Bulletin for Sept. 13

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

GREETING

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.