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 27, 2015
PRELUDE Voluntary on “Old Hundredth” — Henry Purcell
CHORAL INTROIT Lift Up Your Heads — John Yarrington
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
One: God has provided for us generously, in ways beyond what we can even ask or imagine.
All: We praise God for these abundant blessings.
One: God has given us to one another, to enrich our lives with joy and help us bear life’s sorrows.
All: We thank God for these abundant blessings.
One: Because of our gratitude, we feel called to respond to the needs of others.
All: Because of our gratitude, we want to be a blessing to others.
One: We are grateful to have resources that we can share with others
All: We are grateful for the opportunity to be a blessing to others.
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
Eternal God, we are amazed by the abundance of your provision. You have cared for us lavishly, pouring out your great love for us according to your goodness, not because we have earned it. We confess that we have given ourselves too much credit for our successes, and placed too much blame outside ourselves for our failures. Our generosity toward our neighbors has waned as their needs fade out of our consciousness. Still, your extravagant love continues to bless us. Move beyond our tendency to center our lives on ourselves, O God. Teach us to trust in your promises and risk extravagant care for others, so that the world might be healed in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
*HYMN No. 140 Great is Thy Faithfulness
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
ANTHEM Holy Ground Chancel Choir
Geron Davis, Arr. by Lloyd Larson
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Seek the Lord — John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Two Settings of “Old Hundredth” — Gaël Liardon
*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
*HYMN No. 375 There is a Balm in Gilead
THE WRITTEN WORD John 21:1–14
THE SPOKEN WORD Rev. Laurel O’Connor
*HYMN No. 2130 The Summons
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for continued fellowship and refreshments following our worship.