May 28, 2023

May 28 


Welcome and Announcements 


Call to Worship. 

Jesus “breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.”  – John 20:22 

Liturgy for Pentecost.  Pg. 95 

  • Prayers of the People (pg. 98) 

Sharing our Offerings 


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

Joyful Noise  

Scripture   Acts 2:1-21     Sharon Ettinger 


Holy Communion in Celebration of the Spirit.  Pg. 222. 


May 21, 2023


Welcome and Announcements 


Call to Worship 

Hymn 797   In the Bulb there is a Flower. 

Confirmation Essays: Samantha Karol, Olivia Benedict, Darren Steffie 

Liturgy for Confirmation.  Pg. 170

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer  

Sharing our Offerings 

Hymn 819  “For the Life that You Have Given”  

Joyful Noise  

Scripture. Acts 1:1-14, Ephesians 1:15-23.    Jeff Diehl 

Hymn 617  Lord, You Give the Great Commission 

Message     Rev. Janel Rice 

Hymn  371 Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise. 



May 14, 2023

May 14


Welcome and Announcements 


Liturgy for Christian Homes  pg. 119 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer 

Sharing our Offerings 


Hymn 819  “For the Life that You Have Given”  

Joyful Noise  

Scripture   John 14:15-21.   Sophie Rice.  

Message  “Selah: Pause, Reflect, Prepare” 

Psalm 66 (Responsive Reading). 

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
   sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.
Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds!
   Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you.
All the earth worships you;
   they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name.’

Come and see what God has done:
   he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.
He turned the sea into dry land;
   they passed through the river on foot.There we rejoiced in him,
   who rules by his might forever,whose eyes keep watch on the nations—
   let the rebellious not exalt themselves.

Come and hear, all you who fear God,
   and I will tell what he has done for me.
I cried aloud to him,
   and he was extolled with my tongue.
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
   the Lord would not have listened.
But truly God has listened;
   he has given heed to the words of my prayer.

Blessed be God,
   because he has not rejected my prayer
   or removed his steadfast love from me.


Lovefeast in Celebration of Family (see insert) 

  • “When Morning Gilds the Skies”  Chancel Choir 


May 7, 2023

May 7. 


Welcome and Announcements 

Hymn 511    The Church’s One Foundation. 

Call to Worship – 1 Peter 2:2-10 

“Ordinary Stones: Precious in God’s Sight”

Special Music,   Scott Marshall 

A Liturgy of Compassion  (see insert) 

Prayers of the People 

– Recognition of May birthdays

Pastoral Prayer 

Sharing our Offerings 


Hymn 819  “For the Life that You Have Given”  

Joyful Noise  

Special Music, Scott Marshall 

Scripture  John 14:1-14    Sharon Ettinger 

Message  “God’s Neighborhoods”    

Hymn 603  O Jesus, I Have Promised.  



April 30, 2023

Prelude: “Cornet Voluntary” William Walond

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit: “Sanctuary” Thompson/Scruggs

Call to Worship

Out of a world of competition,

of winners-and-losers,

where many left behind,

we come together.

The world’s ways are not Christ’s ways.

Out of a world of hatred, violence,

individualism, and life-taking power,

we gather in fellowship as God’s people.

God’s ways are inclusive, expansive, and life-giving for all people.

Hear the voice of the Shepard and enter his gates!

Swim and splash in the cleansing waters of divine community!

Come and worship the God whose love knows no limits! 

Praise be to the Everlasting God!

Liturgy for Reconciliation pg. 13


Sharing our Offerings 

Offertory: “Petite Allemande” Garrett Parker

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

Joyful Noise 

Moment of Gratitude: Bethlehem Area Moravian Freezer

Ministry Claire Cole

Special Music: “I will Enter His Gates” Gary Gipson

I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart;
I will enter His courts with praise.
I will say this is the day that the Lord has made.
I will rejoice for He has made me glad.
He has made me glad, He has made me glad,
I will rejoice for He has made me glad.
He has made me glad, He has made me glad,
I will rejoice for He has made me glad. (2x)

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:19-25, pg. 984 Deana Zosky

John 10: 1-10, pg. 872

Sermon Joshua Follweiler

Hymn 731: “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”


Postlude: “Little Toccata” Colin Curtis

April 23, 2023


Welcome and Announcements 


Call to Worship – Caring for God’s Creation

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers. – Psalm 24:1-2 

Liturgy for Stewardship pg. 154. 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Sharing our Offerings 


Hymn 819  “For the Life that You Have Given”  

Joyful Noise 

Scripture  Luke 24:13-49     David Venditta. 

Hymn 502. Break Now the Bread of Life  

Sermon  “In the Breaking of the Bread”.  

Hymn 366 We Know that Christ is Raised  



April 16, 2023

April 16, 2023 


Welcome and Announcements 


Call to Worship: 

Psalm 126:2-3

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations,  ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.

O God of the Resurrection,

we come into your presence with joy and longing to be surprised.

We thank you that you have given to us the gift of laughter and delight.

May they reveal your purpose for us and for all the earth.   

May we find that in giving up to laughter

there is healing and hope for us.  and abundance and blessing.

Tickle our souls with the brush of your Spirit

to renew our worship and our living. Amen.

(from the United Church of Canada’s Bay of Quinte Conference website., used with permission).  

Hymn 364. Sing Alleluia, Christ Does Live (verses 1 and 3) 

Liturgy for Celebration pg. 43. 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Sharing our Offerings 


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

Joyful Noise 

Scripture 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31.   Cheryl Ferrich  

Sermon.    “Carrying Easter Sunday into a Season: Rejoice”.  

Hymn 662.  Jesus Makes my Heart Rejoice. 


May the God of surprises

bring smiles and joys to the everyday and ordinary.

May the God of love

be seen in all we do and say.

Go forth rejoicing,

for the good work has just begun!



April 9, Easter 2023

Easter Sunday – April 9, 2023 


Welcome and Announcements 


Liturgy for Easter  (pg. 90, Moravian Book of Worship)

The Lord is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed!

Sing this aloud, proclaim it to the ends of the earth:

The Lord has set his people free.

            The day of resurrection!  Earth, tell it out abroad:

The passover of gladness, The passover of God.

From death to life eternal,  From sin to be set free,

Our Christ has brought us over,  With hymns of victory.

Now let the heavens be joyful,  Let earth its song begin;

The round world keep high triumph,  And all that is therein;

In grateful exaltation  Their notes let all things blend,

For Christ the Lord has risen, Our Joy that has no end.

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  By God’s great mercy we are given new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.

Praise, honor, glory, and power to the One seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!

Jesus was handed over to death for our sins.

And was raised to life for our justification.

Then what can separate us from the love of Christ?  Can affliction or hardship?  Can persecution, hunger, nakedness, peril, or sword?

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Christ, who loved us.

For we are convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor powers, nor heights, nor depths, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Christians, dismiss your fear; Let hope and joy succeed;

The joyful news with gladness hear, “The Lord is ris’n indeed!”

The promise is fulfilled, In Christ our only Head;

Justice with mercy’s reconciled,  He lives who once was dead.

We have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves.  If we live, it is for the Lord that we live; and if we die, it is for the Lord that we die.

So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord, for Christ died, rose from death, and lives again in order to be Lord of the living and of the dead.

We do not want you to be in any doubt about those who have died, or to grieve over them as others do who have no hope.

For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.

What we are saying, brothers and sisters, is this:  flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

Nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

What is sown as perishable,

Is raised imperishable;

What is sown in dishonor,

Is raised in glory;

What is sown in weakness,

Is raised in power;

What is sown a physical body,

Is raised a spiritual body.

Then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:  Death has been swallowed up in victory.

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Sing to God a hymn of gladness, Sing to God a hymn of praise;

He who on the cross a victim, For the world’s salvation bled,

Jesus Christ, the King of Glory,  Now is risen from the dead.

If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are of the earth.

For we have died, and our lives are hidden with Christ in God.

God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,

Make us complete in everything good so that we may do your will, working among us all that is pleasing in your sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Sing hallelujah, praise the Lord!  Sing with a cheerful voice;

Exalt our God with one accord,  And in his name rejoice.

Ne’er cease to sing, thou ransomed host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Until in realms of endless light, Your praises shall unite.

There we to all eternity, Shall join the angelic lays,

And sing in perfect harmony,  To God our Savior’s praise;

He hath redeemed us by his blood, And made us kings and priests to God;

For us, for us, the Lamb was slain!   Praise ye the Lord!  Amen.

Reprinted or adapted from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship with the permission of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in America. © 1995 IBOC, All rights reserved

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Anthem.  “Hymn of Rising”   Choir. 

Sharing our Offerings 


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

Joyful Noise 

Scripture  Matthew 28:1-10


Hymn 358.  Jesus Christ is Ris’n Today

Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia!

our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

who did once upon the cross Alleluia!

suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing Alleluia!

unto Christ our heav’nly King, Alleluia!

who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!

sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! 

Our salvation have procured; Alleluia! 

Now above the sky he’s King, alleluia! 

Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!  

Now be God the Father praised, Alleluia! 

With the Son, from death upraised, Alleluia! 

And the Spirit, ever blessed, Alleluia! 

One true God, by all confessed.  Alleluia!



April 6, Maundy Thurs, 7 p.m.




Maundy Thursday Call to Worship

(by the Rev. Kelly Burd, UCC Worship Ways, used with permission)

Come and remember the love of Jesus, gathered at table with his friends.

We come to receive from Christ the bread of life, the cup of blessing;

Come, receive the tender service Christ offers each of us;

We come to receive the challenge of the new commandment: “Love one another.”

Come and contemplate the many temptations

of a world that would entice us, like Judas, to betray the trust of a suffering God.

We come to travel with Jesus the way of the Cross, 

so that our Easter alleluias” will take on new meaning.

Let us worship together and reflect upon the life of Christ,

May we remember what discipleship may cost, and where you have called us.  

Meditation      Josh Follweiler. 

Readings for Holy Week:    Purple Book, pages 84-94, Music Edition, 95 – 108  

Anthem.  “If it be your Will”.  (L. Cohen).  Christian Rice, vocals and piano   

Holy Communion in Celebration of Maundy Thursday   (see insert)  

Special thanks to Sam Spagnola and our guest readers.  

Thank you to Christian Rice for his gifts of special music and our guest organist, Eric Jorgenson.    The Calvary choir will rehearse immediately following this service with Eric for our Easter Service

April 2, 2023

April 2, 2023. 


Welcome and Announcements 


Call to Worship

Hymn 344 Prepare the Royal Highway (verses 1 and 4) 

Liturgy for Palm Sunday  pg. 49. 

(For the singing of “Hosanna”, the women will sing the first part, the men the second.  As we repeat the song, the women will continue to sing the first part, and the men the second.)  

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer.  

Celebration of March Birthdays. Hymn 447. 

Sharing our Offerings 


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

Joyful Noise 

Scripture.   Sam Spagnola 

Psalm 118: 1, 19-29

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his steadfast love endures for ever!

Open to me the gates of righteousness, 

that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.

I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.

The stone that the builders rejected
 has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing;

 it is marvelous in our eyes.

This is the day that the Lord has made;
 let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
 O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
We bless you from the house of the Lord.

The Lord is God, and he has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God, I will extol you.

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

Matthew 21:1-11. 

Sermon  “What’s Promised (and what’s not) on a Pilgrimage with Jesus”. 

Palm Procession.  (Please come forward and pick up your palm as we gather in a circle around the sanctuary for our closing hymn).   

Hymn 343   Ride On! Ride On in Majesty. (See Insert).