Bulletin for May 3

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, May 3, 2015

PRELUDE

Qui­et time to pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship. We light can­dles in hon­or of Jesus, The Light of Truth in the world.

  Lobe den Her­ren, den mächti­gen - J G Walther

CHORAL INTROIT (9:30 & 11:00)    Lift Up Your Heads — John Yarring­ton

 

CALL TO WORSHIP 

One: God calls us into covenant this day to receive for­give­ness of our sin and to grow in our under­stand­ing of God’s call to each of us.

Many: We rejoice in God’s invi­ta­tion.

One: As we wor­ship today, the waters of bap­tism wel­come oth­ers into our com­mu­ni­ty and the church uni­ver­sal, which Christ opened to peo­ple of all ages, nations, and races.

Many: Let us renew our com­mit­ment to grow togeth­er in grace and bear wit­ness to Jesus through our prayers, our pres­ence, our gifts, and our ser­vice.

OPENING PRAYER 

Gift-giv­ing God, we praise your abid­ing guid­ance, for you sent us Jesus, our Teacher and Mes­si­ah, to mod­el for us the way of love for the whole uni­verse. Open our hearts to his teach­ing, open our minds to apply his teach­ing to our lives today, and make us faith­ful stew­ards of all you have taught and entrust­ed to us, that all the rich­es of heav­en may flow through us to a world in need. Amen.

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 139   Praise To The Lord, The Almighty

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (11:00)

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

*Chil­dren dis­missed to Dis­cov­ery Zone

WITNESS                                     Gary Schopfer

ANTHEM (9:30&11:00)                      More Love to Thee, O Christ — Gilbert M. Mar­tin

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER                Seek the Lord — John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the reg­is­ter)

Andante (Diver­ti­men­to B‑dur K439b) — W A Mozart

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS  No. 99    My Trib­ute

*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Shar­ing Christ’s peace)

 

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2070      He is Exalt­ed

HEARING THE WRITTEN WORD     Matthew 6. 19–24

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

What are the things you trea­sure most in your life?

Can you have earth­ly trea­sures with­out “stor­ing them up?

What con­sti­tutes a healthy out­look on life that makes us whole and hap­py?

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 373     Noth­ing Between

 A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION   Stew­ard­ship is a Choice of Life          Dr. Bri­an Homan

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                Lobe den Her­ren, den mächti­gen — Max Reger                       

*Please stand as you are able

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship

and refresh­ments fol­low­ing our wor­ship