Bulletin for Oct. 4

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.

WELCOME

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’S MOMENT

*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

wor­ship.