Bulletin for September 24

ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY

SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

*indicates a request to stand

INTROIT O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord 

GREETING and INVITATION TO WORSHIP  1Peter 2. 9

In what ways do you see the church as a  king­dom of priests?

How are we gate­keep­ers to fel­low­ship with God?

How do we help oth­ers find God?

PRELUDE   Slow Air/Slow Dance — R Vaugh­an Williams

CALL TO WORSHIP

L: Open your hearts to God’s lov­ing mer­cy.

P: Lord, come into our hearts this day.

L: Hav­ing received God’s mer­cy, bring that love to oth­ers.

P: Lord, be with us as we reach out to oth­ers in com­pas­sion.

L: Feel your spir­its filled with the good­ness of God.

P: Lord, we thank you for the many bless­ings which you pour into our lives. 

OPENING PRAYER

O Lord, thank you for this oppor­tu­ni­ty to break away from the pres­sures of our dai­ly agen­das to catch our breath, to redis­cov­er the true cen­ter of our life, which is you. Help us to dis­con­nect from the dis­trac­tions of every­day life to be still and know that you are God.  We are here and you are present. May we find you in the songs we sing, the words we hear, and the fel­low­ship we share. Help us help oth­ers to find seren­i­ty and direc­tion through our wor­ship. May our inter­ac­tion with one anoth­er open the door to com­mu­nion with you. Amen. 

HYMN No. 2202 (FWS) Come Away With Me

CHILDREN’S SERMON

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER

Search Me, Lord, and Know My Heart

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  & THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM Praise, My Soul, the King of Heav­en,

Arr. by Pat­ti Dren­nan, Kathy Rice & Lisa Kissel­stein, flutes

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Ron­do

*PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS   We Will Glo­ri­fy

We will glo­ri­fy the King of kings. We will glo­ri­fy the Lamb. 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 Chron­i­cles 9:22–34 

One: The Word of God for the peo­ple of God

All: Thanks be to God

HYMN NO. 473             Lead Me Lord

SPOKEN WORD   Being a Gate­keep­er to God’s House

HYMN No. 2175 (FWS)        Togeth­er We Serve

THE SENDING

THE BLESSING               Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE Bryn Cal­faria —  R Vaugh­an Williams