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
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.