Bulletin for May 8

We are glad to have you wor­ship with us!

Chil­dren are 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 devices dur­ing wor­ship. (*) indi­cates please stand, as you are able

Sun­day, May 8, 2016

GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

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

What gifts has your faith revealed God has giv­en you?

Are you liv­ing up to the call­ing God has placed on your life – in your home, your work, your rela­tion­ships?

How are you grow­ing up in Christ and help­ing oth­ers move for­ward in faith?

PRELUDE                                     Vol­un­tary in C Major — Hen­ry Pur­cell             

CHORAL INTROIT                  Sing to the Lord a New Song — Randy Edwards

CALL TO WORSHIP

ONE: We come from many dif­fer­ent life sit­u­a­tions to wor­ship the same God.

ALL: There is one Lord, whose love is known in many ways.

ONE: We each have dif­fer­ent gifts, giv­en by God to equip the body of Christ for the work of min­istry.

ALL:  In all our dif­fer­ences, there is bless­ing.

ONE: From our diver­si­ty, let us praise: one Giv­er, one Word, one Spir­it

ALL:  We gath­er togeth­er to give thanks in our hearts, with our voic­es, and by the works of our hands.

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

God of us all, open our hearts to your love. Shine your light in every home, bring­ing courage to those who are hurt or lone­ly, strength and endurance to those who are ill or car­ing for sick fam­i­ly mem­bers, and wis­dom to those in fear­ful times of change. We thank you for the count­less gifts of love we have received, whether from broth­er, sis­ter, par­ent, child, friend or stranger. As we have been loved well by you and by oth­ers, so may we learn to love, until we love oth­ers as per­fect­ly as you love us, through Jesus the Christ. Amen. 

ANTHEM      How Beau­ti­ful — Arr. Craig Court­ney        Chan­cel Choir & (9:30) Spir­it Dancers

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Ave Maria — Bach/Gounod — Nan­cy B. James, sopra­no

*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, in God’s love!

Let us serve one anoth­er, let us serve one anoth­er …

THE WRITTEN WORD         Eph­esians 4. 4 — 16

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER    Search Me, Lord, and Know My Heart — Randy Edwards

MEDITATION    Accept­ing Our Unique­ness; Claim­ing Our Sig­nif­i­cance     Dr. Bri­an Homan

CONFESSION OF OUR NEED FOR GRACE

HOLY COMMUNION

*HYMN No. 2130 (vs. 1 & 4)                 The Sum­mons

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE                 La Réjouis­sance (Roy­al Fire­works Musick) — G F Hän­del

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

Please join us for fel­low­ship and refresh­ments in Fel­low­ship Hall.