Bulletin for March 5

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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, 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.