Bulletin for Oct. 1

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY

OCTOBER 1, 2017

*indi­cates a request to stand

CHORAL INTROIT Joy­ful­ly Sing to God For­ev­er

GREETING

In the midst of the vio­lence and intol­er­ance in the present sit­u­a­tion of our nation and the world, how would Christ want us to respond?

PRELUDE Lobe den Her­ren, den mächti­gen König der Ehren

CALL TO WORSHIP (Philip­pi­ans 2)

One: Come, let us bow before the holy One.

All: Come, let us con­fess God’s might.

One: Come, let us feel God’s mer­cy.

All: Come, let us live in God’s light.

One: As God’s peo­ple, we lift our voic­es in praise.

All: Glo­ry to you, gra­cious and lov­ing God!

OPENING PRAYER

Gra­cious Lord, how shall we do your will today? Will it be in acts of praise, in gifts shared, in prayers lift­ed? Who will you lead us to serve? Help us trust you. Help us lis­ten. Bless this com­mu­ni­ty as we come togeth­er in wor­ship. Encour­age us, com­fort us, unite us, make our joy com­plete. Amen.

HYMN We, Thy Peo­ple, Praise Thee, #67

CHILDREN’S SERMON

ANTHEM One World, One Comm­non   Chan­cel Choir, Kathy Rice, flute

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER  Lord Lis­ten to Your Chil­dren Pray­ing

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Menuet­to D‑dur — Haydn

*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 2  Chron­i­cles 6. 3–11

SONG OF PREPARATION #473, Lead Me Lord

THE SPOKEN WORD Leav­ing a Lega­cy of Unfin­ished Busi­ness

SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE II, PAGE 12

Com­mu­nion is open to all. The ush­ers will serve us in the pews. Please wait until every­one is served and we are instruct­ed to par­take.

 

HYMN We’ve A Sto­ry to Tell to the Nations, #569

THE SENDING

THE BLESSING “Go Now In Peace”