Bulletin for August 16, 2015

Sun­day, August 16, 2015

PRELUDE A qui­et time to pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship. We light can­dles in hon­or of Jesus, who is the Light of Truth in the world. Please reg­is­ter your atten­dance, and com­plete at Prayer Card if you wish.

Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir (Old 100th) — Johann Lud­wig Krebs

 

INTROIT No. 349           Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus                  

CALL TO WORSHIP (respon­sive­ly)   Psalm 145:8–13

One:    The Lord is mer­ci­ful and com­pas­sion­ate, very patient, and full of faith­ful love.

ALL:   The Lord is good to every­one and every­thing; God’s com­pas­sion extends to all God’s hand­i­work!

One:   All that you have made gives thanks to you, O Lord;

ALL:   All your faith­ful ones bless you!

ONE:  They speak of the glo­ry of your king­dom, they talk about your pow­er, to inform
all human beings about God’s pow­er and the majes­tic glo­ry of God’s king­dom.

ALL:   Your king­dom is a reign that lasts for­ev­er; your domin­ion endures for
all gen­er­a­tions.

OPENING PRAYER (uni­son)

Lord, we face so many chal­lenges: dead­lines to be met, deci­sions to be made, to-do lists to be tack­led, wor­ries over health, con­cerns over the future, and care for loved ones. In this time of wor­ship, strength­en us to turn away from our anx­i­eties to renew our con­nec­tion to one anoth­er and to Christ, the source of our faith and hope. We turn, O God, from a soci­ety where mon­ey rules, and the pow­er­less are ignored, to knock on the door that opens to jus­tice and accep­tance, a door that leads to your glo­ri­ous Realm. Amen.

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 540  I Love Thy King­dom, Lord

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

THE GIFT OF MUSIC       His Eye Is On the Spar­row  by Mrs. C.D. Mar­tin & Charles H. Gabriel, Arr. by Lui­gi Zaninel­li     Nan­cy B. James, sopra­no

CALL TO PRAYER No. 485 (see insert)  Into My Heart

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS TO GOD (please sign the reg­is­ter)

Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir (Old 100th) — Johann Pachel­bel

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 95    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

HEARING THE WRITTEN WORD      Hebrews 12: 18–29

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 569   We’ve a Sto­ry to Tell to the Nations

HEARING THE SPOKEN WORD               Rev. Ali­son Schmied

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH No. 2190 TFWS   Bring Forth the King­dom

*BLESSING & SENDING               Go Now in Peace

 

POSTLUDE          “Old Hun­dredth” (Ten Hymn Pre­ludes Set I No 7) — Healey Willan

*Please stand as you are able

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