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
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 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.