Bulletin for Jan. 17

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

GREETING

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 (FWSShine, Jesus, Shine

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

*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