to be a lot of things. Full of joy. Memories. Happiness. Above all, we want it to be about Jesus. We dont want stress, or debt, or feeling like we missed the moment. Advent Conspiracy is a movement designed to help us slow down and experience a Christmas worth remembering. But doing this means doing things a little differently. A little creatively. ADVENT ACTIVITY Cut out the Christmas Pledge on the front of the bulletin and post it somewhere 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 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, stress-inducing and consumer-focused activities? Make those adjustments to your calendar now, and remember the true reason we celebrate Advent.


Sunday, December 9 Second Sunday of Advent, Day of Peace Calvary Childrens Choir leads in worship. Sunday, December 16 Third Sunday of Advent, Day of Joy Calvary Festival Choir leads in worship. Monday, December 17 Final day to submit Poinsettia orders. Sunday, December 23 Fourth Sunday of Advent, Day of Love Potluck breakfast, 9:45 a.m. in Woodward Hall Calvary Chamber Singers lead in worship. Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve worship and nativity Sanctuary, 6:30 p.m. Cider and cookies in Woodward Hall.

Cheryl Branham Director of Music (, ext. 136) Amy Butler Senior Pastor (, ext. 121) Kristin Campbell Pastoral Intern ( Leah Grundset Davis Associate Pastor (, ext. 142) Saw Ler Htoo Missionary, Burmese Community ( Al Jeter Supervisor of Maintenance (, ext. 128) Edgar Palacios Associate Pastor (, ext. 103) Paul Rosstead Church Administrator (, ext. 127) Jason Smith Ministry Assistant (, ext. 133)