Bulletin for Jan. 24

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 24, 2016

GREETING

Where do you find it hard­est to be accept­ed as a com­mit­ted and active fol­low­er of Christ?

Are you ever soft spo­ken about your faith for fear of rejec­tion?

What do you hope for peo­ple to know about fol­low­ing Jesus?

How do you deal with rejec­tion?

 

PRELUDE           Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir BWV 1099 — Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach

CHORAL  INTROIT      Make a Joy­ful Noise Unto the Lord — Randy Edwards

CALL TO WORSHIP (respon­sive­ly)

One:     Come, wor­ship the Lord Jesus Christ, the Head of the church.

All:     We gath­er as trav­el­ers on the same road, pur­su­ing whole­ness and      holi­ness in our inward being and our out­ward liv­ing.

One:     Yet we are divid­ed. Past loy­al­ties blind us to present needs and pos­si­bil­i­ties,     and our own prob­lems con­tin­ue to keep us apart.

All:       Come, Holy Spir­it; revive your church again. Teach us how good and     pleas­ant it is to dwell in uni­ty.

 OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Holy God, you pour out your Holy Spir­it into your peo­ple, giv­ing us New Life and spir­i­tu­al gifts. Your trans­form­ing pow­er changed chaos to cre­ation, Sarai to Sarah, Abram to Abra­ham, water into wine, Saul to Paul and death into new life. Open our hearts and minds to your lead­ing today, that we may become agents of trans­for­ma­tion for all the world, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 2153 (FWSI’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

SPECIAL MUSIC                                 Only Believe                        Alleluia Choir

Regie Hamm & Michael O’Brien

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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL  ANTHEM                  O, That I Had A Thou­sand Voic­es — Jay Alt­house

Jared King, trum­pet and the Chan­cel Choir (Con­gre­ga­tion joins to sing Vs. 4)

 

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

Chris­tus, der ist mein Leben BWV 1112 — Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach

*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     1 Corinthi­ans 12:12–30

HYMN No. 2130 (FWS)                     The Sum­mons

THE SPOKEN WORD                      Anoint­ed to Serve — Luke 4. 14–21

Rev. Dr. J. Mark Law­son, Pas­tor of the Bay­ber­ry Unit­ed Church of Christ

*HYMN No. 2172 (FWS                       We Are Called

*PRAYER OF BLESSING

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

 

POSTLUDE          O Lamm Gottes unschuldig BWV 1095 — Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach

 

*Please stand as you are able

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for fel­low­ship and refresh­ments fol­low­ing wor­ship