Bulletin for Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 6, 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.

Andan­ti­no (Vol­un­tary II) - William Rus­sell

INTROIT # 349 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice! Don’t wor­ry about any­thing; instead,

pray about every­thing.

All: We come to tell God what we need, and to thank God for all God has done.

One: Set your minds on God’s good­ness,

All: We set aside this time of wor­ship for med­i­tat­ing on things true, noble,

rep­utable, authen­tic, com­pelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the

beau­ti­ful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.

HYMN OF PRAISE # 57 O For A Thou­sand Tongues To Sing

OUR COMMON PRAYER

Lord, each of us comes to wor­ship bring­ing the mix­ture of expe­ri­ences, beliefs and

emo­tions that make us who we are. Open our hearts and minds to your word to us today,

so that faith in your stead­fast love may replace fear and wor­ry con­cern­ing cir­cum­stances

beyond our con­trol. May our trust in the strength of your right­eous­ness enable us to

work for jus­tice and com­pas­sion in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

THE GIFT OF MUSIC Bless­ings - by Lau­ra Sto­ry Bethany Grace Mur­phy, vocal­ist

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

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

*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

Please remem­ber in your prayers this week

Mary Ann Har­ris and Zoey Thay­er

Church­es & Pas­tors: First Unit­ed Methodist Church of Minoa — Pas­tor Roger Park­er

OFFERING OUR GIFTS TO GOD Ada­gio C‑dur K617a - W A Mozart

*CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER # 485 Into My Heart

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

RECEIVING OUR GIFTS TO GOD

*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 Philip­pi­ans 4. 4–9

*HYMN OF PREPARATION # 377 It Is Well With My Soul

THE WITNESS Keep­ing It Togeth­er and Mak­ing Life Good Dr. Bri­an Homan

HYMN # 407 Close To Thee

*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace

POSTLUDE Alle­gret­to (Vol­un­tary II) - William Rus­sell