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 13, 2016

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

Ada­gio for Strings op 11 — Samuel Bar­ber

GREETING and QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

How sure are you that you are for­giv­en?

Who has shown you the for­give­ness of Christ?

Who is it you need to for­give?

CHORAL INTROIT                          Give Thanks to the Lord                                 Chan­cel Choir

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

 

CALL TO WORSHIP 

One:   We are here to touch the hem of grace

All:   To let go of hid­den wor­ry, the crip­pling wound

One:   To feel a surge of for­give­ness, a rush of joy

All:   God’s truth echoes in our words and lingers in our minds

One:   God’s for­give­ness reach­es the deep­est sin and releas­es the clear­est song

*HYMN No. 363 (vs. 1 & 5)        And Can It Be that I Should Gain

OPENING PRAYER

CHILDREN’S TIME (9:30)

    RESPONSE No. 389               Freely, Freely

THE APOSTLE’S CREED No. 881

GLORIA PATRI  No. 71

ANTHEM                                                   Just As I Am                                          Chan­cel Choir

Lisa Weems & Steve Dunn , Arr. by Craig Court­ney

Mar­ty Koehler, Guest Con­duc­tor

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER     Seek the Lord — John Yarring­ton

               

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Down a Coun­try Lane (1962) — Aaron Cop­land

                                         

*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         1 John 1. 5- 22

HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 294 (vs. 1,2, 4)   Alas! and Did My Sav­ior Bleed

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION            For­give­ness of Sin                        Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

CONFESSION            Psalm 51:1–13

Have mer­cy on me, O God, accord­ing to your unfail­ing love; accord­ing to your great com­pas­sion blot out my trans­gres­sions.  Cleanse me from my sin. Sure­ly you desire truth in the inner parts of my mind and heart so I admit my sin to you. I know what I have done and have not done; my sin is always before me. Even if oth­ers do not know my sins, you do. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and jus­ti­fied when you judge me. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniq­ui­ty; let me hear joy and glad­ness again. Cre­ate in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a stead­fast spir­it with­in me. Do not cast me from your pres­ence or take your Holy Spir­it from me.  Restore to me the joy of your sal­va­tion and grant me a will­ing spir­it to fol­low you with integri­ty. Only then can I teach trans­gres­sors your ways, and oth­er sin­ners such as I will turn back to you. 

*HYMN No. 390             For­give Our Sins as We For­give

*THE SENDING

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE               Hymn Pre­lude on “Mar­tyr­dom” Set II no 9 — Healey Willan

 

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.