Worship at Calvary: May 1

This is our order of worship from Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or listen to our playlist. ) 

Call to Worship:
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.”
Psalm 66:1-5

Praise to the Lord The Almighty

10,000 Reasons

Not In Me (New)

My Worth Is Not In What I Own

Teaching from the Word: John 15:12-17

I publish our worship order every week to help us reflect on our worship together. Join us next Sunday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m. to sing together, pray, and hear from God’s Word!

Worship at Calvary: April 17

This is our order of worship from Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or listen to our playlist. ) 

Call to Worship:
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 90:1-2

O God Our Help In Ages Past

A Mighty Fortress (Nockels)

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

All I Have Is Christ

Teaching From the Word: John14:15-31

Rise Up O Church of God

I publish our worship order every week to help us reflect on our worship together. Join us next Sunday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. to sing together, pray, and hear from God’s Word!

Worship at Calvary: April 10

This is our order of worship from Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or listen to our playlist. ) 

Call to Worship:
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
 For this is what the Lord says—he who created the heavens, he is God;
he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it;
he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited—he says:
“I am the Lord, and there is no other.”
Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Praise be to his glorious name forever;
    may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
    Amen and Amen.
(Is. 40:28, 45:18, 1 Chron. 16:23, Ps. 72:19)

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Our Great God

I Will Glory In My Redeemer

Facing a Task Unfinished

Today we enjoyed a special visit from our newest missionaries, Rob & Penny Whitty followed by a fellowship brunch.

I publish our worship order every week to help us reflect on our worship together. Join us next Sunday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m. to sing together, pray, and hear from God’s Word!

Worship at Calvary: April 3

This is our order of worship from Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or listen to our playlist. ) 

Call to Worship:
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;  praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;  praise him, all his hosts!
Praise him, sun and moon,  praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord!
Psalm 148:1-5

All Creatures Of Our God and King

Praise the Father, Praise the Son

There Is A Redeemer

Behold the Lamb (Communion Song)

Teaching from the Word: “Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled” John 14:1-14

My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness

I publish our song lists every week to help us reflect on our worship together. Join us next Sunday, April 10th at 10:00 a.m. to sing together, pray, and hear from God’s Word!

 

 

Worship at Calvary: Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday 2016

This is our order of worship from Good Friday, March 25, and Resurrection Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or listen to our playlist. ) 

Good Friday:

Call to Worship:
You were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold,
but with precious blood as of a lamb unblemished and spotless,
the blood of Christ.
Surely he has borne our griefs
    and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
    smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
1 Peter 1:18-19 (NASB), Isaiah 53:1, 4-6  (ESV)

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

The Power of the Cross

The Gospel Song

John 18 and 19

Worship at the Lord’s Table

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (first 3 verses)

Resurrection Sunday:

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (4th verse)

Easter Greeting:
Christ is Risen!
Response: He is risen indeed!

Come People Of the Risen King

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

In Christ Alone

Teaching of the Word:  “Now Is the Son of Man Glorified” John 13:21-14:1

It Is Well

What we miss when we gloss over Good Friday

On Good Friday, among my Christian friends, a common post on Facebook is some variation of “It’s Friday but Sunday’s coming!” It’s a quote from this message which is a beautiful expression of what it would have been like on that Friday, yet looking back with the knowledge that all the grief would be wiped away on Sunday. I appreciate the hope that the message communicates. We don’t know on our worst days when our Sunday will come. But I wonder if those who are so quick to post the glib quote without the context of the rest of the message might be missing out on some important things.

If we skip over Friday and get right to Sunday, we don’t have to reflect on our sin as the cause for Friday. Good Friday gives us the opportunity to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us. For our sin. “It was my sin that held Him there until it was accomplished.” Good Friday gives us the opportunity to lament. The Psalms are full of lament but that’s a largely lost practice in most contemporary evangelical churches.

At our Good Friday service this evening we’ll be singing “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” but we’ll end at verse 3 which takes us through the crucifixion and we won’t sing verse 4 because it’s about the resurrection. Will it feel incomplete? Yes, it probably will. And that’s the point. We should leave tonight with a feeling of incompleteness and of longing.

If we skip right through Friday and Saturday we don’t have to figure out what to do with that awkward day between the remembrance of the cross and the glory of the resurrection. Saturday gives us opportunity to sit in the silence of God, knowing that even when God seems to be silent, He is not absent.

So let’s rejoice in the resurrection on Resurrection Sunday. But let’s not skip there too quickly. There are lessons to be learned in each day.