Sunday, October 16, 2016
PRELUDE Please be in silent reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
Wir glauben all an einen Gott 1. Versus. Choralis in Cantu — Samuel Scheidt
GREETING AND APOSTLE’S CREED No. 881
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
How can we claim Jesus died for us?
Are we truly saved from our sin by His death?
Why is faith in Jesus’ resurrection necessary?
CHORAL INTROIT Let Us Rejoice — John Yarrington Chancel Choir
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: No longer strangers, we shall be God’s friends.
All: No longer separated, we are brothers and sisters in Christ.
One: No walls between us, but windows and doors to intimacy.
All: From a far distance, we come to the heart of friendship and the mind of
One: We are part of the family of God.
All: Members of the household where freedom and belonging are found.
*HYMN No. 702 Sing with All the Saints of Glory
O God, draw us close to you in this hour and never let us go. May we discover and cast away all that might distract and separate us from the love you have for us. Take us from the shadows of death, from guilt, fear, and worry to live and sing the resurrection song of abundant and lasting life. We need this as much as we desperately need you each day. Amen.
CHILDREN’S TIME (9:30)
CELEBRATION OF CHRISTIAN BAPTISM (11:00)
Brynn Marie Smith, born April 22, 2016 to Lisa and Todd Smith, and Asher Evan Hammond, born April 2, 2016 to Allison and Timothy Hammond
COVENANT OF GODPARENTS AND CONGREGATION:
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 Brynn and Asher in the faith of Jesus Christ. It is our hope that they will come to that time and place where they will decide for themselves to follow Christ with their heart, soul, mind and strength. Amen!
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Seek the Lord - John Yarrington Chancel Choir
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM When I Survey the Wondrous Cross — Keith Miller, soloist & Chancel Choir
Isaac Watts & Robert Lau
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
Wir glauben all an einen Gott 2. Versus (vierstimmig) — Samuel Scheidt
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176 Majesty, Worship His Majesty
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2108 (FSW) O How He Loves You and Me
THE WRITTEN WORD 1 Corinthians 15:8–11
*HYMN No. 297 Beneath the Cross of Jesus
SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Life Beneath and Beyond the Cross Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
*HYMN No. 363 And Can It Be that I Should Gain
CALL TO FAITH AND ACTION
THE SENDING Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Wir glauben all an einen Gott 3. Versus. Choralis in Basso — Samuel Scheidt
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.