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