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