September 24 10 a.m.  
This week's bulletin is dedicated in loving memory of Malcolm Forsythe by his wife, Audrey; and daughters, Marsha and Pam.
The Preparation
Prelude
Lighting of the Christ Candle
A New Creed: 918
We are not alone; we live in God's world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating; who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new; who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God's presence; to live with respect in Creation; to love and serve others; to seek justice and resist evil; to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.
Introit
I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord. I will sing to Him a new song.
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, I will sing to Him a new song.
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song.
Call to Worship (Responsive)
Let us praise God, who brings life out of death, hope out of despair.
Let us praise the God of our salvation, who gathers us together and creates new and exciting possibilities within us and around us.
The God of possibility be with you!
And also with you!
Gathering Prayer (In unison)
God of grace, we come before you this day in hope and expectation. Fill us with the spirit in this time of worship, that we may hear your voice in all we say and do. Help us to see you more clearly in all our activities and in the people we meet. Forgive our lack of trust in your constant presence. Free us to live, mindful of your abiding presence.
Silent meditation
We pray in Jesus's name, Amen.
Words of Assurance
Let us hear the good news: We are loved, forgiven and accepted. Thanks be to God!
The Singing of the Lord's Prayer 960
Hymn of Praise: 223 Eternal, Unchanging, We Sing
Welcome and the Life of Our Church Family
Minute for Mission: June Young
Hymn for the Young at Heart: 513 Give to Me, Lord, a Thankful Heart
Time for the Young at Heart
Hymn for the Young at Heart: 513 Give to Me, Lord, a Thankful Heart
Our Response in Giving and Prayer
Presentation of Ourselves and Our Offerings
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow    #541
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
praise God, all creatures high and low;
give thanks to God in love made known:
Creator, Word and Spirit, One.
The Ministry of the Word
The Lessons Revelation 22:1-6
John 7:37-39
One: The word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God!
Anthem How Beautiful upon the Mountains  -  J. Carter
Sermon Streams of New Life
Music for Reflection
The Sending of the Church
Closing Hymn: 577 I've Got Peace Like a River
Commissioning and Benediction
May the God of all life, who is within you and around you, above you and below you, bless you and keep you both now and always.
Blessing When You Walk from Here (VU. 298)
When you walk from here,
when you walk from here,
walk with justice, walk with mercy,
and with God's humble care.
Music Postlude
Reader: Adell Keays-White