Bulletin for July 17

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 6th grade.

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, July 17, 2016

GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

Who do you iden­ti­fy with; Martha or Mary?

Is God call­ing you to grow in some area?

Do you trust God will be your guide?

PRELUDE   Please be in silent reflec­tion as we pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship

Pas­torale F‑dur BWV 590 (I/II) — J S Bach

CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapt­ed from Gath­ered By Love, Lavon Bayler, 2001)

     One : Come, peo­ple of faith, trust­ing God’s stead­fast love. Take refuge in the eter­nal     pres­ence.

    All:   We want to acknowl­edge God first in our lives. We seek to rely on a pow­er 

    beyond our­selves.

One: Gath­er in silent awe before the source of all things. Climb God’s holy hill,

giv­ing thanks.

All: We live know­ing God’s abun­dant love for each of us. Teach us to share that

    love with oth­ers accord­ing to God’s sov­er­eign plan.

One: Know that Christ is the image of the invis­i­ble God, the one in whom the full­ness

of God was pleased to dwell.

All: We are the church, gath­ered in Christ’s name. We are the body of Christ, 

    seek­ing to live faith­ful­ly.

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Gra­cious and lov­ing God, no mat­ter what our age, we are all still try­ing to grow as Chris­tians, to become wis­er and more obe­di­ent to your word and direc­tions. We con­fess that some­times we are con­fused about what to do or think, and we do not feel like the lov­ing, giv­ing dis­ci­ples you want us to be. Help us as we each grow in faith and teach us more about prayer and dis­ci­ple­ship. May we each real­ize that life has sacred worth and help us share this with those who touch our lives each day. We ask that the Holy Spir­it sur­round each of us today. We thank you for your abun­dant love for us and for all the crea­tures of the world. Amen.

HYMN  No. 92                            For The Beau­ty of the Earth

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (11:00)

Annaliese Kat­en Ine­ich born April 26, 2016 to James Ine­ich and Kel­ly Kat­en

THE GIFT OF MUSIC             Come Thou Fount of Every Bless­ing                  Emery Lawrence

Arr. by Phillip Kev­eren

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Pas­torale F‑dur BWV 590 (III) — J S Bach

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176     Majesty

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

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

THE WRITTEN WORD             Luke 10: 38–42

HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 177  He Is Lord

MESSAGE                     Rela­tion­ship with God: Being and Doing         Rev. Shirley Moore-Krack­hardt

HYMN No. 593                                     Here I Am Lord

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE                             Pas­torale F‑dur BWV 590 (IV) — J S Bach

 

Those desir­ing to receive Christ or to pray with the pas­tor are invit­ed to come for­ward to the rail.

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