Bulletin for Oct. 23

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.