Bulletin for Sept. 25

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 & 11:00 a.m. wor­ship, we offer a nurs­ery for infants and tod­dlers, and

at 9:15 a.m. a 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 all devices dur­ing wor­ship. (*) indi­cates please stand, as you are able

Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 25, 2016

GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

How do you rise above and keep joy when fac­ing dif­fi­cul­ty and chal­lenge?

What has “saved” you dur­ing hard­ship?

When has God used your response to dif­fi­cul­ty to open the way to bless oth­ers?

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

O Welt, ich muß dich lassen op 122/3 — Johannes Brahms

CHORAL INTROIT                                   O Be Joy­ful - John Yarring­ton           Chan­cel Choir

CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 91)

One: Those who dwell in the shel­ter of the Most High will abide in the shad­ow of the Almighty.

    All: They will say of the Lord, “God is my refuge and fortress, the one in whom we trust.”

One: Those who dwell in the shel­ter of the Most High will abide in the refuge of God’s wings.

    All: They will not fear the ter­ror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day.

One: “Those who love me, I will deliv­er,” says the Lord.

    All: O Lord, we call to you now. Show us your sal­va­tion.

*HYMN No. 110                          A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son) (Jere­mi­ah 32, Psalm 91)

God our Redeemer, you promise deliv­er­ance to those who love you. Draw unto us as we draw unto you in wor­ship. Open our eyes to see, our ears to hear, our minds to com­pre­hend, and our spir­its to encounter the rev­e­la­tion you have for us this day. Trans­form us with the truth of your love and grace,in the name of the one who loved us and gave his life for us. Amen.

CHILDREN’S TIME (9:30)

THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM (11:00)

For Owen Fos­ter Ander­son, born to Jack­lin and Craig on March 11, 2016

PROCLAIMING A PROMISE OF CARE

We give thanks for all that God has already giv­en you and wel­come you into our church fam­i­ly.  As mem­bers togeth­er with you in the body of Christ we renew our covenant to live accord­ing to the exam­ple of Christ. We will sur­round you with love and for­give­ness so your faith will be encour­aged and nur­tured. We will pray for you and through our ser­vice with you in the church will assist you in rais­ing Owen in the faith of Jesus Christ. It is our hope that he will come to that time and place where he will decide for him­self to fol­low Christ with his life. 

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER              Seek the Lord — John Yarring­ton            Chan­cel Choir

 

WITNESS                               Karen Gloyd

               

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM                                  Amaz­ing Grace — arr. By John Coates, Jr.          Chan­cel Choir

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

                                         Inns­bruck ich muß dich lassen (2 set­tings) — Hein­rich Isaac

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2022 (FWS   Great Is the Lord

 

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

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

THE WRITTEN WORD             Acts 16:25–34

HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 427 (vs 1,3,4,6)   Where Cross the Crowd­ed Ways of Life

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION  Being Present with God’s Pres­ence       Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

PRAYER

HYMN No. 2171 (FWS)           Make Me A Chan­nel of Your Peace

CALL TO FAITH AND ACTION

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE                         O Welt, ich muß dich lassen op 122/11 — Johannes Brahms

 

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.