Bulletin for Oct. 11

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, October 11, 2015

GREETING

PRELUDE                         Präludi­um (Album für Orgel­spiel­er, 1867)  — Moritz Brosig

CONGREGATIONAL  INTROIT  No. 328   Sure­ly the Pres­ence of the Lord

                                           

CALL TO WORSHIP (respon­sive­ly)

One:     Holy ground! We are stand­ing on holy ground.

All:       For where God is, the ground is holy.

One:     Holy hands! God works through our hands,

All:       So they are holy.

One:     Holy words! God speaks through our words,

All:       So they become holy.

One:     Holy thoughts! God moves oth­ers through our ideas and dreams,

All:       So they are holy

One      Holy songs! God prays in our songs,

All        So they are holy. There­fore let us joy­ful­ly sing.

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 100  God, Whose Love Is Reign­ing o’er Us

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

God of the Past, we have come to your house to reflect on the week that has just passed. God of the Present, we have come to seek your will and to bet­ter under­stand how you want us to live.God of the Future, we have come to seek you. Guide us as we attempt in this new week to nar­row the gap between who we are and who you would have us become. Hear our prayer, offered in the spir­it of the one who lived and died and rose again that we might be born anew, Jesus Christ. Amen.

THE GIFT OF MUSIC                 Blue Skies                                         Alleluia Choir

Matt Hues­mann & Grant Cun­ning­ham

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

*CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER      Hear Our Prayer O Lord — John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the reg­is­ter)

                                                       I Will Sing Praise — Joseph M. Mar­tin       Chan­cel Choir

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS  No. 94 Praise God, from Whom all Bless­ings Flow

*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Shar­ing Christ’s peace)

 

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS)    Make Us One

THE WRITTEN WORD Exo­dus 3. 7–12; 4. 10–17

Why does­n’t God do some­thing about the evils we see in the world?

How can we be cer­tain God can and will use us?

Are we to live by blind faith? Is there enough evi­dence to war­rant our trust?

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 582  Whom Shall I Send

THE SPOKEN WORD                      See­ing Is Believ­ing           Rev.  Dr. Bri­an Homan

*HYMN No. 593                                 Here I Am, Lord

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

 

POSTLUDE                            Fuga Alle­gro (Organ Con­cer­to op 4 no 4)  — G F Han­del

*Please stand as you are able

Today’s Noisy Can offer­ing sup­ports hunger relief

Last Sun­day mem­bers of Liv­er­pool First walked in the annu­al CROP Walk. Oth­ers from the church pre­pared and serve chili and soup to walk­ers. The walk rais­es funds to sup­port hunger relief through­out the world and in this com­mu­ni­ty. The offer­ing received today will be added to the CROP Walk mon­ey to sup­port hunger relief.

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship and refresh­ments fol­low­ing our wor­ship.