We are glad to have you worship with us!
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, February 5, 2017
GREETING & PRELUDE (In silence, please prepare your heart for worship)
Adagio C‑dur für Glasharmonika K 617a — W A Mozart
INTROIT The Water is Wide — Arr. Valerie W. Stephenson Wesley Ringers
CALL TO WORSHIP
One God said, “Let there be light.”
All: And there was light.
One: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.
All: And the light shone in the darkness.
One: Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.”
All: And the light shall not be quenched.
HYMN No. 2236 (FWS) Gather Us In
*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS Make Us One Lord!
CALL TO PRAYER No. 473 Lead Me, Lord
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
ANTHEM Spirit, Shine On Us, Arr. by Lloyd Larson
*PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS We Give Thee But Thine Own
THE WRITTEN WORDMatthew 5. 13–20
QUESTIONS OF LIFE and FAITH
What’s your take on the warning Jesus gives regarding what happens to those who lose their saltiness?
How do we let our light shine without being offensive to others?
How can we make sure our righteousness exceeds that shown by some very religious people?
PRAYER OF RECEPTIVITY
God of wisdom and righteousness, your standards and expectations of us have not changed. Fill us with the desire to know your truth and to follow your commandments. Invisible God, you have revealed yourself to us in Jesus Christ, sharing your own Spirit in communion with our spirit. As we come to worship disclose yourself more fully as we hear your written word and pray in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen
MEDITATION Letting Our Light of Faith Shine Dr. Brian Homan
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
DECLARATION OF PARDON
One: Friends, hear the Good News! Christ nailed to the cross attests the cost of God’s love and forgiveness.
All: Our faith is not built on human wisdom, but on the power of God.
One: Friends, believe the Good News!
All: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
CELEBRATING HOLY COMMUNION Andante con moto Hob VIIh/5 — Joseph Haydn
Holy Communion is open to all. The ushers will serve you in the pews. The bread is passed followed by the cup. Baskets are located in each pew for your empty cups.
*HYMN No. 583 You Are the Seed
*THE BLESSING and SENDING
*BENEDICTION SONG Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Finale-Presto Hob XVI/10 — Joseph Haydn
Please join us for fellowship and refreshments in Fellowship Hall.
If you have a question or want to pray with the pastor you may
meet with him in the Prayer Room off of the Fellowship Hall.