We are glad to have you worship with us!
Children are always welcome in worship; activity bags are available at the sanctuary entrances.
During the 9:30 a.m. worship, we offer a nursery for infants and toddlers, and
Discovery Zone for pre‑K to 12th grade following a Children’s Message.
Hearing devices and LARGE PRINT bulletins are available; our ushers are happy to assist you.
Please silence all devices during worship. (*) indicates please stand, as you are able
Sunday, September 13, 2015
PRELUDE Choral Song — Samuel Sebastian Wesley
CHORAL INTROIT O Be Joyful - John Yarrington
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
ONE: Today is a new day, a day to learn to see one another as God does. Humans see only what is visible to the eyes, but the Lord sees beyond outward appearances and into the heart.
ALL: May the love of Christ control our perception, our speech, and our actions.
ONE: Whoever is in Christ is a new creation; everything old has passed away, behold, everything has become new!
ALL: All of this is from God who restores us to right relationship through Christ and gives us the ministry of reconciliation.
*HYMN No. 2140 vs. 1–3 (FWS) Since Jesus Came into My Heart
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
Creating and recreating God, we thank you for your reign of love that continually makes all things new. We confess that we have been more adept at professing our faith than at practicing it. In this new season, nurture the growth of your justice, mercy, and healing in our hearts, so that our daily living may reflect our Sunday proclamations. Teach us to trust in your Word, so that we may live no longer for ourselves but for Jesus Christ who died and was raised to draw our sinful world to himself. Amen.
CONSECRATION OF DISCOVERY ZONE TEACHERS
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Logan Victoria Robbins, daughter of Matthew and Kaitlin Robbins
ANTHEM Lord, Speak to Me Chancel Choir
Frances R. Havergal & Steve Jones
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Aria (Concerto op 6 no 12) — George Frederic Handel
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2070 He Is Exalted
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS I Love You With the Love of the Lord
THE WRITTEN WORD 2 Corinthians 5. 11–21
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
What prevents you from doing greater things for God?
Why is reconciliation such a big deal?
How can we be helpful without being seen as arrogant?
THE SPOKEN WORD Being More Than We Allow Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
*HYMN No. 593 Here I Am, Lord
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Psalm XIX — Benedetto Marcello
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for continued fellowship and refreshments following our worship.
New Sunday Morning Worship Opportunity
A Service of Prayer and Holy Communion will be offered Sunday mornings from 8:15–9:00 in the Chapel. The Chapel, located downstairs near the back parking lot entrance, is accessible by stairs or elevator. All are welcome.