Bulletin for July 24

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, July 24, 2016

GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

What is the great­est obsta­cle to your prayer life?

Do you real­ly believe God hears and will answer your prayers?

What con­di­tions do you place on prayer to excuse God when your prayers are not answered as you want­ed?

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

I Want Jesus to Walk With Me (tra­di­tion­al spir­i­tu­al)

Arr. By Mark Hayes

INTROIT  No. 2025 (FWS)                       As the Deer                             

CALL TO WORSHIP 

L: Wel­come to wor­ship this day.

P: We have come seek­ing peace and hope.

L: This is the house of the Lord. In it you will find what you seek.

P: Help us to open our hearts to God’s words and will for us.

L: Ask for God’s help — it will be giv­en to you.

P: Praise be to God who loves and cares for us. AMEN.

*HYMN No. 496       Sweet Hour of Prayer

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Lord of Hope and Peace, we have come this day look­ing for some­thing, dar­ing to risk ask­ing for a sense of your pres­ence and help. We may seek par­don or per­son­al aspi­ra­tions to be filled. We may come this day seek­ing peace in our lives and the aware­ness that our lives and con­cerns real­ly mat­ter to some­one, to you. We come with ques­tions hop­ing to find some answers. What­ev­er draws us here today, may we not be dis­ap­point­ed, but leave know­ing that you are with us and will help us this day. We ask this in Christ’s name. AMEN.

MISSION MOMENT (9:30)         Mary Beth Ingalls

THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM (11:00)

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

THE GIFT OF MUSIC                                Spir­it Song — John Wim­ber              Sharon Hart­man

                 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

                                What a Friend We Have in Jesus — Charles C. Con­verse

Arr. By Mark Hayes

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2070 (FWS   He Is Exalt­ed

 

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

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

THE WRITTEN WORD             Luke 11:1–13

HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 526      What a Friend We Have in Jesus

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION  What Do We Dare Ask                      Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

CALL TO CONFESSION and REPENTANCE

HYMN No. 521                          I Want Jesus to Walk with Me

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE                                       This Lit­tle Light of Mine  (tra­di­tion­al spir­i­tu­al)

Arr. By  Mark Hayes

 

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

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