Bulletin for April 24

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 24, 2016

GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH Please be in SILENT reflec­tion as we pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship.

How did Jesus glo­ri­fy God?

What does it mean to bring glo­ry to God?

How can we glo­ri­fy God and how does God bring glo­ry to our lives?

PRELUDE         Nun lob, mein Seel, den Her­ren BuxWV 213 — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude                     

CHORAL INTROIT                                 I Was Glad — John Carter

CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 148)

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 89   Joy­ful, Joy­ful, We Adore Thee

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

God, our Cre­ator, we hon­or the mag­nif­i­cence of your cre­ation. The heav­ens declare your glo­ry and the earth in its com­plex­i­ty and bal­ance dis­close the unfath­omable depth of your knowl­edge and pow­er. All of cre­ation shouts your praise. We, too, praise you for we each are fear­ful­ly and won­der­ful­ly made and pur­posed to bring you glo­ry by how we live this gift of life. You have made us with the capac­i­ty of self-deter­mi­na­tion and giv­en us the free­dom to choose to give you the glo­ry right­ful­ly due you. Help us dis­cern your char­ac­ter in Jesus and glo­ri­fy you as He always did, for we acknowl­edge Him as the Way, the Truth, and the Life we are to live. Amen!

CELEBRATING OUR CHILDREN (9:30)

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

SPOKEN CALL TO PRAYER From I Believe In The Res­ur­rec­tion of the Body ‑Ruben Alves

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER             Seek the Lord — John Yarring­ton

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

ANTHEM                                        Unit­ed in Christ      Jared King, trum­pet & Chan­cel Choir

Nan­cy Price & Don Besig                                        

 OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Alle­mande (Suite B‑dur G 30) — Georg Friedrich Hän­del

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176    Majesty

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS  by Don Norville

Let us love one anoth­er 

Let us love one anoth­er 

In God’s love (God’s love) 

In God’s love let us love one anoth­er 

Let us love one anoth­er 

In God’s love (God’s love) 

In God’s love let us serve one anoth­er, let us serve one anoth­er …

THE WRITTEN WORD           John 13:31–35

HYMN No. 560                      Help Us Accept Each Oth­er

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION     How We Can Glo­ri­fy God               Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

*HYMN No. 2223       They’ll Know We Are Chris­tians by Our Love

BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE              Nun lob, mein Seel, den Her­ren - Johann Got­tfried Walther

*Please stand as you are able

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