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
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.