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; ushers are happy to assist you.
Please silence devices during worship. (*) indicates please stand, as you are able
Sunday, July 26, 2015
PRELUDE Joy to the World, arr. by David Lanz
*CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT No. 2150 Lord, Be Glorified
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader:Love comes wrapped as a baby,
People: God’s love lying in a manger.
Leader:The ordinary conceals the unspeakable;
People: God is with us. God knows us. God is with us, revealed in us. His name is called Emmanuel.
Leader:His name is Jesus, once born in Bethlehem, now born in our hearts.
People: God’s love is with us, again and again with us.
Leader:Soon and always, with us.
People: Emmanuel God with us.
*HYMN No. 220 Angels from the Realms of Glory
God of angels and sheep, of the poor and meek, God of bright shining stars and babies who sleep, how wonderful you are, how thrilling is your story. Like Mary, we are filled with amazement that you have found favor with us and that you choose to be present to the world through us. We join Mary in giving birth to hope, to love, to peace for all creation, in all corners of the world. We praise you for the gift of your Son, whom we follow. Surprising God, bless us again and open us to the wonder of your love flowing in us and through us. Amen.
CHILDREN’S DRAMA Live! from Bethlehem — Cindy Hanen & Bob Latchaw
Directed by Ashley Holmes
*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 242 Love Came Down at Christmas
THE WITNESS TO THE WORD 1 John 4:7–21
MESSAGE What True Love Is Dr. Brian Homan
THE COVENANT OF MEMBERSHIP No. 45
Colleen Badwin, Maggie Bartel and Margie Quinn
CALL TO GIVING No. 219 (vs. 1 & 3) What Child Is This
OUR GIFTS TO THE CHRIST CHILD
English Carol Medley (traditional) Arr, by Mark Hayes
PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS No. 232 Chorus of O Come All Ye Faithful
O come let is adore Him! O come let us adore Him!
O Come let us adore Him Christ the Lord!”
For he alone is worship worthy,
for He alone is worthy,
for he alone is worthy, Christ the Lord!
*HYMN No. 251 (chorus only) Go,Tell It on the Mountain
*THE BLESSING AND SENDING Go Now In Peace
Go now in peace, never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.
POSTLUDE Go Tell It on the Mountain (traditional) Arr. by Mark Hayes
Please join us for an all church picnic at noon in
Johnson Park to celebrate the ministry of Sarah Bailey