2019 September

September 8

  • Kickoff Sunday!
  • Return of two-service schedule, with worship services at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
  • Call to Worship: Ten Thousand Reasons (Bless The Lord) - Matt Redman (led by Guitarist Allan Schultz and Bass Guitarist Karen Rudin) 
  • Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do
  • Sermon: Disciples Take Faith Seriously
  • Anthem: This is The Day! - Allen Pote (#469)


      September 12 First Fall Rehearsals for One Voice and Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir 

September 15

  • Scripture: Luke 15:1-10
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do
  • Sermon: Lost and Found 
  • Anthem: Go Light Your World - Chris Rice, Allen Pote (#598)

September 22

  • Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-14
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do
  • Sermon: Disciples Take Their Faith Home
  • Anthem: Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven - Pepper Choplin (#760) 

September 29

  • Scripture: Luke 16:19-31
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do
  • Sermon: Disciples Listen & Believe
  • Anthem: Poor Man Lazarus - Jester Hairston
  • Offertory: Sometimes a Prayer Will Do - Rolf Lovland, Brendan Graham (Jan Peterson, Soprano)

2019 October

October 6

  • World Communion Sunday
  • Peace and Global Witness Offering Received
  • Scripture: Genesis 32:22-31
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do
  • Sermon: Disciples Wrestle with God
  • Anthem: Three Songs of World Praise - Allen Pote (#519) 
  • Offertory: I Will Give You Rest - Jeff Kennedy (FPC Youth; Tanya Snitzer, Soloist)


October 10 No One Voice/Dei Gloriam Rehearsals

October 13

  • Organist: Larry Lathom
  • Director: Dr. Glenn Bennett
  • Scripture: Luke 16:1-13
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do
  • Sermon: Disciples Resist Greed
  • Call to Worship: spoken (from Ann) 
  • Anthem:  Many Gifts, One Spirit - Allen Pote (#551), Accompanist Bea Towe
  • Offertory: Organ
  • Benediction Response: Called as Partners in Christ's Service - #343, Vs. 1

Called as partners in Christ's service, called to ministries of grace,
We respond with deep commitment fresh new lines of faith to trace.
May we learn the art of sharing, side by side and friend with friend,
Equal partners in our caring to fulfill God's chosen end.

October 20

  • Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6-19
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do
  • Sermon: Disciples Practice Generosity
  • Anthem: Elijah Rock - Traditional Spiritual, arr. Jester Hairston (#082)  

October 27

  • Dedication Sunday
  • Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do
  • Sermon: Disciples Give Thanks
  • Moment with Young Disciples: Pure Praise Singers
  • Anthem: Look at the World - John Rutter (#363), with Pure Praise Singers
  • Offertory: One Voice


NOVEMBER 2 (SATURDAY):

1:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir, Dei Gloriam, Organ, Piano with Joel Raney

5:00 p.m. Ticketed Catered Dinner

7:00 p.m. Joel Raney Piano Concert

2019 November

November 3

  • 9:00 a.m. Sanctuary Choir & Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Sanctuary
  • 10:00 a.m. One Combined Worship Service in the Sanctuary
  • Anthem: One Faith, One Hope, One Love - arr. Joel Raney (world premiere!)
  • Offertory: Tom Sitzler, Lyric Baritone
  • Joel Raney Hymn Arrangements

November 10

  • Observance of All Saints' Day
  • Communion
  • Scripture:  Hebrews 11:1-3,8-12
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do 
  • Sermon: Disciples Live by Faith and with Resurrection Hope
  • Anthem: Ain'-a That Good News! - William Dawson (#353)
  • Offertory: First Ringers (Interlude No. 1 in C - Matthew Robertson)
  • Communion: Grace Reid, Piano

November 17

  • Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-25
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do 
  • Sermon: Disciples Envision the Kingdom of God 
  • Anthem: He Is King of Kings - African-American Spiritual, arr. Joseph Jones (Hymn 153), Soloists Karen Rudin and Brooks Newbry, Congregation, and Tambourinist Alice Schlak
  • Offertory: My Hope is Built - arr. Joe Utterback

November 24

  • Christ the King/Reign of Christ Sunday/Thanksgiving Sunday
  • Scripture: Colossians 1:9-20
  • Sermon Series: What Disciples Do 
  • Sermon: Disciples Give Ultimate Allegiance to Christ
  • Prelude I: Now Thank We All Our God - arr. Noel Rawsthorne
  • Prelude II: We Gather Together - arr. Robert Farrell (xerox), with organ and choir 
  • Call to Worship: Ten Thousand Reasons (Bless The Lord) - Matt Redman (led by Guitarist Allan Schultz and Bass Guitarist Karen Rudin)
  • Opening Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come - #551
  • Moment with Young Disciples: FPC Youth/Young Adults (Walk in the Spirit - Jeff Kennedy)
  • Anthem: We Praise Thee - Ed Hurd (#434), with Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir
  • Hymn of Affirmation: - What a Friend We Have in Jesus - #403
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir (People of Joy - Valerie Stephenson)
  • Sending Hymn: Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun - #423


 November 27-28 No Choir Rehearsals: Happy Thanksgiving! 

2019 December

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December 1

  • Advent I
  • Preacher: Chris McKee
  • Theme: Prepare Him Room: Hopeful Joy 
  • Opening Hymn: Now It’s Time to Light the Candle - Martha Spong
  • Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 2:3-4
  • New Testament Reading: Romans 13:11-14
  • Anthem: Picture a Christmas - arr. Brent Jorgensen (#766)
  • Sermon: Dark to Light
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus - #2
  • Offertory: Dr. Glenn Bennett, Tenor
  • Sending Hymn: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates - #8


December 5 (Thursday) Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir performing in the new

state-of-the-art Wildlife Amphitheater at Phoenix Zoolights!

December 8

December 15

  • Advent III
  • Theme: Make the Blessings Known: Unabashed Joy
  • Call to Worship: Sanctuary Choir (Angels We Have Heard on High - arr. Ramsey)
  • Isaiah 35:1-10
  • Luke 1:46b-55t
  • Anthem: Heavenly Harmonies
  • Offertory: Breath of Heaven - Amy Grant/Chris Eaton (Jan Peterson, Soprano)

December 22

  • Advent IV
  • Music Sunday: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
  • Theme: Make the Nations Prove: Peaceful Joy
  • Isaiah 7:13-15
  • Matthew 1:18-25
  • Prelude: Away in a Manger - James Murray, arr. Joel Raney (Pianists Barbara Walker and Mark Ramsey)
  • Anthem: Go, Tell it on the Mountain (NEW), Sanctuary Choir & Piano Duet
  • Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir: Bring at Torch, Jeanette, Isabella - arr. Alex Guebert
  • First Ringers (Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" - arr. Matthew Robertson) 
  • One Voice (The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone/Larry Grossman) 
  • FPC Youth/Young Adults (Dance and Sing, for the Lord Will Be With Us - Hal Hopson) 
  • Pure Praise Singers
  • Hearts Hands and Voices Signing Choir: What Child Is This? - English Folk Song, Text by William Dix

December 24 Christmas Eve Worship

5:30 p.m.

  • Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service of Lessons & Carols 
  • Sermon: The Lord is With You

7:15 p.m. Dei Gloriam Warmup

7:45 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Warmup

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

                  Lessons & Carols 

  • Communion
  • Theme: The Lord is Come: Incarnate Joy
  • Prelude I: Prelude: Away in a Manger - James Murray, arr. Joel Raney (Pianists Barbara Walker and Mark Ramsey)
  • Prelude II: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir: Carol of the Bells - Leontovych, arr. Lorie Line/Kevin McChesney
  • Anthem I: Go, Tell it on the Mountain  (NEW), Sanctuary Choir & Piano Duet 
  • Anthem II: Antiphonal Gloria - Marty Parks (NEW), Sanctuary Choir, Luke 2:14
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir: Bring at Torch, Jeanette, Isabella - arr. Alex Guebert
  • Communion Solo: On Christmas Night - Thomas Hewitt Jones (Dr. Glenn Bennett, Tenor)


Next Rehearsals

                  Sanctuary Choir: January 8

                  One Voice/Dei Gloriam: January 9

December 29

  • One Combined 10AM Worship Service in the Sanctuary
  • Preacher: Bob Schulz
  • Organist: Alice Edwards
  • Opening Hymn: What Child is This - #53
  • Scripture: Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23
  • Anthem: What Child Is This? - English Folk Song, Text by William Dix (Hearts Hands and Voices Sing Language Ensemble)
  • Sermon: The Journey from Christmas to a New Way of Life - Bob Schulz, Stated Clerk of Grand Canyon Presbytery
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Joy to the World! - #40
  • Offertory: Organ
  • Sending Hymn: The First Nowell - #56, vss. 1-4
  • Benediction Response: The First Nowell - #56, vs. 6 ("O let us...")

2020 January

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January 5

  • Communion
  • Anthem: The Coventry Carol - Traditional English Melody, arr. Mark Hayes (Jan Peterson, Soprano)
  • Communion Music: The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth - Harry Simeone/Larry Grossman (One Voice)
  • Offertory: Say Once More (One Voice)
  • Doxology: We are an Offering

January 12

January 19

January 26

2020 February

February 2

February 9

February 16

  • Winter Visitor Sunday
  • Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 30:15-20
  • Anthem: Pure Praise Singers (How Excellent Is Your Name - Peter Jacobs), joined by the congregation (O Lord, our Lord, how excellent your name is, how excellent your name in all the earth. Your Glory fills the heavens beyond the farthest star; how excellent your name in all the earth, how excellent your name in all the earth.) 
  • Moment with Young Disciples - Chris McKee, Minister of Faith Formation
  • Anthem: Let Heavenly Music Fill This Place - Gordon Young (#789) 
  • New Testament Reading: Matthew 20:1-16
  • Sermon: Laborers in the Vineyard
  • Offertory: 

February 23

  • Preacher: Chris McKee, Minister of Faith Formation
  • Chili Cook-Off and Congregational Meeting
  • Lesson I : 2 Peter 1:16-21
  • Anthem: The Majesty and Glory of Your Name - Tom Fettke (#599)
  • Lesson II: Matthew 17:1-9
  • Sermon: The Transfiguration - Chris McKee, Minister of Faith Formation
  • Hymn of Affirmation: Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory - #73
  • Offertory: FPC Youth/Young Adults
  • Sending Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! - #138

2020 March

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March 1

  • Lent
  • Communion
  • Scripture: Psalm 51:1-17 
  • Sermon: Leaning into Lent
  • Anthem: One Voice, Soloists Kristen Hull, Erin Skarphol (Jesus Hold Me Now - Mark Hall/Bernie Herms)
  • Communion Music: The Old Rugged Cross - George Bennard, arr. Joel Raney (#796)
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir (Hay River Anthem - Kevin McChesney)

March 8

  • Anthem: Someone's Walkin' - Patti Drennan (NEW), with Soloist Dr. Glenn Bennett
  • Offertory: First Ringers (Meditation on the Tune "Sicilian Mariners")

March 15

  • Women's Sunday
  • Organist: Barbara Walker
  • Director: Karen Rudin
  • Anthem: You'll Never Walk Alone -  Richard Rodgers, arr. Johnny Mann (Women's Ensemble; Karen Rudin, Director)
  • Offertory: You Say - Lauren Daigle (Karen Rudin, Solo)
  • Hearts Hands and Voices: You Raise Me Up - Rolf Løvland/Brendan Graham

March 22

  • Anthem: A Psalm of Hope (Psalm 23) - Becki Majo (NEW), with Flute
  • Offertory: Near The Cross - arr. Fred Bock (Barbara Walker, Organ; Bea Towe, Piano)

March 29

  • Anthem: The King's Majesty - Ed Hurd (#388), with Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir and Organist Barb Walker
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir (The Wonderful Cross, with Near the Cross - Mason/Tomlin/Doane, arr. Lloyd Larson)

2020 April

April 5

  • Palm Sunday
  • Sanctuary Choir Vacation Sunday
  • Combined Worship/BBQ in the FPC Courtyard, 10 a.m.

April 9

  • Maundy Thursday Worship Service, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Prelude: De Profundis ("Out of the Depths") - Keith Chapman

April 12 Easter

  • Communion
  • Sermon Title - The Earth Quakes
  • Scripture - Matthew 28: 1-10
  • Anthem: Christ Is Risen, Sing Alleluia! - Lloyd Larson (NEW), with Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir (3 octaves); Dr. Glenn Bennett, Trumpet; Will Snitzer, Horn; Kristen Hull, Trombone; and Paul Green, Tuba
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir - Jesus Christ Is Risen Today - arr. Michael Helman (B-326)
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns - arr. Joel Raney (with Congregation, Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Pianist Barbara Walker, and Organ Mark Ramsey)

April 19

  • Youth Sunday
  • One Combined Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Sanctuary Choir Vacation Sunday
  • Anthem: FPC Youth/Young Adults

April 26

2020 May

May 3

  • Communion
  • Anthem: Thy Will Be Done - Joyce Eilers (#343), Sanctuary Choir with Soloist Dr. Glenn Bennett
  • Offertory: One Voice (Only You - Randy Phillips)

May 10

  • Fifth Sunday of Easter
  • Mother's Day
  • Prelude: Lord of the Dance - arr. Joel Raney (Mark Ramsey, Organ; Barbara Walker, Piano)
  • Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead? - Pepper Choplin (NEW)
  • Offertory: Lord of the Dance - Shaker Song, arr. Mark Hayes (Jan Peterson, Soprano)
  • Postlude: Every Joyful, for Piano 6 Hands - Ralph Manuel (Barbara Walker, Bea Towe, Mark Ramsey)

May 17

  • Offertory: First Ringers (Christ the Lord, Praise His Name)

May 24

May 31

  • Pentecost Sunday
  • Anthem: One Voice
  • Moment with Young Disciples
  • Anthem: 
  • Offertory: Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir