Bulletin for March 6

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, March 6, 2016

GREETING

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

PRELUDE                       Allegro (Divertimento I C-dur K439b)  – W A Mozart

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

CALL TO WORSHIP

ONE:   Welcome home to the embrace of God’s love that will not let us go.

ALL:    We have come to celebrate the height, breadth, and depth of God’s love

    in Jesus Christ.

ONE:    A love that brings wholeness and healing,

ALL :   A love that is not satisfied with half-truths or evasion,

ONE:    A love that confronts evil and injustice head on,

ALL:    A love that accepts the despised and unlovely,

ONE:    A love that stayed faithful to God all the way to the Cross.

 OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)

Loving God, we have squandered many of  the gifts you have lavished on us: gifts of creation, gifts of friendship,  gifts of trust, gifts of family, gifts of time. Our choices have  separated us from your love. We  have lived for the moment, ignoring our larger goals and intentions. Yet, when  we turn our hearts to you, you still welcome us home. Let us rejoice in  worship, the family celebration you provide for us. Rejoicing in your  generosity, may we be equipped to share your love with those in  need: sharing peace-bringing  love with those in pain of mind and body,  empathic love with those who have  suffered loss; tough love with the  powerful and oppressive, practical love with those who hunger and thirst. We pray in the  name of your love incarnate, Jesus Christ. Amen.

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 77          How Great Thou Art

CELEBRATING OUR CHILDREN (9:30)

*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone

THE GIFT OF MUSIC                  Worthy Is the Lamb            Sharon Hartman,  Alto soloist

Darlene Zschech

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER       Let the Words of My Mouth  – John Yarrington

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL  ANTHEM                         Jesus  Paid It All                       Chancel Choir

Words – Elvin M. Hall,  Music – Richard Kingsmore & John T. Grape, Arr. – Richard Kingsmor

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

Menuetto/Trio (Divertimento I C-dur K439b)  – W A Mozart

*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       2 Corinthians 5:16-21

HYMN No. 257                           We Meet You, O Christ

THE SPOKEN WORD    Where Did You See God today?        Rev. Alison Schmied

*HYMN No. 444                    O Young and Fearless Prophet

*PRAYER OF BLESSING

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

 

POSTLUDE         Rondo Allegretto (Divertimento I C-dur K439b)  – W A Mozart

*Please stand as you are able

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