We are glad to have you worship with us!
Children are 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; ushers are happy to assist you.
Please silence devices during worship. (*) indicates please stand, as you are able
Sunday, October 4, 2015
World Communion Sunday is celebrated by Christian churches around the world on the first Sunday of October. It is a reminder of our unity in Christ, and of Jesus’ prayer for his followers “that they may be one” even as Jesus is one with God the Father. It is a time to commit ourselves to work for reconciliation and greater unity in the Body of Christ.
PRELUDE My Shepherd’s Amazing Grace Wesley Ringers
Arr. by Karissa Dennis
GREETING (This morning’s worship will follow the text found on page 6 of the Hymnal)
OPENING PRAYER (order of worship continues page 6 in the hymnal)
HYMN OF PRAISE No. 114 Many Gifts, One Spirit
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
ANTHEM A Communion Invitation Chancel Choir
by Pamela Martin & Craig Courtney
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION (order of worship continues on page 6 in the hymnal)
SCRIPTURE LESSON Acts 2:43–47
SERMON An Invitation to Communion Rev. Alison Schmied
RESPONSE TO THE WORD (order of worship continues on page 7 in the hymnal)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (order of worship continues on page 7 of hymnal)
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS TO GOD
OFFERTORY (9:30) Make Us One Chancel Choir
by Phil Johnson, Gloria & William Gaither
HYMN No. 94 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
THANKSGIVING AND COMMUNION (page 9 of hymnal)
GIVING OF THE BREAD AND CUP
HYMN No. 618 Let Us Break Bread Together on our Knees
HYMN No. 620 One Bread, One Body
HYMN No. 628 Eat This Bread
HYMN OF SENDING FORTH No. 428 For the Healing of the Nations
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren - Johann Gottfried Walther
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for continued fellowship and refreshments following our