Bulletin for Aug 2

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, August 2, 2015

PRELUDE              Lobe den Her­ren, den mächti­gen König der Ehren - J G Walther

GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT No. 349     Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus

CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 103:1–5

One:O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, bless God’s holy name!

All: With all that is with­in me I will bless the Lord. I will not for­get a sin­gle 

bless­ing he has brought to my life! He has for­giv­en my sin, every one. He has brought heal­ing to my bro­ken­ness. He has brought me out and brought me through the dark­est moments of my life, from the very pits of hell itself. He crowns my every day with love and mer­cy.

One:   He wraps you in good­ness when we wor­ship and fol­low Him. Life will nev­er  wear us out, He renews our youth­ful­ness. So, praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise God’s holy name.

All: Praise the Lord, O my soul, with all that is with­in me I will bless the Lord. I will not for­get a sin­gle bless­ing he has brought to my life! 

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 139   Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

 

*CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER (see insert)   Into My Heart

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING OUR GIFTS TO GOD

Chris­tus, der ist mein Leben — J G Walther

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 94 Praise God, from Whom all Bless­ings Flow

*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Shar­ing Christ’s peace)

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS (see insert)    I Love You With the Love of the Lord

THE WRITTEN WORD             Luke 7. 36–48

*HYMN OF PREPARATION  No. 140  Great Is Thy Faith­ful­ness

THE WITNESS Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

*CALL TO COMMUNION  No. 347       Spir­it Song

THE THANKSGIVING

THE GIFT OF MUSIC                         Remem­ber Me                    Bethany Homan Mur­phy

Mark Schultz

CONFESSION (Uni­son)

O God, there is no way that we are wor­thy now or ever will be of the great gift of grace you offer to us. We know our sin, even our lack of pas­sion over the great gift of for­give­ness and new life you offer us. Our sens­es are dulled and we are insen­si­tive to the cost to You in pro­vid­ing our way of redemp­tion. In our ingrat­i­tude we have received the gifts you offer and have been resent­ful and resist­ed the sug­ges­tion of sac­ri­fice of love for oth­ers that faith should prompt in us. We have sung the words of Your praise in wor­ship, but are slow to shout them aloud in the light of day for oth­ers liv­ing in dark­ness to hear. Both­er us until we are bro­ken. Remove from us our blind­ness, stoke a fire of pas­sion for You and oth­ers. May we find in this offer­ing of bread and wine a new start we ask in Your Son’s name, Jesus, our For­giv­er and Leader. Amen!

SHARING AT THE TABLE

Please come for­ward through the cen­ter aisle to one of two sta­tions to receive a piece of bread. Dip it in the cup and return to your pew by the side aisle. Com­mu­nion is open to all and the rail is always open for prayer after receiv­ing the bread and cup.

THE BLESSING

*THE SENDING                              Go Now in Peace

POSTLUDE                      Nun lob, mein Seel, den Her­ren - J G Walther

*Please stand as you are able

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship and refresh­ments fol­low­ing our wor­ship.