Bulletin for May 21

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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

PRELUDE  In silence, please pre­pare your heart for wor­ship.

                 Prayer for Peace — Michael Hel­man         Wes­ley Bell Ringers

Com­posed in mem­o­ry of those first respon­ders to the tragedy of 911

 and per­formed in hon­or of the first respon­ders of our com­mu­ni­ty.

PASTORAL GREETING

INTROIT                                           O Be Joy­ful — John Yarring­ton

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader 1:   Come and hear, all you who fear God, and we will tell what God has done for us.

Leader 2:   God is the Sov­er­eign of heav­en and earth, mak­er of this world and all with­in it.

Leader 1:   God has giv­en to all mor­tals life and breath and every bless­ing.

Leader 2:   Bless our God, O peo­ples! Let the sound of God’s praise be heard.

Peo­ple:      Blessed be God! Blessed be God! Blessed be God!

OPENING PRAYER

Source of all cre­ation, mak­er of the world and every­thing in it, you are nev­er far from each one of us. We come into your house seek­ing you, O giv­er of life and breath. Reveal your­self to us; dwell with us; and abide in us. We live because of you. We hope because of you. In the name of Jesus Christ in whom we live, and the Spir­it of Truth who abides in us. Amen.

*HYMN No. 89                           Joy­ful, Joy­ful, We Adore Thee

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (9:30)

ANTHEM           Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Pos­i­tive              Spir­it Singers

words by John­ny Mer­cer, Music by Harold Arlen

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER       Let the Words of My Mouth -

John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Con­se­cra­tion - Frances R. Haver­gal & John Ness Beck        Chan­cel Choir

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176      Majesty

*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!

ANTHEM         His Love Nev­er Fails - Pamela Mar­tin & Craig Court­ney                  Chan­cel Choir

THE WRITTEN WORD                     Luke 18:18–30

MEDITATION         Did You Hear the Offer?         Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Field­ing

A TIME OF REFLECTION and COMMITMENT

The ush­ers will dis­trib­ute the Esti­mate of Giv­ing Cards. Please prayer­ful­ly con­sid­er your com­mit­ment of finan­cial sup­port to the min­istry of the church. After you com­plete your com­mit­ment, bring your card for­ward and place in the bas­ket on the altar table before join­ing us in Fel­low­ship Hall for our Con­se­cra­tion Brunch.