Bulletin for April 10

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

Randy Edwards

 

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.