We are glad to have you worship with us!
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!
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.