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, follows 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 23, 2016
PRELUDE Please be in silent reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
Guadio Exsultans ‑Valerie W. Stephenson Bell Choir
GREETING AND QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
How are we held accountable in life?
By what standards do you judge people?
By what standards does God hold us accountable?
CHORAL INTROIT Joyfully Sing to God Forever Chancel Choir
Franz Joseph Haydn, Arr. — Patrick M Liebergen
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Jesus our Lord is risen.
All: Lord, may we experience the power of your resurrection and live by it.
One: The call of freedom has been sounded.
All: Lord, may we respond as the community of the free.
One: With freedom comes responsibility and accountability. It concerns every one of
us personally, who we are, where we are, and our place in this world of ours.
All: Lord, may the spirit and gift of your freedom break the spell of our fears and send us away obedient rebels, lovers of life’s depths, to be your disciples for ever. Amen.
*HYMN No. 304 Easter People Raise Your Voices
CHILDREN’S TIME (9:30)
CELEBRATION OF CHRISTIAN BAPTISM (11:00)
William Patrick Auyer, born November 3, 2015 to Jessica and Douglas Auyer
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 William in the faith of Jesus Christ. It is our hope that he will come to that time and place where he will decide for himself to follow Christ with his heart, soul, mind and strength. Amen!
THE APOSTLE’S CREED No. 881
ANTHEM Jesus Is Risen Today! - Nancy Price & Don Besig Chancel Choir
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER No. 496 (vs.1) Sweet Hour of Prayer
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
Allemande (Suite B‑dur G 30) — G F Händel
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176 Majesty, Worship His Majesty
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2226 (FWS) Bind Us Together
THE WRITTEN WORD Romans 2:12 — 16
SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Living Under the Scrutiny of Jesus! Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
CALL TO FAITH AND ACTION
*HYMN No. 468 Dear Jesus, in Whose Life I See
THE SENDING Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Fuga Allegro (Concerto F‑dur Op 4 Nr 4) — G F Händel
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.