Bulletin for November 20

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

GREETING and QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

Are we phys­i­cal­ly raised from death to a phys­i­cal exis­tence?

What do you imag­ine heav­en to be like?

What dif­fer­ence does it make to what you hope for?

What courage and pur­pose does the res­ur­rec­tion give you?

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

Lobe den Her­ren, den mächti­gen König der Ehren — Johann Got­tfried Walther

INTROIT          Autumn Car­ol    Chan­cel Choir and mem­bers of Wes­ley Ringers

John S. Mon­sell & Johann Steurlein, Set­ting by Rus­sell Schulz-Wid­mar

CALL TO WORSHIP 

One: Was it just an idle tale about an emp­ty tomb and a miss­ing body?

All: Against all rea­son this is the wit­ness first of the women and then con­firmed by the oth­er dis­ci­ples.

One: Love is stronger than death

All: For­give­ness flows

One: Heal­ing hap­pens

All: Peo­ple change

One: Our world is alive with pos­si­bil­i­ty

All: And life does not end with death

One: All because Jesus is risen

All: And we shall rise with Him

*HYMN No. 2115 (vs. 1,2 & 4)               Christ Has Risen

(Please bring your food dona­tions for­ward as we sing the hymn)

OPENING PRAYER

Mighty God! What is beyond your abil­i­ty to accom­plish? You cre­at­ed all there is and cer­tain­ly you can raise us from death to life. By your pow­er you raised your Son, our Lord Jesus from death. By His glo­ri­ous res­ur­rec­tion, you proved Him vic­tor over death; and you assured all of us, who acknowl­edge Him as Sav­ior and Lord, that we do not need to fear death either. With grate­ful hearts we wor­ship you this morn­ing and pro­fess our faith in His and our res­ur­rec­tion because this day and every Sun­day is Res­ur­rec­tion Day and we are peo­ple of the res­ur­rec­tion. Con­firm our faith so that doubt may not con­sume our con­fi­dence in the name of Jesus, the risen one. Amen!

THE GIFT OF MUSIC              10,000 Rea­sons (Bless the Lord)                      Alleluia Choir

By Jonas Myrin & Matt Red­man

CHILDREN’S TIME (9:30)

     RESPONSE No. 364 (Vs. 1 & 3)           Because He Lives

THE APOSTLE’S CREED No. 881

GLORIA PATRI  No. 71

ANTHEM                        For the Fruit of All Cre­ation     Kathy Rice, flute &  Chan­cel Choir

Fred Pratt Green, Arr. ‑Anne Krentz Organ — Con­gre­ga­tion please join in on Vs. 3 (See insert)

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER     Let the Words of My Mouth — John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

               Du Friede­fürst, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 1102 — Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach

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

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

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

THE WRITTEN WORD         Rev­e­la­tion 21:1–5

HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 724   On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION        All Because He Lives                   Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

1 Corinthi­ans 15. 12 — 21

CONFESSION           

*HYMN No. 304           East­er Peo­ple Raise Your Voic­es

*THE SENDING

BENEDICTION           Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE         Lobe den Her­ren, den mächti­gen König der Ehren — Max Reger

 

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.