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 30, 2016
PRELUDE Please be in silent reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott - Johann Pachelbel
QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
How do you know God is real and cares for you?
When has God revealed himself you?
How do you know your experience was real
How do you access and keep the sense of God’s presence?
GREETING AND QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
CHORAL INTROIT I Will Call Upon the Lord — Michael O’Shields Alleluia Choir
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. 88 Maker, in Whom We Live
THE GIFT OF MUSIC What a Mighty God We Serve and I’m Gonna Sing Spirit Singers
arr. by Alison Mapes
THE APOSTLE’S CREED No. 881
CELEBRATION OF CHILD DEDICATION (9:30)
Isaiah Jacob, born October 28, 2012 and adopted by SarahJo and Shawn Elliott on April 27, 2016, and Abigail Josephine Elliott, born to SarahJo and Shawn on February 21, 2016
A FAMILY’S GIFT I Am A Promise Ethan, Shawn, Isaiah and SarahJo Elliott
ANTHEM (11:00) Holy, Holy, Holy — Jay Althouse Chancel Choir
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER No. 2193
Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
Teach Me, O Lord — J. Paul Williams Alleluia Choir
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176 Majesty, Worship His Majesty
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS) Make Us One Lord
THE WRITTEN WORD John 14:15–21, 23–27
SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION God’s Great Love Triangle Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
CALL TO FAITH AND ACTION
*HYMN No. 331 Holy Spirit, Come Confirm Us
THE SENDING Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott — Johann Gottfried Walther
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.