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
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 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.