Worship Planning

2017 September

September 3

  • Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
  • Sermon: Receiving Rest and ReCreation
  • Communion Sunday
  • Hymfest, with Hymn-Sing Prelude
  • Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir
  • Shalom, Chaverim! - #537 (Leaders: Anita Ramsey, Kristen Watson Hull) 

September 6, Sanctuary Choir First Fall Rehearsal

September 7, One Voice/Dei Gloriam First Fall Rehearsals

September 10

  • Scripture: Exodus 3:7-15
  • Series: I Am
  • Sermon: I am who I Am
  • First Sunday of Fall Choirs
  • Anthem: My Eternal King - Jane Marshall (#196)
  • Offertory
  • Dei Gloriam on Final Hymn (meet at 8:15 a.m.)
  • Benediction Response: Shalom, Chaverim!  - #537 (Leaders: Anita Ramsey, Kristen Watson Hull)

September 13 (Wednesday) - Sanctuary Choir Social (during rehearsal)

September 17

  • Scripture: John 9:1-7
  • Series: I Am
  • Sermon: I am the Light of the World
  • Anthem: Halle, Halle, Halle - Marty Haugen (#538) 
  • Offertory: Peace Be Still - Tunney/Darnall, arr. David Lantz III (Jan Peterson, Soprano)

September 24

  • Ed: Minute for Mission on  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance 
  • Scripture:  Jonah 3:10-4:11;  Matt. 20:1-16 
  • Series: 
  • Sermon: Grace Alone, God’s Economy! (Dr. Edward E. Spence) 
  • Anthem: When In Our Music God is Glorified - Don McAfee (#768), with Handbells (and Organ)
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Grace Alone - #2162
  • Closing Hymn: There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy - #435 

2017 October

October 1

  • Scripture: John 6:29-40
  • Series: I Am
  • Sermon: I am the Bread of Life
  • World Communion Sunday
  • Offertory: For the Bread - V. Earle Copes (#769)

October 8

  • Scripture: John 11:17-37
  • Series: I Am
  • Sermon: I am the Resurrection and the Life
  • Call to Worship: Choristers
  • Anthem: A Festive Psalm - Eugene Butler (#770), with Choristers
  • Offertory: Anthem of Praise - Richard Smallwood, arr. Gardner/Knight (One Voice)

October 15

October 22

  • Scripture: John 10:1-10
  • Series: I Am
  • Sermon: I am the Gate/Door
  • Anthem: O Clap Your Hands - Robert Lau (#767)
  • Offertory:  Heaven Bound - Kevin Stewart (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)

4:00 p.m. Pastor Ann's Installation Service (Sanctuary) & Reception

Sanctuary Choir

Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir

HolyGrounds Praise Band

Sermon: Jim Bruening

Prelude/Introit: Majesty - Jack Hayford, arr. Joel Raney (Sanctuary Choir, Organist Mark Ramsey, Pianist Barb Walker)

Call to Worship: (Praise Band)

Opening Hymn: God Is Here! - #461

Anthem:  Silent Devotion, from "Sacred Service" (Avodath Hakodesh)  - Ernest Bloch (NEW)

Hymn of Affirmation: The Summons

Call to Offering: (10,000 Reasons - Praise Band)

Offertory (to benefit Presbytery seminary students): His Eye Is On The Sparrow - Charles Gabriel, arr. Joel Raney

Sending Hymn: Go to the World! (Tune: Sine Nomine)

Benediction Response: (Praise Band)

October 29

  • Scripture: Luke 19:1-10
  • Series: ---
  • Sermon: Seeing Jesus
  • All Saints' Sunday
  • 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's "Reformation" (October 31)
  • Stewardship Dedication
  • Prelude I: Partita on Ein feste burg - Martin Luther, arr. Andrew Clarke
  • Prelude II:  Fanfare on "To God Be the Glory" - arr. Ron Mallory (First Ringers)
  • Anthem: Rejoice, The Lord Is King - Gordon Young (#772)
  • Offertory: Come, Thou Almighty King - arr. Michael Ryan (First Ringers)
  • Hymn of Affirmation: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God - #260 - Martin Luther
  • Closing Hymn: Now Praise the Lord - #255, vss. 1-4

2017 November

November 5

  • Scripture: John 15:1-5
  • Series: I Am
  • Sermon: I am the Vine
  • Communion Sunday
  • Call to Worship: Rhythm of Life - Cy Coleman, arr. Richard Barnes (Soprano Joan White, Alto Anita Ramsey, Tenor Mark Ramsey)
  • Children's Sermon: The Orchestra Song - Hungarian Folk Song (One Voice)
  • Anthem: A Place in the Choir - Bill Staines, arr. Janet Wheeler (One Voice)
  • Communion: One Bread, One Body - John Foley, arr. Mark Hayes (NEW)
  • Offertory: O Bless The Lord, My Soul, from Godspell - Stephen Schwartz (One Voice)

November 12

November 19

 

  • Scripture: John 14:1-6
  • Series: I Am
  • Sermon: I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
  • Thanksgiving Sunday
  • Anthem: He Never Failed Me Yet - Robert Ray (#761), Soloist Karen Rudin
  • Offertory: His Eye Is On The Sparrow - Charles Gabriel, arr. Joel Raney (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)
  • Postlude: Nun Danket Alle Gott - arr. Fred Bock

November 22-23 No Rehearsal for Sanctuary Choir, One Voice, Dei Gloriam.  Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26

  • Sermon:  The Radical Reign of Christ 
  • Christ The King Sunday
  • Call to Worship: Hearts Hands and Voices
  • Anthem:  Be Still - Mary McDonald (#741) 
  • Offertory: The Journey of Faith - Joseph M. Martin (Jan Peterson, Soprano)

December 2 (Saturday), 4-6:30 p.m. - Advent Decorations and Supper, Fellowship Hall & Sanctuary

2017 December

December 3

  • Advent 1
  • Scripture: Mark 13:24-27,32-37
  • Sermon: Hope: Awake to Advent
  • Anthem: Soprano Jan Peterson: Breath of Heaven - Amy Grant
  • Offertory: Sanctuary Choir: The Little Drummer Boy - arr. Katherine Davis (NEW)

December 10

  • Advent 2
  • Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-8; Mark 1:4-8
  • Sermon: Peace: The Other Side of Exile
  • Anthem:  Carol of the Midnight Bell - Mary Caldwell (with bells) (NEW)
  • Offertory: Organ

December 17

  • Advent 3
  • Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4; Matthew 11:1-11
  • Sermon: Joy: Water in the Wilderness
  • Anthem: I Will Carol in the Morning - Douglas Wagner (NEW)
  • Offertory: Organ

December 20 (Wednesday), Music Sunday Rehearsal, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Sanctuary, followed by Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal in the Choir Room

December 24

  • Advent 4: Christmas Eve

10:00 a.m. Combined Worship Service in the Sanctuary, "Music Sunday" (no Sunday School for classes through 12th grade)

  • Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7 
  • Choristers Warmup at 9:15 in Sanctuary
  • Prelude: Toccata on "Mendelssohn" - Stephen Sturz (Mark Ramsey, Organ)
  • Prelude: Away in a Manger, arr. Joel Raney (Piano Duet: Barbara Walker & Bea Towe)
  • Anthem: Sanctuary Choir: A Gallery Carol - Eugene Butler (NEW)
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir
  • First Ringers: French Carol "He Is Born" - arr. Jason Krug 
  • Hearts Hands and Voices: Do You Hear What I Hear? - Gloria Baker and Noël Regney

Social Time (Fellowship Hall): Sanctuary Choir "Jingle Bells Through the Ages"


5:30 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service of Lessons & Carols

  • Choristers Warmup at 4:45 in Sanctuary
  • Choristers: Colby Christmas Series
  • Celebration of Gifts Prelude
  • Carol in the Morning - Traditional Carol
  • Will Snitzer, French Horn
  • Ding, Dong Merrily on High - Jehan Tabourot
  • Infant Holy, Infant Lowly - Polish Carol
  • Carol, Mihret, Ben Gerlach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
  • Ben and Stephanie Gerlach, Cello Duet

8:30 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service of Lessons & Carols

  • Prelude
  • Toccata on "Mendelssohn" - Stephen Sturz (Mark Ramsey, Organ)
  • Away in a Manger, arr. Joel Raney (Bea Towe and Barbara Walker, Piano Duet)
  • Christmas Bell Carol - arr. Hart Morris (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)
  • Anthem: Sanctuary Choir: Little Drummer Boy - Katherine Davis/Henry Onorati
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir
  • The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy - Don Besig (Soprano Joan White, Tenor Mark Ramsey, with Instrumentalist)

December 31

  • New Year's Eve
  • 10:00 a.m. Combined Worship Service in Fellowship Hall (no Sunday School for classes through 12th grade) 
  • Pastor:  Rev. Gordon Letizia 
  • Sanctuary Choir Vacation Sunday
  • Praise Songs led by HolyGrounds Praise Band
  • Anthem: Solo: HolyGrounds Praise Band
  • Offertory: Led by HolyGrounds Praise Band

2018 January

January 7

  • Epiphany Sunday
  • Communion Sunday (Intinction)
  • Call to Worship: Come With Singing (One Voice)
  • Sanctuary Choir Vacation Sunday
  • Anthem: Standing on the Promise's (One Voice)
  • Offertory: The Time Has Come (One Voice)

1/11 (Thursday), Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir ringing at Phoenix Zoolights, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

January 14

January 21

We move into a sermon series focused on the newness offered to us in Christ Jesus. We are each given the opportunity to put on Christ and be a new person, to belong to a new community, and to become a new creation! We’ll consider what implications this has for the way we live out our lives. 

January 28

  • Scripture:  1 Corinthians 12:14-20,27  
  • Sermon: A New Year ~ A New Community
  • Children's Sermon: That's What Your Gift Is For - Peter and Hanneke Jacobs (Choristers and Soloists Melody Bilko, Evie Couillard, Sophia Letizia, Grace Martin, Poppy Sitzler, Ivy Wilhelm)
  • Anthem: Ev'rybody Praise The Lord - David Michaels (#345)
  • Offertory

February 2-4

Friday-Sunday

Sanctuary Choir Retreat, Sedona

2018 February

February 4

  • Scout Sunday
  • Souper Bowl of Caring
  • Communion Sunday
  • Organist: Alice Edwards
  • Scripture: Isaiah 2: 1-4
  • Sermon: A New Year ~ A New Creation!  
  • Opening Hymn: Come Sing, O Church, in Joy! - #430
  • Anthem: Soloist
  • Offertory: Organ
  • Doxology: #592
  • Communion Music: Organ
  • Closing Hymn: In Christ There Is No East or West - #439
  • Benediction Response: #371 (Lift High the Cross - chorus only)

February 11

  • Day of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness
  • Combined Worship Service with FPC & Iglesia de Dios El Gran Pastor, 11:00 a.m.
  • Anthem: Three Songs of World Praise - Allen Pote (#519) - Songs from Peru, Brazil, and South Africa
  • Offertory

We will gather with the congregation of Iglesia de Dios El Gran Pastor for a combined worship service of praise and prayer! This Hispanic congregation worships in our chapel every Sunday and holds classes and music lessons there during the week. Worshiping God together will give us an opportunity to get to know one another better and experience worship in a different form and language (both English and Spanish)!


February 14

Ash Wednesday Service, 7-7:30PM in Fox Chapel

Meditation: "Cleaning out the Clutter”

Opening Hymn: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days - #81

Closing Hymn: Sign Us with Ashes, vss. 1,2,3,6 - Bringle/Rowan (GIA, used by permission)

February 18

  • Lent I
  • Scripture: Psalm 25:1-7
  • Sermon: A Prayer for Lent
  • Call to Worship: As the Deer
  • Opening Hymn: 10,000 Reasons (Allan Schultz, Guitar Accompanist)
  • Anthem: At The Cross - Ralph Hudson (#692)
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Lord, Listen to your Children Praying
  • Closing Hymn: What a Friend We Have in Jesus - #403

February 25

  • Lent II
  • Scripture: Psalm 19
  • Sermon: A Practice for Lent
  • Call to Worship: One Voice
  • Moment with Young Disciples: Choristers - Family of God, accompanied by First Ringers
  • Anthem: Give Thanks to the Lord - Dave and Jean Perry (#710)
  • Offertory: First Ringers
  • Chili Cook-off and Annual Meeting. 5:00 p.m.

2018 March

March 4

  • Lent III
  • Scripture: Exodus 1:8-22
  • Sermon: Leading with Love
  • Women's Sunday
  • Communion Sunday
  • Organist: Bea Towe
  • Director: Karen Rudin
  • Prelude: In Christ Alone - arr. Carol Tornquist
  • Call to Worship: spoken
  • Opening Hymn: For All the Faithful Women - Finish Folk Song, Stuempfle/Evans (GIA, used by permission)
  • Anthem: In Paradisum, from Requiem - Gabriel Fauré (#561)
  • Offertory: Solitude - arr. Gail Smith  
  • Doxology: We Are An Offering, with leader Karen Rudin 
  • Communion Music: Bread of Heaven - Marc Jordan (Pianist Bea Towe)
  • Closing Hymn: I Come with Joy - #507, Vss. 1,3,5 
  • Benediction Response: Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me - Paul Vasile (used by permission)
  • Postlude: Postlude Fantasia - Robert Thygerson

March 11

  • Lent IV
  • Scripture: Psalm 107 (as Children's Sermon - green mic)
  • Sermon: A Parable for Lent
  • Anthem: And The Father Will Dance - Mark Hayes (#744) (Sanctuary Choir, Pianist Bea Towe)
  • Offertory: This is the Life - Craig/Ahlstrom (One Voice, Soloist John Couillard - green mic)
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Give Thanks, O Christian People - #552
  • Sending Hymn: To God Be the Glory - #485

March 18

  • Lent V
  • Scripture: Psalm 51 (selected verses)
  • Sermon: A Purging for Lent
  • Anthem: Via Dolorosa - Billy Sprague, Niles Borop (Soprano Jan Peterson)
  • Offertory: Come, Teach Us, Spirit of God - Anna Laura Page (#585) (Sanctuary Choir, Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir) -  with divided choir
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive - #347
  • Sending Hymn: Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound - #280
  • Benediction Response: A Gaelic Blessing - John Rutter (#92)

March 21 No Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

March 22 No One Voice nor Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir Rehearsal


March 23-25

(Friday-Sunday)

First Players Theater Production

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

March 25

  • Lent VI (Palm/Passion Sunday)
  • Welcoming New Members!
  • Call to Worship - spoken
  • Processional Hymn: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna - #89
  • Moment for Young Disciples: Bless the Lord - Peter and Hanneke Jacobs (Choristers)
  • Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
  • Sermon: A Passionate Palm Parade
  • Anthem: Lift Up Your Heads and Sing! - Douglas Wagner (#664)
  • Offertory

March 29

Maundy Thursday Service

Communion

Anthem/Service Music: Tenebrae - Hal Hopson (#C-027)

    1. Prelude

    2. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

    3. All Who Pass This Way

    4. The Cup of Love

    5. Could You Not Watch

    6. Ah, Holy Jesus

    7. Crucify Him!

    8. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

    9. Ah, Holy Jesus

2018 April

April 1

  • Easter Sunday
  • Communion Sunday
  • Moment for Young Disciples: Unending Love - Peter and Hanneke Jacobs (Choristers)
  • Anthem: Christ Is Risen Today - Diane Lokensgard (#706)
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir
  • Postlude: Toccata on "Easter Hymn" - Diane Bish

April 8

April 15

April 22

April 29

  • Youth Sunday
  • Confirmation Sunday
  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

2018 May

May 6

  • Communion Sunday
  • Anthem: We Are Children of Our God - Michael Jothen (#596), Sanctuary Choir and Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir 
  • Communion Music: By the Lakeside - Michael Helman (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)
  • Offertory: Entrada - Michael Mazzatenta (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)
  • Sending Hymn: We Come as Guests Invited - #517
  • Benediction Response: When the Saints Go Marching In - Arnold Sherman (Accompanied by Organ and Handbells)

May 13

  • Mother's Day
  • Ordination/Installation of Officers 
  • Anthem: The Lord Is My Shepherd - Daniel Burton (#533), with soloist Karen Rudin
  • Offertory: Kindred Spirits - Phil Coulter (Soprano Jan Peterson, Piano Mark Ramsey)

May 20

  • Pastor: Rev. Paul Soderquist
  • Pentecost Sunday
  • Call to Worship: One Voice
  • Anthem: Alleluia - Jane Marshall (#771)
  • Hymn of Affirmation: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing - #466
  • Offertory: One Voice

May 27

  • One Combined Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Pastor: Rev. Jennifer Fraser 
  • Memorial Day Sunday
  • First Sunday of Summer Choirs
  • Summer Choir: First Ringers
  • Anthem: Praise for the Morning - Michael Akers (First Players)
  • Offertory: Happy the Home When God Is There - Jason Krug (First Ringers)

2018 June

June 3

  • Communion: Soprano Carol Strouse (The Lord Is My Shepherd - Daniel Burton)
  • Summer Choir: Women's Choir (Carol Gerlach, Ellen Gillespie, Ann Harbin, Kay Herrera, Kristen Hull, Flinn Lund, Yvonne Oliver, Jane Potyka, Charlene Raikes, Anita Ramsey, Karen Rudin, Erin Skarphol, Carol Strouse, Joan White)
  • Anthem: Do Lord! - African-American Spiritual, arr. Ruth Artman, CH-057
  • Offertory: I Feel the Spirit - Traditional Spiritual, arr. Don Besig (Soprano Joan White, Tenor Mark Ramsey)

June 10

  • Summer Choir: 
  • Anthem:
  • Offertory: Karen Rudin, Solo

June 17

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
  • Summer Choir: Vacation Bible School Singers
  • Anthem: VBS Singers
  • Offertory: Cortney Bever, Solo 

June 24

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
  • Summer Choir: HolyGrounds Praise Band 

2018 July

July 1

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Organist: Barb Walker 
  • Summer Choir: 
  • Anthem:
  • Offertory: Organ

July 8

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Organist: Barb Walker 
  • Summer Choir: 
  • Anthem:
  • Offertory: Organ

July 15

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Organist: Barb Walker 
  • Summer Choir: 
  • Anthem:
  • Offertory: Organ

July 22

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Organist: Barbara Cook
  • Summer Choir: 
  • Anthem:
  • Offertory: Organ

July 29

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Organist: Barbara Cook
  • Summer Choir: 
  • Anthem:
  • Offertory: Organ

2018 August

August 5

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
  • Communion
  • Summer Choir: HolyGrounds Praise Band

August 12

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
  • Summer Choir: HolyGrounds Praise Band

August 19

  • Opening Hymn: 10,000 Reasons, with Guitarist Allan Schultz and Bass Guitarist Karen Rudin
  • Summer Choir: Men's Ensemble
  • Anthem: Gonna Be a Great Day - African-American Spiritual, arr. Joseph Martin
  • Offertory: Cortney Bever, Solo

August 26

  • Summer Choir: One Voice
  • Call to Worship: One Voice
  • Anthem: One Voice
  • Offertory: Even If - Timmons/Lewis/Garcia/Glover (Dan Reeves, Solo)

2018 September

September 2

  • One Combined Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Labor Day Sunday
  • Communion
  • Summer Choir: Hymnfest with Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Organ, and Song Leader
  • Benediction Response: When the Saints Go Marching In - Arnold Sherman (Accompanied by Organ, Handbells, Percussion) 

September 9

2018 November

November 18

  • Postlude: Now Thank We All Our God - David N. Johnson

2018 December

December 2

December 9

December 12 (Wednesday), Music Sunday Rehearsal,  6:00-7:00 p.m., Sanctuary, followed by Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal in the Choir Room.

December 16

  • Music Sunday

December 23

  • Advent 4
  • Prelude: Carillon on a Ukrainian Bell Carol - Gerald Near


December 24

8:30 p.m.

  • Prelude: Carillon on a Ukrainian Bell Carol - Gerald Near 

2019 January

January 25-26

Presbytery at FPC

January 26

Presbytery Worship Service (a.m.)