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 18, 2015
What does it mean to be “religious?”
Which idols our culture chases after distresses you most?
Is there anything new about the “Good News” of Jesus?
PRELUDE Richmond (Ten Hymn Preludes Set I) — Healey Willan
CHORAL INTROIT O Be Joyful — John Yarrington
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
One: What are human beings, that God is mindful of them?
All: God has entrusted human beings with caring for all that God has created.
One: God does not need us; we are the ones in need of God!
All: Yet, God chose us to be God’s hands and feet, to do God’s work in the world.
One: God is the One in whom we live and move and have our being.
All: Let us worship God together.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 103 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
Lord of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time, you are the Author of creation, the eternal Word of salvation, and the life-giving Spirit of wisdom. By the power of your Spirit, guide our worship and our daily study, fill us with strength and courage, with discernment and compassion, so that we may be your instruments of justice and love in this world, until your kingdom comes on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
CHILDREN’S MOMENT Dedication of Kindergarten and 1st grade Bibles
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
CHORAL ANTHEM If You Love Me by Tina English Chancel Choir
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Let the Words of My Mouth — John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Melcombe (Ten Hymn Preludes Set I) — Healey Willan
*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 Acts 17:16–23
*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 150 God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
THE SPOKEN WORD Our Call to be Creative Opportunists Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
THE FAITH WE PROFESS No. 883 (from the United Church of Canada)
*HYMN No. 438 Forth in Thy Name, O Lord
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Hyfrydol (Ten Hymn Preludes Set I) — Healey Willan
*Please stand as you are able
Today there is an Open House downstairs in the Discovery Zone immediately following the 9:30 service. Coffee and refreshments, and a short dedication of the space to God’s work, will be held. See where the children go when they leave 9:30 a.m. worship!