October 2, 2022

October 2, 2022.    Celebration of Holy Communion: World Communion Sunday 

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Liturgy for Christian Unity pg. 122.

  • “The Peace of God Be With You” (in sign language). 

Celebration of October birthdays

Hymn 447. With your Presence, Lord (Moravian Birthday Hymn).

Joyful Noise and Prayers for our Crop Walkers 

Prayers of the People
Pastoral Prayer

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given” 

Scripture       Psalm 137:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14.

Message.   

Special Music         Chancel Choir 

Sacrament of Holy Communion in Celebration of Unity (See Insert) 

Benediction  

Sept. 25, 2022

September 25, 2022 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit    “Amazing Grace”    Sophie Rice, soloist. 

Call to Worship:  Isaiah 58:12 

“Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.”

Liturgy for Reconciliation pg. 13

Joyful Noise Offering 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer  

Scripture  1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31.  Sam Spagnola 

Sermon “Repairing Breaches, Bridging the Chasms”  

Hymn 790  Guide me, O My Great Redeemer. 

Benediction 

September 18, 2022

September 18, 2022 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Liturgy for Peace and Justice   pg. 148 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer  

Special Music   “Waly, Waly” (American Folk Melody).     Bob Kahle, piano. 

Scripture  Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, Luke 16:1-13.    Ed Lester

Hymn 500   “There is a Balm in Gilead”  

Sermon  “God of our Weary Years, God of our Silent Tears” 

Hymn 544. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You.  

Benediction 

September 11, 2022

September 11, 2022. 

Prelude 

Announcements 

Welcome to a Moravian Lovefeast!  

What is a Lovefeast?   It is as simple as its name, but as ancient as the time of the first gatherings of Jesus’s followers.   It is a gathering to celebrate the love bringing people together and the love inviting others to be a part of our welcoming community.    It is not a sacrament and there are no requirements to a Lovefeast, rather it is a time to be together in community and as it has evolved, it often involves enjoying singing or listening to special music.   We hope that this Lovefeast can bring us together into the fall season at Calvary, to join in community, engage in education, and if possible, rejoin our in-person worship gatherings.   From the reintroduction of Lovefeast by the 18th century Moravian benefactor Count Zinzendorf to today, Moravian Lovefeasts have also been an important part of our emphasis on gathering diverse (and sometimes divisive) people into community.    

Important information on Today’s Lovefeast:  As you take your seat, please first pick up your Lovefeast meal in the back of the sanctuary; Moravian Sugarcake and Coffee (or chocolate milk).    We’ll wait until Pastor Janel prays to enjoy the love feast meal together with special music.  

Moravian Blessing 

Special Music  “Find my Way”, “Shine”  Scott Marshall 

Liturgy for the Installation of a Student Pastor

We gather together to worship God and to dedicate ourselves to the work of this church.  The life to which we are called is a life in Christ, a life that is fully alive in every sense.

We claim that life and enter into a covenant relationship with God and with each  other, pledging to live, not for ourselves, but for the glory of God.

It is good to take the time to renew our pledge – to renew the covenant which binds us to God and to each other.  In this way we uphold all those who accept the call to God’s service each in his or her own unique way.  Today we reorganize and dedicate our student pastor as he begins his journey with us.  

We offer him our support in the form of prayers and actions.  We will encourage him as he takes on the responsibility of making the message and practice of the Christian faith a reality in the lives he touches.

We recognize that through the examples of our words and actions, each of us has the chance to be a witness to our faith and to affirm the Gospel message.

We are thankful that our covenant with God gives each of us the ability to do our part to bring about God’s kingdom, through the power of the Holy Spirit which strengthens us.

(As the student pastor comes forward the following hymn may be sung.)

Hymn #636 Tune:  Service (56A)

Ye who called, ye who called to Christ’s service are

Join together, join together both in work and prayer;

Venture all on him, our Lord, who assures us in his word,

We are always, we are always, objects of his care.

Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy on each land and place

Where your servants, where your servants preach the word of grace;

Life and pow’r on them bestow, them with needful strength endowed,

That with boldness, that with boldness they may you confess.

(The minister addresses the student pastor.)

Josh, you have been called to serve on behalf of this congregation in all its diverse ministries.  Through this call you have been chosen to teach the people the good news of God’s redeeming love in Christ Jesus, to enable them to respond to Christ’s call to discipleship, and to lead them and care for them in ways of faithfulness, service, and worship.  Do you accept these responsibilities?

I do.

To fulfill these responsibilities, you have been gifted by the Holy Spirit with the various gifts of grace which qualify you in this ministry.  Will you be led by the Spirit, that your service may be to God’s glory?

I will.

Will you challenge us to grow in our faith and trust in God?   Will you learn with us as you serve?   Will you share your journey in faith and help us to affirm our own journeys?

I will.

(The minister addresses the congregation.)

People of God, you have heard the promises of our brother as he has dedicated himself to serve with us in our mutual ministry.  Do you accept and affirm him in his calling?

 We do.

Will you support her/him with your prayers, encouragement and your readiness to help as you are called?

We will.

Hymn # Tune:  Hus (22F)

Here in the name of Christ our Lord

The church’s head by all adored

With Christian love and purpose true

This church in faith embraces you.

We welcome you among us here

With joy that God has brought you near.

With heart and hand we pledge our love,

And pray Christ’s blessing from above.

Let us pray:  O God of generations, in every age you have called out persons to tell of your power, love and justice, and to shepherd your people.  We thank you that you have called brother Josh in Christ to serve among us this year.  Through your spirit, bestow on him the gifts necessary to his calling, bless, guide, inspire and strengthen him for the work he will undertake here.  Confirm the work that he does and claim it as your own, to your glory.  Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer  

Moment of Gratitude:   Youth Mission Camp 

September Joyful Noise: Helping the Hungry through the Crop Walk  (Oct. 2) 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture   Luke 15:1-10. Elissa Waldron. 

Reflection   Josh Follweiler 

Special Music  “Searching for Simple”  Scott Marshall 

Benediction 

September 4, 2022

Sept. 4, 2022. 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit   Psalm 23. Chancel Choir 

Call to Worship

“He leads me beside still waters . . . You prepare a table before me . . . My cup overflows.”  – Psalm 23. 

General Liturgy  pg. 1-4

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer 

Celebration of September birthdays 

Hymn 447. With your Presence, Lord (Moravian Birthday Hymn). 

September Joyful Noise: Helping the Hungry through the Crop Walk  (Oct. 2) 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture    Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Luke 14:25-33   Karen Kahle 

Hymn #758  Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said (verses 1 – 4) 

Sermon “The Fruits of Discipleship: Choose Life”

Service of Holy Communion in celebration of Atonement. Pg. 196 

After the serving of the bread, go to pg. 199

After the serving of the cup, go to pg. 203. 

Postlude 

Aug. 28, 2022

Aug. 28, 2022 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Liturgy for Education. Pg. 127 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14 – Karen Kahle.  

Sermon.    “Instructions for Living as a Jesus Follower”. 

Hymn 637. Praise We All our God Eternal 

Benediction.  

August 21, 2022

Aug. 21, 2022 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Liturgy for Celebration. Pg. 43. 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture    Isaiah 58:9b-14, Luke 13:10-17.  Jeff Diehl. 

Hymn   “I Danced in the Morning (Lord of the Dance) “  (Sydney Carter, tune Simple Gifts )  

I danced in the morning when the world was begun

I danced in the Moon & the Stars & the Sun

I came down from Heaven & I danced on Earth

At Bethlehem I had my birth:

Refrain:  Dance then, wherever you may be

I am the Lord of the Dance, said He!

And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be

And I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said He!

I danced for the scribe & the pharisee

But they would not dance & they wouldn’t follow me

I danced for fishermen, for James & John

They came with me & the Dance went on:

Refrain.

I danced on the Sabbath & I cured the lame

The holy people said it was a shame!

They whipped & they stripped & they hung me high

And they left me there on a cross to die!

Refrain 

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black

It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back

They buried my body & they thought I’d gone

But I am the Dance & I still go on!

Refrain 

They cut me down and I leapt up high

I am the Life that’ll never, never die!

I’ll live in you if you’ll live in Me –

I am the Lord of the Dance, said He!

Refrain 

Sermon  “Stand up, Be Free, Dance”  

Hymn 673   Christian Hearts, in Love United.  

Benediction 

August 14, 2022

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship  – Celebration of August 13th, 1727 

– Psalm 133 

Liturgy for August 13th Festival   

From “Singing from the Heart: A Shorter Moravian Hymnal and Liturgies” with the permission of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in North America.

All praise, dear God, for founders who built this church by grace, 

our mothers and our fathers, whose legacy we trace.

 Renew us now for service that we may hallow all, 

possessions, time, and talents, to answer to your call. 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, 

The whole earth is full of your glory! 

You are worthy to receive glory, honor, and power. You created all things, and by your will you brought them forth.

 To you, the One who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor, glory and might, forever and ever!

We know God as the Holy Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. 

The world cannot receive the Spirit because it cannot see or know him. But we know him, because the Spirit remains with us and is in us. 

God’s Spirit joins with our spirits to declare that we are God’s children.

 The Holy Spirit is the helper who stays with us forever.

Holy Spirit, still creating, Christ’s one church in tongues of flame, 

move within us and inspire us, more to serve God’s holy name. 

Let us never claim your blessings, come as trophies we deserve;

make the goal of all our striving, not to glory, but to serve. 

When the Holy Spirit comes upon us, we receive power, and we become God’s witnesses. 

The fruit that the Spirit brings to the lives of those who follow Christ is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 

The diverse and empowering gifts of the Spirit are given to each one for the common good. None of us is useless to God. None of us is sufficient by ourself. We serve through the body of Christ, and we depend on the people of Christ. 

The Spirit’s gifts are given to equip believers for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God. 

Lord Jesus Christ, Head of your body the church, we thank you with humble hearts that to fulfill our heavenly Father’s good will for the salvation of all, through the power of the Holy Spirit you came upon the members of our church in years past, to unite them in love and service to proclaim your name to all the world. 

We ask you today that through this same Spirit, you will anoint us to love you and each other, so that with our words and with our actions, we may bear true witness to you as Lord and Savior, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. 

We covenant with hand and heart to follow Christ, our Lord; 

with world, and sin, and self to part and to obey his word; 

to love each other heartily, in truth and with sincerity, 

and under cross, reproach, and shame, to glorify his name. 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture  1 John 4:1-13, Luke 12:49-56    Deana Zosky   

Hymn 397.   In Essentials Let us be United. 

Message  

Special Music.  Allesyn Wesner, solo. 

Holy Communion for Pentecost     pg. 222

Aug. 7, 2022

August 7

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship 

Responsive Reading Psalm 33:12-22 (CEB) 

The nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom God has chosen as his possession, is truly happy!
 The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees every human being.

From his dwelling place God observes all who live on earth.
God is the one who made all their hearts, the one who knows everything they do.

Kings aren’t saved by the strength of their armies; 

warriors aren’t rescued by how much power they have.

A warhorse is a bad bet for victory; 

it can’t save despite its great strength.

The Lord’s eyes watch all who honor him, all who wait for his faithful love,
 to deliver their lives from death and keep them alive during a famine.
 

We put our hope in the Lord. 

He is our help and our shield.

Our heart rejoices in God
because we trust his holy name.

Lord, let your faithful love surround us
because we wait for you.

Liturgy for  Grace   pg. 31-33.  

Prayers of the People   

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture   Genesis 15:1-6, Luke 12:22-34   David Venditta.   

Hymn 701  My Life Flows On

Sermon              Grace Hochella 

Hymn 709.  How Firm a Foundation 

Benediction.  

July 31

July 31

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements  

Introit 

Liturgy for Discipleship.  Pg. 37    Sam Spagnola 

Prayers of the People     

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture  Esther 4:11-17, Acts 5:27-39.  Olga Pirone   

Hymn 641. I, the Lord of Sea and Sky. 

Sermon “Ordinary People”    Jeff Diehl  

Hymn 797   In the Bulb, there is a Flower 

Benediction.