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 15, 2015
WELCOME and QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
Is it right to tell “little white lies?”
When have you harmed others by not speaking the truth?
How can we differentiate what is said in love from self-interest?
PRELUDE Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Wesley Ringers
Arr. by Lloyd Larson
CHORAL INTROIT O Be Joyful — John Yarrington
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
One: Give ear to God’s teaching in parables and dark sayings from of old,
All: Things that we have heard and known, that our elders have told us.
One: We will not hide the words of life from the coming generation.
All: We will tell God’s glorious deeds, God’s strength and marvelous works.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 600 Wonderful Words Of Life
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
O God, as a song’s familiar tune moves us, or the supportive words of a friend repeat in our minds, your Word resounds within us bringing comfort and encouragement. Your ancient words and story are springs of life, overflowing with your mercy. Secure your Word within our hearts, so that there is nothing that we cannot face, no place where we cannot venture; no person who we cannot resist loving with the Word of grace by which we ourselves are loved. Amen.
OUR COMMON AFFIRMATION (unison)
We believe God created families, small communities where we learn to love up close, celebrate life around the table, pray through difficulties, and discover that we are children of God.We believe God created humans not to be alone, but to live in relationship as friends, partners and companions. We believe God sent Jesus so we could see the heights and depths of love, know that we have a second chance, and discover that in loving service the world and our lives become better. We believe God delights in our laughter, rejoices in our kindness, celebrates our faithfulness. We believe God made us miracles and surrounds us with reminders, including this family of faith.
CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30)
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone after sacrament of Baptism
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (9:30)
Lydia Grace Murphy, born Oct. 1 to Bethany Grace (Homan) Murphy and Daniel Murphy
A SPECIAL GIFT (9:30) In My Daughter’s Eyes — Martina McBride Bethany Murphy
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Seek the Lord - John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM The King of Love My Shepherd Is — Dan Forrest Chancel Choir
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the attendance register)
Prelude on “St Columba” (The King of Love… ) — Healey Willan
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 94 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS Make Us One
THE WRITTEN WORD Ephesians 4:14–16
*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 463 (vs, 1 and 4) Lord, Speak To Me
THE SPOKEN WORD Speaking the Truth in Love Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH No. 408 The Gift of Love
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Entrata (Ouverture F‑dur BWV 820) — J S Bach
Join us in Fellowship Hall for fellowship and refreshments following worship.