Bulletin for April 23

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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

Romanze-Andante (Diver­ti­men­to B‑dur K439b) — W A Mozart

INTROIT                     Alleluia (Christ Is Risen) from Regi­na Coeli           Chan­cel Choir

By W. A. Mozart, Arr. by Patrick M. Lieber­gen

CALL TO WORSHIP

L:   Rejoice, friends, for the Lord has called us here.

P:   We come joy­ful­ly, for we have heard the good news of Jesus’ res­ur­rec­tion.

L:   Open your spir­its to receive all God’s bless­ings.

P:   May God show­er bless­ings upon us so that we may in turn bless God by our ser­vice.

L:   Alleluia!

P:   Alleluia!

OPENING PRAYER

Jesus, Sav­ior, Res­ur­rect­ed Mes­si­ah, we come before you from dif­fer­ent paths: some of us cer­tain of your joy­ful pres­ence in our lives, some of us not so cer­tain of the hope of being touched by your joy. Yet we are all here, reach­ing out to you: for under­stand­ing, for hope, for joy, for all that is imper­ish­able. Meet us here, today, in all your pow­er and con­so­la­tion. Amen.

*HYMN No. 303                            The Day of Res­ur­rec­tion

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS                        He is Here

He is here! He is here! My heart tells me that Jesus, Jesus is here!

CHILDREN’S TIME                                                                         Sara Bai­ley

SPIRITUAL SONG No. 585         This Lit­tle Light of Mine

The chil­dren process to Dis­cov­ery Zone

WITNESS         The Gift of Giv­ing                                      Mar­shall Bai­ley

ANTHEM                               East­er Angel Song — Cindy Berry              Chan­cel Choir

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER            Cares Cho­rus  —  Kel­ly Willard

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Menuet­to-Alle­gret­to (Diver­ti­men­to B‑dur K439b) — W A Mozart

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176     Majesty

A WITNESS         Con­se­cra­tion Sun­day                                         Bill San­ford

THE WRITTEN WORD                  1 Chron­i­cles 29:10–18

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

What mod­els of gen­eros­i­ty were you raised with?

How does the images of being “strangers and aliens” in the world impact your pos­ses­sive­ness and pur­suits dur­ing your life­time?

Why does who we are as Chris­tians pro­voke a gen­er­ous spir­it?

MEDITATION                 Who Am I that I Should Give?          Rev. Can­dace Lawrence

PASTORAL PRAYER

*CLOSING HYMN No. 327    Crown Him With Many Crowns

THE BLESSING and SENDING

L:  Go from this place in peace and joy to serve the Lord.

P:  We rejoice in the good news we have heard and go to serve God in all that we do.

L:  May God’s bless­ing con­tin­ue in and through you to oth­ers

P:  May God’s love also pour into your heart this day and always. Amen

*BENEDICTION                                Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE                   Ron­do-Alle­gro assai (Diver­ti­men­to B‑dur K439b) — W A Mozart

Please join us for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship over refresh­ments in Fel­low­ship Hall.