Worship Bulletin for Sunday, October 28, 2018

SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2018

PASTORAL GREETING 

PRELUDE A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BuxWV 184 — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

CHORAL INTROIT Sing Praise and Glo­ry arr. by Patrick Lieber­gen

CALL TO WORSHIP Rev­e­la­tion 5. 11–13 

One: I looked and heard the voice of many angels, num­ber­ing thou­sands upon thou­sands, and ten thou­sand times ten thou­sand. They encir­cled the throne and the liv­ing crea­tures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang: 

All: “Wor­thy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive pow­er and wealth and wis­dom and strength and hon­or and glo­ry and praise!” 

One: Then I heard every crea­ture in heav­en and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: 

All: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and hon­or and glo­ry and pow­er, for ever and ever!” 

One: Then let us join our voic­es to those of heav­en and hon­or the pow­er­ful name of Jesus!

HYMN #154 All Hail the Pow­er of Jesus’ Name

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

O God of Cre­ation, who exist­ed before any­thing we know came into being, we thank you for reveal­ing your per­son­hood through Jesus, who is one with you. We praise you for his shar­ing our human­i­ty and suf­fer­ing the injus­tices of life. We thank you for his will­ing sac­ri­fice to reveal your love for us and your will­ing­ness to for­give our sins. We praise you for his res­ur­rec­tion and his expect­ed return to claim and reign over this world. Along with the angels of heav­en with those who have pre­ced­ed us in faith, we praise the glo­ri­ous name of Jesus who is our Sav­ior and the Leader of our lives. Before the world shall bow before his author­i­ty we acknowl­edge his right­ful place and sub­mit our lives, our hopes and dreams, our opin­ions, val­ues and ener­gy to his use. May this time of wor­ship be that time of sur­ren­der to him, the Lamb of God who sits upon the throne. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

CHORAL ANTHEM In Mem­o­ry of You by Berta & Son­ja Poor­man

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Jesus, Remem­ber Me (Taize) 

PASTORAL PRAYER

Today we cel­e­brate the bap­tism of Cullen McLaugh­lin,
born to Nicole (Lavonier) and William on August 11, 2018.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (C‑dur) — Johann Got­tfried Walther

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS Dox­ol­o­gy, #95

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST                   

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2224 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. (repeat)

THE WRITTEN WORD Rev­e­la­tion 5

QUESTIONS OF FAITH & LIFE

 • How is Jesus both a Lion and a Lamb in your life? 

 • How often do you express praise to Jesus? With pas­sion?

 • What are the rea­sons we should praise Jesus?

HYMN #149 Praise Him! Praise Him! by Fan­ny Cros­by

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Unleash­ing the Pow­er of Praise

SPIRITUAL SONG #715 Rejoice, the Lord Is King

BLESSING

SENDING Go Now in Peace by Don Besig

POSTLUDE Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 720 — J S Bach