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, 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.
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!
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 -
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.