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
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 (FWS) I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me
*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