Bulletin for Sept 10

ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

*indicates a request to stand

 

PRELUDE  Ada­gio For Strings op 11 — Samuel Bar­ber

Please SILENCE your elec­tron­ic devices in prepa­ra­tion for wor­ship

INTROIT              O Be Joy­ful by John Yarring­ton

GREETING and INVITATION TO WORSHIP

L: We come from far and near to this com­mu­ni­ty of faith.

P: Lord, draw us togeth­er in cel­e­bra­tion of your love.

L: We are young, old­er, mid­dle aged.

P: We are rich, com­fort­able, poor, strug­gling,

L: Now is the time of Cel­e­bra­tion! God is with us!

P: Now is the time of Rejoic­ing! God’s love is poured over us!

OPENING PRAYER

Lord, we are just begin­ning to get back into the “church year,” a time when our lives set­tle down into a some­what pre­dictable pat­tern. Chil­dren are head­ing back to school, col­lege stu­dents to their stud­ies, peo­ple to their work. And life goes on. But have we over­looked how we are liv­ing that life? Have we for­got­ten the many ways in which we have not been faith­ful to you? You judge us and love us. You look at what we say and what we have done and ask us to live lives of mer­cy and peace. As you have for­giv­en us, help us be for­giv­ing to oth­ers. Let us bring peace and hope, keep­ing doors open for heal­ing and redemp­tion. Walk with us, Lord, this day and all our days. AMEN.

HYMN Gath­er Us In, #2236 (The Faith We Sing)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Let the Words of My Mouth                                                                                       by John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Remem­ber­ing 911 and hon­or­ing First Respon­ders

THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM Great Is Thy Faith­ful­ness, Choral set­ting by Jack Schrad­er

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD

Down A Coun­try Lane — Aaron Cop­land

*PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS   We Will Glo­ri­fy

We will glo­ri­fy the King of kings. We will glo­ri­fy the Lamb. We will glo­ri­fy the Lord of lords, who is the great I Am.

Lord Jeho­vah reigns in majesty. We will bow before His throne.

We will wor­ship Him in right­eous­ness. We will wor­ship Him alone.

*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!

THE WRITTEN WORD 1 Kings 11:1–13

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

1. Why didn’t King Solomon’s great wis­dom save him from God’s con­dem­na­tion?

2. What weak­ness hurts your rela­tion­ship with God?

3. What gods divide your atten­tion today?

SILENT PRAYER

SONG OF PREPARATION #473, Lead Me Lord

THE SPOKEN WORD Being the King of Fools

HYMN #422, Jesus, Thine All Vic­to­ri­ous Love

THE SENDING

THE BLESSING “Go Now In Peace”

POSTLUDE God Bless Amer­i­ca — Irv­ing Berlin

Please join us in the Fel­low­ship Hall fol­low­ing our wor­ship for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship over refresh­ments