Bulletin for Oct 18

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


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


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!