ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 29, 2017
INTROIT Awesome God by Rich Mulllins Alleluia Choir
QUESTIONS OF LIFE and FAITH
How serious are you about following God?
What spiritual demands have you struggled over and find difficulty complying with?
Are there expectations of faith that seem unreasonable?
PRELUDE Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Michael Praetorius
*CALL TO WORSHIP (Ps 139:13–18)
One: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
All: You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body;
One: You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted while in my mother’s womb.
All: Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
One: Your thoughts — how rare, how beautiful!
All: God, I’ll never comprehend them! Therefore I sing your praise and look to you to lead me in life.
HYMN Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above, #126 (vs 1,2,&4)
O Creator, as the season’s change I am more aware of the beauty and wonder of what you have made. The complexity and interconnectedness of everything astounds me. I wish I could say I come to worship with the same confidence the psalmist expressed when he stated his life was wonderful because I struggle sometimes with myself and my circumstance. Restore to me a sense of wonder and hope. May I leave this time knowing you are with me and will help me discover your unfolding plan for my life. Amen.
OUR COMMON CREED The Apostle’s Creed
CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM
Elliott Nicholas DiBari, born October 30, 2016 to Amy and Jeremy (9:30)
Brayleigh Christine Bulluck, born June 15, 2017 to Valerie and Troy (11:00)
ANTHEM Let There Be Light — Rob Satori, Chancel Choir
Arr. by Mark Hayes
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Cares Chorus — Kelly Willard
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
SPECIAL MUSIC Eye of the Storm Alleluia Choir
*GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS He Is Exalted
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high; I will praise him. He is exalted, forever exalted and I will praise his name! He is the Lord, forever his truth shall reign; heaven and earth rejoice in him holy name. He is exalted, the King is exalted on high!
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
FELLOWSHIP CHORUS Make Us One
Make us one, Lord, make us one! Holy Spirit, make us one! Let your love flow so the world will know we are one in you!
THE WRITTEN WORD Ezra 10:1–7
SONG OF PREPARATION Lead Me, Lord
THE SPOKEN WORD Facing the Hard Choices In making a New Start
HYMN Breathe on Me, Breath of God, (vs. 1–3)
THE BLESSING Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott — Johann Walther