Bulletin for May 10

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 10, 2015

PRELUDE

Qui­et time to pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship. We light can­dles in hon­or of Jesus,                                                                                                                                   May Night — Selim Palm­gren

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT No. 657   This Is the Day

 

CALL TO WORSHIP   (respon­sive­ly)

One:  We come as indi­vid­u­als, but Jesus’ blood unites us in God’s sacred fam­i­ly.

All:  We each have unique tal­ents and respon­si­bil­i­ties, 

yet togeth­er we are the body of Christ.

One:  We gath­er in response to the Holy Spir­it, who calls and empow­ers us to love and  serve one anoth­er.

All:  Let us cel­e­brate and wor­ship God as the diverse, imper­fect, for­giv­en, 

called, and grow­ing fam­i­ly that we are. 

OPENING PRAYER (uni­son)

God from whom every fam­i­ly on earth gets its name, we thank you for your unfail­ing love even when our best efforts have fall­en short. Some of us have arro­gant­ly insist­ed on our own strength and inde­pen­dence, only to find that you call us to fol­low the way of Christ into vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty and team work. Some of us have resist­ed using the gifts you have giv­en us, becom­ing will­ing to sit back and wait for oth­ers to do the king­dom-build­ing work of chal­leng­ing sys­temic wrongs and build­ing a more just soci­ety. For­give us, Lord, and free us for joy­ful rela­tion­ship with you and with one anoth­er. Amen.

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 92      For the Beau­ty of the Earth

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30)

*Chil­dren dis­missed to Dis­cov­ery Zone

STEWARDSHIP WITNESS     Kay Phillips                                                                    

ANTHEM (9:30&11:00)                                 Take My Life                          Chan­cel Choir

Frances R. Have­g­al & Carl J. Nygard, Jr.

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER     Hear our prayer, O Lord (tra­di­tion­al)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER

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

Ave Maria ‑J.S.  Bach                  Nan­cy B. James, sopra­no

*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     Mark 12:41–44

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

From what gifts have you ben­e­fit­ed? From what sac­ri­fices have you ben­e­fit­ed?

Which sin tempts you more, arro­gance or self-efface­ment?

How do Jesus’ teach­ings about the widow’s offer­ing at the Tem­ple apply in today’s world?

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 408 (8:00 & 11:00) Gift of Love

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION        A Sac­ri­fice of Love                    Rev. Ali­son Schmied

SPECIAL MUSIC                   Sim­ple Con­fes­sion (Sim­ple Aveu) — Fran­cois Thome

HOLY COMMUNION

Christ’s table is open to all who wish to receive the bread and cup (grape juice), regard­less of age, church mem­ber­ship, or any oth­er dis­tinc­tion. You are invit­ed to com­mune with the Lord by com­ing for­ward, tak­ing a piece of bread, dip­ping it in the cup, and eat­ing it. If you are unable to come for­ward but wish to receive, please tell an ush­er so that we may serve you in the pew.

MUSIC DURING COMMUNION

*HYMN No. 399                        Take My Life and Let it Be

 

*BLESSING

 

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

 

POSTLUDE        Waltz in D flat, Opus 64. No. 1 (Minute Waltz)  Chopin

*Please stand as you are able

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship