We are glad to have you worship with us!
Children are always welcome in worship.
Children’s activity bags are available at the sanctuary entrances.
During the 9:30 a.m. worship, we offer a nursery for infants and toddlers, and
The Discovery Zone for children pre‑K to 12th grade following a Children’s Message.
Hearing devices and LARGE PRINT bulletins are available;
our ushers are happy to assist you.
Please turn off your cell phone during worship.
(*) indicates please stand, as you are able
Sunday, February 1, 2015
PRELUDE Quiet time to prepare ourselves for worship. Please register your attendance and complete a Care Card. We light candles in honor of Jesus, who is The Light of Truth in the world.
Prelude on Richmond (Thomas Haweis, 1792) — Healey Willan
INTROIT (9:30 & 11:00) I Was Glad - John Carter Chancel Choir
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
One: Christ calls us to willing, dedicated discipleship: living out the new life Christ is creating in us.
All: Discipleship means following Jesus: learning, changing, and growing in our commitment and in God’s grace, all life long.
One: As a community of faith, may we live out of a renewed sense of Jesus’ call to us, of God’s claim upon us made in our baptism.
All: Let us worship God together, in spirit and in truth.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 2236 (FWS) Gather Us In
OPENING PRAYER (unison)
Unfathomable One made known to us through common bread and cup, your love gives life to all creation. By the light of your Spirit, banish our fear of all we do not yet understand; that we may respond to your call, rejoice in your presence, and welcome all people into your reign, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (9:30)
*children dismissed to Discovery Zone
A WITNESS Of one who opened my eyes to see Jesus Brian Crispin
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER (9:30 & 11:00) Seek the Lord — John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
ANTHEM (9:30 & 11:00) Come, Share This Feast Of Love Chancel Choir
Mary Kay Beall and Lloyd Larson
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD
Please share your name as the attendance register is passed down each row.
Chorale Prelude on Bevan (John Goss, 1853) — Healey Willan
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 189 (Vs. 1) Fairest Lord Jesus
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 389 Freely, Freely
HEARING THE WRITTEN WORD Mark 4:3–12
QUESTIONS OF LIFE and FAITH
In your circle of acquaintances, which kind of “soil” do you most often see?
What blocks us from understanding the gospel?
What distinguishes those who are revealed “the secret of the kingdom” from those Jesus says are “outside?”
*HYMN OF PREPARATIONNo. 572 Pass It On
A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
Getting Our Hands Dirty Reaching Others For Christ
PASTORAL PRAYER and CALL TO HOLY COMMUNION
Our Communion is open to all irrespective of age or faith. Our ushers will direct you from your seats and you shall have the choice of coming forward to receive the bread and wine from either the front rail, or by intinction (dipping the bread into the cup) from the rear of the sanctuary. Please return to your seat by the side aisles
*HYMN No. 583, (vs. 1–2) You Are the Seed
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Prelude on St Thomas (Samuel Webbe, 1792) — Healey Willan
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for continued fellowship over refreshments following our worship