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
*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