Bulletin for August 14, 2016

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

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, August 14, 2016

GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

Do the scrip­tures help to improve your faith in God?

Do you call on your faith in your dai­ly life?

How does faith guide your actions?

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

Rich­mond (Ten Hymn Pre­ludes Set I No 2) — Healey Willan

INTROIT  No. 158      Come, Chris­tians, Join to Sing (vs. 1)                    

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

One: Con­tin­ue, beloved of God, in the fold. God wel­comes you in this hour of prayer.

All:   God calls us by name and awaits our com­ing. God calls us to His own fold.

One: God is like a shep­herd car­ing for God’s own flocks. God is like a gar­den­er,

care­ful­ly tend­ing each vine.

All:   Sure­ly God has pro­vid­ed rich­ly for us. Our lives are sus­tained by God’s good           gifts.

One:  Wor­ship the one who longs for our com­ing. Sing praise to the one who expects            our faith­ful­ness.

All:    We call on God, who gives us life. May God’s face shine on us to save us.

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Gra­cious God, we are sur­round­ed by a rich her­itage of faith which we hope to pass on. We are thank­ful for our spir­i­tu­al ances­tors who guid­ed us in our faith jour­ney. Help us to hon­or them by fol­low­ing you faith­ful­ly. Help us in our fum­bling steps to live accord­ing to your will. We seek to hear your mes­sage for each of us this morn­ing. Teach us how to lay aside our wor­ries and bur­dens so we may be open to hear­ing you today. Open our hearts to your call in our wor­ship this morn­ing. Amen

*HYMN No. 64                  Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (11:00)

Jacob Drew Cogan born August 26, 2015 to Bri­an Joseph-Pud­ney Cogan and Lind­say Marie Cogan

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Sin­fo­nia 14 B-dur BWV 800 — J S Bach

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176 (FWS   Majesty

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2223 (vs. 1 & 2 FWS)

They’ll Know We Are Chris­tians by Our Love

THE WRITTEN WORD         Hebrews 11:29–34 & 11:39–12:2

HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 177    He Is Lord (sing twice)

MESSAGE                                       Faith: Action and Pow­er      Rev. Shirley Moore-Krack­hardt

HYMN No. 707                                   Hymn of Promise

BENEDICTION        

BENEDICTION RESPONSE           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE

Hyfry­dol (Ten Hymn Pre­ludes Set I No 3) — Healey Willan