“Take Up Your Cross”

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Call to worship

Prelude: Gethsemane (David Cherwein)

Opening sentences and prayer

Kyrie: Rheinberger; from Missa Puerorum, op. 62

Assurance of Pardon

Response  Take, O Take Me as I am, John Bell

Children’s Message

Anthem: Gabriel Fauré- En Prière

Scripture and Sermon “Take Up Your Cross” The Rev. Dr. Seth Weeldreyer, based on Mark 8:31-38 and Isaiah 50:4-10

Sermon Hymn: Go to Dark Gethsemane


Sending Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory  Joseph Gottschall, tenor



  • Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt (18th century Lutheran hymn)
  • Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt from OrgelbüchleinBWV 637  (J.S. Bach)


Worship Leaders:

The Rev. Dr. Seth Weeldreyer

The Rev. Chrissy Westbury

Director of Music, piano: Cindy Hunter

Organist: Michael Montgomery

Joseph Gottschall, tenor


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First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo

321 W South Street Kalamazoo, MI, 49007

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