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 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 GIFT OF MUSIC Remember Me Bethany Homan Murphy
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 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.