Bulletin for October 16

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 

for­give­ness.

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

UNISON PRAYER

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.