Bulletin for Nov. 8

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, November 8, 2015

WELCOME and QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

Why did Jesus choose Levi of all per­sons?

What do you have to do to be a fol­low­er of Jesus?

How can you know you are fol­low­ing Jesus?

PRELUDE                Alle­gro (Organ Con­cer­to Op 4 No 6)  — G F Hän­del

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT No. 2164 (2 times) (FWS)    Sanc­tu­ary

John Thomp­son & Randy Scrug­gs

CALL TO WORSHIP (respon­sive­ly) Glen E. Rains­ley, Thanks Be to God, p. 26, adapt­ed.

One:     The things that keep us apart are Legion;

All:       Only the Holy Spir­it’s pow­er can draw us togeth­er, thus we have hope.

One:     We are kept apart by dif­fer­ences of opin­ion or lifestyle, socio-eco­nom­ic      sta­tus or per­son­al taste; dis­agree­ments over polit­i­cal ide­ol­o­gy, reli­gious

prac­tices and pref­er­ences, even inter­pre­ta­tions of the scrip­tures we agree      are the holy and inspired word of God.

All:       We are drawn togeth­er by the God who cre­at­ed us, the one God who      rules the earth, who inspires mul­ti­ple forms of ser­vice and rev­er­ent 

    response.

One:     We are kept apart by dis­tinc­tions between races and class­es, divi­sions

drawn on maps or inscribed upon our hearts.

All:       We are drawn togeth­er by the God whose image we all bear. 

One:     We are drawn togeth­er by the God who looked up on the whole of cre­ation and      pro­nounced it good. Let us wor­ship God togeth­er.

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 170         O How I Love Jesus

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Help us accept each oth­er as Christ accept­ed us; teach us as sis­ters and broth­ers 

each per­son to embrace. Be present, Lord, among us, and bring us to believe that we are our­selves accept­ed and meant to love and live. Let your accep­tance change 

us, so that we may be moved, in liv­ing sit­u­a­tions to do the truth in love:  to prac­tice your accep­tance, until we know by heart the table of for­give­ness and laugh­ter’s heal­ing art. Amen.

GIFT OF MUSIC (9:30)                      Ear Ear by Geof  Kim­ber                 Spir­it Singers

 

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30)

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS

ANTHEM                                  Help Us Accept Each Oth­er                          Chan­cel Choir

Fred Kaan & John Ness Beck

 

CONGREGATIONAL  CALL TO PRAYER  No. 2160 (FWS)     Into My Heart

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

Larghet­to (Organ Con­cer­to Op 4 No 6)  — G F Hän­del

*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               Luke 5. 27 — 32

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 357     Just as I Am, With­out One Plea

THE SPOKEN WORD                Con­ta­gious Accep­tance                Rev.  Dr.  Bri­an Homan

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH No. 351 Pass Me Not O Gen­tle Sav­ior

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

 

POSTLUDE             Alle­gro mod­er­a­to (Organ Con­cer­to Op 4 No 6)  — G F Hän­del

*Please stand as you are able

Cider and home­made donuts are avail­able dur­ing our social hour between ser­vices. Enjoy some here and take some home with you for lat­er. Your free will offer­ing will sup­port our pro­gram min­istry.