Bulletin for June 25

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

Sunday, June 25, 2017 

PRELUDE  In silence, please pre­pare your heart for wor­ship.

Aria Larghet­to from Con­cer­to Grosso op 6 no 12  — G F Hän­del

GREETING

HYMN No. 2049 (FWS)                      God Is Here Today

CALL TO WORSHIP

L:   Call to us, O Lord, and ask us to come to you.

P:   We come with fear, for we do not know where fol­low­ing you may lead us.

L:   Give us courage and strength to be your dis­ci­ples.

P:   Help us leave behind the famil­iar and safe to dis­cov­er some­thing deep­er and        more sig­nif­i­cant than we have known.

L:   Lord, we will come and fol­low you all of our days.

P:   Be present with us, O Lord, and inspire our steps. AMEN.

OPENING PRAYER

We are your dis­ci­ples, Lord. How we want to be like you! We are your ser­vants, Lord. How we want to serve like you! We are your friends, Lord. You have said we are no longer ser­vants, but friends and you have promised to dis­close what you are doing so that we may work with you. We want to know how to live as your faith­ful friends; we that your com­pan­ion­ship in our dai­ly rou­tines. We want to make the best of our time and our oppor­tu­ni­ties. Take our minds: enlight­en them. Take our hearts: awak­en them. Take our hands: enliv­en them—not that we might be made great through you, but that you might be made great through us! Amen.

*HYMN                                  I’ve Found a Friend, O Such a Friend

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

THE WRITTEN WORD                   Gen­e­sis 12. 1–8

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

What makes you feel at home with God?

What would leav­ing home to fol­low God mean for you?

Why would Abram leave the famil­iar­i­ty of home and fam­i­ly?

When have you made a sig­nif­i­cant, per­son­al sac­ri­fice in response to God’s direc­tive?

To what might God be call­ing you?

THE GIFT OF MUSIC                                Bless­ings -by Lau­ra Sto­ry                   Sharon Hart­man

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN No. 526                        What a Friend We Have in Jesus

OFFERING OUR GIFTS & OURSELVES TO GOD  Largo from Xerx­es  — G F Hän­del

* PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2070      He Is Exalt­ed

* PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

* FELLOWSHIP CHORUS                 He Is Here  

THE SPOKEN WORD        The Face of Friend­ship

PRAYER OF CONFESSION and COMMITMENT

HYMN No. 2130 (FWS)                          The Sum­mons

THE BLESSING and SENDING

*BENEDICTION SONG Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE          Fuga Alle­gro from Organ Con­cer­to op 4 no 4  — G F Hän­del

Please join us in the Fel­low­ship Hall fol­low­ing wor­ship

for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship over refresh­ments