We are glad to have you worship with us!
Children are welcome in worship; activity bags are available at the sanctuary entrances.
During the 9:30 a.m. worship, we offer a nursery for infants and toddlers, and
Discovery Zone for 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 silence all devices during worship.
(*) indicates please stand, as you are able
Sunday, March 15, 2015
PRELUDE Quiet time to prepare ourselves for worship. Please complete a Care Card. We light candles in honor of Jesus, The Light of Truth in the world.
Praeludium und Fuge C‑dur (8 kleine… ) — J S Bach (attrib)
CHORAL INTROIT (9:30 & 11:00) O Lord Throughout These Forty Days Chancel Choir
David Ashley White
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Come, worship the One who has been our help from ages past.
All: We delight in the Lord who guides us still.
One: Praise the One who is our hope for years to come.
All: Let us celebrate the triumph of God’s amazing grace.
Thank you, Lord, for your unconditional love even when we fail to be faithful followers. Even as we gather today to worship, we know injustice rains down on many of your people. Disturb us, so that we may act justly. Even as we celebrate the joy of welcoming persons into our congregation, we know many suffer needlessly. Use us, Lord, as your hands of mercy as we move through this life, and teach us to walk humbly with you, amen.
*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 57 (vs. 1, 3, 5, 7) O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS (9:30)
Maggie Bartel, Alison Mapes, Rosanne & Ray McDougall, Amy & Kevin Odell, Michael & Nikki Parish, Gayle Spaulding, Desiree Spicer and Beth Vella
SPECIAL MUSIC (8:00) The Lord of the Dance Sharon Hartman
(9:30) The Lord of the Dance Spirit Singers
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (9:30)
*children dismissed to Discovery Zone
ANTHEM (9:30 & 11:00) Celtic Prayer by Mark Cabaniss, arr. by John Purifoy
Sara Bailey, Flute and Chancel Choir
CALL TO PRAYER No. 488 Jesus, Remember Me (repeat 3 times)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD
Martyrdom (Ten Hymn Preludes Set II) — Healey Willan
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 95 Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2108 (FWS) O How He Loves You and Me
HEARING THE WRITTEN WORD Luke 6:37–42
QUESTIONS OF LIFE and FAITH
Who is the student who is not above the teacher?
Where have I seen the fruit of God’s judgment in my life?
*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 500 Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Who Are We to Judge? Rev. Alison Schmied
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH No. 399 Take My Life, and Let It Be
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Praeludium und Fuge F‑dur (8 kleine… ) — J S Bach (attrib)
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for continued fellowship
and refreshments following our worship