Bulletin for March 5

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Please silence all devices during worship. (*) indicates please stand, as you are able

Sunday, March 5, 2017

GREETING and PRELUDE  In silence, please pre­pare your heart for wor­ship.

Par­ti­ta on “St Fla­vian” (Ten Hymn Pre­ludes Set I No 5) — Healey Willan

CHORAL INTROIT           Lord Through­out These Forty Days — David Ash­ley White

CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 32)

One: Hap­py are those whose sins are for­giv­en.

All: Hap­py are those whose sins are cast away.

One: Rejoice in the Lord! Be glad!

All: Sing out! Shout for joy!

One: Rejoice in the Lord!

All: We rejoice in God’s amaz­ing grace through Jesus Christ! Amen!

OPENING PRAYER

Holy One, we are con­stant­ly bom­bard­ed with temp­ta­tions and entice­ments. When we yield, when we fail, who will help us? You, Lord, have come to our aid. You teach us, coun­sel us, and guide us in the ways we should go. We rejoice in your unfail­ing love. Amen.

*HYMN No. 365                           Grace Greater than Our Sin

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS 2108 (FWS)   O How He Loves You and Me! 

CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM (11:00)

Savan­nah Rose Bow­den, born Decem­ber 7, 2016 to Rachael Marie & Daniel Joseph Bow­den

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER No. 2207 (FWS)

Lord, Lis­ten To Your Chil­dren Pray­ing

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL ANTHEM           Panis Angeli­cus       Chan­cel Choir & Sara Bai­ley, flute

Cesar Franck, arr. by Patrick M. Lieber­gen

 

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Inns­bruck, ich muß dich lassen (2 set­tings) — Hein­rich Isaac

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS      We Give Thee But Thine Own

THE WRITTEN WORD Luke 11. 5–13     Approach­ing God

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

Is Jesus imply­ing that God is like the incon­ve­nienced friend whom we have to nag in prayer to attend to our needs?

What is Jesus real­ly find­ing we shall receive through prayer?

HYMN No. 496     Sweet Hour of Prayer

MEDITATION           Devel­op­ing a Deep­er Life of Prayer: Approach­ing God    Dr. Bri­an Homan                                         

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

WORDS OF ASSURANCE and PARDON

THE CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

All are wel­come to par­take with us. The ush­ers shall come for­ward and dis­trib­ute the bread to us in our pews. After every­one is served we shall take the bread togeth­er. The ush­ers shall then dis­trib­ute the cups of unfer­ment­ed wine that we shall take togeth­er when instruct­ed by the pas­tor.

*CLOSING HYMN No. 395      Take Time To Be Holy

  

THE SENDING TO SERVE                               

*BENEDICTION                  Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE           O Welt, ich muß dich lassen Op 122/3 — Johannes Brahms

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.