Bulletin for Nov. 22

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 22, 2015

WELCOME and QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

Is wor­ry always a bad thing?

How do you turn off anx­i­ety while resolv­ing those things that con­cern you?

What do you obsess over that you know is unnec­es­sary and not what God wants for you?

PRELUDE                                    Nun dan­ket alle Gott 

(can­tus à la basse/dans le style de l’Orgel­büch­lein de J S Bach) — Gaël Liar­don

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT No. 2031 (FWS)     We Bring the Sac­ri­fice of Praise 

CALL TO WORSHIP (respon­sive­ly)

One: Jesus’ words chal­lenge our anx­i­eties: in the midst of unset­tled, con­flict-rid­den,  and hum­bling sit­u­a­tions, God cares for the small­est bird, the most frag­ile flower.

    All:   Jesus puts our wor­ries into per­spec­tive.

One: Jesus lifts us from fear, both rea­soned and imag­ined, and saves us from     anger, bit­ter and con­sum­ing. He calls us to calm, to qui­et, to reflec­tion – to  active­ly seek­ing God’s peace.

All:    May Jesus words restore our con­fi­dence and hope as we wor­ship him   togeth­er.

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 694     Come, Ye Thank­ful Peo­ple Come

Please bring your gifts of food and offer­ings of thanks­giv­ing for the church. You may place your thank you offer­ing in the “horn of plen­ty” or in the plates.

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Ever present, ever giv­ing God, we come to you as a thank­ful peo­ple. For­give us for tak­ing life for grant­ed and for com­plain­ing about what we lack instead of rejoic­ing about all we have and using it for your ser­vice. We give you thanks for the gift of life to enjoy but not to abuse; the gift of pos­ses­sions to share but not to hoard; the gift of free­dom to use with respon­si­bil­i­ty but not license; the gift of tal­ents to use but also to improve upon. May our wor­ship increase our grat­i­tude and moti­vate us to more ful­ly become the peo­ple you are call­ing us to be. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30)

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone after sacra­ment of Bap­tism

HYMN  No. 131                             We Gath­er Togeth­er

CALL TO PRAYER  No. 2193 (FWS Lord, Lis­ten to Your Chil­dren Pray­ing

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM              Give Thanks — Hen­ry Smith                  Chan­cel Choir

Arr. by Joseph Gra­ham and David Anger­man — Chloe Miller, soloist

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

Nun dan­ket alle Gott (fuguet­te/­con­tre-chant) — Gaël Liar­don

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS  No. 94 Praise God, from Whom All Bless­ings Flow

*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Shar­ing Christ’s peace)

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS np. 2224 (FWS)  Make Us One

THE WRITTEN WORD                      Matthew 6. 25–34

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 130  God Will Take Care Of You

 

THE SPOKEN WORD        How Can We Be Sure of God’s Care?    Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH No. 347 Spir­it Song

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

POSTLUDE          Choral-Impro­vi­sa­tion op 65 no 59 Nun dan­ket alle Gott

(Marche tri­om­phale) — Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for fel­low­ship and refresh­ments fol­low­ing wor­ship and sign hol­i­day cards to our home boundf mem­bers