Worship Planning 2018-19

2018 September

September 2

  • One Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Rehearsal at 8:30 a.m.
  • Labor Day Sunday
  • Communion
  • Summer Choir: Hymnfest with Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Organ, and Song Leader
  • Prelude: Hymn-Sing
  • Call to Worship: Entrada - Michael Mazzatenta (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)
  • Offertory: 
  • Benediction Response: When the Saints Go Marching In - Arnold Sherman (Accompanied by Organ, Handbells, Percussion) 

September 5 First Fall Rehearsals for First Ringers and Sanctuary Choir

September 6 First Fall Rehearsals for One Voice and Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir

September 9

  • Regular two-service schedule
  • Rehearsal at 8:20 a.m.
  • Scripture: Psalm 71:12-19, Mark 3:13-19
  • Sermon: The Great Ends of the Church – Proclaim the Gospel
  • First Sunday of Fall Choirs
  • Anthem:  A Jubilant Song - Allen Pote (#411)
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Lift High the Cross - #371
  • Offertory: 
  • Closing Hymn: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing - #466 (accompanied by Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)
  • Benediction Response:  Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me - Paul Vasile

September 16

  • Sermon: The Great Ends of the Church – Shelter, Nurture, and Spiritual Fellowship
  • Anthem:  The Lord Is My Shepherd - Daniel Burton (#533), with soloist Karen Rudin 
  • Offertory: 

September 23

  • Sermon: The Great Ends of the Church – Worship the Lord!
  • Anthem:  All God's Children Got Shoes - arr. Ken Berg (#718)
  • Offertory:  One Voice (Voice of Truth -  Mark Hall, Steven Curtis Chapman) 

September 30

  • Sermon: The Great Ends of the Church – Preserve the Truth
  • Anthem:  I Go to the Rock - Mary McDonald (NEW)
  • Offertory:  

2018 October

October 7

  • World Communion Sunday
  • Peace and Global Witness Offering Received
  • Sermon: The Great Ends of the Church: Promote Social Righteousness
  • Anthem: Lord, Listen to Your Children - Ken Medema, arr. Jack Schrader (#705)
  • Communion Music: 
  • Offertory: 

October 14

  • One Combined Worship Service at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
  • Sermon: The Great Ends of the Church: Show the World the Kingdom of God
  • Organist: Barbara Walker
  • Director: Karen Rudin
  • Anthem: The King of Love My Shepherd Is - arr. Karen Buckwalter (#526)
  • Offertory: First Ringers (Our Lord and King Adore! - arr. Douglas Wagner)
  • Benediction Response: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim Till all the world adore His sacred name. (#371 Chorus)

October 17 (Wednesday) 

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Director: Karen Rudin

Accompanist:  Barb Walker

October 21

  • Ministry Fair
  • Sermon: Having a Servant’s Heart: Highlights of FPC Ministries
  • Bea Vacation Sunday
  • Anthem: The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune - Ralph Vaughn Williams (#215), with Congregation
  • Offertory: 

October 28

  • One Combined 10:00 a.m. Worship Service for Stewardship Dedication Sunday
  • Followed by a Celebration Luncheon (hosted by Fellowship Commission) with entertainment by the FPC Mesa Choir ("A Good Old Vaudeville Show")
  • Prelude: HolyGrounds Praise Set
  • Anthem: Hymn to Joy - Beethoven, arr. Edward Hodges (#502), with Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir
  • Song of Affirmation (Dedication): In the Garden - C. Austin Miles (Hearts Hands and Voices)
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir (You Raise Me Up - Brendan Graham, Rolf Lovland, arr. Joel Raney) 

2018 November

November 4

  • All Saints' Sunday
  • Opportunity during worship for people to light a candle in memory of a loved one
  • Moment with Young Disciples: Pure Praise Singers (Love is the Greatest Gift of All -  Peter and Hanneke Jacobs)
  • Anthem: Alleluia - Jane Marshall (#771)
  • Song of Affirmation: FPC Youth (I Choose to Follow You - Jeff Kennedy)
  • Offertory: One Voice (How Deep The Father's Love for Us - Stuart Townend)

November 11


November 18

  • Thanksgiving Sunday
  • Scripture: Mark 8:1-8
  • Sermon: Enough for Everyone!
  • Anthem: Canticle of Thanksgiving - Dale Wood (#304) 
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Give Thanks O Christian People - #552
  • Offertory: Now Thank We All Our God - David N. Johnson
  • Sending Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God - #555

November 21-22 No Choir Rehearsals: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25

  • Christ the King/Reign of Christ Sunday
  • Pastor: Rev. Paul F. Soderquist
  • Scripture: Revelation 1:4b-8
  • Sermon: Kingdom of Priests
  • Final Prelude: Praise The Day! - Michael Mazzatenta (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)
  • Anthem: Faith to Carry On - Don Besig/Nancy Price (NEW)
  • Offertory: Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) - Houston/Crocker/Ligthelm, arr. Ron Mallory (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)

2018 December

December 2

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Advent 1

  • Scripture: Luke 21:25-36
  • Sermon: Waiting with Hope
  • 9:00 a.m. Advent Readers:  Hal & Suzanne
  • Prelude: Come, Ye Sinners - arr. Joyce Jones
  • Anthem: God So Loved (with "God So Loved The World" and "The Love Of God") - John Stainer/Frederick Lehman, arr. John Purifoy (NEW)

December 9

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Advent 2

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

December 16

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Advent 3

  • Music Sunday: "Christmas Glory"
  • 7:45 Adult Choirs meet in Sanctuary (robe at 8:25)
  • 8:15 Choristers warmup in Sanctuary
  • 8:40 a.m. Music Sunday Photograph! (Sanctuary)
  • Final Prelude: Silent Night - Grüber, arr. Arnold Sherman (#B-118)
  • Sanctuary Choir: Three Wise Men Traveling - Gordon Young (#275)
  • Dei Gloriam: Feliz Navidad - Hart Morris (#B-234)
  • First Ringers: Angels We Have Heard on High, arr. Jason Krug 
  • Hearts Hands and Voices: Til The Season Comes ‘Round Again - John Jarvis/Randy Goodrum

December 18 (Tuesday): Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir performing at Phoenix ZooLights, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

December 23

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Advent 4

  • Sermon: Love Actually
  • Prelude: Carillon on a Ukrainian Bell Carol - Gerald Near
  • Gathering Hymn: To a Maid Engaged to Joseph - #19
  • Anthem (Jan Peterson, Soprano): Mary, Did You Know? - Lowry/Greene
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Mary Heard the Angel's Message
  • Offertory (Sanctuary Choir): Ding! Dong! Merrily on High - arr. Howard Helvey (#757), Accompanied by Pianists Barb Walker and Bea Towe

December 24 Christmas Eve Worship

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5:30 p.m.

  • Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service of Lessons & Carols 
  • Sermon: The Lord is With You 
  • Celebration of Gifts Prelude:  Ben and Greg Gerlach, Cello (What Child Is This? - Traditional Carol; Jingle Bells Boogie - arr. David Bruce )
  • Special Music: Pure Praise Singers
  • Communion Music (Intinction): What Child is This - #53; Away in a Manger - #25; Born in the Night, Mary's Child - #30; Infant Holy, Infant Lowly - #37

7:15 p.m.

Dei Gloriam Warmup

7:45 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir Warmup

8:10 p.m.

Bell Carol Prelude


8:30 p.m.

  • Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service of Lessons & Carols 
  • Sermon: The Lord is With You 
  • Pre-Prelude Carol Ring: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir (8:10)
  • Prelude 1: Carillon on a Ukrainian Bell Carol - Gerald Near 
  • Prelude 2:  Il est né le Divin Enfant ("He is Born, The Divine Child") - Organist Barbara Walker, Pianist Mark Ramsey
  • Anthem: Lullaby Medley - Mary Sallee (#629), for Women's Voices
  • Anthem: Sing We Noel - Gordon Young (#370)
  • Bell Anthem: Carol of the Bells - Leontovych, arr. Kevin McChesney
  • Bell Anthem: I Wonder as I Wander - Niles, arr. Peggy Bettcher
  • Communion Music (Distribution): What Child is This - #53; Away in a Manger - #25; Born in the Night, Mary's Child - #30; Infant Holy, Infant Lowly - #37

December 26 Sanctuary Choir No Rehearsal

December 27 Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir No Rehearsal


December 30

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2019 January

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January 2 Sanctuary Choir No Rehearsal

January 3 Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir No Rehearsal

January 6

  • Epiphany Sunday
  • Communion (Intinction)
  • Sanctuary Choir Vacation Sunday
  • Anthem: One Voice
  • Offertory: One Voice (Your Love Awakens Me - Phil Wickham, Chris Quilala)


January 9-10 First Spring Rehearsals for Sanctuary Choir and Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir

January 13

  • Anthem: Rejoice, The Lord Is King - Gordon Young (#772)
  • Offertory: The Great Divide - Cunningham/Huesman, arr. Allen/Fettke (Soprano Joan White, Tenor Mark Ramsey)

January 20


January 26 (Saturday)

Combined Grand Canyon and De Cristo Prestyteries at FPC (January 25-26)

Worship Service, with FPC Choirs, 9:00 a.m.

Communion

Final Prelude: In this Very Room - Ron and Carol Harris, arr. Fred Bock

Barbara Walker, Piano; Mark Ramsey, Organ

Anthem (Sanctuary Choir): A Jubilant Song - Allen Pote (#411)

Service of The Lord's Supper

    Song of Invitation (Hearts Hands and Voices): In the Garden - C. Austin Miles

    Communion Music: Oceans - Houston/Crocker/Ligthelm, arr. Ron Mallory (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)

Offertory (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir): You Raise Me Up - Graham/Lovland, arr. Joel Raney 

Benediction Response: When the Saints Go Marching In - arr. Arnold Sherman (Accompanied by Organ, Handbells, Percussion)

January 27

  • Scripture: Luke 4:14-21
  • Sermon: We Are All One in Mission
  • Final Prelude: In this Very Room - Ron and Carol Harris, arr. Fred Bock

Barbara Walker, Piano; Mark Ramsey, Organ

2019 February

February 3

February 10

  • Sermon: Artist Series - Mary Beth Carlson, Piano and Testimony
  • Sanctuary Choir Vacation Sunday

February 17

  • Scripture:  Matthew 5:1-10
  • Anthem: Praise The Lord - Fischer (#478) 


February 23 (Saturday)

Sanctuary Choir singing in the Third Biennial Mesa Interfaith Choral Festival (Grace United Methodist Church, 2024 E. University Dr., Mesa), with a morning combined-choir rehearsal and the Festival that evening.

February 24

  • Scripture: Luke 6:27-38
  • Final Prelude: Flutist Jenny Preece-Thompson
  • Call to Worship: All Things are Possible - Darlene Zschech, arr. David Shipps  (One Voice)
  • Anthem: Joy In The Morning - Natalie Sleeth (#693)
  • Offertory: Prelude in Classic Style - Gordon Young (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Flutist Jenny Preece-Thompson)

2019 March

March 3

  • Women's Sunday
  • Pastor: Rev. Amy Poling Sutherlun
  • Communion
  • Organist: Barbara Walker
  • Director: Karen Rudin
  • Anthem: I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray - African-American Spiritual, arr. Karen Thomas (Women's Ensemble)
  • Heavenly Harmonies (The Prayer - Sager/Foster, arr. Mark Hayes)


March 6: Ash Wednesday

March 10

  • Lent I
  • Pastor: Rev. Brad Munroe, Presbytery Pastor
  • Scripture: Romans 7, Selected Verses
  • Anthem:  Near the Cross - Fanny Crosby/William Doane, arr. Michael Ward (#522) 


March 14 No One Voice/Dei Gloriam Rehearsals

March 17

  • Lent II
  • Sermon: Spiritual Practices: What’s Your Siren Song?
  • Scripture: Luke 4: 1-13
  • Anthem: Let There Be Peace on Earth - Sy Miller/Jill Jackson-Miller, arr. Craig Courtney - Soloists Karen Rudin, Don Kaelin, Joan White, Anita Ramsey, Brooks Newbry.
  • Offertory: Procession of the Nobles - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Kevin McChesney (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Piano Duet)
  • Benediction Response: Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me - Paul Vasile (Congregation, Sanctuary Choir, Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Organ)


March 20 No Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

March 21 No One Voice/Dei Gloriam Rehearsals

March 22-24 First Players: Annie Get Your Gun

March 24

  • Lent III
  • Sermon: Spiritual Practices: Mission - Mission Trip Participants
  • Anthem: O Love - Elaine Hagenberg 

March 31

  • Lent IV
  • Sermon: Spiritual Practices: Bent Over with Burdens
  • Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
  • Moment with Young Disciples(?): Friends - Michael W. Smith/Deborah D. Smith, arr. Robert Sterling (Youth)
  • Anthem: Deep River -  African-American Spiritual, arr. Russell Robinson (NEW) 
  • "Thy Word" during Sermon
  • Hymn of Affirmation: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross - #101
  • Offertory: All Creatures of Our God and King - arr. Michael Ryan  (First Ringers)

2019 April

April 7

  • Lent V
  • Communion
  • Sermon: Spiritual Practices: Not in My Father’s House
  • Scripture: John 2:13-22
  • Anthem: This Do in Remembrance of Me - Judy Hunnicutt (#652)
  • Communion Music: Ave Maria - Giulio Caccini, arr. Patrick Liebergen (Soprano Joan White, Countertenor Mark Ramsey)
  • The Lord's Prayer - Albert H. Malotte (Dr. Glenn Bennett, Tenor)
  • Offertory: God's Gonna Set This World on Fire - Traditional Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan/Edwin Hogan (One Voice)

April 14

  • Palm Sunday
  • Worship & BBQ at Location TBD, 10:00 a.m.


April 18

Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Communion

Vigil of the Final Hours

Gethsemane, from Jesus Christ Superstar - Andrew Lloyd Webber (Dr. Glenn Bennett, Tenor)

April 21

  • Easter Sunday
  • Final Prelude: Lift High The Cross - arr. Joel Raney (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Sanctuary Choir, and Organ)
  • Call to Worship: Risen Today! - arr. Michael Ryan (First Ringers)
  • Opening Hymn: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today - #123
  • Anthem: O Clap Your Hands - Robert Lau (#767)
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Easter Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen/Kelley Mooney (Hearts Hands and Voices)
  • Offertory: Praise Him With Cymbals and Drums - Hart Morris (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Organ, Congas)
  • Sending Hymn: Give Him Glory! 
  • Benediction Response: My Redeemer Lives (with Praise Band)

April 28

  • Youth Sunday, One Combined Service at 10:00 a.m. (Location TBD)
  • Worship Music led by the HolyGrounds Praise Band
  • Moment with Young Disciples: Love Is the Greatest Gift of All - Peter & Hanneke Jacobs (Pure Praise Singers)
  • Offertory: The Accuser - Jeff Kennedy (Youth)
  • No CE Classes


4/28 (Sunday) Pure Praise Singers, Musical "Colby's Missing Memory", 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

2019 May

May 5

May 12

  • Happy Mother's Day!
  • Pastor: Rev. Kelsy Brown
  • Sermon: Compassionate Confidence
  • Scripture: Acts 9:36-43
  • Anthem: Praise The Lord, from Judas Maccabeus - George Frideric Handel
  • Offertory: Always There - Brendan Graham, Rolf Lovland (Jan Peterson, Soprano)


May 15 Final Spring Rehearsal for Sanctuary Choir

May 16 Final Spring Rehearsal for Dei Gloriam and One Voice

May 19

  • Presbyterian Heritage Sunday
  • Sermon: Food for the Soul: Nourished to Serve
  • Scripture: John 21:1-17
  • Anthem: With a Voice of Triumph - Joseph Martin/David Angerman (#748) 
  • Offertory: The Glad Sound Blues - Michael Mazzatenta (Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir)
  • One Voice
  • Benediction Response: Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me - Paul Vasile (Congregation, Sanctuary Choir, Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Organ)

May 26

  • ⛪ One Worship Service at 10AM in the Sanctuary
  • Memorial Day Sunday
  • Sermon: Passing the Mantle
  • Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-15a
  • Anthem: Sanctuary Choir: Battle Hymn of the Republic - arr. Peter Wilhousky (NEW)
  • Offertory: 

2019 June

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June 2

  • ⛪ One Worship Service at 10AM in the Sanctuary
  • First Sunday of Summer Music
  • Communion (Intinction)
  • Organist: Barb Walker
  • Summer Choir: First Ringers
  • Anthem: Walk With the Lord - Michael Helman (First Ringers)
  • Offertory: Seek Ye First - Karen Lafferty, arr. Peggy Bettcher (First Ringers)

June 9

  • ⛪ One Worship Service at 10AM in the Sanctuary
  • Pentecost Sunday 
  • Organist: Barb Walker

June 16

  • ⛪ One Worship Service at 10AM in the Sanctuary
  • Summer Choir: 
  • Anthem: 
  • Offertory: Handbell Duet - Bea Towe, Kristen Watson Hull, Accompanist Bill Watson
  • Father's Day

June 23

  • ⛪ One Worship Service at 10AM in the Sanctuary
  • Anthem: Whisper Hope - Mary Beth Carlson (Jan Peterson, Soprano)
  • Offertory: 

June 30

  • ⛪ One Worship Service at 10AM in the Sanctuary
  • Anthem: 
  • Offertory: You Say - Lauren Daigle (Karen Rudin, Soprano)

2019 July

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July 7

  • ⛪ One Worship Service at 10AM in the Sanctuary
  • Independence Sunday
  • Communion (Intinction)
  • Communion Music: Dona nobis pacem (Lord, Grant Us Peace) - Johann Pachelbel, arr. Patrick Liebergen (Joan White, Soprano; Mark Ramsey, Tenor)

July 14

  • ⛪ One Worship Service at 10AM in the Sanctuary

July 21

  • ☕ One Worship Service at 10AM in Fellowship Hall
  • Pastor: Rev. Brad Munroe, Presbytery Pastor 

July 28

  • ☕ One Worship Service at 10AM in Fellowship Hall
  • Theme: Genesis in Prayer & Song

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2019 August

August 4

  • ☕ One Worship Service at 10AM in Fellowship Hall
  • Communion (Intinction)
  • Anthem: Swing Down Chariot - Traditional Spiritual (Men's Quartet: Dick Baird, Brooks Newbry, Mark Ramsey, Glenn Bennett) 

August 11

  • ☕ One Worship Service at 10AM in Fellowship Hall

August 18

  • ☕ One Worship Service at 10AM in Fellowship Hall
  • Pastor: Laura Munroe, Commissioned Ruling Elder

August 25

  • ☕ One Worship Service at 10AM in Fellowship Hall

2019 September

September 1

  • ☕ One Worship Service at 10AM in Fellowship Hall
  • Labor Day Sunday
  • Theme: Singing Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs
  • Communion (Intinction)