Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors


4701 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203

Arlington Forest United Methodist Church
Sixth Sunday of Easter
April 27, 200811:00 a.m.
+ Entrance +
PreludeMs. Louise Lee
Introit: Kyrie from the Mass for five voicesWilliam Byrd (1543-1623)
WelcomePastor Mike
** The Peace
Opening Prayer
** Hymn #660:
     God Is Here
Fred Pratt Green (words)
Cyril V. Taylor (music)
+ Proclamation and Response +
Prayer for Illumination (Unison)
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your
Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your word
proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today.
Scripture Lesson: Acts 17:22-31p. 965
Psalm 47: All people, clap your handsThomas Weelkes (1575-1623)
Scripture Lesson: 1 Pet. 3:13-22p. 1060
     This is the Word of the Lord
     Thanks be to God
Anthem: I will not leave you comfortlessWilliam Byrd
Message for the ChildrenPastor Mike
Message: The Patience of GodPastor Mike
** Hymn #417:
     O For a Heart to Praise My God
Charles Wesley (words)
Thomas Haweis (music)
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Lord's Prayer (Unison)p. 895
Giving God's Tithes and our Offerings
Offertory: If ye love meThomas Tallis (c1505-1585)
** Doxology
Praise God, from whom all blessing flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christs, whose power uplifts
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
+ Sending Forth +
** Hymn #62:
     All Creatures of Our God and King
Francis of Assisi (words)
William H. Draper (transl.)
Geistliche Kirchengesänge (music)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr.)
** BenedictionPastor Mike
Choral Benediction: If ye love meThomas Tallis
PostludeMs. Louise Lee
** You are invited to stand for these acts of worship.

Mike Southall-VessPastor
Louise LeeOrganist
Marco MikeSexton
Alev WeidmanAdministrative Assistant
Caroline UppercoLay Leader
Sharon WalkerChair of the Church Council
Thayer LongTrustee Chair
Lurena RiceChair of Outreach Ministries
Chris DittaWitness Chair
Anne PeabodyChair, Staff-Parish Relations Committee
Cyndi BeachChair of Finance

The AD HOC Singers
Louise Lee, Director
Sopranos Altos Tenors Basses
Hellen Gelband   Louise Bedichek   Brent Chivers   Martin Bernstein
Beth Kepp Jenny Bland Tim Burr Jim McElfish
Nancy Kolinski Joe Kolinski Jon Westergaard
Karen Lee
Julie Mack
Norma Meyer

Louise Lee is a graduate of Smith College and Indiana University, where she received a Master of Music degree in organ performance, studying with Oswald Ragatz. Ms. Lee performs frequently as a piano accompanist. She is organist at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church. Ms. Lee has directed the Ad Hoc Singers since she founded the group in 1975.

The Ad Hoc Singers, an amateur chamber chorus devoted to traditional choral literature from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries, has been in existence under the direction of Louise Lee since 1975. They perform regularly at churches and other locations throughout the area. Good sight readers interested in joining the group should call 703-538-2557 to set up an audition, or speak with Ms. Lee after the concert.

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