|Arlington Forest United Methodist Church
Second Sunday of Easter
|April 7, 2013||11:00 a.m.|
|+ Entrance +|
|Prelude||Ms. Louise Lee|
|**Hymn #315||"Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain"|
|Pastor's Time with the Young People|
|+ 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. Amen.
|New Testament Lesson:||Acts 5:27-32|
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
|Anthem||"Sing to the Lord"||Arr. Parker|
|Message||"Letter from Jerusalem Jail"||Pastor Mike|
|**Hymn #2160||"Into My Heart"|
|Prayers for Others|
|Invitation to the Table|
|Confession and Pardon #12|
|Offertory||"Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow"||Arr. Barlowe|
|The Great Thanksgiving #13|
|The Lord's Prayer #895|
|Giving the Bread and Cup|
|+ Sending Forth +|
|**Hymn #261||"Lord of the Dance"|
|Postlude||Ms. Louise Lee|
|**You are invited to stand for these acts of Worship.|
Today's Anthem is an arrangement of Isaac Watts "Sing to the Lord"
by Alice Parker, Tune: "Dunlap's Creek"
HYMN 62: "Sing to the Lord, Ye Heavenly Hosts"
Author: Isaac Watts
God the thunderer; or,
The last judgment and hell. *
Sing to the Lord, ye heav'nly hosts,
And thou, O earth, adore;
Let death and hell through all their coasts
Stand trembling at his power.
His sounding chariot shakes the sky,
He makes the clouds his throne;
There all his stores of lightning lie,
Till vengeance darts them down.
His nostrils breathe out fiery streams
And from his awful tongue
A sovereign voice divides the flames,
And thunder roars along.
Think, O my soul! the dreadful day,
When this incensed God
Shall rend the sky, and burn the sea,
And fling his wrath abroad.
What shall the wretch the sinner do?
He once defied the Lord;
But he shall dread the Thund'rer now,
And sink beneath his word.
Tempests of angry fire shall roll
To blast the rebel worm,
And beat upon his naked soul
In one eternal storm.
* Made in a great sudden storm of thunder, August 20, 1697.
Acolyte: Maia Goss
Guest Choir: Ad Hoc Singers, directed by Ms. Louise Lee
Organist/Pianist: Louise Lee
Reader: Carol Olander
Ushers: Hank Riley, Alfred Merida
Host After Church Fellowship: Carol Olander
|The AD HOC Singers|
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 service.