Bulletin for April 17

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 17, 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                                      Pas­torale F‑dur BWV 590 (I/II) — J S Bach             

CHORAL INTROIT                               O Be Joy­ful — John Yarring­ton

CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 30.4,5; 2 Corinthi­ans 5.17)

One: Friends, the Good Shep­herd calls. Lis­ten to his voice and fol­low him.

All: The Good Shep­herd leads us beside waters of rest; He will restore our souls.

One: He will show us the paths of jus­tice.

All: With joy let us praise the God of shep­herd­ing care!

OPENING PRAYER (uni­son)

Shep­herd­ing Sav­ior, much we need thy ten­der care. We have strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done things that we ought not to have done. We are lost in the wilder­ness of our own mak­ing. The whole­ness we so pas­sion­ate­ly seek con­tin­ues to elude us. Blessed Jesus, find us, and car­ry us home. 

SILENT PRAYER

WORDS OF ASSURANCE (1 Peter 24–25, CEB)

One: Hear the com­fort­ing assur­ance of God’s grace: “Jesus car­ried in his own body on the cross the sins we com­mit­ted. He did this so that we might live in right­eous­ness, hav­ing noth­ing to do with sin. By his wounds you were healed. Though you were like stray­ing sheep, you have now returned to the shep­herd and guardian of your lives.”…  In the name of Jesus Christ, you are for­giv­en.

ALL:  In the name of Jesus Christ, you are for­giv­en. Glo­ry to God! Amen.

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 381  Sav­ior, Like a Shep­herd Lead Us

                       

GIFT OF MUSIC                                  Over­whelmed                                Alleluia Choir

Michael Weaver & Phil Wick­ham

TIME WITH CHILDREN                           Pas­tor Bri­an Homan

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

AFFIRMING OUR FAITH No. 137(unison)    Psalm 23 (King James Ver­sion)

ANTHEM                The King of Love My Shep­herd Is  — Dan For­rest            Chan­cel Choir

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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER (uni­son)

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Pas­torale F‑dur BWV 590 (III) — J S Bach

DEDICATING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES  No. 176 Majesty

CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP  O How He Loves You and Me

*HYMN No. 304       East­er Peo­ple, Raise Your Voic­es

THE WRITTEN WORD           John 10:22–30

THE SPOKEN WORD                       Pas­tor Ali­son Schmied

 

*HYMN No. 378                       Amaz­ing Grace

BENEDICTION

SENDING FORTH                           Go Now In Peace

 

POSTLUDE                                     Pas­torale F‑dur BWV 590 (IV) — J S Bach

*Please stand as you are able

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