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
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
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