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December 16, 2012 Third Sunday of Advent Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC

THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER FOR

THE WORSHIP OF GOD


DECEMBER 16, 2012 10:50 A.M. 11:00 A.M. THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT CAROLING WORSHIP

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. __________________________________________________________________

GATHERING FOR WORSHIP


PRELUDE Ave Maria Franz Biebl (1906 - 2001) Festival Choir

The angel of God visited Mary and she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Mary said: See the servant of the Lord. May it happen to me according to your word. And the Word became flesh and lived among us. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and in the hour of our death. Amen.

WELCOME CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP

Jason Smith Esta Noche Traditional Spanish Carol arr. Theron Kirk (1919 - 1999) Ashley Dalton, Flute

Tonight, brothers, is Christmas night. Jesus was born of Mary, born in a poor stall. Masters of this house, we come to awaken all. This is the night, brothers, the night of Christmas. We come from distant lands on this night to sing, Masters of this house. join us, all people of Christ. Give your gifts by charity. Tonight, brothers, is Christmas night.

PROCESSION, HYMN 2 LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE OF JOY CALL TO WORSHIP

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

HYMN TO JOY

Festival Choir Festival Choir

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.
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.

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 joy. INVOCATION PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Amy Butler Amy Butler

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 Prepare! He Is Coming! Based on music of George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759) Arr. Patrick M. Liebergen (b. 1949) Kathie Lansing, Danyelle Robinson and Michael Settels, Handbells

LIVING THE WORD OF GOD


HEBREW LESSON, P. 767 GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Cantor sings, then all sing the repeat.

Zephaniah 3: 14 - 20 Amy Butler Prepare the Way of the Lord Jacques Berthier (1923 - 1994) Susan Sevier, Cantor

Prepare the way of the Lord. Prepare the way of the Lord, and all people shall see the salvation of our God. GOSPEL LESSON, P. 834 This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. A PAIR OF CRADLE SONGS

Isaiah 40:3; 52:10

Luke 3: 7 - 18 Kristin Campbell

Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine


RESONET IN LAUDIBUS, c. 1544

Arr. Howard Helvey (b. 1968) Gentle Mary Laid Her Child PIAE CANTIONES, 1582 Arr. Joel Raney (b. 1956) Cheryl Branham and John Dautzenberg, Piano Duo PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORDS 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.

GIVING AND SERVING


INVITATION MUSICAL OFFERING Amy Butler The Dream Isaiah Saw Glenn L. Rudolph (b. 1951) Cheryl Branham, Piano John Dautzenberg, Organ 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

BECOMING DISCIPLES
INVITATION HYMN 143 Amy Butler Joy to the World
ANTIOCH

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 VENI EMMANUEL 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 OneLicense.net #A-719662.

Scripture passages for December 23, Fourth Sunday of Advent, are Micah 5: 2 - 5a, Psalm 80: 1 - 7, Hebrews 10:5 - 10, Luke 1: 39 - 55.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Christina Mein Abbasi; 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 Sandra (Jan) Smith, sister of Yolanda Appiah-Kubi, who died Saturday, December 8; Doris Sulerzyski, mother of Ellen Sulerzyski; Virginia Teller. Special gifts have been made to the General Fund in memory of Vivian and Floyd Wise by C. Lawrence Wise and in memory of George and Mary Jane Jenkins by Judy A. Burke. WORSHIP ADVENT CONSPIRACY, WEEK THREE ACTIVITY Of all our modern Christmas traditions, gift-giving seems to take the most time, money, and energy. As we noted last week, gift-giving often results in less-thanlasting results. In the end, the most powerful, memorable gift you can give someone else is yourself. And nobody modeled this more than Jesus. So what does this look like for you? Your Advent Conspiracy assignment this week is to give one gift that replaces consumerism with compassion.

Calvarys Christmas mission offering goes to help people overseas through our national denominational partners, Alliance, ABC and CBF. Make a note for Christmas Offering on your check or online donation. Alternative Gift Fair. Stop by the Mission Boards table in Woodward Hall after worship. They can give you some concrete suggestions for ways to give. Help hurricane Sandy victims by giving a gift to Church World Service. Make a note for Church World Service on your check or online donation. Learn more about Calvarys resident partners: KidPower DC (www.kidpowerdc.org), Brainfood (www.brainfood.org), and the Washington Theatre Lab (www.theatrelab.org), and make a gift to support the kids they serve. Visit.www.alternativegiving.org and choose organizations youd like to help.

Funds low this Christmas? Volunteer for a couple of hours, deliver a poinsettia to one of Calvarys elders, write a letter to someone you love, visit someone whos lonely, offer to babysit for parents who need a breakthere are so many ways to give more! ADVENT PRAYERS, 2012 Be sure to take home the blue insert and keep the advent prayers with you each week. Thanks to our contributors, and special thanks to Kristin Campbell who assembled the Advent Prayers. FESTIVAL CHOIR All of todays musical offerings feature Calvarys Festival Choir. Many thanks to our singers and featured musicians for sharing your musical gifts today. We hope youll join us for Easter Festival Choir! Rehearsals begin Sunday, February 17, 2013.

SPECIAL THANKS to Calvarys own Dr. Cheryl Branham for directing the 2012 Festival Choir. We are fortunate to have you, Cheryl! TODAY ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR Support the Mission Board in 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 purchased gifts for the fair, please bring them to the church. Youll receive a special ornament made by Calvarys youth in thanks for your support. Contact Myra, myra.ann.houser@gmail.com. 150TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS Cookbooks, $15. T-shirts, $10. Anniversary Concert CDs, $10. Mugs, $5. Contact Jason Smith. ESL CONVERSATION PARTNERS Native speakers paired with English learners for weekly conversation and fellowship. Contact Myra, myra.ann.houser@gmail.com. NO SUNDAY AFTERNOON MUSIC ACTIVITIES TODAY Regular programming resumes Sunday, January 6, 2013. Thank you, children and adult musicians, for your wonderful music this Advent!

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2013 If you requested a set of envelopes for 2013, they are available in the Narthex today. If there is not a set with your name and you would like a set of weekly or monthly envelopes, please contact Paul Rosstead. COMING UP THEOLOGY ON DRAFT Tuesday December 18, at 6:30 p.m., home meeting. Contact Pastor Leah. WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORDS December 19, home of Susan Sevier. Join us! Contact Pastor Amy. VOLUNTEER WITH BRAINFOOD Their holiday celebration is here at Calvary, Wednesday, December 19. Contact Carolyn, 202.615.6182 or carolyn@brain-food.org. LATINO FELLOWSHIP CHRISTMAS DINNER Join us Sunday night, December 23, for worship and dinner in the Chapel. Contact Jason Smith to RSVP. USHERS NEEDED for 2013, an easy and fun way to serve Calvary. Contact Courtney, courtney.rice@gmail.com. MISSIONARY OFFERINGS Your gifts to Calvarys Christmas offering support missionaries and mission projects around the world: December 16, American Baptist Churches USA. ABC missionaries work in the areas of health, economic development, and church building projects. Dan Buttry travels the globe training church leaders in conflict transformation. David and Laura Parajn serve in Nicaragua, helping communities establish clinics and sanitation areas. Calvary Baptist Church 755 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202.347.8355 fax 202.347.6360 www.calvarydc.org

(insert) Advent Prayers, Sunday December 16, 2012


The Choir: Zephaniah 3: 14 20 14Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! 15The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. 16On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak. 17The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing 18as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it. 19I will deal with all your oppressors at that time. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. 20At that time I will bring you home, at the time when I gather you; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, says the LORD. 3:14 Canta, oh hija de Sion; da voces de jbilo, oh Israel; gzate y regocjate de todo corazn, hija de Jerusaln. 3:15 Jehov ha apartado tus juicios, ha echado fuera tus enemigos; Jehov es Rey de Israel en medio de ti; nunca ms vers el mal. 3:16 En aquel tiempo se dir a Jerusaln: No temas; Sion, no se debiliten tus manos. Dwayne Pinkney Rejoice in The Lord for He is mighty yet kind. Know that He is with you even in your darkest hour. Trust in Him for He is worthy of the highest praise for always being a friend, confidant and savior. Amen Cheryl Branham O Lord, our Lord: we rejoice in you with gladness, we renew our love for you, we exult in you with singing. This is the day of festival! Clark Cooper Lord God, we are grateful and humbled that You know our infirmities and protect us from our enemies; we praise you for Your mighty greatness and that You love and provide for us. We ask for strength in times of need and that we would be mindful of Your love for and commitment to us as we share Your name and proclaim Your greatness. In the Name of Your Son we pray. Amen. Betty Mein O Lord our God, let us praise You with fervent songs. Let us continually sing praises to all the people. 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 CONSPIRACY, WEEK THREE ACTIVITY Of all our modern Christmas traditions, gift-giving seems to take the most time, money, and energy. As we noted last week, gift-giving often results in lessthan-lasting results. In the end, the most powerful, memorable gift you can give someone else is yourself. And nobody modeled this more than Jesus. So what does this look like for you? Your Advent Conspiracy assignment this week is to give one gift that replaces consumerism with compassion.

Calvarys Christmas mission offering goes to help people overseas through our national denominational partners, Alliance, ABC and CBF. Make a note for Christmas Offering on your check or online donation. Alternative Gift Fair. Stop by the Mission Boards table in Woodward Hall after worship. They can give you some concrete suggestions for ways to give. Help hurricane Sandy victims by giving a gift to Church World Service. Make a note for Church World Service on your check or online donation. Learn more about Calvarys resident partners: KidPower DC (www.kidpowerdc.org), Brainfood (www.brainfood.org), and the Washington Theatre Lab (www.theatrelab.org), and make a gift to support the kids they serve. Visit.www.alternativegiving.org and choose organizations youd like to help.

Funds low this Christmas? Volunteer for a couple of hours, deliver a poinsettia to one of Calvarys elders, write a letter to someone you love, visit someone whos lonely, offer to babysit for parents who need a breakthere are so many ways to give more!

ADVENT AT CALVARY, 2012


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. Latino Fellowship Christmas Service and Dinner, 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve worship and Live Nativity Sanctuary, 6:30 p.m. Cider and cookies in Woodward Hall.