Bulletin for August 23, 2015

Sun­day, August 23

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 a Prayer Card if you wish.

Plein Jeu / Fugue sur la Trompette (Kyrie I / II)  — François Couperin

INTROIT # 349                 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

CALL TO WORSHIP                         

One: In the pres­ence of God we are filled with hope.

All: We are over­whelmed by love as we sense the holy mys­tery of God’s pres­ence with us.

One: We know our sin and we are brought to our knees as we real­ize God’s love for us despite our­selves

All: We are made new in the pres­ence of the liv­ing Christ.

One: We stand on the promise that through Christ we can do all things

All:      We live with con­fi­dence that Christ who began work­ing in us will com­plete and per­fect us in His love.

One:   In this hope we sing for joy!

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE # 87        What Gift Can We Bring

 

THE CONSECRATION FOR SERVICE

Of Karen Gloyd as our new Direc­tor of Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion

OUR COMMON PRAYER

Almighty God, we thank you for call­ing forth Karen to serve our chil­dren and fam­i­lies in our church, your church. Pour out your bless­ings upon her that she will be filled with your pas­sion and know of your con­tin­u­ing guid­ance in her life as she under­takes the great respon­si­bil­i­ties of her ser­vice. Keep her close to you and inspire her every step of lead­er­ship. Inspire her and help her inspire oth­ers. Reward her faith­ful­ness with the knowl­edge that through her efforts your pur­pos­es are accom­plished. May her work be a source of joy in her life. We will hold Karen up reg­u­lar­ly in our prayers and accept our respon­si­bil­i­ty to encour­age and assist her in the min­istry to our chil­dren and to reach­ing out to the fam­i­lies in our com­mu­ni­ty with the love of your Son, Jesus, our Sav­ior and Lord. Amen!

CHILDREN’S MOMENT  led by Karen Gloyd

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone to “Jesus Loves the Lit­tle Chil­dren”

THE GIFT OF MUSIC           Roman­za, Move­ment II  from Sonata

by Fran­cis Poulenc    Michael King, Clar­inet

*CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER  # 485  Into My Heart

Into my heart, into my heart, come into my heart, Lord Jesus;

come in today, come in to stay, come into my heart, Lord Jesus.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

Pease pray for: Joanne Pat­ten

RECEIVING OUR GIFTS TO GOD

Réc­it de Chromhorne (Kyrie III)  — François Couperin

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS # 94  Praise God, from Whom all Bless­ings Flow

*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Shar­ing Christ’s peace)

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS    I Love You With the Love of the Lord

O I love you with the love of the Lord. Yes, I love you with the love of the Lord; I can see in you the glo­ry of my King, And I love you with the love of the Lord.

THE WRITTEN WORD       2 Corinthi­ans 3. 12–18

*HYMN OF PREPARATION # 384      Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

THE WITNESS                      Dr. Bri­an Homan

HYMN # 451                       Be Thou My Vision

*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace

POSTLUDE         Dia­logue sur la Trompette… (Kyrie V)  - François Couperin