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 22, 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.
Herzlich tut mich verlangen BuxWV 178 — Dietrich Buxtehude
CHORAL INTROIT (9:30 & 11:00) O Lord Throughout These Forty Days Chancel Choir
David Ashley White
CALL TO WORSHIP Ecclesiastes 3:1–8
One: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
All: There is a time for birth and another for death,
One: There is a time to plant and another to reap,
All: There is a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to destroy and another to build,
One: There is a time to cry and another to laugh, a time to mourn and another to dance,
All: There’s a time to forget and a time to remember, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
One: There is a time to search and a time to give up, a time to hold on and another to let go,
All: There is a time to rip out and another to mend, a time to shut up and be silent and a time to speak up,
One: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.
God of all times and places, you wipe away our tears and call us to care for one another. Give us ears to hear your Word to us today, eyes to see your gifts, hearts to embrace all creation, and hands to serve you every day of our lives. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 297 Beneath the Cross of Jesus
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (9:30)
*children dismissed to Discovery Zone for Passover Seder and Communion
MISSION MOMENT White Ribbon Campaign Rich Ertinger
ANTHEM (9:30 & 11:00) Devotion — John Ness Beck Chancel Choir
WITNESS A time I was challenged to forgive and let go. Bill Sanford
CALL TO PRAYER No. 488 (repeat 3 times) Jesus, Remember Me Chancel Choir
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD
Herzlich tut mich verlangen BWV 727 — Johann Sebastian Bach
*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 Matthew 5. 38–48
QUESTIONS OF LIFE and FAITH
How far are we to go in allowing people to abuse us?
Isn’t what Jesus asks of us excessive and unrealistic?
Does Jesus urge us to give indiscriminately?
*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 426 (8:00) Behold A Broken World
A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Doesn’t Faith Encourage Injustice? Dr. Brian Homan
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER Man Prayer — Eve Ensler
*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH No. 2172 We Are Called
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Partita) — Johann Gottfried Walther
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for continued fellowship
and refreshments following our worship