Bulletin for May 22

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

GREETING

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.