Bulletin for Nov. 15

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.