Bulletin for March 12

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

Sunday, March 12, 2017

GREETING & PRELUDE  in silence, please prepare your heart for worship

Trust and Obey , Arr. by Michael Helman        Wesley Ringers

CHORAL INTROIT            Lord Throughout These Forty Days – David Ashley White

CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Gathered By Love Lavon Bayler, 2001)

One:   God is ready to restore us, The creator is waiting to claim us as God’s own.

All:    We have come to be in God’s presence,

               We have gathered to receive God’s steadfast love.

One:   Gather in silent awe before the source of all things.

Open your hearts to the Lord who is waiting.

All:    We wait to receive God’s love and mercy.

      We open our hearts to welcome God’s peace.

One:   God will give what is good for our lives.

God restores us to faithfulness and righteousness

All:    We come knocking, asking and searching.

      We seek answers to our prayers.

OPENING PRAYER

Ever present God; we come this morning expecting to meet you here. We are grateful for your constant attention, care, and love. Guide us during this worship service to be open to your teachings and desires. You have promised that you will direct our paths so we come seeking your will for each of our lives. We seek a closer relationship with you, so may our prayers, our goals, and our lives reflect this outcome. Guide us and give us courage to live according to your divine will and teach us to be open to your direction. In Jesus’ name Amen.

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

CHILDRENS MESSAGE (9:30)                         Sara Bailey

ANTHEM                                    God So Loved the World – John Stainer              Chancel Choir

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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Fuga B-dur BWV 890 (WTC II) – J S Bach

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS  No. 176   Majesty

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 500    Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

THE WRITTEN WORD Luke 11: 1-4

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

Is your prayer life adequate?

Is prayer a joy or a burden?

Is your relationship with God intimate or very weak?

MEDITATION                     Praying or Reciting?         Rev. Shirley Moore-Krackhardt

                           

*CLOSING HYMN No. 347                  Spirit Song

  

THE SENDING TO SERVE                               

*BENEDICTION                                 Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE                    Finale Presto (Concerto F major op 4 no 5) – G F Handel

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.