Bulletin for February 5

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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.