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, April 10, 2016
GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH Please be in SILENT reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
How has Christ’s resurrection changed your life?
Do you pass the time or embrace time?
What patterns and routines have defined your life?
What might you need to do to discover new richness to life?
PRELUDE Thine Is the Glory — Arr. by Joel Raney Wesley Ringers
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT No. 186 Alleluia (twice through)
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 30.4,5; 2 Corinthians 5.17)
One: Sing the praises of the Lord, you His faithful people.
All: The Lord’s anger lasts only for a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime.
One: A new day has dawned.
All: Weeping may last for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
One: Christ has risen from the dead.
All: Because He lives we can now live without fear and in anticipation of the blessings of living.
One: If we are living in Christ we are made new in heart and mind.
All: The old ways of fear and failure are gone; the new has come.
One: Let us worship in newness of spirit, open to the possibilities companionship with the Living Lord can open to us.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 318 Christ Is Alive
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
Merciful and loving God, we come seeking communion with you. In this sacred space set apart from the busyness and demands of daily life with its confusion and stress, grant us stillness of heart and quietness known only in your presence. We empty ourselves of all claims upon us at this time except for one, and this to be with you. Refresh us and guide us so that as we leave this hour we will know again your constant companionship. Amen!
CELEBRATING OUR CHILDREN (9:30) We welcome Dave Wood, Program Director at Casowasco
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH No. 882 The Apostle’s Creed
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE No. 364 (vs. 2) Because He Lives
CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM (9:30)
Michael Young Cavallaro born Feb. 3, 2016 to Mina and Salvatore Cavallaro,
Jacob Thomas Gallo, born Oct. 1, 2015 to Emiliegh Ann Brown-Gallo and John Gallo Jr.
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Search Me, Lord, and Know My Heart — Randy Edwards
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER
CHORAL ANTHEM More Love to Thee, O Christ Chancel Choir & Shadman Mirza, cello
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
Aria Larghetto (Concerto Op 6 No 12) — G F Händel
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176 Majesty
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2088 (FWS) Lord, I Lift Your Name On High
THE WRITTEN WORD John 21:1–19
MEDITATION Discovering the Living Christ: Taking New Directions Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
*HYMN No. 383 This Is a Day of New Beginnings
BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE March from Judas Maccabaeus — G F Händel
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for fellowship and refreshments following worship.