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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)
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
*HYMN No. 304 Easter People Raise Your Voices
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.