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.
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
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.