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 17, 2016
What was the first miracle Jesus accomplished in your life?
Where do you feel empty and look for Christ to fill the space?
What signs has God used lately to draw you closer to Christ?
How can Jesus restore your sense of celebration?
PRELUDE Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BuxWV 223 — Dietrich Buxtehude
CHORAL INTROIT Sing to the Lord a New Song (Psalm 90) — Randy Edwards
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
One: Come, join together as members of the faith community.
All: We celebrate the presence of persons from different backgrounds in God’s family.
One: Come, join in worship with Christians from all times and places.
All: We celebrate the traditions of prayer, praise and joyful worship.
One: Come, join in service with those who put faith into practice at home, school, and workplace.
All: We celebrate the inspiration of Scripture, listening for it’s prophetic message, ready to be challenged by Jesus to be God’s love with our
neighbors in all places.
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
All loving God, you are closer than the breath within us. You know us better than our best friend. You care for us more deeply than our closest family member. You desire for us to be utterly faithful. So, when confidence deserts us, when energy to do good leaves us, when passion for forgiveness and justice cannot be found
within us, renew us by the power of your Holy Spirit, that we may be signs of your glory, like water turned into wine. Amen.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 2173 (FWS) Shine, Jesus, Shine
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
CHORAL ANTHEM Come, My Light, My Life Chancel Choir
Words — St. Dimitri of Rostov — Music — Eugene Butler
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Search Me Lord, and Know My Heart - Randy Edwards
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (ohne Opuszahl) — Max Reger
*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 John 2:1–11
RESPONSE All Hail King Jesus
All Hail King Jesus, All hail Emmanuel, King of Kings,
Lord of lords, bright Morning Star; and throughout eternity
I’ll sing your praises, and I’ll reign with you throughout eternity.
GIFT OF MUSIC Sinking Deep
Emery Lawrence, piano — Elliott Lawrence, guitar & vocals
Joel Davies & Aodhan King
THE SPOKEN WORD The First Great Miracle of Jesus to Expect Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
*HYMN No. 2140 (FWS) Since Jesus Came into My Heart
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern op 52 no 42 — Otto Dienel
*Please stand as you are able