Bulletin for February 17

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

PRELUDE & GREETING  In silence please prepare your heart for worship

                                                      Ciacona G-dur – Georg Muffat

              

CHORAL INTROIT       Joyfully Sing to God Forever, Arr. by Patrick M. Liebergen

 

CALL TO WORSHIP  (Psalm 119, 1 Corinthians 3)

One:   Hear the word of God: “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

All:   We choose holiness and reject futile thinking.

One:   We look today at life and turn our eyes from the vanities of this world.

All:   We want to be holy, for the Lord is holy.

One:   We affirm that we belong to Christ.

All:   We crave his wisdom and his ways.

THE GIFT OF MUSIC  Lord, I Lift Your Name on High  –  Rick Founds

Zeke Gonzalez, Bongos & Spirit Singers

OPENING PRAYER (Psalm 119, Matthew 5)

Almighty Teacher, instruct us in your statutes today. Help us turn the other cheek when we are wronged and do so without bitterness. Inspire us to give to those in need and do so without resentment. Turn our hearts, that we may learn how to love our neighbor, even our enemies. Teach us and show us the way of holiness, that we may be a holy people. Amen.

HYMN No. 64                   Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

CHILDREN’S TIME

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER No. 349     Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM                                  Make Me a Channel of Your Peace                         Chancel Choir

Sebastian Temple,   Arr. by Douglas E. Wagner

 

OFFERING OUR GIFTS & OURSELVES TO GOD

                   Allemande G-dur BWV 816 – J S Bach

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS      We Give Thee But Thine Own

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS)  Make Us One Lord

THE WRITTEN WORD         Matthew 5. 38- 48

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

Is Jesus asking us to permit people to walk all over us?

Should we never stand up for ourselves and seek justice?

What makes a person evil?

Are there limits to the love we are to show our enemies?

SPIRITUAL SONG                 Take My Life Scott Underwood

MEDITATION                  The Demands of Love, Part II                       Dr. Brian Homan

                         

*CLOSING HYMN No. 396      O Jesus, I Have Promised

*THE SENDING TO SERVE

One: If you belong to Christ, then you belong to God.

All: We belong to Christ; we are God’s.

One: Go and be holy in the world, as God is holy.

All: We will walk in the way of holiness, giving glory to God in all we do.

*BENEDICTION                               Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE                                   Toccata F-dur – Georg Muffat

 

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.