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 21, 2016
How much control do you feel you really have over your future?
What can you control?
Is there a purpose for your life, and if so, how can you fulfill it?
Please be in SILENT reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
PRELUDE Canzonetta a‑moll (Sechs Trios op 47/3) — Max Reger
CHORAL INTROIT O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days — David Ashley White
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 127)
ONE: We are so busy building lives as we envision them, chasing after dreams
only to discover that what we have does not satisfy.
ALL: Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain!
ONE: You can work so hard, worry so much, and lose sleep, only to find life still
slipping through your fingers.
ALL: Unless we trust that the Lord watches over our life we can never find
rest, and every effort of our own proves useless.
ONE: Is there more to this life than living and dying and trying to make it through another day?
All: It is God who made us and reveals a purpose for our lives. There is more to this life than chasing after earthly concerns and getting what we can in
the time we have. We are citizens of heaven, destined for more which only
God can reveal as we follow Jesus.
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
O Lord, how pitiful to live such small lives when you have grander dreams for us than we can ever imagine. Yet, we too easily choose the shallow and lesser options, rather than appreciating and trusting what you can do in and through us. Oh, how often we kill the dream by limiting our faith in you. We come to you this day to remember our potential and be held under the shadow of your wings as we worship you. Help us as we as we invest in the goals you have for us. Expand our lives as we worship you, O Lamb of God, who gave His life so we might truly live. Amen!
CELEBRATING OUR CHILDREN (9:30) — Do Lord
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
HYMN No. 660 God Is Here
CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM (11:00)
Marcus Antonio Quintano, son of Jessica Quintano.
SPECIAL MUSIC The Lord Is My Light (Psalm 27) Nancy B. James, soprano
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Seek the Lord - John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
CHORAL ANTHEM On Eagle’s Wings Chancel Choir
Michael Joncas — Setting by Douglas E. Wagner
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Sarabande (Fra Holbergs tid op 40/2) — Edvard Grieg
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS Worthy Is The Lamb of God
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS O How He Loves You and Me
THE WRITTEN WORD Luke 13:31–35
HYMN No. 381 Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
THE SPOKEN WORD Living the Life God has Promised Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
*HYMN No. 374 Standing on the Promises
*PRAYER OF BLESSING
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Allegro IV (Orgelkonzert g‑moll op 4/3) — G F Händel
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for fellowship and refreshments following worship