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February 24, 2013 Second Sunday in Lent Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC

THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH GATHER FOR

T HE W ORSHIP OF G OD
FEBRUARY 24, 2013 11:00 A.M.

SECOND 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 Vater unser im Himmelreich Georg Bhm (1661 - 1733) John Dautzenberg, Organ Amy Butler God of Grace and God of Glory
CWM RHONDDA

WELCOME HYMN 464


Verses 1 - 2, All; Verse 3, Women Verse 4, Men; Verse 5, All

CALL TO WORSHIP

Edgar Palacios

Let us worship God who is our light, our strength, and our salvation. When our confidence is in God of whom shall we be afraid? One thing we ask of God, one thing we seek to live in the house of the Lord all the days of our lives. That we may behold the beauty of God in creation and in one another. Teach us to trust the ways of God. That we may know Gods goodness and strength all the days of our lives. Let us worship God! INVOCATION PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Edgar Palacios 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 Jason Smith Lay Down Your Troubles John Purifoy (b. 1952) Sanctuary Choir

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. 10 PSALTER 736 EPISTLE LESSON, P. 955 GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Genesis 15: 1 - 12, 17 - 18 Jessica Lynd Psalm 27 Rameen Chaharbaghi, Cantor Philippians 3: 17 - 4: 1 Jason Smith Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ Leo Nestor (b. 1948) Rameen Chaharbaghi, Cantor

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Jerusalem, how often I desired to gather your children together. But you were not willing. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Adapted from Luke 13 GOSPEL LESSON, P. 849 This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN PAIRING
No. 211 Verses 1, 2 No. 627 Verses 1, 3

Luke 13: 31 - 35 Amy Butler

Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley


SOJOURNER

LONESOME VALLEY

I Want Jesus to Walk with Me Number Your Days: The Third Day Amy Butler Wildflowers Bloom and Fade
MORE LOVE TO THEE

SERMON REFLECTION ON PSALM 90 Verse 1, Choir Verses 2 4, All


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Wildflowers bloom and fade, soon come and gone. But God, from age to age, you still live on. Older than time and space, you are our dwelling place. Keep us in your embrace, O God, our home. Your love will never end; our days are brief. Our years are full of sin, labor, and grief. You turn us back to dust, yet all your ways are just, so we will live in trust, O God, our home. Our lives are like the rose that quickly dies. Teach us to count our days; God, make us wise. Though time flies swiftly past, God, let our good work last. Your strong arms hold us fast, O God, our home. Fill us with faithful love as morning wakes. Let us rejoice in you as each day breaks. May your great work be known, your power on earth be shown. Do not forget your own, O God, our home.

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R EFLECTING AND C ONFESSING


CALL TO CONFESSION NUMBERING OUR DAYS
During the season of Lent, we invite you to participate by moving to one or more of the stations provided, or raise your hand for assistance. At the altar table, light a candle and offer a silent prayer. At the table near the organ, write a prayer and leave it in the box. At the back of the Sanctuary, receive an anointing of oil, a reminder that you are Gods beloved child. Or simply remain seated, using this time for contemplative prayer and meditation.

Leah Grundset Davis

MUSICAL MEDITATION

To follow the words as you listen, see Hymn 619.

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

My Life Flows On

Rameen Chaharbaghi, Baritone

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORDS PRAYER Leah Grundset Davis 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 631 Jay Mayfield Amy Butler Lift Every Voice and Sing
LIFT EVERY VOICE

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.

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. Be sure to check out opportunities for service during the week. Visitors, we look forward to greeting you as honored guests.

Amy Butler

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. Wildflowers Bloom and Fade. Words: Ruth C. Duck, 1995, 1996 The Pilgrim Press. All rights reserved. Words reprinted under OneLicense.net #A-719662. Scripture passages for March 3, Third Sunday in Lent, are Isaiah 55: 1-9; Psalm 63: 18; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; Luke 13: 1-9.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Christina Mein Abbasi, daughter 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; family of Mable Pinkney, great-grandmother of Dwayne Pinkney, who died February 16; Ben Rogers. SPECIAL GIFTS have been made in memory of Vivian Nielsen by Edna Burneston and Amy Butler, and to First Baptist Church of Sofia, Bulgaria, in memory of Dr. Nadejda Pancheva Sarafova Fortunova, Liubov Russells mother, by Aneta Gramatikova. 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. 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 too! 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 February 26. 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 and join us, 12:1512:45 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent, through March 20. Well enjoy a fun, informal discussion on the Gospel Lesson for the

upcoming Sunday, referencing current social and political situations in our world. Come this Wednesday, February 27, as we are led by Susan Sevier on giving up or taking on something for Lent as a spiritual practice. Want to help lead one week? 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 join us. Contact Pastor Amy. CONFERENCE ON STATELESS PEOPLES, hosted by the World Council of Churches will be held at Calvary, February 27 to March 1. Calvary members and friends are invited to register for this special conference on human rights for individuals denied nationality status. Conference meets in Shallenberger Hall. Contact Jason Smith. FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB CONCERT. Join us in the Chapel at noon on Friday to hear music of Beethoven and Brahms. Performers include Eleanor Woods, violin; Jan Timbers, cello; Barbara Wing, piano; Henry Vergilio, clarinet; Rosanne Conway, piano. 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. YOUTH SKI TRIP. All youth who are interested in the ski trip to White Tail on Saturday, March 2, be sure to contact Jason this week. STITCH ALONG GROUP. Whether a beginner or expert stitcher, you are invited to join us Sunday, March 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Library. BASKETBALL GROUP. Wednesday night, March 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the gym. We meet every other Wednesday; contact Jason Smith. 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, rnoel@gmail.com. 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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