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
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.
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 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
*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