Bulletin for Feb 21

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

GREETING

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.

PRAYER

SPECIAL MUSIC                        The Lord Is My Light (Psalm 27)  Nan­cy B. James, sopra­no

Frances Allit­sen

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