Virtual Worship Services

Virtual Worship Service - 24 May 2020 (abbreviated bulletin)

Virtual Worship Service

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Prelude     Allegro in Bb Major     J.S. Bach
                 Simon Fournier, trumpet   Fred Gramann, organ      

Ringing of the bells

Greeting for Worship     Victor Greene

Call to Worship (Psalm 47:1-6)

Hymn     All Creatures of Our God and King     tune: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
              Trumpet descants by Fred Gramann

Confession of Sin                                                                     

Declaration of Forgiveness and Righteousness:

Glory Be to the Father     tune: GLORIA PATRI

Welcome     Scott Herr

Children’s Blessing     Allison Wheeler

Anthem     Oceans     M. Crocker, J. Houston, S. Ligthelm
 
                 Alexia Rabé and Natalie Rayal, vocalists; Florence Hennequin, cellist

Lighting the Candle for God’s Global Vision of Compassion, Justice and Peace

Prayer for Illumination     Grant Mongin

The First Lesson Acts 1:1-11     Lector: Chinwe Akujuobi

Solo     Agnus Dei     Georges Bizet
            Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us and grant us peace.
            Frédéric Goncalves, soloist    Fred Gramann, accompanist

The Second LessonLuke 24:44-53     Lector: Mary Claire King

Sermon     Caught in the Middle     Scott Herr

Musical Response     Adagio     W.A. Mozart
                                  Carol Mundinger, clarinet   Fred Gramann, piano

Prayers of the People     Doug Fondell

Offering of Tithes and Gifts

Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

Prayer of Dedication     Jodi Fondell

Hymn     O Christ, When You Ascended
               tune: VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN (“All Glory, Laud, and Honor”)
               Text: © Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Benediction     Scott Herr

Congregational Amen

Postlude     Te Deum (We praise Thee, O Lord)     M.A. Charpentier
                   Simon Fournier, trumpet   Fred Gramann, organ

Virtual Worship Service - 17 May 2020 (abbreviated bulletin)

Virtual Worship Service

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Prelude       Prelude on “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”      (in the style of Bach’s Prelude in C Major in 9/8)

Ringing of the bells

Greeting for Worship       Doug Fondell

Hymn       Praise to the Lord, the Almighty       tune: LOBE DEN HERREN

Confession of Sin      

Assurance of Forgiveness

Glory Be to the Father       tune: GLORIA PATRI

Welcome       Scott Herr

Anthem        A Child’s Prayer       Janice Kapp Perry
                    Margaux and Vivienne Debré, soli     Stacey Pavesi Debré, piano
                    Margaux and Vivienne are members of the ACP Youth Choir directed by Sara Barton

Children’s Blessing       Allison Wheeler

Lighting the Candle for God’s Global Vision of Compassion, Justice and Peace

Prayer for Illumination       Scott Herr

The First Lesson Psalm 66:8-20      Lector: Mary Fenu

Anthem       Tables    Fred Gramann      

The Second LessonJohn 14:15-21       Lector: Phil Swanson

Sermon      Comforted, Not Abandoned   Jodi Fondell

Musical Response       Still, Still With thee       Fred Gramann   

Prayers of the People        Grant Mongin      

Offering of Tithes and Gifts       Victor Greene

Offertory Music       Keep The Hope  George Makhshigian and John Arndt

Prayer of Dedication       Victor Greene

Hymn       O Christ, We Trust Your Promise       tune: AURELIA ("The Church's One Foundation")   Text © 2019 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Benediction        Jodi Fondell

Congregational Amen

Postlude      Prelude on “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”       Paul Manz

 

Our thanks to Carolyn Winfrey Gillette who gave us permission to use her hymn text “O Christ, We Trust Your Promise” for our worship service today. Carolyn and her husband Bruce are the co-pastors of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information you are invited go to https://www.carolynshymns.com/biography.html.

Virtual Worship Service - 10 May 2020 (abbreviated bulletin)

Virtual Worship Service

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Prelude                              Sonata No. 2: Allegro Maestoso     Felix Mendelssohn
                                          Fred Gramann, organist

Ringing of the bells
                                          These two Whitechapel bells were given by the Aller and Bivin families.

Greeting for Worship       Grant Mongin

Call to Worship
 

Hymn                                God’s Only Son, the Living Stone          
                                          tune:
SOLID ROCK (“My hope is built on nothing less”)
                                          lyrics based on
I Peter 2:2-10: © 2020 Fred Gramann

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Forgiveness
 

Glory Be to the Father       tune: GLORIA PATRI

Welcome                           Scott Herr

Minute for Stewardship     Don Farnan
             Link to ACP Missions video
             Link to ACP Symphony video

Children’s Blessing           Allison Wheeler

Musical Offering               Prelude on “Herzliebter Jesu”     Fred Gramann
                                         Based on the Gregorian chant for Easter, and the hymn tunes
KEDRON and HERZLIEBSTER JESU
                                         The Bay View Week of Handbells    Fred Gramann, director (Video courtesy of Pierpont Productions)

Lighting the Candle for God’s Global Vision of Compassion, Justice and Peace

Prayer for Illumination      Victor Greene

The First Lesson I Peter 2:2-10          Lector: Peter DeWit

Anthem                             As A New Day Dawns     David Gungor

The Second Lesson – John 14:1-14      Lector: Fran Michalek
 

Sermon                             Believing Mercy     Scott Herr

Musical Response            O How Glorious is the Kingdom     Fred Gramann

Prayers of the People       Jodi Fondell

Offering of Tithes and Gifts

Offertory Music                 The Blessing     Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe

Prayer of Dedication         Doug Fondell

Hymn                                There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy tune: IN BABILONE

Benediction                       Scott Herr

Congregational Amen

Organ Postlude                 Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!       arr. Joyce Jones
                                          Fred Gramann, organist

Virtual Worship Service - 3 May 2020 (abbreviated bulletin)

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Prelude                            Tuba Tune in D Major                              C.S. Lang
                                         Fred Gramann, organist

Greeting for Worship                                 Jodi Fondell
 

Call to Worship

Hymn                               My Shepherd Will Supply My Need         tune: RESIGNATION                             

Confession of Sin and Assurance of Forgiveness

Glory Be to the Father                                                                      tune: GLORIA PATRI

Welcome                                                   Scott Herr

Children’s Blessing                                    Allison Wheeler

Lighting the Candle for God’s Global Vision of Compassion, Justice and Peace

Prayer for Illumination                               Doug Fondell

The First Lesson – Psalm 23                    Jonathan Wheeler

Anthem                            Ride On, King Jesus
                                        Spiritual, arr. Howard Helvey
                                        The ACP Adult Choir  Fred Gramann, director

The Second Lesson – John 10:1-10         Grant Mongin

Sermon                            Abundant Life   Scott Herr

Song of Response           Beloved            Devon Graves

Sacrament of Holy Communion                Jodi Fondell, Victor Greene

Song of Communion        Spirit of the Living God                            arr. Antony Baldwin
                                         The ACP Adult Choir    Debra Sostrin, soloist
                                         Fred Gramann, director

Prayer of Thanksgiving after Communion and Prayers of the People        Victor Greene

Offering of Tithes and Gifts

Doxology                         Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

Prayer of Dedication                                 Jodi Fondell

Hymn                              Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us             tune: BRADBURY

Benediction                                               Scott Herr

Congregational Amen

Virtual Worship Service - 26 April 2020 (abbreviated bulletin)

Virtual Worship Service

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Prelude                          Prelude in C Major          Dietrich Buxtehude
                                      Angela Kraft Cross, organist

Greeting for Worship     Victor Greene

Hymn                             Emmaus-bound on Easter Day    tune: O WALY WALY   Text © Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Confession of Sin and Assurance of Forgiveness

Glory Be to the Father   tune: GLORIA PATRI

Welcome                       Scott Herr

Musical Offering            One Family    John Arndt and David Gungor, The Brilliance;  slideshow courtesy of Jeff Hohener

Children’s Blessing       Allison Wheeler

Lighting the Candle for God’s Global Vision of Compassion, Justice and Peace

Prayer for Illumination   Jodi Fondell

The First Lesson 1 Peter 1:3-12           Walter Dickerson

Anthem                         Be Filled With the Spirit   Craig Courtney
                                     The ACP Adult Choir
                                     Carol Mundinger, clarinet   Laurana Mitchelmore, organ   Fred Gramann, director

The Second LessonLuke 24:13-35     Allison Wheeler

Sermon                         At the Table…     Scott Herr

Response                     Because He Lives (chorus)     Bill Gaither, arr. by Alexia Rabé
                                    
Alexia Rabé, soloist

Prayers of the People and the Lord's Prayer (in your mother tongue)     Doug Fondell

Offering of Tithes and Gifts     Grant Mongin

Doxology                      Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

Prayer of Dedication                                                                       

Hymn                           Praise the Lord, God’s Glories Show     tune: LLANFAIR

Benediction                  Scott Herr

Congregational Amen

Virtual Worship Service - 19 April 2020 (abbreviated bulletin)

Virtual Worship Service

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Prelude                Prelude in B Major                              C. Saint-Saëns, arr. Fred Gramann
                            The Raleigh Ringers   David Harris, director

The Peace of Christ                 

Greeting for Worship                                                      Jodi Fondell

Call to Worship

Hymn                    Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!       tune: HYMN TO JOY

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Glory Be to the Father                                                    tune: GLORIA PATRI

Welcome                                                                        Scott Herr

Children’s Blessing                                                        Allison Wheeler

Lighting the Candle for God’s Global Vision of Compassion, Justice and Peace

Prayer for Illumination                                                   Grant Mongin

The First Lesson Acts 2:14a, 22-32                           Rose Marie Burke

Contemporary Song                  Agnus Dei                   Michael W. Smith

The Second Lesson – John 20:19-28

Sermon                                     19                                Victor Greene

Anthem    Blessed are the eyes that have not seen you    Fred Gramann
                (Based on John 20:24-29)              

Prayers of the People and the Lord's Prayer (in your mother tongue)    Scott Herr

Offering of Tithes and Gifts

Offertory     

Doxology,    Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

Prayer of Dedication                                                     Doug Fondell

Hymn                            The Day of Resurrection!        tune: LANCASHIRE

Benediction                                                                  Victor Greene

Congregational Amen

Virtual Worship Service - Easter - 12 April 2020

Virtual Worship Service

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

You can also watch on Youtube here.

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Fred, The Accidental Docent part 3

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Virtual Worship Service - Easter - 12 April 2020 (abbreviated bulletin)

Virtual Worship Service

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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Easter Service

12 April 2020

Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ

 

PRELUDE         Praise Now the Risen Christ!              Fred Gramann

SHARING THE PEACE OF CHRIST                

GREETING FOR WORSHIP                                         Doug Fondell 

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN               This Easter Celebration                        tune: AURELIA ("The Church's One Foundation")
                                                                                        Text: © 2020 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (used by permission)         

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION                                                                     

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER                                         tune: GLORIA PATRI

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS                           Scott Herr

RINGING OF BELLS

FIRST READING I Corinthians 15:1-11                       Grant Mongin

ANTHEM            Antiphonal Alleluia                                G.F. Handel, arr. P. Liebergen 
                         
The Adult Choir and Brass Ensemble  Fred Gramann, director

SECOND READING    John 20:1-18                           Allison Wheeler

SERMON           Easter Faith                                         Scott Herr

ANTHEM            The Glory of Christ                              K. Lee Scott
                           The American Church Choir and Brass Ensemble
                           Laurana Mitchelmore, organ    Fred Gramann, director

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE FOLLOWED BY THE LORD’S PRAYER                             Jodi Fondell

EASTER OFFERING                                                     Victor Greene

DOXOLOGY       Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow   tune: OLD HUNDREDTH

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING                                        Victor Greene

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION                 Scott Herr and Doug Fondell                    

THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING IN CHORAL FORM     

THE SHARING OF THE BREAD AND THE CUP                                             

COMMUNION RESPONSE                Jesus, Remember Me from Taizé

THE PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION (Praying together)                             

HYMN OF FAITH     Jesus Christ is Risen Today              tune: EASTER HYMN

BENEDICTION                                                                  Scott Herr

SENDING SONG                       Cornerstone                   Morgan, Myrin, Mote, Bradbury, Liljero

Virtual Worship Service - Easter Sunrise - 12 April 2020

Virtual Worship Service

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

You can also watch on Youtube here.

You can download the full worship bulletin here.

 

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Virtual Worship Service - Easter Sunrise - 12 April 2020 (abbreviated bulletin)

Virtual Worship Service

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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Easter Sunrise Service

12 April 2020

Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ

Welcome and Call to Worship     (Responsively)       Scott Herr

Opening Song                  As A New Day Dawns        David Gungor

Children’s Blessing                                                      Allison Wheeler

First Reading                    I Corinthians 15:1-11          Doug Fondell

Song of Response           Cornerstone                       Morgan, Myrin, Mote, Bradbury, Liljero

Second Reading              John 20:1-18                      Grant Mongin

Easter Sermon   by John Chrysostom (c. 400 A.D.)  Jodi Fondell

Song of Response           Resurrection Song            Devon Graves

Prayer                                                                         Victor Greene

Song of Blessing             The Blessing                      Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, S. Furtick, Chris Brown

Benediction                                                                 Jodi Fondell

Virtual Worship Service - Good Friday - 10 April 2020 (abbreviated bulletin)

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Welcome to this service of worship

 

TENEBRAE is a Latin word that means "darkness" or "shadows." The service comes from the monastic tradition where, along with other daily worship, "Tenebrae" was the last service on the eves of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. The original office was a series of lamentations from the Psalms or elsewhere in scripture. 

In keeping with these traditions, candles and lights in the church will gradually be extinguished until only the Christ Candle is left. Then the Christ Candle will recess, symbolizing the apparent victory of the powers of darkness at Jesus' death. The sole lit candle foreshadows the Resurrection.  

 

Prelude      Prelude from Suite n. 2 in D minor BWV 1008   J.S. Bach
                                    Florence Hennequin, cellist

Call to Worship                                          Scott Herr

Hymn           When I Survey the Wondrous Cross      tune: HAMBURG

Betrayal                                                    

         Matthew 26: 14-16, 20-25, 47-50     Grant Mongin
        
Homily                                               Jodi Fondell

Musical Meditation        Carry Me Home     arr. J.A. Shaffermann
        The American Church Choir    Paula Taquet-Woolfolk, soloist
        Laurana Mitchelmore, accompanist   Fred Gramann, director

Denial                                          

         Matthew 26:69-75                             Alison Benney
         Homily                                               Jodi Fondell

Musical Meditation        Sarabande from Suite n. 2 in D minor                     J.S. Bach
         Jonathan Bloom, cellist   
Florence Hennequin, cellist

Accusers                                                   
        
John 18:19-24, 28-37
                        Victor Greene
         Homily                                               Jodi Fondell

Hymn         O Sacred Head, Now Wounded            tune: PASSION CHORALE    


Sentencing                                                

         John 18:38-40, 19:1-16                     Walter Dickerson
         Homily                                               Jodi Fondell

Musical Meditation         I Want Jesus to Walk With Me          Spiritual, arr. Howard Helvey
        The American Church Choir    Mitch Beasley, soloist 
         Laurana Mitchelmore, accompanist   Fred Gramann, director

Sinners                                                         
        
Luke 23:26-43
                               Kim Herr 
         Homily                                           Jodi Fondell

Musical Meditation       Were You There    Spiritual       
         Natalie Raynal, soloist

Death                  
         Matthew 27:45-54                         Doug Fondell

Recession of the Light                                   

Silent Reflection and Meditation

We await Christ's resurrection, but let us sit with his death this Good Friday.

Maundy Thursday - 9 April 2020

"To the End: A Meditation on Exodus 12:1-2 & John 13:1-17"
is a short film created by the ACP Youth and Young Adults for Maundy Thursday.

Notes on the Short Film:

When Toni Morrison commented on the artist’s task in troubled times, she said this: “This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” As it is with artists, so it is with Prophets like Jeremiah and Ezekiel. As it is with the Incarnation when the word took on flesh and entered the drama of human history. As it is when Jesus begins Holy Week on Palm Sunday and performs political theater. As it is when Jesus dines with his disciples at the table and washes their feet. As it is with our modern day prophets: our children, youth, & young adults. As we come to the end of Holy Week and pause first on Maundy Thursday, we center their collective voices, their interwoven stories, and their theological imagination through the liturgy of art. We pray when they are silent, you might feel the complexity of the good news. When they speak, you might hear a sermon. When they lead, we might all journey into Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

—Victor Andre Greene

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