Bulletin for March 22

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.

OPENING PRAYER

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

*BLESSING 

      

*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