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 22, 2016
PRELUDE Please be in silent reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
Gott der Vater wohn’ uns bei BuxWV 190 — Dietrich Buxtehude
CHORAL INTROIT Come, Bless the Lord — John Carter
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: We gather to worship:
All: A sign that we are faithful to God.
One: We greet each other with “The Peace of Christ”:
All: A sign that by God’s grace, we forgive, trust, and support one another.
One: We listen for God’s word to us:
All: A sign that God, who has spoken in the past, still speaks to people today.One: We resolve to serve the living God:
All: A sign that our faith has meaning and purpose for good, meaning and
purpose for ourselves, and meaning and purpose for those in our
community who have practical and spiritual needs.
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
Eternal God of creation, we thank you for all that has brought us to this time and place. Keep us open to your guidance and power, that we may partner with you in healing and renewing your creation, that our world might draw ever closer to your reign on earth. We pray in the name of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 2153 (FWS) I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me
*SHARING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
GIFT OF MUSIC How Can I Keep From Singing Alleluia Choir
Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman & Ed Cash
CELEBRATING OUR CHILDREN (9:30) Erin Patrick & Sakari Tredo
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (11:00)
Jackson David Hykin born May 5, 2015 to Samuel & Michelle Hykin
MISSION MOMENT Mike Nortman, Outreach & Mission Chair
ANTHEM Make Us One Chancel Choir
Phil Johnson & Gloria Gaither — Arr. by Russell Mauldin
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER No. 334 Sweet, Sweet Spirit
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE WRITTEN WORD James 2:14–20; Luke 5:17–26
MESSAGE Actions Speak Louder than Verbs Pastor Alison Schmied
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
Please place your completed pledge card in the offering plate as a sign
of your financial commitment to God’s work through this congregation.
OFFERTORY Gott der Vater wohn’ uns bei - Johann Pachelbel
*PRAYER OF CONSECRATION
*CLOSING HYMN No. 593 Here I Am, Lord
BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Gott der Vater wohn’ uns bei BWV 748 — J S Bach attrib (J G Walther)
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.