Bulletin for May 15

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

MISSION MOMENT

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.