Worship at Calvary: January 24

This is our order of worship for Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.

You can download this week’s worship guide here.

WELCOME

 CALL TO WORSHIP & OPENING PRAYER — Psalm 9:7-11

But the Lord sits enthroned forever;
    he has established his throne for justice,
and he judges the world with righteousness;
    he judges the peoples with uprightness.
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
    a stronghold in times of trouble.
And those who know your name put their trust in you,
    for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!
    Tell among the peoples his deeds!

QUIET PREPARATION — Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
   to which indeed you were called in one body.
And be thankful.

Hearing From God’s Word

“We Work Together As A Church” – 1 Corinthians 11:17-22

GRACE & ASSURANCE

 How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

 

Worship at Calvary: January 17

This is our order of worship for Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.

You can download this week’s worship guide here.

WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP & OPENING PRAYER Psalm 67:1-3
May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face to shine upon us,     Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
    your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!

 QUIET PREPARATION — Psalm 62:1-2
For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD
“We Work Together When We Hear a Man Pray” Psalm 143:1-12

 PRAISING GOD AND GIVING THANKS

 Psalm 62

 

Worship at Calvary: January 10

This is our order of worship for Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.

You can download this week’s worship guide here.

WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP & OPENING PRAYER Psalm 103:1-5
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 QUIET PREPARATION — Psalm 103:11-12
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD
“We Work Together Knowing God’s Will Together” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

 PRAISING GOD AND GIVING THANKS

 10,000 Reasons

 

Worship at Calvary: January 3

This is our order of worship for Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.

You can download this week’s worship guide here.

WELCOME 

CALL TO WORSHIP & OPENING PRAYER — Psalm 29:1-2
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

QUIET PREPARATION — Psalm 77:11-12
I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
    yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
I will ponder all your work,
    and meditate on your mighty deeds.

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

 “The Whole Body Makes The Body Grow” – Ephesians 4:11-16

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

 

 

Christmas Eve at Home 2020

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What a different year this has been! At times it has been fearful and discouraging, yet we have been so blessed throughout this year as well. Since we aren’t having our candlelight service this year, here’s a simple plan to guide you through having your own time at home.

Light a candle or two. 

Sing “O Come All Ye Faithful.” If you need music to sing along with, here’s a video for you. 

Read Luke 2:1-20

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.  This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.  So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.  And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.  Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

Spend time praying, being thankful for God’s love for us, and for Jesus coming as Emmanuel – God with us.

Sing “Silent Night.”  Just your own voices would be lovely but if you need it, here’s a video to sing along with. 

Silent Night
Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavn’ly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born. Christ the Savior is born.

Text: Joseph Mohr; tr. John F Young; Music: Franz Gruber; Public Domain

Merry Christmas and may God bless your time in His word!

Worship at Calvary: December 20

This is our order of worship for Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download this week’s worship guide here.

WELCOME 

CALL TO WORSHIP & OPENING PRAYER — Genesis 1:3, John 1:5, 8:12, Isaiah 60:1
God said, “Let there be light.”
And there was light.
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”
And the light shone in the darkness.
Arise, shine, for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

QUIET PREPARATION –Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others,
so that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

Matthew 1:18

Reading for the Fourth Sunday of Advent  — Luke 2:8-20

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

 

Worship at Calvary: December 13

This is our order of worship for Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download this week’s worship guide here.

WELCOME 

CALL TO WORSHIP & OPENING PRAYER — Isaiah 40:10-11
Behold, the Lord God comes with might,
and his arm rules for him;
behold, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense before him.
He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
    and gently lead those that are with young.

QUIET PREPARATION – John 10:11

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

John 1:1

Reading for the Third Sunday of Advent  — Micah 5:2; Luke 2:1-7

O Little Town of Bethlehem

 

Worship at Calvary: December 6

This is our order of worship for Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download this week’s worship guide here.

WELCOME 

CALL TO WORSHIP & OPENING PRAYER — Luke 1:78-79 CSB

Because of our God’s merciful compassion,
the dawn from on high will visit us
 to shine on those who live in darkness
and the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.

QUIET PREPARATION – 2 Corinthians 4:6-7

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“He Who Is The Lord of Lords” – 1 Timothy 6:11-16

Reading for the Second Sunday of Advent  — Matthew 1:18-25

Joy Has Dawned

 

Worship at Calvary: November 29

This is our order of worship for Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

You can download this week’s worship guide here.

WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER

CALL TO WORSHIP — Psalm 80:1-3
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock.
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up your might
and come to save us!
Restore us, O God;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved!

QUIET PREPARATION – Isaiah 9:2
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“A Savior, Who is Christ the Lord” – Luke 2:8-12

Reading for the First Sunday of Advent  — Luke 1:26-38

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Worship at Calvary: November 22

This is our order of worship for Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or enjoy our Spotify playlist.) 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 103:1-5
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

QUIET PREPARATION – Psalm 103:11-14
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame;
    he remembers that we are dust.

HEARING FROM GOD’S WORD

“Make Them Joyful In My House of Prayer” – Luke 19:45-48