Bulletin for Jan. 10

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, Jan­u­ary 10, 2016


What Is the Good News we are to pro­claim?

Who have been the “John the Bap­tists” in your life, who have shown you the way, encour­aged you, or occa­sion­al­ly giv­en you the kick in the pants you need­ed?

What is the dif­fer­ence between being bap­tized with water and the bap­tism of the Holy Spir­it?

PRELUDE       Christ, unser Herr, zum Jor­dan kam BuxWV 180 — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude


CHORAL  INTROIT     Sing To The Lord a New Song  (Psalm 90) — Randy Edwards

CALL TO WORSHIP (respon­sive­ly)

One:     Lis­ten to the Word of the Lord, the one who cre­at­ed you, the one who formed     you:

All:       “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I have called your name, and you are     mine.”

One:     “When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re between a     rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—

All:       “Because I am God, the Holy One of Israel, your Sav­ior.”

PRAYER (uni­son)

Jesus, Name Above All Names, you have called us by name and we are yours. In our bap­tism you have spo­ken for us, by water and the Spir­it adopt­ing us into your fam­i­ly. Like chil­dren, we some­times act as if we do not hear our names being called. For­give our sin. Restore us to a healthy, grow­ing rela­tion­ship with you and with one anoth­er, that oth­ers might know and expe­ri­ence the won­ders of your love through our dai­ly liv­ing. Amen. 

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 2130 (FWS)  The Sum­mons

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Colos­sians 1:15–20)

One: Who is this Jesus whom we wor­ship and who calls us to fol­low Him?

ALL:  He is the image of the invis­i­ble God, the first­born over all cre­ation. By him all things were cre­at­ed: things in heav­en and on earth, vis­i­ble and invis­i­ble, whether thrones or pow­ers or rulers or author­i­ties; all things were cre­at­ed by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold togeth­er.  And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the begin­ning and the first­born from among the dead, so that in every­thing he might have the suprema­cy.  For God was pleased to have all his full­ness dwell in him, and through him to rec­on­cile to him­self all things, whether things on earth or things in heav­en, by mak­ing peace through his blood, shed on the cross. 

*RESPONSE No. 2069 (FWS)      All Hail King Jesus

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30) Ded­i­ca­tion of Offer­ings to Soci­ety of St. Andrew

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone


For Made­lyn June Kaltaler, daugh­ter of Dan­i­ca & Tim­o­thy, born Sept. 2, 2015

CHORAL  ANTHEM                           Come to the Water                               Chan­cel Choir

John B. Foley, S. J.  Arr. by Jack Schrad­er

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER     Search Me, Lord, and Know My Heart

(Psalm 139) — Randy Edwards


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

Christ, unser Herr, zum Jor­dan kam - Johann Pachel­bel

*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 3:15–17, 21–22

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 2248 (FWS)   Bap­tized in Water

THE SPOKEN WORD    What is the Good News We Pro­claim?      Rev.  Dr. Bri­an Homan

*HYMN No. 420                        Breathe on Me, Breath of God

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace


POSTLUDE        Christ, unser Herr, zum Jor­dan kam BWV 684 — Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach


*Please stand as you are able