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
*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.