Bulletin for May 24

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 24, 2015

PRELUDE Qui­et time to pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship. We light can­dles in hon­or of Jesus.

Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BuxWV 199 — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

 

CHORAL INTROIT      Let Us RejoiceJohn Yarring­ton         Chan­cel Choir

GREETING             Acts 2:1–4

 

CALL TO WORSHIP   (respon­sive­ly)

One: It was con­fus­ing and aston­ish­ing –

All: A mighty wind blow­ing inside the house;

One: Tongues of fire that did­n’t burn but brought to life;

All: Many lan­guages spo­ken but every­one under­stood.

One: Bewil­der­ing and amaz­ing!

All: Words only hint at the won­der of that day:

One: No words can con­tain the pow­er of the Spir­it who is still alive today –

All: Touch­ing us with life,

One: Fill­ing us with joy,

All: Caus­ing us to sing. 

*HYMN NO 57                   O For a Thou­sand Tongues to Sing

OPENING PRAYER (uni­son)

CHILDREN’S MOMENT        The Gath­er­ing of Our Tal­ents                     Pas­tor Ali­son

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

ANTHEM (9:30&11:00)                                  Pre­cious Lord                         Chan­cel Choir

Thomas A. Dorsey, Arr. by Jack Schrad­er

CALL TO REMEMBER and GIVE THANKS

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER            Seek the Lord  — John Yarring­ton

REMEMBERING AND HONORING

For those who served and give their lives in the armed forces for the cause of jus­tice and peace. A pre­sen­ta­tion of memo­r­i­al flow­ers to This Is My Song sung by Nan­cy James

THE LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER HYMN No. 426              Behold a Bro­ken World

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

Komm Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist — Johann Pachel­bel

 

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS  No. 2070     He Is Exalt­ed

*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Shar­ing Christ’s peace)

 

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 431   Let There Be Peace on Earth

HEARING THE WRITTEN WORD    Acts 2. 22 — 36

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

Why did God pro­duce such a spec­ta­cle at Pen­te­cost?

What is the point Peter wants the peo­ple to under­stand about cur­rent events?

How would you respond to peo­ple search­ing for answers for why we can’t fix our world?

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION       Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

   Per­ceiv­ing the Signs of Won­der and Hope 

GATHERING THE WATERS OF REPENTANCE, FORGIVENESS and HOPE

HYMN No. 2117 (FWS)                          Spir­it of God 

*As we sing our clos­ing hymn, we ask those who brought water from a local source to come for­ward to emp­ty their ves­sel into the bap­tismal font. A sam­ple will be tak­en to Annu­al Con­fer­ence as our con­tri­bu­tion toward an act of repen­tance for the heal­ing of rela­tion­ships with Indige­nous per­son, at 7 p.m.. Wednes­day, May 27 at the OnCen­ter 

THE BLESSING OF THE WATERS

 

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

 

POSTLUDE          Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BWV 651 — Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach

*Please stand as you are able

Esti­mate of Giv­ing cards are avail­able in your pews and at the entrances to the sanc­tu­ary where there are bas­kets to place your pledge to Christ’s work in the bas­kets at the altar rail.

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship

and refresh­ments fol­low­ing our wor­ship