Sunday, August 30, 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; complete a Prayer Card if you wish.
Moderato (Sonate C‑dur Hob XVI/10) — Joseph Haydn
INTROIT # 349 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Come to Christ through whom we are granted forgiveness of sin and given new and
All: We come not just once, but often to celebrate the gift of God’s love to us which
claims us and enables all who receive Jesus, who believe in His name, to become
the children of God.
One: Once we were not a people, but now we are God’s people. Once we had not received
mercy, but now mercy is ours.
All: God our Savior has saved us, not because of any works of goodness we have
done, but according to His mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal
of the Holy Spirit, so we might become heirs together of the promises of God
for life now and what is to come.
One: We are not alone — God is with us; Christ is with us; His Spirit is with us as we meet,
sing and pray together. May we see Christ in one another and give Christ to one
another as we worship together.
*HYMN OF PRAISE # 98 To God Be The Glory
OUR COMMON PRAYER
To you be all glory and praise we could offer, O God, for you created us and gifted us
with all the joys we would name for all to know. In all that we have failed to be and do,
in every wrong direction we have taken and selfish choice we have made, you have
been our Forgiver. You sought us out when we rejected you; you pursued us when we
ignored your overtures of love. To the cross you chased us down, sending your own
perfect Son, Jesus, to die for our sin. You have offered us your own Spirit to encourage
us in our struggle, to guide us in your way of life, to console us when we have failed and
empower us to keep on. To you we offer our lives in this time of worship as imperfect
as we are. Lead us to overcome all obstacles in life to live with ever increasing glory
which is to reflect the character of our Leader, Jesus, in all we do and become. Amen!
THE GIFT OF MUSIC The Power of the Cross Chloe Miller, vocalist
by Keith Getty & Stuart Towne
CHILDREN’S MOMENT *Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone to Jesus Loves the Little Children
BAPTISM of Andrew Monteleone
Today you are sealing your confession of commitment to Christ. In this outward sign of
your inward faith, you become a member of Christ family and His Church. We welcome
you into our fellowship and pledge with you to commit ourselves to Christ, seeking the
guidance and power of the Holy Spirit to die unto self and rise in resurrection power to
become the persons His love envisions. We offer you our prayers, our presence, our
loving care and counsel that we may all lead lives worthy of our Lord’s sacrifice, fully
pleasing to Him. With you, we joyfully thank the Father who has rescued us from the
power of darkness and received us into the kingdom of His Son, Jesus. Through the
power of the Holy Spirit true faith brings may we be changed from glory unto greater
glory until Christ’s coming or He takes us home unto Himself. Amen!
*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
RECEIVING OUR GIFTS TO GOD Menuetto (Sonate C‑dur Hob XVI/10) — Joseph Haydn
*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
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 Acts 16. 19–35
*HYMN OF PREPARATION # 363 And Can It Be
THE WITNESS Breaking The Chains That Hold Us Back Dr. Brian Homan
HYMN #529, “How Firm A Foundation”
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Finale-Presto (Sonate C‑dur Hob XVI/10) — Joseph Haydn