Bulletin for October 9

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, October 9, 2016

GREETING and THE APOSTLE’S CREED No. 881

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

Who Is Jesus to you?

How is His claim for lead­er­ship in your life played out?

What rea­sons would you give for fol­low­ing Him?

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

CHORAL INTROIT                       Give Thanks to the Lord — G.F. Han­del            Chan­cel Choir

Arr.  by Patrick M. Lieber­gen

 

CALL TO WORSHIP 

One: Jesus said, “I am the door.”

    All: Through him we enter into a new life.

One:  Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”

    All: We are enlight­ened by his pres­ence and have the light of life.

One: Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”

    All: His word of truth shows us the way that leads to life.

One:  Jesus said, “I am the vine.”

All: From him we branch out to do his work.

One:  Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.”

All: Our souls are nour­ished by his word.

One:   Jesus said, “I am the good shep­herd.”

All  He guides us and pro­tects us. We look to the Good Shep­herd to save us from  evil and lead us to abun­dant life.

*HYMN No. 181                             Ye Ser­vants of God

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

We come togeth­er this morn­ing to wor­ship. We come as seek­ers, won­der­ing who this Jesus is. We come as stu­dents, full of ques­tions about Jesus’ uncon­ven­tion­al teach­ings. We come as skep­tics, unsure of Jesus’ unex­plain­able mir­a­cles and out­landish claims. 

We come as fol­low­ers, long­ing for the wis­dom and strength to fol­low Jesus more faith­ful­ly. We come as we are, with our faith and our doubts, our sto­ries and our ques­tions. We come to wor­ship!

CHILDREN’S TIME (9:30)

WITNESS                 Karen Gloyd

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER             Hear Our Prayer — John Yarring­ton            Chan­cel Choir

               

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM                                            The Love of Christ — Tina Eng­lish                 Chan­cel Choir

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

                                         

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176   Majesty, Wor­ship His Majesty

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

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

THE WRITTEN WORD             Luke  2:8–14

HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 166   All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION          Who Is This Jesus?                        Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

HYMN No. 168                                 At the Name of Jesus

CALL TO FAITH AND ACTION

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE

 

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.