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.