Bulletin for April 12

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, April 12, 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.

Vol­un­tary in C Major — Hen­ry Pur­cell

CHORAL INTROIT (9:30 & 11:00)               Alleluia — Eliz­a­beth Camp­bell       Chan­cel Choir

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: God calls us in the midst of fam­i­ly life, school, and work ask­ing “Do you love me?”

All:   Yes, Lord, we love you; that’s why we come to be fed by the joy and      inspi­ra­tion of your Holy Spir­it in wor­ship

One: God calls us from anx­i­ety about our world and wor­ries about our­selves, ask­ing      “Do you love me?”

All: Yes, Lord, we love you; that’s why we gath­er to be led away from dwelling      on our yes­ter­days, dread­ing our future, and count­ing our loss­es.

One: God calls us to take a stand, ask­ing “Do you tru­ly love Jesus?”

All: “Lord, you know that we love you,” we reply. Help our actions to match our      words.

OPENING PRAYER

Lord, when we are caught up in our own impor­tance, give us a vision of Peter, who was hum­bled in Pilate’s court­yard. When we are lack­ing in self-con­fi­dence, give us a vision of Jesus’ three-fold ques­tion­ing of Peter, grace­ful­ly giv­ing him the oppor­tu­ni­ty to declare his devo­tion as many times as he had denied his Lord. In this time of wor­ship, may we grow to see you more clear­ly, love you more dear­ly, and fol­low you more near­ly. Amen.

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 307           Christ Is Risen

*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Shar­ing Christ’s peace)

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS  No. 2108 (FWS)    O How He Loves You and Me

*chil­dren dis­missed to Dis­cov­ery Zone

MISSION MOMENT

LITANY OF DEDICATION

of gifts made by mem­bers and friends to Soci­ety of St. Andrew

ANTHEM (9:30 & 11:00)               Why Do You Weep? —  Michael Bar­rett        Chan­cel Choir

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

               Andante (Orfeo) — Christoph Willibald von Gluck

 

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 95   Praise God,  from Whom All Bless­ings Flow

HEARING THE WRITTEN WORD     John 21:15–22

QUESTIONS OF LIFE and FAITH

Why did Jesus repeat His ques­tion and chal­lenge of Peter three times?

What did Jesus mean by telling Peter of his future fate?

When have you thought you blew it that God could nev­er use you?

How fre­quent­ly have you com­pared your­self to oth­ers, and how has that affect­ed your life?

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 304   East­er Peo­ple, Raise Your Voic­es

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION  Tak­ing Charge of Our Lives                 Dr. Bri­an Homan

PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH No. 327 Crown Him With Many Crowns

*BLESSING 

      

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace 

 

POSTLUDE                    Grand Fugue in Bb Major G 37 — George Fred­er­ic Han­del

*Please stand as you are able

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship

and refresh­ments fol­low­ing our wor­ship