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 31, 2016
Do you trust God has a plan for your life?
How does the Lord communicate to you?
When has fear of others’ opinion inhibited you in attaining what you believe God wanted for you?
How do you know when God has touched you?
Please be in SILENT reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
PRELUDE Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho Wesley Ringers
Arr. by Martha Lynn Thompson
CHORAL INTROIT Sing to the Lord a New Song — Randy Edwards
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
ONE: Come worship the Lord who has set us free to choose our own way.
ALL: We desire to break free of the familiar, to be liberated from the mundane.
ONE: The Holy Spirit invites us to break free of self-doubts, of fear of the unknown.
ALL: We come to experience Jesus’ redeeming love, to be empowered to
choose right paths.
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
O God of every land and nation, you knew us and chose us before you formed us in the womb. Fill us with faith that speaks your word, hope that does not disappoint, and love that bears all things for your sake, until that day when we shall know you fully, even as we are known by you. Amen.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 2032 (FWS) My Life Is in You, Lord
CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30)
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
OUR COMMON CHALLENGE 1 Corinthians 13
HYMN No. 408 The Gift of Love
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Search Me Lord, and Know My Heart - Randy Edwards
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
CHORAL ANTHEM Love Never Fails Chancel Choir
Music by JS Bach, Adapted by Amy Sky & Marc Jordan, Arr. by Teena Chinn
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Air (Suite BWV 1068) — 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 Jeremiah 1. 4–10
HYMN No. 2167 (FWS) More Like You
THE SPOKEN WORD Meeting the Challenge of God’s Call Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
*HYMN No. 421 Make Me a Captive, Lord
*PRAYER OF BLESSING
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Es ist das Heil uns kommen her — German 18th cent (anon)
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for fellowship and refreshments following worship