Bulletin for Feb. 28

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 28, 2016

GREETING

Is our habit­u­al strug­gle with prob­lems a sign we are guilty of sin?

Do reoc­cur­ring tragedies hap­pen to those who live out­side of God’s will?

How do we facil­i­tate growth in our­selves and for oth­ers?

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

PRELUDE            Nun lob, mein Seel, den Her­ren BuxWV 213 — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

CHORAL  INTROIT         O Lord, Through­out These Forty Days — David Ash­ley White

CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 63)

ONE:    Lord, we come thirsty for a sense of your pres­ence for noth­ing in this life     sat­is­fies us ful­ly.

All:       We have had moments where we have seen you in our wor­ship, in this  very place; we want to recap­ture those glo­ri­ous moments again this day,  at this time.

ONE:    We con­fess that your love is bet­ter than any­thing we find or make for our­selves in this life.

All:     We praise you because know­ing you has enriched every­thing else this world has to offer.

ONE:    We remem­ber you when we go to bed at night with thank­ful­ness for what you

have brought to us and ques­tion­ing where we might have missed oppor­tu­ni­ties

to embrace greater full­ness.

All:     When we are awak­ened at night we are calmed by remem­ber­ing you have our back; in fact, you hold our future.

ONE:   There­fore I praise you and am con­tent with my lot.

All:     I will praise you for as long as I live; with my hands lift­ed high and with singing on my lips I will praise you!

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 126        Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

I come before you, my God, in all of my weak­ness seek­ing your strength. Though I am far from the mod­el you set before my eyes, one day I will see you and upon see­ing you, I have your promise I will become like you. Though now I see my life and my future as though a cloudy glass, give me a clear­er vision of who I should be and how to walk the path that will lead me straight to you. Amen!

CELEBRATING OUR CHILDREN (9:30)

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

THE GIFT of MUSIC                           We Believe                                         Alleluia Choir

Travis Ryan, Richie Fike and Matt Hoop­er

A CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM

(9:30) Beck­ett Randy Mat­toon

(11:00) Saman­tha Joan Richard­son

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER           Hear Our Prayer - John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL  ANTHEM         How Great the Love of Jesus                     Chan­cel Choir

By Ruth Elaine Schram

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

Sara­bande (Suite G‑dur BWV 816)  — Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach

*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: 1–9

HYMN No. 396                       O Jesus, I Have Promised

THE SPOKEN WORD       Seiz­ing This Holy Moment               Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

*HYMN No. 407                               Close to Thee

*PRAYER OF BLESSING

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

POSTLUDE         Nun lob, mein Seel, den Her­ren — Johann Got­tfried Walther

*Please stand as you are able

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for fel­low­ship and refresh­ments fol­low­ing wor­ship