Bulletin for May 1

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, May 1, 2016

GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

Please be in SILENT reflec­tion as we pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship.

In what way has your knowl­edge and faith in God enriched your life?

How impor­tant is it to you that the chil­dren in your life grow up to love God and appre­ci­ate God’s role in their life?

What’s at stake if we fail them?

PRELUDE                 Ada­gio (Sonate F‑moll Op 65 Nr 1) — Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy             

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT No. 349         Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

CALL TO WORSHIP (Deuteron­o­my 6:4–12)

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Lord, how grate­ful we are that you long for our com­pan­ion­ship. You have bro­ken every bar­ri­er down that obstructs our fel­low­ship. At great cost to you, you have for­giv­en us and invit­ed us to walk in life with you. In our friend­ship you offer your guid­ance, encour­age­ment and assis­tance to keep the way open to you. You are avail­able to lis­ten to our com­plaints and needs though you know them already before we speak them. You com­mune with us through your writ­ten Word, through the inward pres­ence of your Holy Spir­it and the com­pan­ion­ship of oth­ers who gen­uine­ly desire to fol­low you. Help us to get close and stay close with you and to help our neigh­bor know your pres­ence and avail­abil­i­ty. Amen!

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 2165 (FWS) Cry Of My Heart

CELEBRATING OUR CHILDREN (9:30)

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone

MISSION MOMENT Let the Chil­dren Come, Thy Will Be Done

Our edu­ca­tion­al min­istry — Doug Greene

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER             Seek the Lord — John Yarring­ton

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

We pray for our teach­ers: Karen Gloyd, Ali­son Mapes, Dar­lene and Bill Pat­ton, Desiree Spicer, Mary Hoy, Kathy Homan, Don­na and Doug Greene, Megan Parkhurst, Mar­shall Bai­ley

 

ANTHEM                                Per­fect Peace - Ruth Elaine Schram              Chan­cel Choir

                         

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Andante reli­gioso (Sonate B‑dur Op 65 Nr 4) — Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176    Majesty

 

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS         Let Us Love One Anoth­er — 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     Hebrews 5:11–6.4

 

HYMN No. 598                    O Word of God Incar­nate

 

MEDITATION    The Choice: Mov­ing For­ward or Being Left Behind          Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

*HYMN No. 695           O Lord, May Home and Church Com­bine

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE Fuga-Alle­gro Mod­er­a­to (Sonate C‑moll Op 65 Nr 2) — Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

*Please stand as you are able

Please join us for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship over refresh­ments avail­able in our Fel­low­ship Hall.

Those desir­ing to receive Christ or to pray with a pas­tor are invit­ed to come for­ward to the rail for prayer.