Bulletin for June 14

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, June 14, 2015

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

8:00                             Larghet­to (Organ Con­cer­to op 4 no 5)  — G F Han­del

 9:30 & 11:00         Christ  the King  arr. Jason W.  Krug       Wes­ley Ringers

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT No. 2088   Lord, I Lift Your Name On High                    

CALL TO WORSHIP   (respon­sive­ly)

One:God so great­ly loved and dear­ly prized the world that God gave His only Son, so that every­one who believes in Him may not per­ish, but have eter­nal life.

All:  Eter­nal life begins now.

One: Eter­nal life begins as we affirm our own worth in Christ and look to Him to find the strength to for­give those who have caused us harm or heartache, no longer har­bor­ing resent­ments or seek­ing revenge.

All:  Eter­nal life begins now.

One: Eter­nal life begins for the church when we show con­cern for those oth­ers ignore or despise, per­sons for whom Jesus died.

All:  Eter­nal life begins now.

One: Eter­nal life for our plan­et begins when we look beyond present day needs and plan to meet the needs of gen­er­a­tions yet unborn.

All:  Eter­nal life begins now.

OPENING PRAYER (uni­son)

O Love that will not let us go, open our hearts and minds that we may live the faith that leads to eter­nal life. Bear with us when we ignore the prompt­ing of your Holy Spir­it. For­give us when we turn our backs on cry­ing needs. Re-ori­ent our gaze to see the world as you see it: wor­thy of redemp­tion, ful­ly redeemable, and infi­nite­ly loved. Amen.

*HYMN No. 159                              Lift High the Cross

THE WRITTEN WORD                      Num­bers 21: 4–9

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

ANTHEM (9:30 & 11:00)        Make Me a Chan­nel of Your  Peace      Choir & Wes­ley Ringers

Sebas­t­ian Tem­ple  Arr. by Dou­glas E. Wag­n­er

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER (sung)

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

Alla Sicil­iana (Organ Con­cer­to op 4 no 5)  — G F Han­del

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS  No. 2070     He Is Exalt­ed

*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Shar­ing Christ’s peace)

 

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS (see insert) We Are One in the Bond of Love

*SPIRITUAL SONG:                      Your Love Is Amaz­ing

HEARING THE WRITTEN WORD    John 3:14–21

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

Does­n’t God pro­tect us if we believe and fol­low Jesus?

How do we show our impa­tience with God?

Why do we focus so much on the cross if Jesus rose from the grave?     

HYMN No. 206               I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

THE LESSON                   The Poi­son to our Spir­i­tu­al Health   Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

HYMN No. 2172                                We Are Called

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

POSTLUDE                    Presto (Organ Con­cer­to op 4 no 5)  — G F Han­del

*Please stand as you are able

Pledge cards are avail­able in our pews, or call the church if you would like to receive anoth­er card. Your com­mit­ment is only a good faith esti­mate and does not reflect changes to your cir­cum­stances and can be changed at any time.

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship

and refresh­ments fol­low­ing our wor­ship