Bulletin for March 15

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.

OPENING PRAYER

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

*BLESSING 

      

*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