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

UNISON PRAYER

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.