Bulletin for October 30

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 (FWSMake 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.