We are glad to have you wor­ship with us!

Children are 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, and
at 9:15 a.m. a 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, Novem­ber 6, 2016

PRELUDE   Please be in silent reflec­tion as we pre­pare our­selves for wor­ship.

We Gath­er Togeth­er — Arr. by Lloyd Lar­son               Wes­ley Ringers

GREETING and QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

How is the rec­on­cil­i­a­tion of Christ evi­dent in the rela­tion­ships we share in church?

What bar­ri­ers pre­vent a deep­er fel­low­ship with oth­ers in the church?

How can we bet­ter open the doors of fel­low­ship with us and with Christ?

CHORAL INTROIT                          Give Thanks to the Lord                                 Chan­cel Choir

G.F. Han­del —  Arr. by Patrick M. Lieber­gen

 

CALL TO WORSHIP 

One: We gath­er today to wor­ship, but we do not gath­er alone.

All: There are count­less oth­ers of Christ’s fam­i­ly who gath­er around the world to  cel­e­brate their faith in Christ, to learn, pray and serve.

One:  We are sur­round­ed by a great crowd of wit­ness­es this morn­ing.

All: There are those who wor­ship with us who reveal their faith and encour­age our  own.

One: As we wor­ship we are joined by a greater con­gre­ga­tion of saints we no longer see.

All: They are alive being raised in Christ and who join us with the com­pa­ny of  heaven’s hosts to praise God our Father, Jesus our Sav­ior and Lord.

One: Through the Holy Spir­it we share in com­mon, let us raise our voic­es in song to           cel­e­brate and wit­ness the grace of God that frees us to live ful­ly now and for­ev­er.

*HYMN No. 711                                   For All the Saints

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

O Lord our God, we thank you for those who have gone before us upon whose wit­ness your church has been estab­lished. Through fail­ure and suc­cess the way of life has been revealed to us and we are chal­lenged to walk with integri­ty our faith in this day. We bless you for those who by their speech, their writ­ing, and their lives have enabled us to see more of your glo­ry. We bless you for those who have helped and com­fort­ed, strength­ened and encour­aged us on our way. For all whom you have used to reveal the rich­es of your grace, we praise you, O God. We ask that with them, and with all the host of the redeemed, we may per­fect­ly praise you in your heav­en­ly king­dom, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen!

CHILDREN’S TIME (9:30)

RESPONSE             O When the Saints Go March­ing In

THE APOSTLE’S CREED No. 881

GLORIA PATRI  No. 71

ANTHEM                        It Is Well With My Soul                                   Chan­cel Choir

Arr. by Craig Court­ney

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER             Hear Our Prayer — John Yarring­ton            Chan­cel Choir               

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Ziem­lich bewegt op 126 no 3 — Robert Schu­mann                                        

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176   Majesty, Wor­ship His Majesty

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS  No. 2224 (FWS)   Make Us One - Car­ol Cym­bala

THE WRITTEN WORD         Eph­esians 2:11–22

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION        Authen­tic Fel­low­ship     Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

*HYMN No. 2175 (FWS)           Togeth­er We Serve

*THE SENDING

One:  We go now with faith into our world, trust­ing God’s Spir­it to guide us.

All: We go now with hope, wait­ing for the full­ness of Christ’s reign.

One:  We go now with love, rest­ing in God’s care and the care of God’s peo­ple.

All: We go out with joy, to lis­ten and speak, to sing and to suf­fer, to pro­claim

the Good News and give glo­ry to God.

One: Go! Make a dif­fer­ence; leave a lega­cy for oth­ers to fol­low to Christ!

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE             Finale-Andante (Organ Con­cer­to op 4 no 1) — 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.