order of Worship 8-07-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Aug 7th, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Liturgist: Linda Lowry

Please silence all cell phones. 

Face masks are encouraged for all participants unless leading worship. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

PRELUDE

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN [Blue Hymnal 343]

“Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”       

Called as partners in Christ’s service Called to ministries of grace

We respond with deep commitment Fresh new lines of faith to trace

May we learn the art of sharing Side by side and friend with friend

Equal partners in our caring To fulfill God’s chosen end

So God grant us for tomorrow Ways to order human life

That surround each person’s sorrow With a calm that conquers strife

Make us partners in our living Our compassion to increase

Messengers of faith thus giving Hope and confidence and peace

WORDS OF WELCOME   

MINUTE for MISSION: Clothing Drive

GATHERING

CALL TO WORSHIP           Micah 6:8

ONE: God has told you, O mortal, what is good,  

    and what does the Lord require of you

MANY: but to do justice and to love kindness

    and to walk humbly with your God?                  

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Loving God, you have created us to be in a right relationship with you, and with others, and with creation around us. You have provided a way for us to restore our relationships. Help us when we see only our own wants and needs, and help us to care for our family, friends, neighbors, and enemies. Amen. 

HYMN               Come! Live in the Light!     WE ARE CALLED

  1. Come, live in the light 

Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord

We are called to be light for the kingdom

To live in the freedom of the city of God

 

Chorus: We are called to act with justice

We are called to love tenderly

We are called to serve one another

To walk humbly with God
 

2.Come, open your heart

Show your mercy to all those in fear

We are called to be hope for the hopeless

So all hatred and violence will be no more (chorus)

  1. Sing, sing a new song

Sing of that great day when all will be one

God will reign and we’ll walk with each other

As sisters and brothers united in love (chorus)  

             

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN

 CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. 

In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. 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

SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                                              Genesis 4
 
Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, ‘I have produced a man with the help of the Lord.’ Next she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel for his part brought of the firstlings of his flock, their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. The Lord said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is lurking at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.’
 
Cain said to his brother Abel, ‘Let us go out to the field.’ And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’ He said, ‘I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?’ And the Lord said, ‘What have you done? Listen; your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground! And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. When you till the ground, it will no longer yield to you its strength; you will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.’ Cain said to the Lord, ‘My punishment is greater than I can bear! Today you have driven me away from the soil, and I shall be hidden from your face; I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and anyone who meets me may kill me.’ Then the Lord said to him, ‘Not so! Whoever kills Cain will suffer a sevenfold vengeance.’ And the Lord put a mark on Cain, so that no one who came upon him would kill him. Then Cain went away from the presence of the Lord, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch; and he built a city, and named it Enoch after his son Enoch. To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael the father of Methushael, and Methushael the father of Lamech. Lamech took two wives; the name of one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. Adah bore Jabal; he was the ancestor of those who live in tents and have livestock. His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and pipe. Zillah bore Tubal-cain, who made all kinds of bronze and iron tools. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
 
Lamech said to his wives:
‘Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;
you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say:
I have killed a man for wounding me,
a young man for striking me.
If Cain is avenged sevenfold,
truly Lamech seventy-sevenfold.’
 
Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, for she said, ‘God has appointed for me another child instead of Abel, because Cain killed him.’ To Seth also a son was born, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to invoke the name of the Lord.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                  “My Sibling’s Keeper”                  The Rev. Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                               Confession of 1967

God’s redeeming work in Jesus Christ embraces the whole of [hu]man’s life: social and cultural, economic and political, scientific and technological, individual and corporate. It includes [hu]man’s natural environment as exploited and despoiled by sin. It is the will of God that [God’s] purpose for human life shall be fulfilled under the rule of Christ and all evil be banished from [God’s] creation… With an urgency born of this hope, the church applies itself to present tasks and strives for a better world. It does not identify limited progress with the kingdom of God on earth, nor does it despair in the face of disappointment and defeat. In steadfast hope, the church looks beyond all partial achievement to the final triumph of God. “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

ANNOUNCEMENTS

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY                

*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

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: … Great is the mystery of faith:

MANY: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again…

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 Hymnal #419]  “How Clear is Our Vocation Lord”

How clear is our vocation, Lord, When once we heed your call:

To live according to your word, And daily learn, refreshed, restored,

That you are Lord of all, and will not let us fall.

But if, forgetful, we should find Your yoke is hard to bear;

If worldly pressures fray the mind, and love itself cannot unwind

Its tangled skein of care: Our inward life repair.

We mark Your saints, how they became In hindrances more sure;

Whose joyful virtues put to shame The casual way we wear your name,

And by our faults obscure Your power to cleanse and cure.

In what you give us, Lord, to do, Together or alone,

In old routines or ventures new, May we not cease to look to you, 

The cross you hung upon – All you endeavored done.
 

*PARTING PRAYER    

Almighty God, bless your people. Give us your peace, your help, and your love, for we are the sheep of your pasture. Let us be united in your peace— one in the Body, one in the Spirit, and one in the hope of our calling, all through the gift of your endless grace. Amen.

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

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

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.”

The Flowers in the Sanctuary were donated by Dennis and Ernestine Price in celebration of their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Announcements

Clothing Donations: The outreach committee will be collecting clean gently used clothing to take to our neighbors in Lake Charles. This area was particularly hard hit in the last several hurricane seasons and people are still in need of many things. We are partnering with another local church to send these donations of clothing. We will have boxes in the narthex or you can drop items off in the office. 

 

Choir Kickoff and Ice Cream Social: If you are not sure about choir and want to know more, if you are a die-hard chorister chomping at the bit to sing again, or you just like cold desserts, please join us for a Choir Kickoff and Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 10th. This is a fellowship opportunity with a little singing- not a rehearsal, but a preview and stumble-through of the anthems we have planned this fall. We hope to see you there!

 

Flowers: Would you like to supply flowers for the sanctuary one Sunday? You can sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex. This is a wonderful way to mark a special occasion or give in remembrance of someone special. 

 

Lost and Found: We have several pairs of glasses and sunglasses on the table in the Narthex. If you are missing a pair please come take a look we will be donating unclaimed pairs at the end of August.  

 

Events and Meetings this Week:

8/7 – 9:30 AM –  Deacon Training 

        5:30 PM – Youth Group

8/8 – 12:00 PM – Playschool Committee Meeting

         6:30 PM – Christian Education Meeting 

8/10 – 11:00 AM – Staff Meeting

          6:00 PM – Worship Committee Meeting 

          7:00 PM – Ice Cream Social and Choir Kick-Off

8/12 – 10:00 AM – Clothes Sorting

 

The Flowers in the Sanctuary were donated by Dennis and Ernestine Price in celebration of their 62nd wedding anniversary.

 

John Calvin Presbyterian Church

-Prayer List-

August 7th

  • Tom G., Sharon’s brother, in hospital for double pneumonia.
  • Nick J., moving to an Assisted Living facility. 
  • Amy C. recovering from back surgery.
  • Don M. is home from the hospital.

July 31st

  • Aquileo, Olga’s husband, finished radiation treatments.
  • Family and Friends of George McLean, a long-time member who passed away this week. His service will be on September 9th at 11am at John Calvin Presbyterian Church.
  • Peter H. back home after 2 months in medical rehab after recovering from abdominal surgeries. 
  • Maurice, Denis M’s neighbor, whose wife passed away suddenly last week. 

July 24th 

  • Family and friends of Debbie O’Regan, John O’Regan’s wife, who passed away. 
  • Faye R,, friend of Cynthia F., needs heart surgery.
  • Tony H. will be undergoing radiation treatment for cancer in his Tonsils. The cancer has been contained. 
  • Jack, online request, for friends and family.
  • Friends of Beverly K.
  • Friends and Family of Joe T., Lynn S. uncle.
  • Joy de B. (former Playschool teacher and friend of Debbie R.’s) underwent her second and third cancer surgeries. She is home but will need more chemotherapy. 

 



Order of Worship 7-31-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

July 31st, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Liturgist: Jananne Lankard

Please silence all cell phones. 

Face masks are encouraged for all participants unless leading worship. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

WORDS OF WELCOME           

CALL TO WORSHIP  

“Come, Now is the Time to Worship”

Come, now is the time to worship Come, now is the time to give your heart

Come, just as you are to worship

Come, just as you are before your God, come

One day every tongue will confess you are God, one day every knee will bow

still the greatest treasure remains for those who gladly choose you now.    

 

Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

Come Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace

streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise.

Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above.

Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, Mount of God’s unchanging love. 

Here I raise my Ebeneezer, hither by thy help I’m come;

and I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home. 

Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God;

He, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood. 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. 

In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. 

O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be!

Let that grace now, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee:

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love;

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                              Romans 8:1-11

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life. because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

*GLORY to GOD             “Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone”

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see. 

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear and Grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear, the hour I first believed

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free

My God, my Savior has ransomed me

and like a flood his mercy reigns

Unending love, amazing grace

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

He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures (chorus)

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 (chorus)

 

CHILDREN’S SERMON

 

SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                                 Romans 8:12-25

Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY                “Revelation Song”

*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. 

PRAYERS                                                                                          Romans 8:26-27 

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.

PRAYERS of the PEOPLE and 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

 

Romans 8:28-30: And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many siblings. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.

SONG                                      “How Great is Our God”

The wonder of our King, clothed in majesty

Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice.

He wraps himself in light, and darkness tries to hide

And trembles at his voice, and trembles at his voice. 

Chorus: How great is our God, sing with me 

How great is our God, and all will see

How great, how great, is our God. 

Age to age he stands and time is in his hands

Beginning and the end, beginning and the end.

The Godhead three in one, Father, Spirit, Son

The Lion and the Lamb, Lion and the Lamb (chorus)

Bridge: The name above all names, worthy of all praise,

My heart will say, ‘how great is our God!’ (chorus)

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                                      Romans 8:31-37

 

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

SONG                                “Come! Live in the Light”

  1. Come, live in the light  Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord

We are called to be light for the kingdom

To live in the freedom of the city of God

Chorus: We are called to act with justice We are called to love tenderly

We are called to serve one another To walk humbly with God

2.Come, open your heart Show your mercy to all those in fear

We are called to be hope for the hopeless

So 4hatred and violence will be no more (chorus)

  1. Sing, sing a new song Sing of that great day when all will be one

God will reign and we’ll walk with each other

As sisters and brothers united in love (chorus)     

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION Romans 8:38-39

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor nor rulers. neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

POSTLUDE           We Are Singing In the Light of God    

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. 

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 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.”



Order of Worship 7-3-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

July 3rd, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Liturgist: Emily Garland

Please silence all cell phones. 

Face masks are encouraged for all participants unless leading worship. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

PRELUDE

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN [Blue #469]     Morning Has Broken              

1 Morning has broken like the first morning,

blackbird has spoken like the first bird.

Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!

Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

 

3 Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning

born of the one light Eden saw play!

Praise with elation, praise every morning,

God’s recreation of the new day!

WORDS OF WELCOME           

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP Rom. 7:24–25 

ONE: Who will save us from the ways of death?

MANY: Jesus Christ our Lord; thanks be to God!

                                                   

PRAYER OF THE DAY

God of the covenant,

in our baptism you called us

to proclaim the coming of your kingdom.

Give us courage like you gave the apostles,

that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace

in every circumstance of life,

in the name of Jesus Christ our redeemer,

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. Amen

HYMN               Come! Live in the Light!     WE ARE CALLED

  1. Come, live in the light 

Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord

We are called to be light for the kingdom

To live in the freedom of the city of God

 

Chorus: We are called to act with justice

We are called to love tenderly

We are called to serve one another

To walk humbly with God

 

2.Come, open your heart

Show your mercy to all those in fear

We are called to be hope for the hopeless

So all hatred and violence will be no more (chorus)

 

  1. Sing, sing a new song

Sing of that great day when all will be one

God will reign and we’ll walk with each other

As sisters and brothers united in love (chorus)  

             

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN

                        

 CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. 

In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. 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

SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                                       Genesis 2:4b-25

In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground— then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being. And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

A river flows out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides and becomes four branches. The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Cush. The name of the third river is Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.’

Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.’ So out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,

‘This at last is bone of my bones

   and flesh of my flesh;

this one shall be called Woman,

   for out of Man this one was taken.’

Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                   “To Till and To Keep”                    The Rev. Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                           Scots Confession

We confess and acknowledge one God alone, to whom alone we must cleave, whom alone we must serve, whom only we must worship, and in whom alone we put our trust. Who is eternal, infinite, immeasurable, incomprehensible, omnipotent, invisible; one in substance and yet distinct in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. By whom we confess and believe all things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, to have been created, to be retained in their being, and to be ruled and guided by [God’s] inscrutable providence for such end as [God’s] eternal wisdom, goodness, and justice have appointed, and to the manifestation of [God’s] own glory.

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY          Excerpts from L’Union Gottschalk        

*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. 

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: … Great is the mystery of faith:

MANY: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again…

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 #563]    Lift Every Voice and Sing       

Lift every voice and sing

Till earth and heaven ring

Ring with the harmonies of Liberty

Let our rejoicing rise

High as the listening skies

Let it resound loud as the rolling sea

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us

Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun

Let us march on till victory is won

Stony the road we trod

Bitter the chastening rod

Felt in the days when hope unborn had died

Yet with a steady beat

Have not our weary feet

Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered

We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered

Out from the gloomy past

Till now we stand at last

Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast

God of our weary years

God of our silent tears

Thou who has brought us thus far on the way

Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light

Keep us forever in the path, we pray

Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee

Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee

Shadowed beneath Thy hand

May we forever stand

True to our God

True to our native land

*PARTING PRAYER    

Holy Spirit, you have filled us with your life. 

Christ our Savior, you have embraced us in your love. 

God our Mother, you have fed us with your grace.

Now send us out into your beloved world

to share your life, your love, your grace with all.

Blessing and honor and glory to you,

holy, holy, holy Lord. Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE        Overture from The Music For the Royal Fireworks – Handel         

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

Treasurer: The John Calvin Session is looking for someone to help oversee the finances of the church. If you or someone you know might be interested, please let us know.

VBS VOLUNTEERS: It’s that time of year again time to volunteer for VBS! We will be doing Spark Studios VBS July 18th – 22nd and we can’t do it without you. Our biggest volunteer needs are those willing to be group leaders. Ideally we would like to have two adults per group. So grab a friend and come have some fun with us teaching the kids about creativity and God’s plan for their lives. 

Conducting Clinic: Join us In a 3-week masterclass, setting intended for those with some music literacy, to learn the basic gestures of conducting and choose a piece from the choral or handbell library to prepare. The dates are July 6th, 13th and 20th from 6-7pm. Those who enjoy it may find themselves on the podium this fall! Please let Kelly know of your interest by July 1.

Handbell Choir: If you are interested in participating in a summer handbell choir, please let Sam know by July 1st. Rehearsals will take place July 13th, 20th, 27th and Aug. 7th at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM for participation in August 7th service.

Bible Builds: Join us for bible builds, July 10th, 24th and Aug 7th at 9:30 AM. We will read a story from the bible and then the kids log on to Minecraft and build something from the story. We will talk about their builds and explore the story further using their ideas and builds. 

Wedding Bands: We give thanks to God that David Bottomley and Angel Jacobs were married on Friday, and we ask God to bless their marriage.

Events and Meetings this Week:

7/3 – 6:00 PM – Sundays At 6 Concert 

        6:30 PM – Youth Party at the Ocharts 

7/4 – Office is Closed 

7/5 – 7/9 – Generally Assembly Plenary Meetings

7/6 – 11:00 AM – Staff Meeting 

         6:00 PM – Conducting Clinic 

7/10 – 9:30 AM – Deacon Training / Bible Builds 

           10:30 AM – Worship Service 

3:30 PM – Fourth Wave Practice 

6:00 PM – Sundays At 6 Concert



Order of Worship 6-26-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

Third Sunday After Pentecost

June 26th, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Pulpit Supply: Patricia Ellzey       

Liturgist: Laurie Robinson Hill

Please silence all cell phones. 

Face masks are encouraged for all participants unless leading worship.

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN [Blue #464]     Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee                

1 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.
 

2 All Thy works with joy surround Thee,

Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,

Stars and angels sing around Thee,

Center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain,

Flowery meadow, flashing sea,

Chanting bird and flowing fountain,

Call us to rejoice in Thee.
 

3 Mortals, join the happy chorus

Which the morning stars began;

Love divine is reigning o’er us,

Joining all in heaven’s plan.

Ever singing, march we onward,

Victors in the midst of strife,

Joyful music leads us sunward

In the triumph song of life.

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE Be Thou My Vision by Edward Broughton

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP Gal. 5:1, 25

ONE: For freedom Christ has set us free.

MANY: Now we live by the Spirit of God.   

                                       

PRAYER OF THE DAY

O God,

light of the minds that know you,

life of the souls that love you,

strength of the thoughts that seek you:

Help us so to know you

that we may truly love you,

so to love you

that we may fully serve you,

whose service is perfect freedom;

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        “Will You Come and Follow Me?”      KELVINGROVE

  1. “Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,

will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

  1. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?

Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?

  1. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?

Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?

Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,

and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

  1. Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?

Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,

through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

  1. Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name.

Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.

In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show.

Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.                         

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN

                        

 CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. 

In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. 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

SCRIPTURE LESSON                                           Ephesians 6:1-18

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—this is the first commandment with a promise: ‘so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.’

And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women, knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free.

And, masters, do the same to them. Stop threatening them, for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and with him there is no partiality.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet, put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                   SEEKING THE TRUTH                   Patricia Ellzey

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH     Nicene Creed

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                 

*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. 

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 #383]      My Faith Looks Up to Thee                    

1 My faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of Calvary, 

Savior divine: Now hear me while I pray,

Take all my guilt away, O let me from this day

Be wholly Thine!

2 May Thy rich grace impart Strength to my fainting heart,

My zeal inspire; As Thou hast died for me,

O may my love to Thee Pure, warm, and changeless be,

A living fire!

3 While life’s dark maze I tread, And griefs around me spread,

Be Thou my guide; Bid darkness turn to day,

Wipe sorrow’s tears away, Nor let me ever stray

From Thee aside.

4 When ends life’s transient dream, 

When death’s cold sullen stream Shall o’er me roll.

Blest Savior, then, in love, Fear and distrust remove;

O bear me safe above, A ransomed soul!

*PARTING PRAYER    

Holy Spirit, you have filled us with your life. 

Christ our Savior, you have embraced us in your love. 

God our Mother, you have fed us with your grace.

Now send us out into your beloved world

to share your life, your love, your grace with all.

Blessing and honor and glory to you,

holy, holy, holy Lord. Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE        Dialogue Sur Les Grands Jeux Couperin             

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Julie Hebert, CE Leader; and Sam Garnett, Organist. 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 – Organist

Lauren Oufnac – Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano – Playschool Admin. Asst.

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

 or find us @JohnCalvinMetairie on

Announcements

Patricia Ellzey: Pat is a native born New Orleanian and 4th generation Chinese American. Mother of 3 children and a lifelong Presbyterian. She  joined Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church in 1951. Pat attended Tulane University in 1961. She received BS Biology and in 1975 an MS of Education in Administration, Supervision, Guidance & Counseling. In 2005 she received her Master Degree in Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has worked as a Biology teacher; academic and career counselor, Guidance Dept Chair; Pulpit Supply Preacher, Hospital Chaplain at East Jefferson Hospital & Oschner Hospital and Bereavement Hospice Chaplain- St Catherine Hospice. As a PCUSA  Leader she is an ordained Deacon & Elder at Chinese Presbyterian Church. She was on the Board of Trustees- Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary 1991-2000 as well as being Vice Moderator & Moderator of the Synod of the Sun- 2002-2005. Pat has also been a member of the General Assembly Council Executive Committee and served as Moderator on many committees. Pat is also a leader in the local Community; she was the chair of the Jefferson Parish Vocational & Technical School and New Orleans  Asian Pacific American Society. As well as being President of the Organization of Chinese American Women, New Orleans Chapter.

VBS VOLUNTEERS: It’s that time of year again time to volunteer for VBS! We will be doing Spark Studios VBS July 18th – 22nd and we can’t do it without you. Our biggest volunteer needs are those willing to be group leaders. Ideally we would like to have two adults per group. So grab a friend and come have some fun with us teaching the kids about creativity and God’s plan for their lives. 

Treasurer: The John Calvin Session is looking for someone to help oversee the finances of the church. If you or someone you know might be interested, please let us know. 

Playschool Fun Fair: The totals are in and The Fun Fair net revenue was $30,000. The committee and playschool staff would like to thank everyone who made this such a successful and fun event. The money will be used to purchase new classroom carpets, drying racks, several new tables, toys, manipulatives, and classroom chairs.
 

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES! 

An Evening of Sight-Reading 

 June 28th and July 26th from 5:30-7pm

Intended for choral singers with some music fluency, the last Tuesday of June and July will be a time for people to get together and read through some of our choral

library. This is not a rehearsal- just music from start to finish!  

Conducting Clinic 

July 6, 13, and 20 from 6-7pm

In a 3-week masterclass setting intended for those with some music literacy, learn the basic gestures of conducting and choose a piece from the choral or handbell library to prepare. Those who enjoy it may find themselves on the podium this fall! Please let Kelly know of your interest

by July 1.

Handbell Choir 

July 13th, 20th, 27th and Aug 7th

If you are interested in participating in a summer handbell choir, please let Sam know by July 1st.  Rehearsals will take place in July  at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM for participation in August 7th service.

Small Group or Solo Involvement 

Sunday 

Do you have a piece of music that you’d like to share with the congregation? Let us know! We are always looking for individuals and small groups to share their talents during the prelude or offertory. 

Sundays at Six

Summer Concert Series

@ John Calvin Prebyterian Church

4201 Transcontinental Drive

Metairie, LA 70006


Every Sunday evening in July, join us for a concert at 6pm at John Calvin Presbyterian Church highlighting local musicians. There are no cover charges or tickets, but your welcome donations help to fund future concerts.

See you on Sundays at Six!


July 3

All-American Piano Music

Kelly Cuppett, piano


July 10

Fourth Wave Women’s Choir


July 17

Josh Sierra, cello


July 24

JCPC Music Team: An Evening of Duets


July 31

Jayne Edwards, voice & piano
 

Summer Youth Activities: 

Youth Group: The next Youth Group will be held June 26th, July 3rd (party at the ocharts see below), July 17th and Aug 7th. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Dinner will be included, but a small donation to help cover the cost would be appreciated. We will have music, games and a video bible study. We will pick our next Study at the June 26th meeting. 

BIBLE BUILDS: Join us for bible builds, July 10th, 24th and Aug 7th at 9:30 AM. We will read a story from the bible and then the kids log on to Minecraft and build something from the story. We will talk about their builds and explore the story further using their ideas and builds. 

Youth and Music: The first Sunday of every month the Youth (all ages) are invited to learn the new hymn of the month at 9:45 am and then help teach the congregation in service that day. Our next practices will be Sunday July 3rd and Aug 7th. 

Independence day Celebration: Youth and families come Join us July 3rd at 6:30 PM for a party at the Ocharts. We will have Music, food, fun and fireworks. Bring a swimsuit and towel if you want to take a dip in the pool or run in the sprinklers. We will also have some video games like Just Dance and Wii sports.   

White Sands Beach Day: TBD. Join us at White sands beach for a day of fun in the Sun. Cost will be $10 per person. The church will cover the cost of cabana rental and adults coming as chaperons. Please bring money for Food. 

Vacation Bible School  July 18th – 22nd, 2022

Spark imagination and kick creativity into high gear at Spark Studios. In summer 2022, kids will learn that God’s creativity didn’t stop in Genesis. The Master Artist is working to redeem, reclaim, and transform us–God’s creation–to the design God planned for us. Kids will see the beautiful truth that they are God’s workmanship as they learn to use their talents to bring glory to God.

WHEN: July 18th – 22nd TIME: 9:00 AM – Noon

WHO CAN ATTEND:  Ages 3 (by 1/1/22 and must be fully potty-trained) – exiting 4th grade

COST: $40 for First Child, $20 for Second Child in the family with a Maximum of $60 Per Family

Scholarships are Available 

If you volunteer to work VBS your child can attend for Free.

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER: Please Email Louise Ochart at Louise.Ochart@Johncalvinchurch.org

HOW DO I REGISTER: Fill out the form below and email a copy to Louise.Ochart@Johncalvinchurch.org

OR register online at  https://forms.gle/PvoV4kxgorXvi8Px5



Order of Worship 6-19-2022

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

2nd Sunday After Pentecost

June 19th, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: The Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Liturgist: Evelyn Tobey

Please silence all cell phones. 

Face masks are encouraged for all participants unless leading worship.

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

*HYMN (#455 v. 1, 2, &6) All Creatures of Our God and King     

1 All creatures of our God and King,

lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,

Thou silver moon with softer gleam,

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 Thou rushing wind that art so strong, 

Ye clouds that sail in heaven along,

O sing ye! Alleluia!

Thou rising morn in praise rejoice,

Ye lights of evening, find a voice!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

  1. All creatures, your Creator bless,

and worship God in humbleness,

O sing Ye! Alleluia!

Praise, Praise the Father, Praise the Son, 

And Praise the Spirit, Three in One!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE 2nd Movement from Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13         Beethoven

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP Ps. 42:1–2

ONE: As a deer longs for flowing streams

MANY: so my soul thirsts for the living God.                                         

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Teach us, good Lord,

to serve you as you deserve;

to give and not to count the cost;

to fight and not to heed the wounds;

to toil and not to seek for rest;

to labor and not to ask for any reward,

save that of knowing that we do your will;

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        “Will You Come and Follow Me?”      KELVINGROVE

  1. “Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,

will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

  1. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?

Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?

  1. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?

Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?

Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,

and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

  1. Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?

Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,

through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

  1. Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name.

Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.

In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show.

Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.         MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN                        

 CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. 

In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. 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

LESSON                                                       Genesis 1:26-2:4a

Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’

So God created humankind in his image,

   in the image of God he created them;

   male and female he created them.

God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’ God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’ And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.

These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God
 

SERMON                     “The Image of God”                     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          

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” 

Performed by Symonne Sparks and Preston Wilson

*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

REMEMBRANCE OF BAPTISM

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.

*HYMN [Blue #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    

Holy Spirit, you have filled us with your life. 

Christ our Savior, you have embraced us in your love. 

God our Mother, you have fed us with your grace.

Now send us out into your beloved world

to share your life, your love, your grace with all.

Blessing and honor and glory to you,

holy, holy, holy Lord. Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE               “An Irish Blessing”                   Blackmon

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind blow at your back,

may the sun shine warm upon your face, 

May the rain fall softly on your fields,

and until we meet again, until we meet again, 

may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Amen. 

POSTLUDE                           Diademata          

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Julie Hebert, CE Leader; and Sam Garnett, Organist. 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

Julie R. Hebert – Christian Education Leader

Sam Garnett – Organist

Lauren Oufnac – Playschool Director

Stephanie Galliano – Playschool Admin. Asst.

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order of worship 6-12-2022

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

Trinity Sunday

June 12th, Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: The Rev. Aaron Ochart         

Liturgist: Mary Antil

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN [#272]     “God of the Sparrow”      ROEDER

  1. God of the sparrow

God of the whale

God of the swirling stars

How does the creature say Awe

How does the creature say Praise

  1. God of the earthquake

God of the storm

God of the trumpet blast

How does the creature cry Woe

How does the creature cry Save

  1. God of the rainbow

God of the cross

God of the empty grave

How does the creature say Grace

How does the creature say Thanks

  1. God of the hungry

God of the sick

God of the prodigal

How does the creature say Care

How does the creature say Life

  1. God of the neighbor

God of the foe

God of the pruning hook

How does the creature say Love

How does the creature say Peace

  1. God of the ages

God near at hand

God of the loving heart

How do your children say Joy

How do your children say Home 

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE           “The Mystery of the Trinity”               Peter Burkhardt

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP Isa. 6:3

ONE: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;

MANY: the earth is full of the glory of God.

LITANY for TRINITY SUNDAY

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: 

Glory to you forever! 

Speaker, Word, and Breath of Life: 

Glory to you forever!

Font of Blessing, Living Water, Flowing River: 

Glory to you forever! 

Compassionate Mother, Beloved Child, Life-Giving Womb: 

Glory to you forever! 

Sun, Light, and Burning Ray: 

Glory to you forever! 

Giver, Gift, and Giving: 

Glory to you forever! 

Lover, Beloved, and Love itself: 

Glory to you forever! 

Rock, Cornerstone, and Temple: 

Glory to you forever! 

Consuming Fire, Dividing Sword, Overpowering Storm: 

Glory to you forever! 

Rainbow of Promise, Ark of Salvation, Dove of Peace: 

Glory to you forever! 

God who was, God who is, God who is to come: 

Glory to you forever! 

Almighty and ever-living God, you have given us grace, by our confession of faith, to acknowledge and worship your triune name in the majesty of your unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your eternal glory, one God, now and forever. Amen.

                                                   

PRAYER OF THE DAY 

O blessed Trinity, in whom we know the maker of all things seen and unseen, the Savior of all both near and far: By your Spirit enable us to worship your divine majesty, so that with all the company of heaven we may magnify your glorious name, saying: Holy, holy, holy. Glory to you, O Lord most high. Amen.

HYMN        “Will You Come and Follow Me?”      KELVINGROVE

  1. “Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,

will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

  1. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?

Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?

  1. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?

Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?

Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,

and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

  1. Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?

Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,

through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

  1. Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name.

Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.

In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show.

Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.            

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE       “Evidence of God’s Love”     Louise Ochart

CONFESSION 

CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  

SILENT CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. 

In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. 

DECLARATION of FORGIVENESS  

In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

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

LESSON                                                                             Genesis 1:1-25

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.’ And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.’ So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’ And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.
 

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

ANTHEM                           “A Blessing” Martin Shaw     

SERMON                       “Order out of Chaos”                            Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Brief Statement of Faith: 

In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve. We trust in Jesus Christ, Fully human, fully God.

Jesus was crucified, suffering the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God raised this Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal.

We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father. In sovereign love God created the world good and makes everyone equally in God’s image …, of every race and people, to live as one community. But we rebel against God; we hide from our Creator. Ignoring God’s commandments, we violate the image of God in others and ourselves, accept lies as truth, exploit neighbor and nature, and threaten death to the planet entrusted to our care. We deserve God’s condemnation. Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation. 

We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life. The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers in the one body of Christ, the Church. 

With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY          

*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.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

Gracious Father, giver of all good things: For our home on earth and for your unfailing mercy, 

We give you thanks.

Christ, our redeemer: For your sacrifice on the cross and rising from death that we might live,
We give you thanks and praise.

Holy Spirit, giver of life: For your abiding presence in our lives and for comforting and guiding us, 

We give you thanks, praise, and glory. 

O triune God: To you be glory and praise now and forever. Amen

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 [#138]  “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” NICAEA

1 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

 

2 Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,

casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

who wert and art, and evermore shalt be.

3 Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,

though the eye of sinfulness thy glory may not see,

only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,

perfect in pow’r, in love and purity.

4 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

*PARTING PRAYER

Holy Spirit, you have filled us with your life. 

Christ our Savior, you have embraced us in your love. 

God our Mother, you have fed us with your grace.

Now send us out into your beloved world

to share your life, your love, your grace with all.

Blessing and honor and glory to you,

holy, holy, holy Lord. Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*RESPONSE                     “An Irish Blessing”                                  Blackmon

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind blow at your back,

may the sun shine warm upon your face, 

May the rain fall softly on your fields,

and until we meet again, until we meet again, 

may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Amen. 

POSTLUDE                             “Toccata in C”                                            Pachebel      

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

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Order of Worship 6-5-2022

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

Pentecost Sunday

June 5, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: The Reverend Aaron Ochart             

Liturgists: Layne Corcoran (French), Ardis Moore (Spanish), Lynn Sens (Italian), and Dr. Raju Thomas (Hindi)

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN (From the Blue Hymnal #434) 

“Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples”                      KINGSFOLD
1. Today we are all called to be Disciples of the Lord,
To help to set the captives 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.
 
2. 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.
 
3. 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.
 
4.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.

WORDS OF WELCOME   

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF NATIVE LANDS

PRELUDE        

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive) Acts 2:17

One (English): Remember the promise of the Lord:

Many: God will pour out the Spirit on all flesh.

One (Spanish): Recuerda la promesa del Señor:

Many: God will pour out the Spirit on all flesh.

One (Hindi): प्रभु के वचन को याद रखें (prabhu ke vachan ko yaad rakhen)

Many: God will pour out the Spirit on all flesh.

One (Italian): Ricorda la promessa del Signore:

Many: God will pour out the Spirit on all flesh.

One (French): Souviens-toi de la promesse du Seigneur

Many: God will pour out the Spirit on all flesh!

PRAYER OF THE DAY

God our creator, earth has many languages, but your gospel proclaims your love to all nations in one heavenly tongue. Make us messengers of the good news that, through the power of your Spirit, all the world may unite in one song of praise; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

HYMN          “Will You Come and Follow Me?”         KELVINGROVE

  1. “Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,

will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

  1. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?

Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?

  1. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?

Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?

Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,

and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

  1. Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?

Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,

through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

5.Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name.

Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.

In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show.

Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

CONFESSION 

LITANY for PENTECOST                                                                  

One (French): Saint-Esprit, Créateur, au commencement tu t’es déplacé sur les eaux. De votre souffle, toute la création a tiré la vie. Sans vous, la vie se transforme en poussière.

Holy Spirit, Creator, in the beginning you moved over the waters. From your breath all creation drew life. Without you, life turns to dust. 

Many: Come, Holy Spirit /Viens, Saint-Esprit/Ven, espíritu santo

आओ, पवित्र आत्मा (aao, pavitr aatma) / Vieni, Spirito Santo

One (Italian): Spirito Santo, Consigliere, per tua ispirazione i profeti hanno parlato e agito con fede. Li hai rivestiti del potere di essere ascoltatori della tua Parola.

Holy Spirit, Counselor, by your inspiration, the prophets spoke and acted in faith. You clothed them in power to be hearers of your Word.

Many: Come, Holy Spirit/Viens, Saint-Esprit/Ven, espíritu santo

आओ, पवित्र आत्मा (aao, pavitr aatma) / Vieni, Spirito Santo

One (Spanish): Espíritu Santo, Poder, viniste como fuego a los discípulos de Jesús; les diste voz ante los gobernantes de este mundo.

Holy Spirit, Power, you came as fire to Jesus’ disciples; you gave them voice before before the rulers of this world. 

Many: Come, Holy Spirit/Viens, Saint-Esprit/Ven, espíritu santo

आओ, पवित्र आत्मा (aao, pavitr aatma) / Vieni, Spirito Santo

One (Hindi): पवित्र आत्मा, पवित्रता, आपने हमें परमेश्वर की संतान बनाया; आप हमें अपनी उपस्थिति का जीवित मंदिर बनाते हैं; आप शब्दों के लिए बहुत गहरी आहों के साथ हमारे भीतर हस्तक्षेप करते हैं। (pavitr aatma, pavitrata, aapane hamen parameshvar kee santaan banaaya; aap hamen apanee upasthiti ka jeevit mandir banaate hain; aap shabdon ke lie bahut gaharee aahon ke saath hamaare bheetar hastakshep karate hain.) 

Holy Spirit, Sanctifier, you created us children of God; you make us the living temple of your presence; you intercede within us with sighs too deep for words. 

Many: Come, Holy Spirit/Viens, Saint-Esprit/Ven, espíritu santo

आओ, पवित्र आत्मा (aao, pavitr aatma) / Vieni, Spirito Santo

(Brief silence)

One (English): Holy Spirit, Giver of life, you guide and make holy the church you create; you give gifts- the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of council and fortitude, the spirit of knowledge and piety, the spirit of the fear of the Lord, that the whole creation may be transformed. 

Many: Come, Holy Spirit/Viens, Saint-Esprit/Ven, espíritu santo

आओ, पवित्र आत्मा (aao, pavitr aatma) / Vieni, Spirito Santo                

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                                       Philippians 4:4-7 

Estén siempre llenos de alegría en el Señor. Lo repito, ¡alégrense! Que todo el mundo vea que son considerados en todo lo que hacen. Recuerden que el Señor vuelve pronto. En griego el Señor está cerca.No se preocupen por nada; en cambio, oren por todo. Díganle a Dios lo que necesitan y denle gracias por todo lo que él ha hecho. Así experimentarán la paz de Dios, que supera todo lo que podemos entender. La paz de Dios cuidará su corazón y su mente mientras vivan en Cristo Jesús.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN                           

SECOND LESSON                                                            Acts 2:1-13

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.  

(Italian) Quando il giorno della *Pentecoste giunse, tutti erano insieme nello stesso luogo. Improvvisamente si fece dal cielo un suono come di vento impetuoso che soffia, e riempí tutta la casa dov’essi erano seduti. Apparvero loro delle lingue come di fuoco che si dividevano e se ne posò una su ciascuno di loro. Tutti furono riempiti di Spirito Santo e cominciarono a parlare in altre lingue, come lo Spirito dava loro di esprimersi.

(French) Lorsque le jour de la Pentecôte arriva, ils étaient tous ensemble dans le même lieu. Tout à coup, il vint du ciel un bruit comme celui d’un souffle violent qui remplit toute la maison où ils étaient assis. Des langues qui semblaient de feu et qui se séparaient les unes des autres leur apparurent; elles se posèrent sur chacun d’eux. Ils furent tous remplis d’Esprit Saint et se mirent à parler en d’autres langues, selon que l’Esprit leur donnait de s’exprimer.

(Hindi) जब पिन्तेकुस्त का दिन आया, तो वे सब एक जगह इकट्ठे थे। 2एकाएक आकाश से बड़ी आँधी की सी सनसनाहट का शब्द हुआ, और उससे सारा घर जहाँ वे बैठे थे, गूँज गया। 3और उन्हें आग की सी जीभें फटती हुई दिखाई दीं और उनमें से हर एक पर आ ठहरीं। 4वे सब पवित्र आत्मा से भर गए, और जिस प्रकार आत्मा ने उन्हें बोलने की सामर्थ्य दी, वे अन्य अन्य भाषा बोलने लगे।

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                     “Representation”                 Rev. Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH        “Credo”           by Jane Marshall

*NICENE CREED 

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.

CELEBRATION of the LORD’S SUPPER

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

It is right to give our thanks and praise. 

…who sing to the glory of your name:

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.

…According to Christ’s Commandment:

We remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION  

HYMN 319                    “Spirit”

Chorus: Spirit Spirit of gentleness Blow through the wilderness

Calling and free, Spirit Spirit of restlessness

Stir me from placidness Wind wind on the sea

  1. You moved on the waters You called to the deep

Then You coaxed up the mountains From the valleys of sleep

And over the eons You called to each thing

Awake from your slumbers And rise on your wings

  1. You swept through the desert You stung with the sand

And You goaded Your people With a law and a land

And when they were blinded With their idols and lies

Then You spoke through Your prophets To open their eyes

3.You sang in a stable You cried from a hill

Then You whispered in silence When the whole world was still

And down in the city You called once again

When You blew through Your people On the rush of the wind

4.You call from tomorrow You break ancient schemes

From the bondage of sorrow The captives dream dreams

Our women see visions Our men clear their eyes

With bold new decisions Your people arise

PARTING PRAYER             Attributed to Nels Ferré (1908-1971)

Come, O Holy Spirit. Come as Holy Fire and burn in us, come as Holy Wind and cleanse us within, come as Holy Light and lead us in the darkness, come as Holy Truth and dispel our ignorance, come as Holy Power and enable our weakness, come as Holy Life, and dwell in us.

Convict us, convert us, consecrate us, until we are set free from the service of ourselves, to be your servants to the world. Amen.                                    

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

The Lord bless you and keep you; Il Signore ti benedica e ti custodisca;

The Lord be kind a gracious to you; Le Seigneur soit bon et gracieux envers vous;

The Lord look on you with favor; प्रभु आप पर कृपा दृष्टि रखते हैं (prabhu aap par krpa drshti rakhate hain)

and give you peace. y te dé paz.

*RESPONSE                 “Alleluia!”                   CELTIC ALLELUIA

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

POSTLUDE               “Psalm 19”                      Benedetto Marcello      

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 5-29-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

7th Sunday of Easter

May 29th, Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Aaron Ochart        

Liturgist: Mike Isham

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

Blue Hymnals can be found in the Pew Pocket

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN [Blue Hymn #482]     

  Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty 

Praise ye the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!

All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;

join me in glad adoration.

 

Praise ye the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,

Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!

Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been

Granted in what He ordaineth?

 

Praise ye the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!

All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.

Let the Amen sound from His people again,

Gladly for aye we adore Him.

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE Les Bergeries (The Sheepfolds)   F. Couperin

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP ph. 1:20–21

ONE: The Lord Jesus Christ has risen to reign;

MANY: his is the name above all names.

                                                   

PRAYER OF THE DAY 

God of love, With praise we celebrate Jesus, who humbled himself so that every knee should bend and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. 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             The Interest of Others 

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 13:12-20

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. I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But it is to fulfill the scripture, “The one who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.” I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am he. Very truly, I tell you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.’ 

ANTHEM                In Christ Alone   

SECOND LESSON                                              Philippians 2:1-13

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

who, though he was in the form of God,

   did not regard equality with God

   as something to be exploited,

but emptied himself,

   taking the form of a slave,

   being born in human likeness.

And being found in human form,

   he humbled himself

   and became obedient to the point of death—

   even death on a cross.

Therefore God also highly exalted him

   and gave him the name

   that is above every name,

so that at the name of Jesus

   every knee should bend,

   in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue should confess

   that Jesus Christ is Lord,

   to the glory of God the Father.

Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON               “The Mind of Christ”           Rev. Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE     

RECEPTION of NEW MEMBERS

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH         Confession of 1967 9.53-9.56

God’s redeeming work in Jesus Christ embraces the whole of [hu]man’s life: social and cultural, economic and political, scientific and technological, individual and corporate. It includes [hu]man’s natural environment as exploited and despoiled by sin. It is the will of God that [God’s] purpose for human life shall be fulfilled under the rule of Christ and all evil be banished from [God’s] creation… With an urgency born of this hope, the church applies itself to present tasks and strives for a better world. It does not identify limited progress with the kingdom of God on earth, nor does it despair in the face of disappointment and defeat. In steadfast hope, the church looks beyond all partial achievement to the final triumph of God. “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” 

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY         

*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 Hymnal #5]  Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,

And with fear and trembling stand;

Ponder nothing earthly-minded,

For with blessing in His hand,

Christ our God to earth descendeth,

Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,

As of old on earth He stood,

Lord of lords, in human vesture,

In the body and the blood;

He will give to all the faithful His own self for heav’nly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven

Spreads its vanguard on the way,

As the Light of light descendeth

From the realms of endless day,

That the pow’rs of hell may vanish 

As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six-winged seraph,

Cherubim with sleepless eye,

Veil their faces to the presence,

As with ceaseless voice they cry:

“Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia, Lord Most High!” 

*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-ia!

POSTLUDE            Sinfonia in F Major, BWV 794   J.S. Bach             

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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Order Of Worship 5-22-22

SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

6th Sunday of Easter

May 22nd, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Aaron Ochart        

Liturgist: Nancy Lauland

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

Hymnals can be found in the pew pocket

GATHERING

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN [Blue Hymnal #343] 

Called as Partners in Christ’s Service              

Called as partners in Christ’s service

Called to ministries of grace

We respond with deep commitment

Fresh new lines of faith to trace

May we learn the art of sharing

Side by side and friend with friend

Equal partners in our caring

To fulfill God’s chosen end

 

Christ’s example Christ’s inspiring

Christ’s clear call to work and worth

Let us follow never faltering

Reconciling folk on earth

Men and women richer poorer

All God’s people young and old

Blending human skills together

Gracious gifts from God unfold

 

Thus new patterns for Christ’s mission

In a small or global sense

Help us bear each other’s burdens

Breaking down each wall or fence

Words of comfort words of vision

Words of challenge said with care

Bring new power and strength for action

Make us colleagues free and fair

 

So God grant us for tomorrow

Ways to order human life

That surround each person’s sorrow

With a calm that conquers strife

Make us partners in our living

Our compassion to increase

Messengers of faith thus giving

Hope and confidence and peace

WORDS OF WELCOME           

PRELUDE

ADORATION

CALL TO WORSHIP Acts 16:10, 14

ONE: God calls us to proclaim the good news

MANY: Let us open our hearts to hear God’s word.

                                                   

PRAYER OF THE DAY 

Holy Lord, May our love overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help us determine what is best, so that we may be pure and blameless in the sight of Jesus

Christ. 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             More Than Enough

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                                              Luke 9:43b-50

And all were astounded at the greatness of God.

While everyone was amazed at all that he was doing, he said to his disciples, ‘Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.’ But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest.’

John answered, ‘Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you.’

ANTHEM      Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel arr. Lloyd Larson 

SECOND LESSON                                        Philippians 1:1-18a

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God’s grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that on the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.

I want you to know, beloved, that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to everyone else that my imprisonment is for Christ; and most of the brothers and sisters, having been made confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, dare to speak the word with greater boldness and without fear.

Some proclaim Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill. These proclaim Christ out of love, knowing that I have been put here for the defense of the gospel; the others proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but intending to increase my suffering in my imprisonment. What does it matter? Just this, that Christ is proclaimed in every way, whether out of false motives or true; and in that I rejoice.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                         “Love Letter”                      Aaron Ochart

 RESPONSE

RECOGNTION of GRADUATES      

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Theological Declaration of Barmen: 

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.

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.

The Christian Church is the congregation of the brethren in which Jesus Christ acts presently as the Lord in Word and Sacrament through the Holy Spirit. As the church of pardoned sinners, it has to testify in the midst of a sinful world, with its faith as with its obedience, with its message as with its order, that it is solely his property, and that it lives and wants to live solely from his comfort and from his direction in the expectation of his appearance.

The various offices in the church do not establish a dominion of some over the others; on the contrary, they are for the exercise of the ministry entrusted to and enjoined upon the whole congregation.

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.

RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY            He Is Exalted arr. Fred Bock

*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 Hymnal #419]  How Clear is Our Vocation Lord

How clear is our vocation, Lord,

When once we heed your call:

To live according to your word,

And daily learn, refreshed, restored,

That you are Lord of all,

and will not let us fall.

 

But if, forgetful, we should find

Your yoke is hard to bear;

If worldly pressures fray the mind,

and love itself cannot unwind

Its tangled skein of care:

Our inward life repair.

 

We mark Your saints, how they became

In hindrances more sure;

Whose joyful virtues put to shame

The casual way we wear your name,

And by our faults obscure

Your power to cleanse and cure.

 

In what you give us, Lord, to do,

Together or alone,

In old routines or ventures new,

May we not cease to look to you, 

The cross you hung upon –

All you endeavored done.

*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-ia!

POSTLUDE                    Lord of All Life Edward Broughton            

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

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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

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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.  

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 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