Order of Worship 5-15-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

5th Sunday of Easter

May 15, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: The Rev Aaron Ochart      

Liturgist: Jeremy Moore

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN #476

“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above”

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE Rejoice, the Lord is King 

John Darwall arr. Gina Sprunger

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP

ONE: How can we know the way of God?

MANY: Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.                 

PRAYER OF THE DAY 

God of the unknown, Your mysteries are astounding. Give us knowledge where you see fit, and let us sit comfortably with that which we can never understand. Amen.

*HYMN     “Sing a New Song unto the Lord”     SING A NEW SONG

Sing a new song unto the Lord; 

let your song be sung from mountains high.

Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing hallelujah!

  1. Shout with gladness! Dance for joy! 

O come before the Lord. 

And play for God on glad tambourines, 

and let your trumpet sound.

  1. Rise, O children, from your sleep;

your Savior now has come. 

He has turned your sorrow into joy, 

and filled your soul with song.

  1. 3. Glad my soul for I have seen the glory of the Lord.

The trumpet sounds; the dead shall be raised.

I know my Savior lives.              

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN 

 Right Where It’s Supposed to be

CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry, and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed, and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak, and abuse the earth you made. 

Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen. 

DECLARATION of FORGIVENESS  

ONE: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

MANY: Thanks be to God!

*GLORIA PATRI #579 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 

world without end, Amen, Amen.

PROCLAMATION

FIRST LESSON                                                                  John 1:1-18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John testified to him and cried out, ‘This was he of whom I said, “He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.” ’) From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.

ANTHEM            “Cantate Domino” by Hassler, arr. Schroth    

SECOND LESSON                                                        Acts 17:16-34

While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that the city was full of idols. So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and also in the market-place every day with those who happened to be there. Also some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated with him. Some said, ‘What does this babbler want to say?’ Others said, ‘He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign divinities.’ (This was because he was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.) So they took him and brought him to the Areopagus and asked him, ‘May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? It sounds rather strange to us, so we would like to know what it means.’ Now all the Athenians and the foreigners living there would spend their time in nothing but telling or hearing something new.
Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, ‘Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For “In him we live and move and have our being”; as even some of your own poets have said,
“For we too are his offspring.”
Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.’
When they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some scoffed; but others said, ‘We will hear you again about this.’ At that point Paul left them. But some of them joined him and became believers, including Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                    “Interfaith Dialogue”            Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH           Westminster Shorter Catechism 

Q1. What is the main purpose for humanity?

  1. The main purpose for humanity is to glorify and enjoy God forever.

Q2. What rule has God given to tell us how we may glorify and enjoy God?

  1. The Word of God which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments is the only rule to tell us how we may glorify and enjoy God.

Q3. What do the Scriptures mainly teach?

  1. The Scriptures mainly teach what we are to believe about God, and what duty God requires of us.

Q6. How many Persons are there in the Trinity?

  1. There are three Persons in the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

Q14. What is Sin?

  1. Sin is any lack of obedience to, or violation of, the law of God.

Q21. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?

  1. The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continues to be, God and human, in two distinct natures, and one Person forever.

Q30. How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?

  1. The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling. Amen. 

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY  All Hail the Power of Jesus Name 

Oliver Holden arr. Gina Sprunger

*DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Praise God, in Jesus fully known: 

Creator, Word, and Spirit one.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

RECEPTION of NEW MEMBERS

REMEMBRANCE OF BAPTISM

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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*HYMN [Blue #263]  Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,

in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,

most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,

almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

 

2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,

nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;

thy justice like mountains high soaring above

thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

 

3 To all life thou givest, to both great and small;

in all life thou livest, the true life of all;

we blossom and flourish like leaves on the tree,

Then wither and perish but naught changeth thee.

 

4 Thou reignest in glory, Thou rulest in light,

thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;

all praise we would render, O help us to see

’tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.

*PARTING PRAYER

Glory to you, O God: you have won victory over death, raising Jesus from the grave and giving us eternal life. Glory to you, O Christ: for us and for our salvation you have overcome death and opened the gate to everlasting life. Glory to you, O Holy Spirit: you lead us into the truth. Glory to you, O Blessed Trinity, now and forever. Amen. 

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE                      “Alleluia!”                    CELTIC ALLELUIA

Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ie!

POSTLUDE                   Promenade Gordon Young           

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland, Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

STAFF

Church Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504.888.1375

Playschool Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504.888.1378

The Reverend Aaron Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head of Staff

Louise Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christian Education Leader

Sam Garnett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Music Director

Kelly Cuppett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Music Director

Lauren Oufnac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano. . . . . Playschool Administrative Assistant

For more information, visit our website at www.JohnCalvinChurch.org

 or find us @JohnCalvinMetairie on

The Flowers in the Sanctuary were donated by Sharon and Mike Fortin In Honor of Cindy Reed and in memory of John and Edith Gregersen.

JCPC Prayer Team

You may write your prayer request on one of the forms, located in the pew rack in front of you, and place it in the offering plate. You may also enter prayer requests on-line at www.johncalvinchurch.org, just click

 “Prayer Request.”

Announcements

Presbyterain Women: Presbyterian Women Annual end of year celebration for all ladies of John Calvin Church will be on May 17th at 11:30am at Zea restaurant in Kenner LA. Please Call or text your RSVP to Evelyn T. or Linda L. We will be leaving the church after the circle at 11:00 if you would like a ride please meet at the church.

Youth: We will have confirmation class tonight at 6:00 PM. We will not have Youth Group or dinner. The next Youth Group will be on May 29th at 5:00 PM. The next bible Build is May 29th after Service.

Marriage Announcement: John and Linda Laporte would like to announce the marriage of their grandson Mason Drouant to Kaitlyn Hughes on Saturday May 7th. The Couple will honeymoon in Italy and France. 

PlaySchool Fun Fair: It’s almost here but don’t worry there’s still time to sign up and still many ways you can help.  You can bring individually bagged sweets for the sweet booth. You can Volunteer to help on Saturday. Please see Linda Lowry or Jeremy Moore after the service. There is still time to become a sponsor, $25 gets you a game booth sponsorship or $150 lets you sponsor the petting zoo, slide, or obstacle course.  Contact Stephanie in the Playschool office (504) 888-1378 for a form. And don’t forget to buy your tickets ahead of time. See Jermery after the service. 

Events and Meetings this Week:

5/15 – 6:00 PM – Confirmation Class only no youth group or dinner 

5/16 – 6:30 PM – Session Meeting

5/17 – 10:00 AM – PW Circle meeting 

           11:30 AM – Presbyterian Women Lunch at Zea in Kenner

5/18 – 12:00 PM – Staff Meeting 

2:30 PM – EJIC Meeting 

7:00 PM – Choir Practice

5/20 – Playschool Fun Fair Set-up 

5/21 – 10:00 AM Playschool Fun Fair 

5/22 – 9:30 AM – Adult Bible Study, Discussion Group, Elementary 

          10:15 AM – Choir Practice 

          10:30 AM – Worship Service 

John Calvin Presbyterian Church

-Prayer List-

May 15

  • Barbara, Ashley’s next-door neighbor, is having surgery on Monday.
  • Rick B. and family.  Rick’s wife, Trish, died unexpectedly.
  • Ann F., Jane M.’s twin, in Raleigh NC serious health concerns. 
  • Linda F., Jane M.’s youngest sister, in Middletown OH, serious health concerns. 

May 8th

  • Cathy B., friend of Ashley M., medical issues.
  • Mike M., friend of Aaron O., in hospital with multiple health concerns.
  • Unspoken request for healing from depression and sadness. 


order of worship 5-8-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

4thSunday of Easter

May 8th, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Aaron Ochart         

Liturgists: Matthew Freudenthal, Caleb Hebert, Christian Hebert, Joseph Hebert, Brock Moore, Deborah Nolan, Ian Nolan, Asher Ochart, David Russo, Kate Russo, Michael Sens, Sean Sens, Jonathan Zea, Sabastian Zea

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN  Here in This Place 

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE “You Raise Me Up” 

Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP Rev. 7:17

ONE: The Lamb of God will be our shepherd;

MANY: He will guide us to the water of life.

                                                   

PRAYER OF THE DAY 

Almighty God, you sent Jesus, our good shepherd, to gather us together. May we not wander from his flock, but follow wherever he leads us, listening for his voice and staying near him, until we are safely in your fold, to live with you forever; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

*HYMN     “Sing a New Song unto the Lord”     SING A NEW SONG

Sing a new song unto the Lord; 

let your song be sung from mountains high.

Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing hallelujah!

  1. Shout with gladness! Dance for joy! 

O come before the Lord. 

And play for God on glad tambourines, 

and let your trumpet sound.

  1. Rise, O children, from your sleep;

your Savior now has come. 

He has turned your sorrow into joy, 

and filled your soul with song.

  1. 3. Glad my soul for I have seen the glory of the Lord.

The trumpet sounds; the dead shall be raised.

I know my Savior lives.              

CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION      

Remember that our Lord Jesus can sympathize with us in our weaknesses, since in every respect he was tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with boldness approach the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and grace to help in time of need. Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor first in a moment of silence, then together.                                    

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry, and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed, and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak, and abuse the earth you made. 

Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Hear the good news! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us. Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen. 

DECLARATION of FORGIVENESS  

ONE: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

MANY: Thanks be to God!

*GLORIA PATRI #579 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 

world without end, Amen, Amen.

PROCLAMATION

FIRST LESSON                                           1 Cor. 13: 4-7

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 

ANTHEM   We Are All God’s Children      Brahms, arr. Ziegenhals  

SECOND LESSON                                      Proverbs 31 : 10, 15 – 31

A good woman is hard to find, 

and worth far more than diamonds.

She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family

 and organizing her day.

She looks over a field and buys it,

 then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.

First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, 

rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.

She senses the worth of her work, 

and is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.

She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,

 diligent in homemaking.

She’s quick to assist anyone in need,

 and reaches out to help the poor.

She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; 

their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.

She makes her own clothing,

 and dresses in colorful linens and silks.

Her husband is greatly respected 

when he deliberates with the city fathers.

She designs gowns and sells them,

 brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.

Her clothes are well-made and elegant, 

and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. 

When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, 

and she always says it kindly.

She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, 

and keeps them all busy and productive.

Her children respect and bless her; 

her husband joins in with words of praise:

“Many women have done wonderful things,

 but you’ve outclassed them all!”

Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.

 The woman to be admired and praised

 is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.

Give her everything she deserves!

 Festoon her life with praises!

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                       Woman of Valor Rev. Ochart

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Heidelberg Catechism 4.001

ONE: What is your only comfort, in life and in death?

MANY: That I belong—body and soul, in life and in death—not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of his own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; that he protects me so well that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that everything must fit his purpose for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit, he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY               “Clouds”                 

*DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Praise God, in Jesus fully known: 

Creator, Word, and Spirit one.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*HYMN [Blue # 376] Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Love divine, all loves excelling,

joy of heav’n, to earth come down,

fix in us thy humble dwelling,

all thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesus, thou art all compassion,

pure, unbounded love thou art.

Visit us with thy salvation;

enter ev’ry trembling heart.

 

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit

into ev’ry troubled breast.

Let us all in thee inherit,

let us find the promised rest.

Take away the love of sinning;

Alpha and Omega be.

End of faith, as its beginning,

set our hearts at liberty.

 

Come, Almighty, to deliver,

let us all thy life receive.

Suddenly return, and never,

nevermore they temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing,

serve thee as thy hosts above,

pray, and praise thee without ceasing,

glory in thy perfect love.

Finish, then, thy new creation;

Pure and spotless let us be.

Let us see thy great salvation

perfectly restored in thee.

Changed from glory into glory,

till in heav’n we take our place,

till we cast our crowns before thee,

lost in wonder, love and praise.

*PARTING PRAYER

Glory to you, O God: you have won victory over death, raising Jesus from the grave and giving us eternal life. Glory to you, O Christ: for us and for our salvation you have overcome death and opened the gate to everlasting life. Glory to you, O Holy Spirit: you lead us into the truth. Glory to you, O Blessed Trinity, now and forever. Amen. 

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE:                      “Alleluia!”                    CELTIC ALLELUIA

Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ie!

POSTLUDE    A Festal Tune Weber  JCPC Youth Kazoo Choir           

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland, Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

STAFF

Church Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504.888.1375

Playschool Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504.888.1378

The Reverend Aaron Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head of Staff

Louise Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christian Education Leader

Sam Garnett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Music Director

Kelly Cuppett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Music Director

Lauren Oufnac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano. . . . . Playschool Administrative Assistant

For more information, visit our website at www.JohnCalvinChurch.org

 or find us @JohnCalvinMetairie on

JCPC Prayer Team

You may write your prayer request on one of the forms, located in the pew rack in front of you, and place it in the offering plate. You may also enter prayer requests on-line at www.johncalvinchurch.org, just click

 “Prayer Request.”

Announcements

NEWSLETTER: The May newsletter went out via email this week. If you would prefer a printed copy there are some at the table in the narthex. Would you or someone you know prefer a copy mailed to them? Let us know by signing up on the sheet in the Narthex.

PW: Presbyterian Women Annual end of year celebration for all ladies of JC will be meeting on May 17th at 11:30am at Zea restaurant in Kenner LA. Please Call or text your RSVP to Evelyn Tobey at 504-577-2250 or Linda Lowry at 504-874-3266. We will be leaving the church after the circle at 11:00 if you would like a ride please meet at the church. 

GAME DAY: Join us on Thursday May 12th at 10:00 am in the Library for game day. 

Confirmation Class: We will have confirmation class on the 15th at 6:00 PM. We will not have Youth Group or dinner that evening. The next Youth Group will be on May 29th at 5:00 PM 

Events and Meetings this Week:

5/9 – 12:15 PM – Playschool Committee Meeting 

5/9 – 6:30 PM – Christian Education Committee Meeting 

5/10 – 11:30 AM – Outreach Committee Meeting 

5/11 – 11:00 AM – Staff Meeting 

5/11 – 6:00 PM – Worship Committee Meeting 

5/11 – 7:00 PM – Choir Practice 

5/12 – 10:00 AM – Game Day 

5/12 – 4:00 PM – Youth Laser Tag Fundraiser – Adventure Quest

5/15 – 9:30 AM – Adult Bible Study, Discussion Group, Elementary age Sunday School

      10:15 AM – Choir Practice 

      10:30 AM – Worship Service 

5/15 – 6:00 PM – Confirmation Class only no youth group or dinner 

Birthdays:  David Russo 5/12, George Coward 5/14

Finances as of March 15 

Revenues: $57,416.33                             Expenses: $85,870.62

PLAYSCHOOL FUN FAIR – SATURDAY, MAY 21ST

BRING SWEETS FOR THE SWEET BOOTH

Preferably homemade sweets but bought is ok too (no nuts, please)

Each sweet sells for $1 each, so wrap up a $1’s worth individually and

bring sweet donations to the Fellowship Hall on Friday, May 20th (after 12:00 noon) or leave in the church office Thursday or Friday morning

VOLUNTEER ON SATURDAY

If you can work just one or two hours, that helps! Contact Jeremy Moore or Linda Lowry. Youth Don’t forget you can get service hours so contact Louise to let her know when you can help. 

BRING ITEMS FOR THE SILENT AUCTION

Anything you would like to bid on, someone else will bid on. Gift cards for restaurants are especially popular. You can bring any donations for the silent auction to Stephanie in the Playschool office or Louise in the church office between now and Friday, May 13th.

BE A SPONSOR

For a donation of $25 you can sponsor a game booth. For $150 you or your business can sponsor the petting zoo, slide, & obstacle courses Contact Stephanie in the Playschool office (504) 888-1378 for a form.

BUY TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME

Everything at the Fun Fair is paid for using tickets. Tickets are $1.00 each. If you buy tickets in advance, you get $6 worth of tickets for $5. If you have a young child, you can buy an Activity Band for $21 ($25 on the day of the fair.) The Activity Band gives the child unlimited visits to the petting zoo, slide, and inflatable obstacle course. See Jeremy Moore after church. You can order pre-sale tickets and pay Jeremy now  or pay when you pick them up. You can pick them up the day of the Fair at the indoor ticket booth run by Jananne Lankard.

1200 S. Clearview Pkwy.

504-207-4444

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Order of Worship 4-24-2022

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

2nd Sunday of Easter

April 24th, Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Dr. Martha Robson         

Liturgist: Lynne Sens

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN      Here in This Place       Gather Us In

  1. Here in this place, new light is streaming, now is the darkness

vanished away; See, in this space, our fears and our dreamings,

brought here to you in the light of this day.

Gather us in – the lost and forsaken, gather us in  

the blind and the lame; Call to us now, and we shall awaken,

we shall arise at the sound of our name.

  1. We are the young – our lives are a mystery, we are the old who yearn for your face. We have been sung throughout all of history,

called to be light to the whole human race.

Gather us in – the rich and the haughty, gather us in  the 

proud and the strong; Give us a heart so meek and so lowly;

give us the courage to enter the song.

  1. Here we will take the wine and the water, here we will take the bread of new birth. Here you shall call your sons and your daughters, call us anew to be salt for the earth.

Give us to drink the wine of compassion, give us to eat the

bread that is you. Nourish us well, and teach us to fashion

lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

  1. Not in the dark of buildings confining, not in some heaven, light years a-way:  here in this place, the new light is shining;

now is the Kingdom, and now is the day.

Gather us in – and hold us forever, gather us in – and

 make us your own. Gather us in – all peoples together,

fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE”     Crown Him With Many Crowns” 

arr. Anna Laura Page JCPC Handbell Choir

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP John 20:19, 21

ONE: Peace be with you. Jesus stands among us.

MANY: Peace be with you. The risen Lord is here.                                                 

PRAYER OF THE DAY 

God of resurrection, Your son, Jesus, awed his followers by appearing among them. With awe we also celebrate his resurrection and rejoice in eternal life. Amen.

*HYMN     “Sing a New Song unto the Lord”     SING A NEW SONG

Sing a new song unto the Lord; 

let your song be sung from mountains high.

Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing hallelujah!

  1. Shout with gladness! Dance for joy! 

O come before the Lord. 

And play for God on glad tambourines, 

and let your trumpet sound.

  1. Rise, O children, from your sleep;

your Savior now has come. 

He has turned your sorrow into joy, 

and filled your soul with song.

  1. 3. Glad my soul for I have seen the glory of the Lord.

The trumpet sounds; the dead shall be raised.

I know my Savior lives.      

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN              

CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry, and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed, and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak, and abuse the earth you made. 

Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen. 

DECLARATION of FORGIVENESS                    

PROCLAMATION

FIRST LESSON                                            Rev. 1: 1-8 

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near.

John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Look! He is coming with the clouds;

   every eye will see him,

even those who pierced him;

   and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.

So it is to be. Amen.

‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

ANTHEM The Glories of Christ Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi    

SECOND LESSON                                    John 20:19-31

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’

But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                             

RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Nicene Creed: BOC 1.1-3

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven,

was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary

and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again, in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen. 

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY           

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE 

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, 

pure and holy, tried and true.

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER 

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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*HYMN Blue # 151      Crown Him With Many Crowns

1 Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne;

Hark, how the heavenly anthem drowns All music but its own!

Awake, my soul, and sing Of Him who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless King Through all eternity.

2 Crown Him the Lord of love; Behold His hands and side,

Rich wounds, yet visible above, In beauty glorified:

No angel in the sky Can fully bear that sight,

But downward bends his burning eye At mysteries so bright.

3 Crown Him the Lord of peace; Whose power a scepter sways

From pole to pole, that wars may cease, Absorbed in prayer and praise:

His reign shall know no end; And round His piercèd feet

Fair flowers of paradise extend Their fragrance ever sweet.

4 Crown Him the Lord of years, The Potentate of time;

Creator of the rolling spheres, Ineffably sublime.

All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou hast died for me;

Thy praise shall never, never fail Throughout eternity. 

*PARTING PRAYER

Glory to you, O God: you have won victory over death, raising Jesus from the grave and giving us eternal life. Glory to you, O Christ: for us and for our salvation you have overcome death and opened the gate to everlasting life. Glory to you, O Holy Spirit: you lead us into the truth. Glory to you, O Blessed Trinity, now and forever. Amen. 

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE                      “Alleluia!”                    CELTIC ALLELUIA

Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ie!

POSTLUDE                    A Festal Tune Weber             

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland. Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

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Kelly Cuppett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Music Director

Lauren Oufnac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano. . . . . Playschool Administrative Assistant

For more information, visit our website at www.JohnCalvinChurch.org

 or find us @JohnCalvinMetairie on

The Flowers in the Sanctuary were donated by Mike and Sharon Fortin in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary.

JCPC Prayer Team

You may write your prayer request on one of the forms, located in the pew rack in front of you, and place it in the offering plate. You may also enter prayer requests on-line at www.johncalvinchurch.org, just click

 “Prayer Request.”

Announcements

Rev. Dr. Robson: Martha Robson is a retired Presbyterian Pastor who was raised and ordained in Baton Rouge.  She plays and teaches bridge, leads occasional tour groups, reads a lot of books, and swims when she can.

Game Day: Join us on April 28th in the Library for game day at 10:00 AM. 

Laser Tag Fundraiser: We will be doing a youth Fundraiser at Adventure Quest Laser Tag on May 12th. The Event Starts at 4:00 PM. It’s $20 for unlimited laser Tag, Bumper Cars, and Cosmic Golf. There is no charge for adults who don’t plan on playing. But I bet some Dads out there would enjoy a game or two of laser tag. This is open to everyone so please help get the word out and invite all your friends!! We will have information you can share on your Social Media and a link to pre-buy your wristband on our Facebook Page next week and on the website.

Youth Group: The Next Youth Group meeting will be May 1st. 

Grace Circle: Grace Circle will meet on Tuesday the 19th at 10:00 am. Please join the women of the Church as they continue their study, What My Grandmothers Taught Me

Mothers Day Service Rehearsals: We will have rehearsals for the Mothers Day Service Sunday April 1st at 9:30 AM, Saturday April 7th at 10:30 AM – Noon and Sunday April 8th at 9:30 AM. Please see Louise for More information. 

Events and Meetings this Week:

4/27 – 7:00 PM Choir Practice 

4/28 – 10:00 AM – Game Day 

5/1 –  9:30 AM Adult Sunday School , Discussion Group 

         9:30 AM Youth Practice for Mothers Day Service

         10:15 AM Choir Practice 

         10:30 AM Worship Service 

         10:30 AM Little Farms Worship Service in Fellowship Hall 

5/1 – 5:00 PM Youth Group and Confirmation Class

John Calvin Presbyterian Church

-Prayer List-

April 17

  • Family and friends of Stephen Frey, 
  • Pam, Bill’s friend, was in the hospital over the weekend. 

April 10

  • Family and Friends of John Savage, a friend of Bill’s. 
  • For innocent people hurt in senseless crimes.

April 3rd

  • Michael Larson, a former co-worker of Bill Bottomley, who is in the hospital, after suffering a heart attack. Pray also for his wife, Shonda.
  • Nick Jenco, having shoulder replacement surgery.

CONTINUING PRAYERS FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH HEALTH ISSUES:  Debra Bell, Teddy Brock, Troy Drouant, Suzanne Dorsey, Ernest and Patricia Ellis, Mel Fourmaux, Neil Freudenthal, Buddy Haw, James Kennedy, George McLean, Wayne Tracy, Eleanor Walker, Bob Wooderson, and others struggling with health issues.    

The Flowers in the Sanctuary were donated by Sharon and Mike Fortin in Celebration of their anniversary. 

Birthdays: Mary Antil 4/25, Christina Thomas 4/25, Linda Laporte 4/26, Carol Fourmaux 4/27



Easter Sunday Bulletin; April 17, 2022

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022; Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: The Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Liturgist: Tony Hill

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN #123  

                     “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”             EASTER HYMN

  1. Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! 

our triumphant holy day, Alleluia! 

who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! 

suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
 
  1. Hymns of praise now let us sing, Alleluia! 

unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia! 

who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia! 

sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
 
  1. But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! 

our salvation have procured. Alleluia! 

Now above the sky he’s King, Alleluia! 

where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
 
  1. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia! 

praise eternal as God’s love. Alleluia! 

Praise our God, ye heavenly host; Alleluia! 

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE  “Thine Is the Glory” by Handel arr. Anna Laura Page  JCPC Handbell Choir

ADORATION                       

LITANY for EASTER 

ONE: This is the day the Lord has made; 

let us rejoice and be glad in it.

MANY: Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

ONE: This is the good news we have received,

in which we stand, and by which we are saved:

MANY: Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

ONE: That Christ died for our sins, and was buried,

and rose again on the third day.

MANY: Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

ONE: He appeared to Peter, and to the twelve,

and to many faithful witnesses.

MANY: Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

ONE: At last he came to us, that we might come to believe

and proclaim this good news to the world.

MANY: Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

(brief silence) 

MANY: O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

*HYMN #108                        “Christ is Alive!”                            TRURO

  1. Christ is alive! Let Christians sing. 

The cross stands empty to the sky.

Let streets and homes with praises ring. 

Love, drowned in death, shall never die.  
 
  1. Christ is alive! No longer bound 

to distant years in Palestine,

but saving, healing, here and now,

And touching every place and time. 
 
  1.  In every insult, rift, and war

Where color, scorn, or wealth divide,

Christ suffers still, yet loves the more,

and lives where even hope has died.  
 
  1.  Women and men, in age and youth,

can feel the the Spirit, hear the call,

and find the way, the life, the truth,

revealed in Jesus, freed for all. 
 

5.  Christ is alive, and comes to bring

good news to this and every age,

till earth and sky and ocean ring

with joy, with justice, love, and praise.      
 

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN  

CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry, and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed, and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak, and abuse the earth you made. 

Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen. 

DECLARATION of FORGIVENESS   

ONE: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

MANY: Thanks be to God!

*GLORIA PATRI #579 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 

world without end, Amen, Amen.

PROCLAMATION

FIRST LESSON                                             Psalm 145:13-21

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

   and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

 

The Lord is faithful in all his words,

   and gracious in all his deeds.

The Lord upholds all who are falling,

   and raises up all who are bowed down.

The eyes of all look to you,

   and you give them their food in due season.

You open your hand,

   satisfying the desire of every living thing.

The Lord is just in all his ways,

   and kind in all his doings.

The Lord is near to all who call on him,

   to all who call on him in truth.

He fulfils the desire of all who fear him;

   he also hears their cry, and saves them.

The Lord watches over all who love him,

   but all the wicked he will destroy.

 

My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,

   and all flesh will bless his holy name for ever and ever.

 

ANTHEM         “The Lord is Risen Today”            by Loyd Larson

SECOND LESSON                                                     John 20:1-19

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

 

SERMON         “Come to the Tomb”          The Rev. Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                       Apostles’ Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ [God’s] only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY       “Easter Alleluia Medley”        by Robert Williams           Mike Isham, Saxophone

*DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Praise God, in Jesus fully known: 

Creator, Word, and Spirit one.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY COMMUNION

THE GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

ONE: The Lord be with you.

MANY: And also with you.

ONE: Lift up your hearts.

MANY: We lift them to the Lord.

ONE: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

MANY: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

ONE: …Therefore with all creation we sing your praise:

MANY: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

ONE: … According to Christ’s Commandment:

MANY: We remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming glory…

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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen

ONE: … The gifts of God for the people of God.

MANY: Thanks be to God.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION  

*HYMN #118             “The Day of Resurrection”         LANCASHIRE

  1. The Day of Resurrection! Earth tell it out abroad,

The Passover of gladness, the Passover of God.

From death to life eternal, from sin’s dominion free,

our Christ has brought us over with hymns of victory.
 
  1. Let hearts be purged of evil that we may see aright

the Lord in rays eternal of resurrection light,

and listening to his accents, may hear, so calm and plain,

his own “All hail!” and hearing, may raise the victor strain.
 
  1. Now let the heavens be joyful; let earth its song begin;

the round world keep high triumph and all that is there in.

Let all things seen and unseen 

their notes of gladness blend,

for Christ the Lord has risen, our joy that has no end.

 

*PARTING PRAYER

Glory to you, O God: you have won victory over death, raising Jesus from the grave and giving us eternal life. Glory to you, O Christ: for us and for our salvation you have overcome death and opened the gate to everlasting life. Glory to you, O Holy Spirit: you lead us into the truth. Glory to you, O Blessed Trinity, now and forever. Amen. 

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE                      “Alleluia!”                    CELTIC ALLELUIA

Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ie!

POSTLUDE           “Festive Trumpet Tune”        by David German         
 

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland, Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  



Order of Worship Good Friday 4-15

GOOD FRIDAY

April 15, 2022 Seven O’Clock in the Evening

Minister: The Rev. Aaron Ochart     

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

*OPENING SENTENCES   (1 Peter 2:24)

ONE: Christ Jesus bore our sins in his body on the cross so that we might not die to sin and live for righteousness. 

MANY: Blessed is the name of the Lord.

                                                   

*PRAYER OF THE DAY

Almighty God, look with mercy on your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and be given over to the hands of sinners, and to suffer death on the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

*HYMN      “My Song is Love Unknown”      LOVE UNKNOWN

  1. My Song is love unknown, my Savior’s love to me, 

love to the loveless shown 

that they might lovely be.

O who am I, that for my sake

My Lord should take frail flesh and die. 

  1. He came from heaven’s throne salvation to bestow;

the world that was his own 

would not its Savior know.

But O, my Friend, my Friend indeed,

who at my need his life did spend!

  1. Sometimes we strew his way, 

and his sweet praises sing,

resounding all the day hosannas to our King.

Then “Crucify!” is all our breath, 

and for his death we thirst and cry. 

  1. 4. Unheeding, we will have 

our dear Lord made a way,

a murderer to save, the prince of life to slay.

Yet steadfast he to suffering goes, 

that he his foes from thence might free.

  1. 5. Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine:

never was love, dear King, 

never was grief like thine. 

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.               

PROCLAMATION

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

FIRST LESSON                                                John 18:1-27

HYMN 97       “Go to Dark Gethsemane”     REDHEAD 76

  1. Go to dark Gethsemane, 

all who feel the tempter’s power;

your Redeemer’s conflict see; 

watch with him one bitter hour;

turn not from your griefs away; 

learn from Jesus Christ to pray.

  1. Follow to the judgment hall; 

view the Lord of life arraigned;

O the wormwood and the and the gall! 

O the pangs his soul sustained!

Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; 

learn from him to bear the cross. 

  1. Calvary’s mournful mountain climb; 

there adoring at his feet, 

mark that miracle of time, 

God’s own sacrifice complete; 

“It is finished!” hear him cry. 

Learn from Jesus Christ to die. 

SECOND LESSON                        John 18:28-19:16a

HYMN 101    “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”          HAMBURG

  1. When I survey the wondrous cross 

on which the Prince of glory died, 

my richest gain I count as loss, 

and pour contempt on all my pride. 

  1. See, from his head, his hands, his feet, 

sorrow and love flow mingled down;

did e’er such love and sorrow meet,

or thorns compose so rich a crown. 

THIRD LESSON                             John 19:16b-30

HYMN 78       “Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed”           MARTYRDOM

  1. Alas! and did my Savior bleed, 

and did my Sovereign die!

Would he devote that sacred head 

for sinners such as I! 

  1. Was it for sins that I have done 

he suffered on the tree?

Amazing pity! Grace unknown! 

And love beyond degree! 

  1. Well might the sun in darkness hide 

and shut its glories in,

when Christ the great Redeemer died, 

for human creatures’ sin. 

  1. But drops of grief can ne’er repay 

the debt of love I owe;

here, Lord, I give myself away; 

‘tis all that I can do. 

THE SOLEMN INTERCESSION

…Lord we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THIRD LESSON                         John 19:31-37

HYMN                “Were You There?”                  

  1. Were you there 

when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there 

when they crucified my Lord?

O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, 

tremble, tremble.

Were you there 

when they crucified my Lord? 

  1. Were you there 

when they nailed him to the tree?

  1. Were you there 

when they pierced him in the side?

  1. Were you there 

when the sun refused to shine?

  1. Were you there 

when they laid him in a tomb? 

FOURTH LESSON                      John 19:38-42

SOLEMN REPROACHES OF THE CROSS

ONE: This is the cross 

that held the Savior of the world.

MANY: Come, Let us Worship God. (3x)

…Holy God

Holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One,

have mercy on us.      

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland, Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

STAFF

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The Reverend Aaron Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head of Staff

Louise Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christian Education Leader

Sam Garnett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Music Director

Kelly Cuppett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Music Director

Lauren Oufnac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano. . . . . Playschool Administrative Assistant

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Order of Worship Maundy Thursday 4-14

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

April 14, 2022; Six O’clock in the Evening

Minister: The Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

WORDS OF WELCOME           

OPENING SENTENCES (John 13:34)

ONE: Jesus said: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. 

MANY: Just as Christ has loved us, let us love one another.                                             

PRAYER OF THE DAY 

O God, your love is embodied in Jesus Christ, who washed disciple’s feet on the night of his betrayal. Wash us from the stain of sin, so that, in hours of danger, we may not fail, but follow Jesus through every trial, and praise him always as Lord and Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

*HYMN #94    “An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare ”  O WALY WALY

  1. An upper room did our Lord prepare 

for those he loved until the end:

and his disciples still gather there

to celebrate their risen friend. 

  1. A lasting gift Jesus gave his own:

to share his bread, his loving cup.

Whatever burdens may bow us down,

he by his cross shall lift us up.

  1. And after supper he washed their feet,

for service too is sacrament.

In Christ our joy shall be made complete:

sent out to serve, as he was sent. 

  1. 4. No end there is! We depart in peace.

He loves beyond the utmost.

in every room in our Father’s house

Christ will be there, as Lord and Host.             

 CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, whose covenant with us is never broken, we confess that we fail to fulfill your will. Though you have bound yourself to us, we will not bind ourselves to you. In Jesus Christ, you serve us freely, but we refuse your love and withhold ourselves from others. We do not love you fully or love one another as you command. 

In your mercy, forgive and cleanse us. Lead us once again to your table and unite us to Christ, who is the bread of life and the vine from which we grow in grace. Amen.

KYRIE #572

Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Christ, have mercy upon us. 

Lord, have mercy on us. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                     

PROCLAMATION

FIRST LESSON                                                 Exodus 12:1-14

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbour in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgements: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance.

SECOND LESSON                                        John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, ‘Lord, are you going to wash my feet?’ Jesus answered, ‘You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’ Peter said to him, ‘You will never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.’ Simon Peter said to him, ‘Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!’ Jesus said to him, ‘One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.’ For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, ‘Not all of you are clean.’

After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, ‘Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.’ The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, ‘Lord, who is it?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.’ So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. After he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, ‘Do quickly what you are going to do.’ Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, ‘Buy what we need for the festival’; or, that he should give something to the poor. So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                   “Is It Me?”                  The Rev. Aaron Ochart 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

ONE: Lord, in your mercy,

MANY: hear our prayer.

 LORD’S SUPPER     

OFFERTORY           In Christ Alone arr. Carol Tornquist

OFFERING

ONE: What shall we offer for all God’s goodness to us?

MANY: Let us lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. 

THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY COMMUNION

THE GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

ONE: The Lord be with you.

MANY: And also with you.

ONE: Lift up your hearts.

MANY: We lift them to the Lord.

ONE: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

MANY: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

ONE: …who forever sing to the glory of your name:

MANY: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

ONE: … Praise to you, Lord Christ:

MANY: Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory…

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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen

ONE: … The gifts of God for the people of God.

MANY: Thanks be to God.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION  

*HYMN                       “Ah, Holy Jesus”               HERZLIEBSTER JESU

  1. Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended, 

that we to judge thee have in hate pretended?

By foes derided, by thine own rejected, O most afflicted. 

  1. Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee?

Alas, my treason, Jesus hath undone thee. 

‘Twas I Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee, I crucified thee. 

  1. Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered; 

the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered;

for our atonement, while we nothing heeded, God interceded.

  1. For me, kind Jesus, was thine incarnation, 

thy mortal sorrow, and thy life’s oblation,

thy death of anguish and thy bitter passion, 

for my salvation. 

  1. Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,

I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,

think on thy pity and thy love unswerving, 

not my deserving. 

STRIPPING OF THE CHURCH  

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland, Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

STAFF

Church Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504.888.1375

Playschool Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504.888.1378

The Reverend Aaron Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head of Staff

Louise Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christian Education Leader

Sam Garnett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Music Director

Kelly Cuppett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Music Director

Lauren Oufnac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano. . . . . Playschool Administrative Assistant

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Easter Cantata; April 10, 2022- English

Easter Choir Cantata

April 10, 2022  Palm Sunday; Ten Thirty in the morning

Presented by John Calvin Presbyterian Church

with Chinese Presbyterian

and Little Farms UCC

Ministers: The Reverand Susan Lassalle

and The Reverend Aaron Ochart 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.          

* indicates to stand in body or in spirit

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN:         “Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!” 

Halle, halle, hallelujah!

Halle, halle, hallelujah!

Halle, halle, hallelujah!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

WORDS OF WELCOME

PRELUDE  Trumpet Processional in G by David German                    

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP (Zecharia 9:9)

ONE: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!

MANY: Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!

ONE: Lo, your king comes to you;

MANY: triumphant and victorious is he,

ONE: humble and riding on a donkey,

MANY: on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

PRAYER OF THE DAY:

God of honor and celebration, together we cry, “Hosanna!” to your son, who rode willingly and bravely into Jerusalem. Hear us as we celebrate your anointed one, Jesus Christ. Amen.

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost. We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small. We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth. 

Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin. Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our savior. Amen. 

KYRIE #572

Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Christ, have mercy upon us. 

Lord, have mercy on us. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON               

*HYMN          “My Song is Love Unknown”        LOVE UNKNOWN

  1. My Song is love unknown, my Savior’s love to me, 

love to the loveless shown that they might lovely be.

O who am I, that for my sake

My Lord should take frail flesh and die. 

  1. He came from heaven’s throne salvation to bestow;

the world that was his own would not its Savior know.

But O, my Friend, my Friend indeed,

who at my need his life did spend!

  1. Sometimes we strew his way,

and his sweet praises sing,

resounding all the day hosannas to our King.

Then “Crucify!” is all our breath, 

and for his death we thirst and cry. 

  1. Unheeding, we will have our dear Lord made a way,

a murderer to save, the prince of life to slay.

Yet steadfast he to suffering goes, 

that he his foes from thence might free.

  1. Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine:

never was love, dear King, never was grief like thine. 

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.

PROCLAMATION

THE CHILDREN’S MESSAGE: 

SCRIPTURE READING                               John 12:12-27

The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting,

‘Hosanna!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord—

   the King of Israel!’

Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written:

‘Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion.

Look, your king is coming,

   sitting on a donkey’s colt!’

His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him. So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify. It was also because they heard that he had performed this sign that the crowd went to meet him. The Pharisees then said to one another, ‘You see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!’

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.

‘Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—“Father, save me from this hour”? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.

 

 

EASTER CANTATA

“A Living Hope”

Written and Arranged by Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi

Music Director/Accompanist: Sam Garnett

Assistant Music Director/ Choir Director: Kelly Cuppett

Narration: Dr. Alfred ‘Sonny’ Hew Jr, Nancy Lauland, and Rev. Susan Lassalle

Choir: Bill Bottomley, Lila Crotty, Sandy Cranfill, Pat Ellzey, Will Ellzey, Cheryl Emery, Sharon Fortin, Lorraine Hicks, Dennis Lauland, Lenny Nelson, Aaron Ochart, Paula Palermo, Ron Palmisano, Evelyn Tobey, Ann Trapani, Betty Wan, Theo Wan, and Dee Watkins.

Forward From the Publisher

Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who,

according to His great mercy has given us rebirth into A Living Hope

through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 

(1 Peter 1:3, adapt)

During the journey from Palm Sunday to Easter, we witness extraordinary images of hope gained, hope lost, and hope reborn. We begin in Jerusalem, standing among the crowds shouting “Hosanna!” as King Jesus- the Messiah, the Living Hope- rides triumphantly by. Remarkably, only a few days later, we watch as incomprehensibly, the Hope of the World is put on trial, condemned to death, crucified on Galgotha’s hill, and buried in a dark tomb- the Light of Hope seemingly extinguished. 

Hope. Even Jesus’ closest friends doubted His promise: “In three days I will rise again.” But death was swallowed up in victory, and through His death and resurrection, we who follow Jesus receive new birth into a Living Hope.

Inspired by this cornerstone of our faith, Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi have created a cantata distinguished musically by its use of 19th Century American sources. The opening chorus, which is reprised as the finale, sets the tone for a lively tune from the Christian Lyre. The Shaker melody, Followers of the Lamb, is the perfect fit for the Palm Sunday chorus; the choir’s antiphonal “shouts” are especially effective. 

The melody from Wayfaring Stranger, paired with Barron Stone’s remarkable text, is the perfect choice for the scene at Galgotha. Easter dawns with a little gem of a spiritual, One Sunday Morning, that recounts the biblical narrative with utter simplicity and spine-tingling drama. The resurrection chorus dances in triumph with the hymn tunes Nettleton and Diademata, and lyrics from Wordsworth, Crosby, and Bridges. And traditional folk hymns plus the joy of salvation in Our Living Hope: I know that my Redeemer lives; glory, glory hallelujah! What joy his blest assurance gives; glory, glory hallelujah!

Scripture is filled with references to “hope,” and Fettke’s six scripture-based narratives both instruct and inspire today’s listener.

“The Glories of Christ”

Words by Ken Bible and John Bakewell, 1721-1819 written and arranged by Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi Incorporating “Pleading Savior” From Christian Lyre, 1831

Glory and honor, glory and honor!

Glory and praise, Hallelujah!

Glory and honor, praise and blessing

be to Jesus Christ, our Lord,

Lamb once slain for our redemption,

Prophet, Priest, and King adored.

Power, riches, strength and wisdom,

all are His and His alone. 

He who shared our human weakness

shares the Father’s sov’reign throne.

Fix our eyes on Christ our Savior.

Find our living hope in Him,

holy freedom, full forgiveness,

peace with God and peace within. 

Share His faith in God our Father. 

Share His death, and breathe His life. 

Rise with Him and share his glory.

Bathe in everlasting light. 

Look to Christ, the Man of Sorrows.

See His suff’ring feel His pain.

Share the joy of love that changes

greatest loss to greatest gain.

Healer, teacher, friend and shepherd,

ever glad to guide and bless,

in our desert, living water, manna in our wilderness. 

Glory, honor, praise and blessing

Christ is worthy to receive.

Highest praises without ceasing,

right it is for us to give.

Help us, bright angelic spirits;

join with us your voices raised.

We will sing our Savior’s merits;

we will give King Jesus praise!

Sing glory, honor and praise to Christ, our King!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
 

“He Comes in the Name of the Lord”

Words by Theodulph of Orleans, 750-821 written and arranged by Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi Incorporating a Shaker melody Flowers of the Lamb, 1847

All glory, laud and honor, all glory, laud and honor,

all glory, laud and honor to Thee, Redeemer King,

to whom the lips of children,

to whom the lips of children, 

to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!

Shout! Hosanna! Blessed the King of Israel! 

Shout! Hosanna! He comes in the name of the Lord!

Shout! Hosanna! Blessed the King of Israel!

Shout! Hosanna! He comes in the name of the Lord!

To Thee before Thy passion, to Thee before Thy passion,

To Thee before Thy passion

they sang their hymns of praise. 

To Thee now high exalted, to Thee now high exalted,

to Thee now high exalted, our melody we raise. 

Shout! Hosanna! Blessed the King of Israel!

Shout! Hosanna! He comes in the name of the Lord!

Shout! Hosanna! Blessed the King of Israel!

Shout! Hosanna! He comes in the name of the Lord!

The company of angels, the company of angels, 

the company of angels are praising Thee on high,

and we with all creation, and we with all creation, 

and we with all creation in chorus make reply.

Shout! Hosanna! Blessed the King of Israel!

Shout! Hosanna! He comes in the name of the Lord!

Shout! Hosanna! Blessed the King of Israel!

Shout Hosanna! He comes in the name of the Lord!

He comes in the name of the Lord! 

He comes in the name of the Lord, the Lord! Hosanna!

 

“Behold the Love, the Grace of God”

Words by Barton W. Stone, 1772-1844, Adapted by Tom Fettke written and arranged by Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi Incorporating WAYFARING STRANGER

Behold the love, the grace of God,

displayed in Jesus’ precious blood;

my soul’s on fire, it yearns to prove

the fullness of redeeming love.

Our God is love, O leap my soul! Let alleluias freely roll!

Love gave a Son to save our race, 

and Jesus died through Sov’reign grace. 

And Jesus died through Sov’reign grace. 

The cross I view, O wondrous love!

My sins expire, my fears remove; 

my inborn hateful feelings slain,

I’m reconciled, I’m born again.

What love has done, sing earth around!

The angels sing the endless sound. 

Lo, Jesus bleeding on the tree!

It’s there the love of God I see!

It’s there the love of God I see!

Our God is love, O leap my soul! Let alleluias freely roll!

Love gave a Son to save our race, 

and Jesus died through sov’reign grace!

What love has done, sing earth around! 

The angels sing the endless sound!

Lo, Jesus bleeding on the tree!

It’s there, the love of God I see!

It’s there, the love of God I see!
 

“One Sunday Morning”

written and arranged by Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi Traditional Spiritual

It was on one Sunday morning,

Sunday morning, Sunday morning;

It was on one Sunday morning just at the break of day,

an angel came down from heaven,

down from heaven, down from heaven;

an angel came down from heaven

and rolled the stone away.

Sister Mary, she came a running,

came a running, came a running;

sister Mary, she came a running and found an empty tomb. 

Jesus rose that Sunday morning,

Sunday morning, Sunday morning;

Jesus rose that Sunday morning. He reigns forever more;

He reigns forever more.
 

“His Glory Now We Sing”

Words by Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1885, Fanny Crosby, 1820-1915, and Matthew Bridges, 1800-1894 written and arranged by Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi Tunes NETTLETON (trad) and DIADEMATA, by George J. Elvey, 1816-1893

Blessed day of resurrection,

glorious day of hope divine,

from the cross of pain and anguish

see the star of mercy shine.

Alleluia! Alleluia! All our doubts and fears have fled. 

Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ has risen from the dead.

Now the iron bars are broken,

Christ from death to life is born, 

glorious life and life immortal,

on this resurrection morn. 

Christ has triumphed,

and we conquer by His mighty enterprise;

we with Him to life eternal by His resurrection rise!

His glories now we sing, who died and rose on high,

who died eternal life to bring

and lives that death may die!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heav’n and voices raise;

sing to God a hymn of gladness,

sing to God a hymn of praise.

He who, on the cross as Savior,

for the world’s salvation bled,

Jesus Christ, the King of Glory,

now is risen from the dead.

He is alive, alive! Alleluia!

 

“Our Living Hope”

Words and music adapted by Tom Fettke written and arranged by Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi Traditional American Folk Hymn

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb,

my perfect spotless righteousness.

the changeless One, the Great I AM,

the King of glory and of grace.

One with my Lord I cannot die. 

My soul is purchased by his blood,

my life is hid with Christ on high,

with Christ, my Savior and my God.

I know that my Redeemer lives; glory, glory hallelujah!

What joy this blest assurance gives;

glory, glory hallelujah!

Glory, glory hallelujah!

He lives to bless me with His love;

glory, glory hallelujah!

He lives to plead for me above.

Glory, glory hallelujah! Glory, glory hallelujah!

He lives all glory to His name! Glory, glory hallelujah!

He lives, my Savior, still the same;

glory, glory hallelujah!

Glory, glory Hallelujah! Glory, glory Hallelujah!

 

“The Glories of Christ (Reprise)”

Words by Ken Bible and John Bakewell, 1721-1819 written and arranged by Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi Incorporating “Pleading Savior” From Christian Lyre, 1831

Fix our eyes on Christ our Savior. 

Find your living hope in Him, holy freedom, 

full forgiveness, peace with God and peace within. 

Share His faith in God our Father. 

Share His death, and breathe His life. 

Rise with Him and share His glory.

Bathe in everlasting light.

Look to Christ, the Man of Sorrows.

See His stuff’ring feel His pain.

Share the joy of love that changes greatest loss

to greatest gain. 

Healer, teacher, friend, and shepherd,

ever-glad to guide and bless,

in our desert, living water, manna in our wilderness.

Glory, honor, praise, and blessing

Christ is worthy to receive.

Highest praises without ceasing,

right it is for us to give. 

Help us, bright angelic spirits;

join with us your voices raised.

We will sing our Savior’s merits;

we will give King Jesus praise!

Sing glory, honor and praise to Christ, our King!

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

 RESPONSE 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH  Theological Declaration of Barmen          

  1. “Lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matt. 28:20.) “The word of God is not fettered.” (II Tim. 2:9.) 

The church’s commission, upon which its freedom is founded, consists in delivering the message of the free grace of God to all people in Christ’s stead, and therefore in the ministry of his own Word and work through sermon and Sacrament. 

We reject the false doctrine, as though the church in human arrogance could place the Word and work of the Lord in the service of any arbitrarily chosen desires, purposes, and plans. 

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY All Hail, King Jesus arr. Chuck Sinclair                       

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, 

pure and holy, tried and true.

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary fo

*HYMN 223                       “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

  1. When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died,

my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride.

  1. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, 

save in the death of Christ my God; 

all the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood. 

  1. See from his head, his hands, his feet, 

sorrow and love flow mingled down. 

did e’er such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown?

  1. Were the whole realm of nature mine, 

that were a present far too small;

love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all. 

*PARTING PRAYER

Gracious God, our way in the wilderness, guide us, by your Word, through these forty days, and minister to us with your Holy Spirit, so that we may be reformed, restored, and renewed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE #363      “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me”  

I want Jesus to walk with me;

I want Jesus to walk with me;

All along my pilgrim journey, 

Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me. 

POSTLUDE    Allegro Maestoso from Water Music by Handel
 

A special thanks to Little Farms United Church of Christ and Chinese Presbyterian Church for joining us this morning for worship, and sharing in worship leadership and choir members.  

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Susan Lassall, Pastor of Little Farms UCC; Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor John Calvin Presbyterian Church; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland. Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

JOHN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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CHINESE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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Easter Cantata; April 10, 2022; Chinese

Easter Choir Cantata

April 10, 2022  Palm Sunday; Ten Thirty in the morning

復活節大合唱

二零二二年四月十日上午十時半

Ministers: The Rev Susan Lassalle The Reverend Aaron Ochart                           

Bold face indicates congregational participation.         

* indicates to stand in body or in spirit

GATHERING聚會

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 行進讚美詩       

Halle, Halle, Hallelujah! 哈利,哈利,哈利路亞!

Halle, halle, hallelujah!     哈利,哈利,哈利路亞!

Halle, halle, hallelujah!     哈利,哈利,哈利路亞!

Halle, halle, hallelujah!     哈利,哈利,哈利路亞!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!      哈利路亞!哈利路亞!

WORDS OF WELCOME歡迎

PRELUDE 序樂  “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”   我每思想奇妙十架                  

ADORATION崇拜

CALL TO WORSHIP宣召 (Zecharia撒迦利亞 9:9)

ONE: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! 錫安的民哪、應當大大喜樂.

MANY: Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! 耶路撒冷的民哪、應當歡呼.

ONE: Lo, your king comes to you; 看哪、你的王 來到你這裡.

MANY: triumphant and victorious is he, 他是公義的、並且施行拯救、

ONE: humble and riding on a donkey, 謙謙和和的騎著驢、

MANY: on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 就是騎著驢的駒子。

PRAYER OF THE DAY 每日禱告:

God of honor and celebration, Together we cry, “Hosanna!” to your son, who rode willingly and bravely into Jerusalem. Hear us as we celebrate your anointed one, Jesus Christ. Amen.

榮耀和慶典的上帝,我們一起呼喊:和散那! 給你的兒子,他甘心勇敢地騎驢進入耶路撒冷。 聆聽我們慶祝您的受膏者耶穌基督。 阿門。

CALL TO CONFESSION 懺悔                                                                     

SILENT CONFESSION靜默懺悔

PRAYER OF CONFESSION懺悔禱文

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost. We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small. We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth.

慈悲的上帝,你差遣耶穌基督來尋找和拯救失喪的人。 我們承認我們已經偏離了你,偏離了你的道路。 我們被驕傲所誤導,因為當我們被玷污時,我們認為自己是純潔的,在我們渺小的時候是偉大的。 我們在愛情中失敗了,忽視了正義,也忽視了你的真相。

Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin. Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our savior. Amen.

求主憐憫,赦免我們的罪。 通過我們的救主耶穌基督,讓我們回到正義的道路上。 阿門。

KYRIE 短調 #572

Lord, have mercy upon us. 主啊,憐憫我們。

Christ, have mercy upon us. 基督,憐憫我們。

Lord, have mercy on us. 主啊,憐憫我們。

ASSURANCE OF PARDON 赦罪宣告            

*HYMN聖詩           “My Song is Love Unknown”   LOVE UNKNOWN

  1. My Song is love unknown,

my Savior’s love to me, 

love to the loveless shown

that they might lovely be.

O who am I, that for my sake

My Lord should take frail flesh and die. 

  1. He came from heaven’s throne

salvation to bestow;

the world that was his own

would not its Savior know.

But O, my Friend, my Friend indeed,

who at my need his life did spend!

  1. Sometimes we strew his way,

and his sweet praises sing,

resounding all the day hosannas to our King.

Then “Crucify!” is all our breath, 

and for his death we thirst and cry. 

  1. Unheeding, we will have

our dear Lord made a way,

a murderer to save, the prince of life to slay.

Yet steadfast he to suffering goes, 

that he his foes from thence might free.

  1. Here might I stay and sing,

no story so divine:

never was love, dear King,

never was grief like thine. 

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.

PROCLAMATION 公告

THE CHILDREN’S MESSAGE 兒童時間:

SCRIPTURE READING 讀經                 John約翰福音 12:12-27

The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting,

第二天有許多上來過節的人、聽見耶穌將到耶路撒冷、就拿著棕樹枝、出去迎接他、喊著說、

‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord—the King of Israel!’

和散那、奉主名來的以色列王、是應當稱頌的。

Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: ‘Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!’

耶穌得了一個驢駒、就騎上.如經上所記的說、『錫安的民哪、不要懼怕、你的王騎著驢駒來了。』

His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him. So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify. It was also because they heard that he had performed this sign that the crowd went to meet him. The Pharisees then said to one another, ‘You see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!’

這些事門徒起先不明白.等到耶穌得了榮耀以後、纔想起這話是指著他寫的、並且眾人果然向他這樣行了。當耶穌呼喚拉撒路叫他從死復活出墳墓的時候、同耶穌在那裡的眾人、就作見證。眾人因聽見耶穌行了這神蹟、就去迎接他。法利賽人彼此說、看哪、你們是徒勞無益、世人都隨從他去了。

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.

那時、上來過節禮拜的人中、有幾個希利尼人。他們來見加利利伯賽大的腓力、求他說、先生、我們願意見耶穌。腓力去告訴安得烈、安得烈同腓力去告訴耶穌。耶穌說、人子得榮耀的時候到了。我實實在在的告訴你們、一粒麥子不落在地裡死了、仍舊是一粒.若是死了、就結出許多子粒來。愛惜自己生命的、就失喪生命.在這世上恨惡自己生命的、就要保守生命到永生。若有人服事我、就當跟從我.我在那裡、服事我的人、也要在那裡.若有人服事我、我父必尊重他。

‘Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—“Father, save me from this hour”? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.

我現在心裡憂愁、我說甚麼纔好呢.父阿、救我脫離這時候.但我原是為這時候來的。

活的希望

編寫和安排者:湯姆‧費特克和托馬斯‧格拉西

音樂總監/伴奏:山姆‧加內特

助理總監/指揮:凱利‧庫佩特

敘述: Dr. Alfred ‘Sonny’ Hew Jr, Nancy Lauland, and Rev. Susan Lassalle

詩班員: Bill Bottomley, Lila Crotty, Sandy Cranfill, Pat Ellzey, Will Ellzey, Cheryl Emery, Sharon Fortin, Lorraine Hicks, Dennis Lauland, Lenny Nelson, Aaron Ochart, Paula Palermo, Ron Palmisano, Evelyn Tobey, Ann Trapani, Betty Wan, Theo Wan, and Dee Watkins.
 

出版商前言

願頌讚歸與我們主耶穌基督的父 神、

他曾照自己的大憐憫、藉耶穌基督從死裡復活、

重生了我們、叫我們有活潑的盼望。(彼得前書1:3)

在從棕樹主日到復活節的旅程中,我們目睹了獲得希望、失去希望和重生希望的非凡畫面。我們從耶路撒冷開始,站在人群中高喊『和散那!』作為耶穌君主…彌賽亞,活的希望…凱旋而過。值得注意的是,僅僅幾天后,我們不可思議地看著世界的希望受到審判,被判處死刑,被釘在各各他的山上,被埋在黑暗的墳墓中…希望之光似乎熄滅了。

希望。甚至耶穌最親密的朋友也懷疑他的應許:「三天后我會復活。」但是死亡被勝利吞沒了,通過他的死和復活,我們跟隨耶穌的人獲得了新生,成為活生生的希望

受我們信仰基石的啟發,湯姆‧費特克和托馬斯‧格拉西通過使用十九世紀的美國資源,創作了一部在音樂上與眾不同的大合唱。開場副歌被重演為終曲,為克里斯蒂安七弦琴的活潑曲調定下了基調。Shaker 旋律,『跟隨羔羊的人』,非常適合棕樹主日合唱;合唱團的對歌「高喊」特別有效。

遠行陌生人」歌的旋律,搭配巴倫‧斯通非凡的文字,是「各各他」場景的完美選擇。復活節的黎明伴隨著聖靈上的寶石,一個星期天的早晨,它以極其簡單和令人脊背發涼的戲劇性講述了聖經的敘述。復活的合唱隨著讚美詩曲調內特爾頓冠冕以及華茲華斯、克羅斯比和布里奇斯的歌詞凱旋而起。以及傳統民歌加上《我們活著的希望》中得救的喜樂:我知道我的救贖主活著;榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!他最神聖的保證會帶來何等的喜悅;榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!

聖經中充滿了對“希望”的提及,費特克的六個基於聖經的敘述既指導又啟發了今時代的聽眾。
 

基督的榮耀

榮耀與榮譽,榮耀與榮譽! 榮耀與讚美,哈利路亞!

榮耀與榮譽,讚美和祝福歸於我們的主耶穌基督,

為我們救贖而被殺的羔羊,先知、祭司和國王都崇拜他。

權柄、財富、力量和智慧,都是他的,也只屬他的。

祂分享人性弱點的那一位分享了天父的至高寶座。

敘述:讓我們定睛仰望為我們信心創始成終的耶穌,祂因擺在祂面前的喜樂,忍受了十字架,輕視十字架的恥辱,坐在神寶座的右邊。讚美歸於我們主耶穌基督的神和父!

藉著耶穌基督從死裡復活,在祂的憐憫中,祂賜給我們新生,成為活生生的希望。 (希伯來書 12:2 和彼得前書 1:3,改編)

定睛在基督我們的救主身上。在祂身上找到我們活生生的希望,

神聖的自由、完全的寬恕、與上帝的和平以及內在的和平。

分享他對我們的父上帝的信心。

分享祂的死,呼吸祂的生命。

與祂一同起來,分享祂的榮耀。沐浴在永恆的光中。  

仰望基督,悲傷的人。看到祂的痛苦,感受祂的疼痛。

分享愛的喜悅,將最大的損失變為最大的收穫。

治者、教師、朋友和牧羊人,永遠樂於引導和祝福,

在沙漠中,活水,在我們曠野中的嗎哪。

榮耀、榮譽、讚美和祝福基督是值得接受的。

最高不停的讚美,這是我們應該給予的。

幫助我們,明亮天使的聖靈;與我們一起提高讚美的聲音。

我們要歌頌救主的功勞;我們將讚美耶穌君王!

向我們的君王基督歌唱榮耀、榮譽和讚美!

哈利路亞!哈利路亞!
 

祂奉主之名而來

敘述:是耶路撒冷的逾越節週。歡騰的鄉下人擠滿了城市,歡呼著節日的興奮。人群的怒吼震耳欲聾!但這次逾越節的歡騰和興奮是與眾不同的。

街道上充滿了奇怪的謠言,說一位來自加利利的木匠曾在鄉下向成千上萬的人傳道,奇蹟般地治癒了病人並使死者復活。興奮上升到了狂熱的程度。這個人…拿撒勒人的耶穌…要進城了!人們跑到他面前,喊著說:「和散那歸於大衛的子孫!奉主名來的,是應當稱頌的!」[馬太福音21:9]

終於,祂出現了,他沒有騎著一匹強壯的駿馬,穿著皇室榮耀的長袍。不! 這人一身平民裝,騎著驢!這真的是彌賽亞,應許的那一位,以色列活著的希望嗎?

一切榮耀,讚美和榮譽,一切榮耀,讚美和榮耀,

一切榮耀,讚美和榮譽獻給你,救贖主,

兒童們的嘴唇,兒童們的嘴唇,

兒童們的嘴唇高喊甜蜜和散那的戒指!

高喊!和散那!祝福以色列的君王!

高喊!和散那!祂奉主之名而來!

高喊!和散那!祝福以色列的君王!

高喊!和散那!祂奉主之名而來!

在祢受難前獻給祢,在祢受難前獻給祢,

在祢受難前他們高唱讚美詩。

現在崇高的你,現在崇高的你,

現在崇高的你,我們提出的旋律。

高喊!和散那!祝福以色列的君王!

高喊!和散那!祂奉主之名而來!

高喊!和散那!祝福以色列的君王!

高喊!和散那!祂奉主之名而來!

天使的群眾,天使的群眾,

天使的群眾,在高處讚美你,

我們與一切的創物,我們與一切的創物,

我們與一切的創物,在合唱中作答复。

高喊!和散那!祝福以色列的君王!

高喊!和散那!祂奉主之名而來!

高喊!和散那!祝福以色列的君王!

高喊!和散那!祂奉主之名而來祂奉主之名而來!祂奉主之名而來!
 

 “看愛,上帝的恩典

敘述:祂的門徒是否明白這些時間、這些日子、這週的意義嗎?他們真的明白神在耶穌身上彰顯自己,並且神差遣他的獨生子給絕望的人帶來希望,給迷失的人帶來救贖嗎?

令人難以置信的是,在節日之後的日子裡,耶穌被一個門徒出賣,被另一個門徒否認,並被所有人拋棄。祂被騙子逮捕了。祂被騙子指控。祂被士兵毆打。五天前還把希望寄託在耶穌身上的同一群人現在對彼拉多喊道:「釘祂在十架上! 釘祂在十架上!」

羅馬總督答應了群眾的要求。耶穌,世界的希望,被釘死在十字架上。他戴著一頂荊棘冠冕,跌跌撞撞地穿過崎嶇不平的崎嶇樹木的丘陵街道,來到一座名為各各他山頂的骷髏之地。

在那裡祂被釘在十字架上。看來,所有的希望都破滅了。

看哪,上帝的愛和恩典,在耶穌的寶血中表現出來;

我的靈魂著了火,它渴望證明救贖之愛的圓滿。

上帝是愛,哦,跳躍我的靈魂!讓哈利路亞自由滾動!

愛賜下獨子來拯救人族,

耶穌因主權的恩典而死。耶穌因主權的恩典而死。

看到的十架,奇妙的愛!我的罪過,我的恐懼消除;

我與生俱來的仇恨被消滅了,我和解了,我重生了。

愛做了什麼,歌唱大地!

天使們唱著無盡的聲音。

看哪,耶穌在樹上流血! 我看到這是為了愛上帝!

我看到了上帝的愛!

上帝是愛,哦,跳躍我的靈魂!讓哈利路亞自由滾動!

愛賜下獨子來拯救人族,

耶穌因主權的恩典而死。耶穌因主權的恩典而死。

天使們唱著無盡的聲音。

看哪,耶穌在樹上流血! 我看到這是為了愛上帝!

我看到了上帝的愛!
 

一個星期天的早晨

敘述:耶穌的屍體從十字架上移走,並從公會成員亞利馬太的約瑟的墳墓中取出。 約瑟、抹大拉的馬利亞、莎樂美和尼哥底母用油膏包裹屍體,準備安葬。將屍體放入墳墓後,入口前滾落了一塊巨石。記住耶穌的應許,「三天后我會復活」,彼拉多在墳墓外派了一個羅馬衛兵。耶穌的追隨者無法相信他們的領袖已經死了,躺在一個寒冷、黑暗的墳墓裡。他們的希望破滅了,他們的未來似乎是不確定的。這似乎是最後的終止。

那是在一個星期天早上,星期天早上,星期天早上;

那是在一個星期天的早晨,天剛亮,

一位天使從天而降,從天而降,從天而降;

一位天使從天而降,把石頭滾開。

馬利亞,她跑來跑去,跑來跑去,跑來跑去;

馬利亞,她跑了過來,發現了一個空墳墓。

那個星期天早上,星期天早上,星期天早上,耶穌復活了;

那個星期天早上,耶穌復活了。

他永遠掌權;他永遠掌權。
 

他的榮耀現在我們歌唱

復活的祝福日,神聖希望的榮耀日,

從痛苦和痛苦的十字架上看到慈悲之星閃耀。

哈利路亞!哈利路亞!我們所有的疑慮和恐懼都消失了。

哈利路亞!哈利路亞!基督已經從死裡復活了。

現在鐵欄杆已折斷了,基督出死入生,

光榮的生生不息,就在這個複活的早晨。

基督得了勝,我們靠祂的大能得勝;

我們與祂一起因祂的複活而獲得永生!

現在我們歌唱他的榮耀,他死而復生,

誰死了永生帶來和生死可能會死!

哈利路亞!哈利路亞!心向天,聲音高漲;

向上帝唱一首歡樂的讚美詩,向上帝唱一首讚美詩。

祂在十字架上作為救主,為世界的救恩流血,

耶穌基督,榮耀的君王,現在已經從死裡復活了。

他還活著,活著!哈利路亞!
 

我們活著的希望

敘述:當你面對生命困難和死亡的不確定性時,仰望並發現復活的基督,我們活著的希望。他站在全能上帝的右邊,以他所有的光輝和榮耀。聽他熱切地對你說:「不要害怕!我是活人:我死了,看啊,我永遠活著!因為我活著,你也會活著!」

(啟示錄1:18;約翰福音14:19,改編)

在那裡看他,復活的羔羊,不變的那一位,

偉大的我是,榮耀和恩典的君王。

與我的主合一,我不能死。

我的靈魂被他的血所買,我的生命與基督一同藏在高處,

與基督,我的救主和我的上帝。

我知道我的救贖主活著;榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!

這至福的保證會帶來何等的喜樂;榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!

榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!

祂活著以祂的愛祝福我;榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!

榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!

祂將一切榮耀歸於祂的名!榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!

我的救主,他仍然活著;榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!

榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!榮耀,榮耀哈利路亞!

 

基督的榮耀(重播)

敘述:讓我們再一次注視耶穌,為我們信心創始成終的耶穌,祂因擺在祂面前的喜樂,忍受了十字架,藐視了十字架的恥辱,坐在了神寶座的右邊。讚美歸於我們主耶穌基督和神父!藉著耶穌基督從死裡復活,在祂的慈悲中,賜給我們新生,成為活生生的希望。(希伯來書 12:2 和彼得前書 1:3,改編)

定睛在基督我們的救主身上。

在他身上找到你活生生的希望,神聖的自由,

完全的寬恕,與神和好,內在的平安。

分享他對我們的父上帝的信心。

分享祂的死,呼吸祂的生命。

與祂一同起來,分享祂的榮耀。沐浴在永恆的光中。

仰望基督,悲傷的人。看到祂的痛苦,感受祂的疼痛。

分享愛的喜悅,將最大的損失變為最大的收穫。

治者、教師、朋友和牧羊人,永遠樂於引導和祝福,

在沙漠中,活水,在我們曠野中的嗎哪。

榮耀、榮譽、讚美和祝福基督是值得接受的。

最高不停的讚美,這是我們應該給予的。

幫助我們,明亮天使的聖靈;與我們一起提高讚美的聲音。

我們要歌頌救主的功勞;我們將讚美耶穌君王!

向我們的君王基督歌唱榮耀、榮譽和讚美!

哈利路亞!哈利路亞!

 RESPONSE 回應

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH 信仰告白 Theological Declaration of Barmen          

  1. “Lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matt. 28:20.) “The word of God is not fettered.” (II Tim. 2:9.)

凡我所吩咐你們的、都教訓他們遵守我就常與你們同在、直到世界的末了。(馬太福音28:20)  然而 神的道、卻不被捆綁。(提摩太後書2:9)

The church’s commission, upon which its freedom is founded, consists in delivering the message of the free grace of God to all people in Christ’s stead, and therefore in the ministry of his own Word and work through sermon and Sacrament.

教會的使命是其自由的基礎,在於代替基督向所有人傳達上帝白白恩典的信息,因此在於他自己的話語和工作的事工通過佈道和聖餐。

We reject the false doctrine, as though the church in human arrogance could place the Word and work of the Lord in the service of any arbitrarily chosen desires, purposes, and plans.

我們拒絕錯誤的教義,就好像教會在人類的傲慢中可以將主的話語和工作用於為任何任意選擇的願望、目的和計劃服務。

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS奉獻

OFFERTORY音樂奉獻 All Hail, King Jesus arr. Chuck Sinclair

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE 奉獻回應

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true. With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.

主啊,預備我成為一個聖所,純潔聖潔,考驗和真實。感恩節,我將成為你生活的避難所。

*HYMN聖詩 223     “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” 我每思想奇妙十架

  1. When I survey the wondrous cross

on which the Prince of glory died,

my richest gain I count but loss,

and pour contempt on all my pride.

  1. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,

save in the death of Christ my God;

all the vain things that charm me most,

I sacrifice them to his blood.

  1. See from his head, his hands, his feet,

sorrow and love flow mingled down.

did e’er such love and sorrow meet,

or thorns compose so rich a crown?

  1. Were the whole realm of nature mine,

that were a present far too small;

love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.

*PARTING PRAYER 散會禱告

Gracious God, our way in the wilderness, guide us, by your Word, through these forty days, and minister to us with your Holy Spirit, so that we may be reformed, restored, and renewed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

仁慈的上帝,我們在曠野的道路,用你的話語引導我們度過這四十天,用你的聖靈服侍我們,使我們可以得到改革、恢復和更新; 藉著我們的主耶穌基督。 阿門。

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION勉勵與祝福

*RESPONSE #363      “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me”     SOJOURNER

I want Jesus to walk with me; I want Jesus to walk with me;

All along my pilgrim journey, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

我要耶穌與我同行; 我要耶穌與我同行;

在我的朝聖之旅中,主啊,我希望耶穌與我同行。

POSTLUDE 殿樂         Allegro Maestoso from Water Music by Handel

A special thanks to Little Farms United Church of Christ and Chinese Presbyterian Church for joining us this morning for worship, and sharing in worship leadership and choir members.  

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Susan Lassall, Pastor of Little Farms UCC; Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor John Calvin Presbyterian Church; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland. Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

JOHN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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CHINESE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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LITTLE FARMS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

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Order of Worship 4-3-2022

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

5th Sunday of Lent

April 3rd, Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Aaron Ochart        

Liturgist: Cindy Freudenthal

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE O Gott, du Frommer Gott! I & VI J.S Bach

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP Phil. 3:14

ONE: Keep pressing on toward the goal

MANY: the heavenly call of God in Jesus Christ.

                                                   

PRAYER OF THE DAY 

Holy God, In this season of contemplation, help us to recognize that you revealed yourself in Jesus, who walked among us and was handed over to be crucified. May we be strengthened by his presence among us today. Amen.

*HYMN #76            “My Song is Love Unknown”          LOVE UNKNOWN

  1. My Song is love unknown, my Savior’s love to me, 

love to the loveless shown that they might lovely be.

O who am I, that for my sake

My Lord should take frail flesh and die. 

  1. He came from heaven’s throne salvation to bestow;

the world that was his own would not its Savior know.

But O, my Friend, my Friend indeed,

who at my need his life did spend!

  1. Sometimes we strew his way, and his sweet praises sing,

resounding all the day hosannas to our King.

Then “Crucify!” is all our breath, 

and for his death we thirst and cry. 

  1. 4. Unheeding, we will have our dear Lord made a way,

a murderer to save, the prince of life to slay.

Yet steadfast he to suffering goes, 

that he his foes from thence might free.

  1. 5. Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine:

never was love, dear King, never was grief like thine. 

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.                

 CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost. We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small. We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth. Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin. Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our savior. Amen. 

KYRIE #572

Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Christ, have mercy upon us. 

Lord, have mercy on us. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                     

PROCLAMATION

FIRST LESSON                                                 Psalm 146

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live;

   I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

Do not put your trust in princes,

   in mortals, in whom there is no help.

When their breath departs, they return to the earth;

   on that very day their plans perish.

Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,

   whose hope is in the Lord their God,

who made heaven and earth,

   the sea, and all that is in them;

who keeps faith for ever;

   who executes justice for the oppressed;

   who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free;

   the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;

   the Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord watches over the strangers;

   he upholds the orphan and the widow,

   but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

The Lord will reign for ever,

   your God, O Zion, for all generations.

Praise the Lord!

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN              

ANTHEM   Behold the Love, the Grace of God 

 Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi     

SECOND LESSON                                             John 19:1-16a

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON         “Systematic Failure”         The Rev. Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Theological Declaration of Barmen 

Statement 5: 8.22-24

“Fear God. Honor the emperor.” (I Peter 2:17.) 

Scripture tells us that, in the as yet unredeemed world in which the church also exists, the State has by divine appointment the task of providing for justice and peace. [It fulfills this task] by means of the threat and exercise of force, according to the measure of human judgment and human ability. The church acknowledges the benefit of this divine appointment in gratitude and reverence before him. It calls to mind the Kingdom of God, God’s commandment and righteousness, and thereby the responsibility both of rulers and of the ruled. It trusts and obeys the power of the Word by which God upholds all things. 

We reject the false doctrine, as though the State, over and beyond its special commission, should and could become the single and totalitarian order of human life, thus fulfilling the church’s vocation as well.

 We reject the false doctrine, as though the church, over and beyond its special commission, should and could appropriate the characteristics, the tasks, and the dignity of the State, thus itself becoming an organ of the State. Amen. 

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY            Were You There? Arr. Fred Bock 

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE 

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, 

pure and holy, tried and true.

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.

THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY COMMUNION

THE GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

ONE: The Lord be with you.

MANY: And also with you.

ONE: Lift up your hearts.

MANY: We lift them to the Lord.

ONE: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

MANY: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

ONE: …Therefore with all creation we sing your praise:

MANY: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

ONE: … Praise to you, Lord Christ:

MANY: Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory…

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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen

ONE: … The gifts of God for the people of God.

MANY: Thanks be to God.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION  

*HYMN Blue #102      Were You There?               

1 Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

(Were you there?)

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? 

(Were you there?)

 

2 Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?

 (Were you there?)

Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree? 

(Were you there?)

 

3 Were you there when they pierced Him in the side?

 (Were you there?)

Were you there when they pierced Him in the side?

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they pierced Him in the side? 

(Were you there?)

 

4 Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? 

(Were you there?)

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

 (Were you there?)

*PARTING PRAYER

Gracious God, our way in the wilderness, guide us, by your Word, through these forty days, and minister to us with your Holy Spirit, so that we may be reformed, restored, and renewed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE #363      “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me”     SOJOURNER

I want Jesus to walk with me; I want Jesus to walk with me;

All along my pilgrim journey, 

Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me. 

POSTLUDE                   Toccata in C             

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland. Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

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Kelly Cuppett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Music Director

Lauren Oufnac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano. . . . . Playschool Administrative Assistant

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You may write your prayer request on one of the forms, located in the pew rack in front of you, and place it in the offering plate. You may also enter prayer requests on-line at www.johncalvinchurch.org, just click

 “Prayer Request.”

Announcements

Lenten Devotional: The Staff have put together a daily Lenten Devotional which is available on Facebook and Instagram. 

 

Youth Group: We have Youth Group and Confirmation Class this evening Starting at 5:00 PM. 

 

Little Farms Collection: We are collecting items to make care bags for the transient and homeless. We’ll continue until Palm Sunday, April 10. On that day we will put the bags together as a mission activity as we enjoy the luncheon. Here is the list of items to bring in: deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, small wet wipes, a snack, and bottled water.

 

Tablecloth Dinner: Join us for a Tablecloth Dinner on Thursday, April 7, at Bistro Orleans 6:30 Meet ’n Greet, 7:00 Dinner. We are also planning a Kid’s Night In so parents may join the group for dinner. We need a minimum of 20 people, so sign up soon! There is no preordering, and a great menu!!  $34 covers a 3-course dinner and beverage including tax and tip!

 

Luncheon: Join us for some delicious pastalaya, on April 10th following the Palm Sunday Cantata service.  

 

Game Day: Join us April 14th and 28th at 10:00 am in the Library for Game Day. 

 

Events and Meetings this Week:

4/3 – 5:00 PM Youth Group and 

4/6 – 7:00 PM Cantata and Choir (7:45 PM)  Practice 

4/7 – 10:00 AM PW Council Meeting 

4/7 – 7:00 PM Tablecloth Diner and Youth Night In 

4/9 – 9:00 AM  Easter Egg Hunt 

4/10 – 9:30 AM Adult Sunday School, Elementary Age Sunday School, 

Discussion Group Sunday School 

4/10 – 10:30 AM Worship Service – One Great Hour of Sharing offering 

4/10 – 11:30 AM Handbells Practice

Birthdays: Wayne Tracy 4/1, Lorraine Weindel 4/6, Chuck Corcoran 4/9 

John Calvin Presbyterian Church

-Prayer List-

April 3rd

  • Michael Larson, a former co-worker of Bill Bottomley, who is in the hospital, after suffering a heart attack. Pray also for his wife, Shonda.
  • Nick Jenco, continued health issues.

March 27 

  • Olga’s Husband has been diagnosed with Cancer and will be having surgery on April 22nd.
  • Sarah Elliot, daughter of Theresa (a colleague of Aaron’s), who is having surgery in a few weeks. 
  • Family and Friends of Betty Sundmaker.

March 20

  • The family and friends of Martha Gordy, Bill Bottomley’s cousin. Especially husband, Ernest, and daughter, Dawn.

March 13th 

  • Conflict in Ukraine
  • Lorraine Weindell’s friend, family out of Ukraine and safe in Russia. 
  • John Savage and his family. John was placed in Hospice care, but he has rebounded. 

CONTINUING PRAYERS FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH HEALTH ISSUES:  Debra Bell, Teddy Brock, Troy Drouant, Suzanne Dorsey, Ernest and Patricia Ellis, Mel Fourmaux, Neil Freudenthal, Buddy Haw, James Kennedy, George Mcclean, Wayne Tracy, Eleanor Walker, Bob Wooderson, and others struggling with health issues.    



Order of Worship 3-13-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

2nd Sunday of Lent

March 13th, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Ministers: Aaron Ochart, Susan Lassalle

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE    I Call to You Lord Jesus           J.S Bach

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP Mark 8:34

ONE: Jesus calls us to be his disciples

MANY: We take up the cross to follow him.

                                                   

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Holy Lord God, Jesus washed the disciples’ feet as a sign of service and compassion. Show us how to live and love in service and with compassion, for the sake of all your

children. Amen

*HYMN            “My Song is Love Unknown”          LOVE UNKNOWN

  1. My Song is love unknown, my Savior’s love to me, 

love to the loveless shown that they might lovely be.

O who am I, that for my sake

My Lord should take frail flesh and die. 

  1. He came from heaven’s throne salvation to bestow;

the world that was his own would not its Savior know.

But O, my Friend, my Friend indeed,

who at my need his life did spend!

  1. Sometimes we strew his way, and his sweet praises sing,

resounding all the day hosannas to our King.

Then “Crucify!” is all our breath, 

and for his death we thirst and cry. 

  1. 4. Unheeding, we will have our dear Lord made a way,

a murderer to save, the prince of life to slay.

Yet steadfast he to suffering goes, 

that he his foes from thence might free.

  1. 5. Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine:

never was love, dear King, never was grief like thine. 

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.                

 CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost. We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small. We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth. 

Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin. Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our savior. Amen. 

KYRIE #572

Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Christ, have mercy upon us. 

Lord, have mercy on us. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                     

PROCLAMATION

FIRST LESSON                                                Philippians 2:1-11

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN             Service and Stinky Feet 

ANTHEM                 Give Me Jesus     

SECOND LESSON                                              John 13: 1-17

Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, ‘Lord, are you going to wash my feet?’ Jesus answered, ‘You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’ Peter said to him, ‘You will never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.’ Simon Peter said to him, ‘Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!’ Jesus said to him, ‘One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.’ For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, ‘Not all of you are clean.’

After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON       “Give Space/Take Space”         The Rev. Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH      Theological Declaration of Barmen

  1. “Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” (I Cor. 1:30.)

As Jesus Christ is God’s assurance of the forgiveness of all our sins, so in the same way and with the same seriousness is he also God’s mighty claim upon our whole life. Through him befalls us a joyful deliverance from the godless fetters of this world for a free, grateful service to his creatures.

We reject the false doctrine, as though there were areas of our life in which we would not belong to Jesus Christ, but to other lords—areas in which we would not need justification and sanctification through him. Amen

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY               “The Goodness of God”                 Bethel

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE 

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, 

pure and holy, tried and true.

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER 

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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*HYMN 434  Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples     

Today we are all called to be

Disciples of the Lord,

To help to set the captive free,

Make plow-share out of sword,

To feed the hungry, quench their thirst,

Make love and peace our fast,

To serve the poor and homeless first,

Our ease and comfort last.

 

God made the world and at its birth

Ordained our human race

To live as stewards of the earth,

Responding to God’s grace.

But we are vain and sadly proud,

We sow not peace but strife,

Our discord spreads a deadly cloud

That threatens all of life.

 

Pray justice may come rolling down

As in a mighty stream,

With righteousness in field and town

To cleanse us and redeem.

For God is longing to restore

An earth where conflicts cease,

A world that was created for

A harmony of peace.

 

May we in service to our God

Act out the living word,

And walk the road the saints have trod

Till all have seen and heard.

As stewards of the earth may we

Give thanks in one accord

To God who calls us all to be

Disciples of the Lord.

*PARTING PRAYER

Gracious God, our way in the wilderness, guide us, by your Word, through these forty days, and minister to us with your Holy Spirit, so that we may be reformed, restored, and renewed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE #363      “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me”     SOJOURNER

I want Jesus to walk with me; I want Jesus to walk with me;

All along my pilgrim journey, 

Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me. 

POSTLUDE                    Toccata Belier          

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor John Calvin; The Rev. Susan Lassalle, Pastor Little Farms; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland. Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

STAFF

Church Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504.888.1375

Playschool Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504.888.1378

The Reverend Aaron Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head of Staff

Louise Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christian Education Leader

Sam Garnett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Music Director

Kelly Cuppett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Music Director

Lauren Oufnac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano. . . . . Playschool Administrative Assistant

John Calvin Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Aaron Ochart

For more information, visit our website at www.JohnCalvinChurch.org or @JohnCalvinMetairie on

Little Farms United Church of Christ

The Reverend Susan Lassalle

For more information, visit our website at https://www.lfucc.org/ or @littlefarmsucc on

The Flowers in the Sanctuary were donated _______ in memory of _______.

JCPC Prayer Team

You may write your prayer request on one of the forms, located in the pew rack in front of you, and place it in the offering plate. You may also enter prayer requests on-line at www.johncalvinchurch.org, just click “Prayer Request.”
 
PRAYER REQUESTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

John Calvin Presbyterian Church

-Prayer List-

March 13th 

  • Conflict in the Ukraine
  • Lorraine W. friend who is unable to contact his parents in the Ukraine
  • John S. and his family.  John has just been placed in Hospice care.

February 27

  • The Family and Friends of Cathy F., a former member who has been living in Virginia. 
  • Bobby O., Aaron’s uncle, in medical rehab
  • Friend of Beverly K. who is in ill health
  • Family and Friends of James Bruce E., 38, son of Bruce and Donna, classmates of Bill B.
  • Continued prayers for Jananne L. Recovering from Pelvic fracture

February 20

  • Patrick A., friend of Aaron, asks for prayer for his friend. 
  • Tom, a friend of Bill B., has pain in his bones and is suffering from depression.
  • David, a friend of Bill B., who lost a good friend of his to violence along with the friend’s daughter. 
  • Family of Bonnie P. (Dennis’s sister-in-law) who passed away following open heart surgery.
  • Family of Dolores W. (Ernie’s sister) who passed away. 
  • Family and friends of Javelin G., Nick’s mother.

February 13

  • Friends and Family of Suzanne D., friend of Jananne.

CONTINUING PRAYERS FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH HEALTH ISSUES:  Debra B., Teddy B., Troy D., Suzanne D., Ernest and Patricia E., Mel F., Neil F., Buddy H., James K., George M., Wayne T., Eleanor W., Bob W., and others struggling with health issues.    

   Announcements


Wedding Announcement: John and Linda Laporte would like to announce the marriage of their Grandson Logan Laporte to Brooke Bennett This past Saturday March 5th. The newlyweds will honeymoon in St. Lucia.


Lenten Devotional: The Staff have been put together a daily Lenten Devotional which is available on Facebook and Instagram. 


Easter Egg Hunt: Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is coming up on April 9th from 9:00 am – Noon. Candy Donations will be accepted outside of the playschool and church offices. Individually wrapped candy and please no nuts. We have plenty of Volunteer Opportunities so please let Louise know if you are able to help. 


Bible Builds, Elementary Grade Bible Study: We will be doing a once a month Bible Study for our elementary age kids utilizing Minecraft. We will come together after Sunday Worship Service, the kids will be given a story from the Bible, and an hour to build something related to the story in a Minecraft world. We will take time for each child to tell about their build and explore the story further. Lunch will be provided. We will have a Nintendo Switch which can accommodate four players, plus some tablets to use during the building portion of the bible study. Kids can bring their own portable gaming systems, tablets, phone, or laptop with Minecraft on it to use to join the world if they prefer. Our first meeting will be on March 27th following Sunday Worship. The Children will be given the bible story after Sunday School or Worship service on March 20th so they can have the week to think about and plan their build. 


Birthdays: Karla Russo 3/16, Alex Prince 3/19

 


Order of Worship 3-6-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

1st Sunday of Lent

March 6th, 2022;  Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Aaron Ochart         

Liturgist: Denis McCrea

 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE: “O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown”    adaptations by Jon Schmidt

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP 

ONE: God’s promise is for all generations;

MANY: God’s covenant is with every living thing.

                                                   

PRAYER OF THE DAY

God of new life, As Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, renew and restore us to new life, leaving in the grave all that prevents us from loving you fully. Amen.

*HYMN #76            “My Song is Love Unknown”          LOVE UNKNOWN

  1. My Song is love unknown, my Savior’s love to me, 

love to the loveless shown that they might lovely be.

O who am I, that for my sake

My Lord should take frail flesh and die? 

  1. Christ came from heaven’s throne salvation to bestow;

But people scorned and none The longed-for Christ would know But O,

my Friend, my Friend indeed, who at my need his life did spend!

  1. Sometimes they strew his way, and his sweet praises sing,

resounding all the way hosannas to our King.

Then “Crucify!” is all their breath, and for his death They thirst and cry. 

4. They rise, and needs will have My dear Lord made a way,

a murderer to save, the prince of life they slay. Yet steadfast he to suffering goes, 

that He His foes from thence might free.

  1. 5. Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine:

never was love, dear King, never was grief like thine. 

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise I all my days could gladly spend.                

 CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost. We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small. We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth. 

Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin. Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our savior. Amen. 

KYRIE #572

Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Christ, have mercy upon us. 

Lord, have mercy on us. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                     

PROCLAMATION

FIRST LESSON                                                 Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.

   Lord, hear my voice!

Let your ears be attentive

   to the voice of my supplications!

 

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,

   Lord, who could stand?

But there is forgiveness with you,

   so that you may be revered.

 

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,

   and in his word I hope;

my soul waits for the Lord

   more than those who watch for the morning,

   more than those who watch for the morning.

O Israel, hope in the Lord!

   For with the Lord there is steadfast love,

   and with him is great power to redeem.

It is he who will redeem Israel

   from all its iniquities.

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN              Reading Signs

SECOND LESSON                                              John 11:1-44

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON      “Resurrection and the Life”    The Rev. Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH       Theological Declaration of Barmen

  1. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6.) “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. . . . I am the door; if anyone enters by me, he will be saved.” (John 10:1, 9.)

      Jesus Christ, as he is attested for us in Holy Scripture, is the one Word of God which we have to hear and which we have to trust and obey in life and in death.

      We reject the false doctrine, as though the church could and would have to acknowledge as a source of its proclamation, apart from and besides this one Word of God, still other events and powers, figures and truths, as God’s revelation. Amen. 

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY             Prelude in E minor Chopin

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE 

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, 

pure and holy, tried and true.

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

THE GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

ONE: The Lord be with you.

MANY: And also with you.

ONE: Lift up your hearts.

MANY: We lift them to the Lord.

ONE: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

MANY: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

ONE: …Therefore with all creation we sing your praise:

MANY: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest…

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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen

ONE: … The gifts of God for the people of God.

MANY: Thanks be to God.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION  

*HYMN [Blue #316]     Breathe on Me, Breath of God 

1 Breathe on me, Breath of God, Fill me with life anew,

That I may love what Thou dost love,

And do what Thou wouldst do.
 

2 Breathe on me, Breath of God, Until my heart is pure,

Until with Thee I will one will, To do and to endure.
 

3 Breathe on me, Breath of God, Till I am wholly Thine,

Until this earthly part of me Glows with Thy fire divine.
 

4 Breathe on me, Breath of God, So shall I never die,

But live with Thee the perfect life Of Thine eternity.

*PARTING PRAYER

Gracious God, our way in the wilderness, guide us, by your Word, through these forty days, and minister to us with your Holy Spirit, so that we may be reformed, restored, and renewed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE #363      “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me”     SOJOURNER

I want Jesus to walk with me; I want Jesus to walk with me;

All along my pilgrim journey, 

Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me. 

POSTLUDE   Improvisation on ‘What Wondrous Love Is This’                       

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland. Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

John Calvin Presbyterian Church

-Prayer List-

February 27

  • The Family and Friends of Cathy F., a former member who has been living in Virginia. 
  • Bobby O., Aaron’s uncle, in medical rehab
  • Friend of Beverly K. who is in ill health
  • Family and Friends of James E., 38, son of Bruce and Donna, classmates of Bill B.
  • Continued prayers for Jananne L. Recovering from Pelvic fracture

February 20

  • Patrick A., friend of Aaron, asks for prayer for his friend. 
  • Tom, a friend of Bill B., has pain in his bones and is suffering from depression.
  • David, a friend of Bill B., who lost a good friend of his to violence along with the friend’s daughter. 
  • Family of Bonnie P. (Dennis’s sister-in-law) who passed away following open heart surgery.
  • Family of Dolores W. (Ernie’s sister) who passed away. 
  • Family and friends of Javelin G., Nick’s mother

February 13

  • Friends and Family of Suzanne D., friend of Jananne.

CONTINUING PRAYERS FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH HEALTH ISSUES:  Debra B., Teddy B., Troy D., Suzanne D., Ernest and Patricia E., Mel F., Neil F., Buddy H., James K., George M., Wayne T., Eleanor W., Bob W., and others struggling with health issues.    

   Announcements

Youth Bible Study: We kick off a new Middle and High School Youth Bible Study tonight at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be included. We will be using the Reckless Love video study series from RightNow Media. Youth Group will wrap up around 6:30 pm. Just in time for those that want to attend our 45 min confirmation class to join Pastor Aaron for that. The meeting dates for this new Youth Bible Study will be March 6th and 20th, April 3rd and 15th (This one will be a special Good Friday event more on this later), May 1st and 15th, and June 5th. We would love to see all our Youth at these fun evenings and hope they will invite some friends too. 

Confirmation Class: As noted above we will have a confirmation class Bi-Monthly right after our Youth Bible Study and we will be joined by youth from First Presbyterian Church. Please speak with Pastor Aaron if you are interested in joining us for this. We know this first class is coming up fast so let us know if you can’t make this one and we will make alternate arrangements to catch you up. The meeting dates for Confirmation class will be March 6th and 20th, April 3rd, May 1st and 15th

Bible Builds, Elementary Grade Bible Study: We will be doing a once a month Bible Study for our elementary age kids utilizing Minecraft. We will come together after Sunday Worship Service, the kids will be given a story from the Bible, and an hour to build something related to the story in a Minecraft world. We will take time for each child to tell about their build and explore the story further. Lunch will be provided. We will have a Nintendo Switch which can accommodate four players, plus some tablets to use during the building portion of the bible study. Kids can bring their own portable gaming systems, tablets, phone, or laptop with Minecraft on it to use to join the world if they prefer. Our first meeting will be on March 27th following Sunday Worship. The Children will be given the bible story after Sunday School or Worship service on March 20th so they can have the week to think about and plan their build. 

Birthdays: Andrew Crawford 3/6, Ann Trapani 3/6, Megan Lauland 3/6, Greg Russo 3/6, Dennis Lauland, 3/12

STAFF

Church Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504.888.1375

Playschool Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504.888.1378

The Reverend Aaron Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head of Staff

Louise Ochart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christian Education Leader

Sam Garnett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Music Director

Kelly Cuppett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Music Director

Lauren Oufnac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano. . . . . Playschool Administrative Assistant

For more information, visit our website at www.JohnCalvinChurch.org

 or find us @JohnCalvinMetairie on

The Flowers in the Sanctuary were donated by Ann Trapani in memory of Gunner, Evelyn, and Wes Peterson.



Order of Worship 2-27-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

8th Sunday After Epiphany

February 27, 2022; Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: The Rev. Aaron Ochart         

Liturgist: Linda Lowry

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE              “God Will Take Care of You”             arr. Phillip Keveren

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP       2 Cor. 4:6

ONE: As God spoke, calling light out of darkness,

MANY: God’s glory shines in the face of Jesus Christ. 

                                                   

PRAYER OF THE DAY 

God of vision, Too often we are spiritually blindfolded, unable to see you at work in our world. Remove barriers that keep us from seeing. Help us to be light for others. Amen.

*HYMN                               “Here in this Place”                GATHER US IN

  1. Here in this place, the new light is streaming; 

now is the darkness vanished away; 

see in this space our fears and our dreamings

brought here to you in the light of this day.

Gather us in the lost and forsaken, gather us in the blind and the lame;

call to us now, and we shall awaken; we shall arise at the sound of our name.

  1. We are the young, our lives are a mystery. 

We are the old who yearn for your face. 

We have been sung throughout all of history, 

called to be light to the whole human race. 

Gather us in, the rich and the haughty; gather us in the proud and the strong;

give us a heart, so meek and so lowly; give us the courage to enter the song.

  1. Here we will take the wine and the water; 

here we will take the bread of new birth.

Here you shall call your sons and your daughters,

call us anew to be salt for the earth.

Give us to drink the wine of compassion; 

give us to eat the bread that is you;

nourish us well, and teach us to fashion 

lives that are holy and hearts that are true,

  1. Not in the dark of buildings confining, not in some heaven, light years away:

here in this place the new light is shining;

now is the kingdom, and now is the day.

Gather us in and hold us forever; gather us in and make us your own;

gather us in, all peoples together, fire of love in our flesh and our bone.  

 CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, you fully love us, but we have not fully loved you. You call, but we have not listened. We walk away from neighbors in need, wrapped in our own concerns. We condone evil, prejudice, hatred, warfare, and greed. 

God of grace, help us to admit our sin, so that as you come to us in mercy, we may repent, turn to you, and receive forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our redeemer. Amen. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                     

*GLORIA PATRI #579 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 

world without end, Amen, Amen.

PROCLAMATION

FIRST LESSON                                                        Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my salvation;

   whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life;

   of whom shall I be afraid?

When evildoers assail me

   to devour my flesh—

my adversaries and foes—

   they shall stumble and fall.

Though an army encamp against me,

   my heart shall not fear;

though war rise up against me,

   yet I will be confident.

One thing I asked of the Lord,

   that will I seek after:

to live in the house of the Lord

   all the days of my life,

to behold the beauty of the Lord,

   and to inquire in his temple.

For he will hide me in his shelter

   in the day of trouble;

he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;

   he will set me high on a rock.

Now my head is lifted up

   above my enemies all around me,

and I will offer in his tent

   sacrifices with shouts of joy;

I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud,

   be gracious to me and answer me!

‘Come,’ my heart says, ‘seek his face!’

   Your face, Lord, do I seek.

   Do not hide your face from me.

Do not turn your servant away in anger,

   you who have been my help.

Do not cast me off, do not forsake me,

   O God of my salvation!

If my father and mother forsake me,

   the Lord will take me up.

Teach me your way, O Lord,

   and lead me on a level path

   because of my enemies.

Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,

   for false witnesses have risen against me,

   and they are breathing out violence.

I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord

   in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord;

   be strong, and let your heart take courage;

   wait for the Lord!

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN           

ANTHEM                       Hymn of Promise                            Natalie Sleeth    

In the bulb there is a flower; In the seed, an apple tree;

In cocoons, a hidden promise: Butterflies will soon be free!

In the cold and snow of winter, There’s a spring that waits to be, 

Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence, seeking work and melody;

There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.

From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,

Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see. 

In our end is our beginning; In our time, infinity.

In our doubt, There is believing; In our life, eternity. 

In our death, a resurrection; At the last, a victory,

Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see

Unrevealed until its season, Something yet unknown, which God alone can see.

SECOND LESSON                                                                  John 9:1-41    

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON               “I Once Was Blind”               The Rev. Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                    Confession of Belhar

We believe that God has entrusted the church with the message of reconciliation in and through Jesus Christ; 

that the church is called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, that the church is called blessed because it is a peacemaker, that the church is witness both by word and by deed to the new heaven and the new earth in which righteousness dwells…

that the credibility of this message is seriously affected and its beneficial work obstructed when it is proclaimed in a land which professes to be Christian, but in which the enforced separation of people on a racial basis promotes and perpetuates alienation, hatred and enmity…

Therefore, we reject any doctrine which, in such a situation sanctions in the name of the gospel or of the will of God the forced separation of people on the grounds of race and color and thereby in advance obstructs and weakens the ministry and experience of reconciliation in Christ.

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY    Be Thou My Vision Carrolton Forrester

*DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM James Ferguson 

ONE: There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the hope of your calling,

MANY: One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all…

ONE: The Lord be with you.

MANY: And also with you.

ONE: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

MANY: It is right to give our thanks and praise. 

*HYMN #280                   “Amazing Grace”               AMAZING GRACE

1 Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.

 

2 ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed!

 

3 Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come;

’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.

 

4 The Lord has promised good to me, His Word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures.

 

5 When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun.

*PARTING PRAYER         The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Our loving Father, from Thy hand have come all the days of the past. To Thee we look for whatever good the future holds. We are not satisfied with the world as we have found it. It is too little the kingdom of God as yet. Grant us the privilege of [being] a part in its regeneration. We are looking for a new earth in which dwells righteousness. It is our prayer that we may be children of light, the kind of people for whose coming and ministry the world is waiting.—Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE  “Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee”             HYMN TO JOY

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love;

Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, Opening to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; Drive the gloom of doubt away;

Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day!

POSTLUDE              

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland. Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  

STAFF

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The Reverend Aaron Ochart – Head of Staff

Louise Ochart – Christian Education Leader

Sam Garnett – Music Director        Kelly Cuppett – Asst. Music Director

Lauren Oufnac – Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano – Playschool Admin. Asst.

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