Weekly Bulletin for August 9, 2015

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’S MOMENT

*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.