Bulletin for Feb. 7

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, February 7, 2016

GREETING

Has your faith in Jesus trans­formed your life?

How would your life be dif­fer­ent if you didn’t fol­low Jesus?

What does hav­ing Jesus at the cen­ter of life look like?

Please be in SILENT reflec­tion as we pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship.

PRELUDE                     Christe, qui es lux et dies — Samuel Schei­dt

 

CHORAL  INTROIT                      Let Your Light So Shine - John Yarring­ton

CALL TO WORSHIP (respon­sive­ly)

ONE:    Let us wor­ship the God who has come to us. God has come as a pil­lar of cloud     and fire. God has come as a rock and a wheel. God has come as a child and

a dying man. God has come as a Light to all the nations.

ALL:    We wor­ship an awe­some God who does not hide upon a moun­tain, but     has come low enough to be expe­ri­enced in the trans­for­ma­tion of our

      lives

ONE:    Because of the hope we have in Jesus, we gath­er to wor­ship with great     bold­ness, with­out arti­fi­cial sep­a­ra­tions keep­ing us from God.

ALL:    When­ev­er some­one turns to the Lord, the veil of sep­a­ra­tion is tak­en away.

One:     As we see God’s glo­ry, we are trans­formed into the image of the one we     wor­ship, changed from one degree of glo­ry into anoth­er.

ALL:    What we were before is gone. What we can become only God knows.

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Eter­nal God, on a moun­tain­top long ago you revealed Jesus’ ever­last­ing glo­ry to some of his first dis­ci­ples. Grant us, who have not seen and yet believe, the gift of your Holy Spir­it, that we may bold­ly live lives that become the gospel, shin­ing with your trans­form­ing glo­ry, as peo­ple changed and chang­ing through the redeem­ing pres­ence of our Lord.  Amen.

*HYMN OF PRAISE                    Open The Eyes of My Heart

Open the eyes of my heart Lord, Open the eyes of my heart

I want to see You,  I want to see You (repeat)

To see You high and lift­ed up, shin­ing in the light of Your glo­ry

Pour out Your pow­er and love As we sing holy, holy, holy

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30)

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

HYMN No. 154                All Hail The Pow­er of Jesus’ Name

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER            Seek the Lord — John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL  ANTHEM      The  Lord Is My Light (Based on Psalm 27)                    Chan­cel Choir  By Pat­ti Dren­nan    

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

Deux pièces en mi b (L’Or­gan­iste) — César Franck

*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           Luke 9. 28–36

HYMN No. 108                     God Hath Spo­ken by the Prophets

THE SPOKEN WORD   Unleash­ing the Life Trans­form­ing Pow­er of Jesus  Dr. Homan

*HYMN No. 327                   Crown Him with Many Crowns

*PRAYER OF BLESSING

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

POSTLUDE          Ebenez­er (Ten Hymn Pre­ludes Set II) — Healey Willan