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 15, 2016
GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
What does your checkbook reveal about your priorities?
How does generosity affect our righteousness?
What blessings do we gain from generosity?
PRELUDE Please be in silent reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BuxWV 199 — Dietrich Buxtehude
CHORAL INTROIT Come, Bless the Lord — John Carter
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Mighty wind of God blow through this place!
All: Stir us to praise; lift us from despair.
One: Holy fire of God, enliven our spirits.
All: Heat up our compassion, burn away our fear.
One: Mighty wind and holy fire, stir in us a passion for what you love.
All: Set us free to love, to care, to give and to serve.
One: Mold us into the authentic church where your Spirit leads and where you are Lord.
All: Set loose our joy in a chorus of praise.
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
Giving and forgiving God, you created the good earth and blessed it. Give us glad and generous hearts, that we may rejoice and give thanks for the abundance of your creation, the depths of your mercy, and your care for all. Amen.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 539 O Spirit Of The Living God
CELEBRATING OUR CHILDREN (9:30)
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
ANTHEM Come, Holy Spirit — Jean Anne Shafferman Chancel Choir
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Let the Words of My Mouth — John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING NEW MEMBERS IN OUR FAMILY
Cindy and Renee Crandall, Elizabeth and Miguel Patino, Nicholas Lutz, Lindsey and Michael Quinn, Donna Nestor, Brian Foster, Diane and Tom Pelkey, Robyn Hawkins
CALL TO PRAYER Let the Words of My Mouth — John Yarrington
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott — Johann Pachelbel
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176 Majesty
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS Let Us Love One Another — Don Norville
THE WRITTEN WORD 2 Corinthians 9. 6–15
MEDITATION The Harvest from Extravagant Generosity Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
HYMN No. 399 Take My Life, and Let It Be
BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Fantasia super Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BWV 651 — J. S. Bach
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 continued fellowship over refreshments in Fellowship Hall.