Bulletin for May 17

We are glad to have you wor­ship with us!

Chil­dren are always 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 17, 2015

PRELUDE Qui­et time to pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship. We light can­dles in hon­or of Jesus.                                                                                         8:00                         Aspi­ra­tion (Three Short Pieces, 1905) — John Ebenez­er West

9:30 & 11:00                 How Can I Keep From Singing                    Wes­ley Ringers

Robert Lowry — Arr. by Arnold B. Sher­man

CHORAL INTROIT (9:30 & 11:00) O Be Joy­ful by John Yarring­ton                  Chan­cel Choir

 

CALL TO WORSHIP   (respon­sive­ly)

ONE: Come, you who have received the gift of Life from the Lord! Give your thanks to God with joy and thank­ful­ness.

ALL: We give so that the Way of Jesus may be known by the way we live togeth­er as a faith com­mu­ni­ty:

ONE: A way of encour­age­ment and sup­port,

ALL: A way of com­pas­sion and prac­ti­cal help,

ONE: A way of con­cern for those who are hurt­ing in our com­mu­ni­ty,

ALL: A way of con­cern for those who suf­fer all round the world,

ONE: A way that we are called to walk togeth­er.

ALL:     A way that Christ has shown clear­ly to us. 

OPENING PRAYER (uni­son)

Holy Shep­herd, you know your sheep by name and lead us to safe­ty through life’s dark­est val­leys. Guide us by your voice to walk in the way of dis­ci­ple­ship, so that, as you have blessed us, we may be a bless­ing for oth­ers, mak­ing the promise of your reign a real­i­ty in our own lives, and in the world you so dear­ly love. Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC (9:30)             O Sin­fu­ni Mungu        John War­ren, drums & Spir­it Singers

Arr. by Roger Emer­son

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 400       Come, Thou Fount of Every bless­ing

STEWARDSHIP WITNESS Ron Peck­ham

ANTHEM (9:30&11:00)                          His Love Nev­er Fails Chan­cel Choir

Pamela Mar­tin & Craig Court­ney

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER     Let the Words of My Mouth — John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER

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

Pre­lude on “St Colum­ba” (The King of Love… ) — Healey Willan

 

*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    John 10:1–13

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

What bless­ings has your faith in Christ opened for you?

How can we be so cer­tain Christ will pro­vide for us?

What con­cern­ing our fate do we real­ly have con­trol over?

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 130   God Will Take Care of You

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION        Liv­ing Life Ful­ly                       Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

CALL TO PLEDGE OUR DEVOTION

SILENT PRAYER OF COMMITMENT

To con­sid­er your com­mit­ment of sup­port for the church’s min­istry

PRESENTATION OF OUR PLEDGE OF SUPPORT

Mem­bers of our church fam­i­ly are invit­ed to come for­ward and place your pledge to Christ’s work in the bas­kets at the altar rail. Bas­kets will also be avail­able at the entrances to the sanc­tu­ary after the ser­vice to receive your pledge.

*HYMN No. 138                    The King of Love My Shep­herd Is

 

*BLESSING

 

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

 

POSTLUDE                  Fuga Alle­gro (Organ Con­cer­to Op 4/4) — George Fred­er­ic Han­del

*Please stand as you are able

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship

and refresh­ments fol­low­ing our wor­ship