order of worship 5-8-22


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


*PROCESSIONAL HYMN  Here in This Place 


PRELUDE “You Raise Me Up” 

Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland



ONE: The Lamb of God will be our shepherd;

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



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.              



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.                                    



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 


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. 


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

MANY: Thanks be to God!


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.


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


*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.


OFFERTORY               “Clouds”                 


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!


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.


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. 


*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.  


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

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

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

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

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

Stephanie Galliano. . . . . Playschool Administrative Assistant

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 “Prayer Request.”


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



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


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. 


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.


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.


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.



John Calvin Presbyterian Church FUNdraiser

@ Adventure Quest Laser Tag!

Thursday May 12th, 2022

Time: 4pm-9pm

Get your UNLIMITED wristband for just $20 plus tax! 




PreSale Tickets to your event at www.LaserTagNOLA.com/FUNdraisers