Bulletin for June 26

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, June 26, 2016

GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

• What excus­es have you heard peo­ple give for not fol­low­ing Jesus?

• Have you ful­ly sur­ren­dered all things to fol­low Him?

• Does sur­ren­der to Christ mean aban­don­ing all that is good in life?

• What would Jesus ask of you to sur­ren­der to fol­low Him?

PRELUDE Please be in silent reflec­tion as we pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship. Sonate C‑dur Hob XVI/10 (Mod­er­a­to) — Joseph Haydn

INTROIT How Great Is Our God

CALL TO WORSHIP (based on Psalm 77)

One: Your ways, God, are per­fect and right.

All: No oth­er claim for our alle­giance is as wor­thy a pur­suit as you, O God.

One: You are the one who makes things hap­pen.

All: You have shown in your sto­ry just what you can do; what you did for your peo­ple in the past and now what you did for us through Jesus.

One: When I am filled with doubt, I will once again go over what you have done.

All: I’ll pon­der all the things you have accom­plished and give a long, lov­ing look at your acts.

One: I will trust you in my time of need believ­ing you can do won­der­ful things in my life

All: I will aban­don my fear and all that claims my heart to fol­low you. I will not shrink from your call upon my life, for I know you only have good wait­ing for me and the world.

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

O God, you call us from the ordi­nary to live extra­or­di­nary lives, not in accom­plish­ing great things for which we will be remem­bered, but in liv­ing our lives larg­er than the world might lim­it us. You have called us to liv­ing with sig­nif­i­cance and pur­pose where we can make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in the lives of oth­ers you place in our path. You pro­vide us with hope that what we might do with our gifts and oppor­tu­ni­ties of ser­vice might con­tribute in some small mea­sure to the trans­for­ma­tion of this bro­ken world we live in. Your call is chal­leng­ing and what it demands is dif­fer­ent for each of us, but give us the strength to sur­ren­der to your greater plan for our lives that we might know the peace and joy you give by our sur­ren­der. Amen!

*HYMN No. 66 Praise My Soul the King of Heav­en

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS) Make Us One — Car­ol Cym­bala

A MISSION MOMENT

THE GIFT OF MUSIC Sav­ior, Like a Shep­herd Lead Us Nan­cy B. James, piano Arr. by Mark Hayes

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE WRITTEN WORD Luke 9:51–62

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION What Does Jesus Want from Us Any­way? Dr. Bri­an Homan

*HYMN No. 354 I Sur­ren­der All

DISCERNING OUR COMMITMENT

INTERLUDE No. 87 What Gift Can We Bring

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD Sonate C‑dur Hob XVI/10 (Menuet/Trio) — Joseph Haydn

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2070 He Is Exalt­ed

BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE Sonate C‑dur Hob XVI/10 (Finale-Presto) — Joseph Haydn

To receive Christ or to pray with the pas­tor please come for­ward to the rail.

Please join us for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship and refresh­ments in Fel­low­ship Hall.