Bulletin for Feb. 1

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

*BLESSING 

*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