We are glad to have you worship with us!
Children are always 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
At 9:30 a.m. 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, Oct. 2, 2016
PRELUDE Please be in silent reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott BWV 1098 — J S Bach (w chorale harm JSB)
GREETING AND APOSTLE’S CREED No. 881
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
How did you come to believe in God?
Who is God to you?
How does your faith in God impact your life?
CHORAL INTROIT Joyfully Sing to God Forever Chancel Choir
Franz Joseph Haydn, Arr. by Patrick M. Liebergen
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: We worship today in the presence of the God beyond knowing;
All: Yet whom we know.
One: We worship God who is beyond understanding;
All: Yet who understands us.
One: We worship God whose thoughts are not our thoughts;
All: Whose ways are not our ways;
One: In the presence of the Unknowing and the Knowing, the Incomprehensible
and the Comprehending,
All: We worship with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. Let us worship God!
*HYMN No. 103 Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise
Lord, you are immortal, you are invisible, In light inaccessible, hid from our eyes. At times we wish we could see you more clearly, that we didn’t have to rely so much on the unseen and the unheard. We long for the day we can see you face to face. Until that time, Lord, teach us to trust. Amen.
CHILDREN’S TIME (9:30)
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Let the Words of My Mouth - John Yarrington Chancel Choir
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM We Believe (The Apostles’ Creed) — John Purifoy Chancel Choir
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
In Honor of the Crop Walkers and Givers:
Order My Steps (In Your Word) — Glenn Burleigh, Arr. — Jack Schrader
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2022 (FWS) Great Is The Lord
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS) Make Us One, Lord - Carol Cymbala
THE WRITTEN WORD Exodus 3:3–15
*HYMN No. 116 (vs. 1, 2 & 4) The God of Abraham Praise
SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Approaching God! Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONSECRATION OF BREAD and CUP
DISTRIBUTION of the ELEMENTS
To express our unity as the Body of Christ, the bread and cup will be passed to us in the pews. Please wait until all are served and you are instructed to take of the bread and cup together.
*HYMN No. 102 (vs. 1 & 2) Now Thank We All Our God
CALL TO FAITH AND ACTION
THE SENDING Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Nun danket alle Gott (Marche triomphale) op 65 no 59 — Sigfrid Karg-Elert
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 meet with him in the Prayer Room off of the Fellowship Hall.