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 20, 2015
PRELUDE O Gott, du frommer Gott op 122/7 — Johannes Brahms
CHORAL INTROIT Let Us Rejoice! — John Yarrington
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
One: Just as our physical bodies are made up of many different parts, so it is that we, although we are many different individuals, together become the body of Christ.
All: Through baptism persons of all ages, abilities, nationalities, and ethnicity are welcomed into Christ’s body by the Holy Spirit.
One: Sisters and brothers, we are the body of Christ!
All: Let us rejoice in the great love God has given us, claiming us as God’s own children. Let us worship God together.
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
Merciful God, you call us by name and promise to each of us your constant love. As we join together in worship, deepen our understanding of the gospel. Strengthen our commitment to follow the way of Christ. Renew our faith and our commitment to be your church. Increase our compassion for others so that we may witness to your love through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
*HYMN No. 2220 (FWS) We Are God’s People
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Zoey Thayer, daughter of Jennifer and Mike Thayer, born Feb. 27, 2015
SPECIAL GIFT in honor of the Thayer family
Blessings — Laura Story SarahJo Elliott, vocalist
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Let the Words of My Mouth — John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM Take My Life — Frances R. Havergal & Carl J. Nygard, Jr. Chancel Choir
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Adagio (formerly attrib. J. S. Bach BWV 1020) — C P E Bach
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 94 Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 Make Us One
THE WRITTEN WORD Romans 12:1–21
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
How does your dedication to Christ show in your relationships with others?
Of the commands listed by the apostle Paul, which is most challenging for you?
What are be three prayers you would have regarding the fellowship of the church?
How can you begin to answer them?
*HYMN No. 133 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
THE SPOKEN WORD Contagious Hospitality Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
*HYMN No. 572 Pass It On
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Mein Jesu, der du mich op 122/1 - Johannes Brahms
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for continued fellowship and refreshments following our worship.