Bulletin for Jan 31

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 

GREETING

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 (FWSMy 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