PRELUDE Prélude (Sept Pièces, 1898) — Théodore Dubois
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT No. 349 Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
One:At the dawn of a new day, the God of hope is with us:
All: Filling us with hope, giving us a clearer vision of the way to be taken.
One:In the heat of the day, the God of hope is with us:
All: Strengthening us in the struggle and encouraging us when the way ahead is rough.
One: In the cool of the evening, God is with us:
All: Calling us to thanksgiving, enabling us to reflect on our experiences along the way.
One:In this time of worship, God is with us:
All: Inviting us to follow Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life — the hope of the world.
*HYMN No. 368 My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
We praise you, O God, for as you stayed with Jesus on the road to the cross, you stay with us even in our most difficult moments. In you we find the source of hope when we are discouraged, the source of community when we feel abandoned, the source of faith when doubt overpowers us, the source of inspiration when life is colorless and drab, the source of eternity when the weight of years bears down on us, the source of peace when uncertainty is all around us. You have promised your Holy Spirit to be with us always, our source of hope until the end of time itself. Open our hearts to your holy Presence among us in this time of worship.
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
THE GIFT OF MUSIC I Surrender All by Winfield S. Weeden
Emery Lawrence, piano Arr. by Sandra Eithun
*CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER (see insert) Into My Heart
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Andante (Orgelwerke Band I Nr 9) — J C H Rinck
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2070 He Is Exalted
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS (see insert) I Love You With the Love of the Lord
HEARING THE WRITTEN WORD Philippians 1:20–24
*HYMN No. 367 He Touched Me
THE LESSON What Would Your Life Be Like? Rev. Jack Kissel
Video “Live Like You Are Dying” by Tim McGraw
*HYMN No. 369 Blessed Assurance
*THE 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 Now Thank We All Our God — A W Leupold
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for fellowship and refreshments following worship.
Baptism at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary Today we celebrate with Justine and Carl Nylen the baptism of their son, Owen. Since baptism is a public celebration, we invite you to return to the sanctuary after coffee hour for the baptism.