Bulletin for July 31

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

There is no Discovery Zone today

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 31, 2016

GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

What are the var­i­ous forms of sub­tle greed we must be on guard for?

Was is wrong to be con­cerned and pre­pared for the future?

What is the real dan­ger to liv­ing to cre­ate finan­cial secu­ri­ty?

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

His Eye is on the Spar­row — arr. Mark Hayes

INTROIT  No. 2031 (FWS)        We Bring the Sac­ri­fice of Praise                             

CALL TO WORSHIP 

L: God, we bring to you our gift of praise, in grat­i­tude for all your many bless­ings for us.

P: We offer our lives in ser­vice to you, but so many things draw us away from God.

L: We are con­tin­u­al­ly tempt­ed to place our inter­est in tem­po­ral things.

P: But Christ calls us to a high­er lev­el.

L: We are called to focus our lives on liv­ing as God would have us live.

P: Guide our steps, place joy and song in our hearts as we cel­e­brate your love.

*HYMN No. 73       O Wor­ship the King

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Boun­ti­ful God, who gives us all we need to sus­tain our lives: Open our hearts today to hear your words of com­pas­sion­ate jus­tice, that we may focus on the ways in which you intend us to live and be of ser­vice to you by serv­ing the world. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. AMEN.

THE GIFT OF MUSIC     Need You Now — Plumb

Bethany Homan Mur­phy

                 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Ada­gio cantabile from Pathé­tique Sonata, Op.13Beethoven                             

*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 12:13–21

HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 130      God Will Take Care of You

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION  Wise Plan­ning for Your Secu­ri­ty        Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

CALL TO CONFESSION and REPENTANCE

Mer­ci­ful God, we live in a soci­ety that focus­es on gath­er­ing things. We col­lect, store, gath­er items, gad­gets, even peo­ple. We focus our ener­gies on our col­lec­tions pro­vid­ing ade­quate room for them and yet we bar the door to build­ing sig­nif­i­cant and last­ing rela­tion­ships with oth­ers. Our self-absorp­tion obstructs and lim­its our com­pas­sion and care for the needs of oth­ers — of those who have lit­tle or noth­ing, of those for whom life has been a con­stant strug­gle. We are sor­ry for the ways in which we have failed you. For­give us. Turn us around to look at the ways in which our wealth, both of sub­stance and spir­it, can be used for heal­ing and hope. Enable us to be in min­istry to those in need and to care for this world. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

HYMN No. 581                 Lord, Whose Love Through Hum­ble Ser­vice

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE                                                    Vivace from A Vol­un­tary —  John Stan­ley

 

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.