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									Communion Music: “Slumber Song”                                           Amy Prichard Tutt (9:30)                                                                                     3500 West Parmer Lane
                  “Let Us Break Bread Together” (arr. Manning)            Ann Vanderschaaf (10:45)                                                                                          Austin, TX 78727

Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                                                                                                                         218-8110 (office)
   Leader: Grateful for the gifts of communion, God’s people say:                                                                                                                   
   Congregation: Thanks be to God. Amen.                                                                 September 4, 2011                                                              9:30 and 10:45 am
                                WE GO FORTH TO SERVE
                                                                                                                          * Please stand as you are able at places marked with an asterisk.
* Hymn of Consecration: “We Are Marching in the Light of God”                         Number 526
                  Sing first in English, then in Zulu, and again in English                                                          WE GATHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE

* Benediction                                                                                           Prelude: “My Faith Has a Resting Place”                                      Amy Prichard Tutt (9:30)
                                                                                                                 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” (arr. B. Kauflin)                  Ann Vanderschaaf (10:45)
* Postlude: “We Are One in the Spirit”                                    Amy Prichard Tutt (9:30)
                                                                                                        Call to Worship                                                                          Rev. Tim Tutt
            “Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain” (arr. Clarence)          Ann Vanderschaaf (10:45)
                                                                                                           Leader: God is Spirit and Truth.
                                                                                                           Congregation: Let us worship in Spirit and Truth.

                                     Welcome to Worship                                                 Welcome and Announcements
               Welcome to this time of worship! We are glad you are here to today.
                 Please silence your cell phones and other electronic devices.                          Pealing of the Bell
                                       Children in Worship                                              * Words of Praise
We welcome children to our church and to our worship. Nursery care is available for children               Liturgist: Fountain of life, Pulse of life, Breath of life...
under three years of age. Sunday School for children (through 5th grade) takes place from 9:30-            Congregation: The entire earth is filled with the presence of God.
10:30. During the 10:45 worship service, we have Children’s Church (through 2nd grade). Children
                                                                                                           Liturgist: The entire planet sings with the presence of Love.
begin that time in the Sanctuary with their families, then go to Children’s Church after the Time for
Children. Clipboards with paper and crayons are available (in the Fellowship Hall) for children.           Congregation: The forests quiver, the soil vibrates,
                                                                                                              the deserts shimmer, the rivers sparkle with Life.
                                          Special Needs
                                                                                                           Liturgist: Together this day, let us sense the face of God
Portable hearing assistance devices and large-print hymnals are available in the Fellowship Hall.
Gluten-free wafers are available during communion. Our church building is handicap accessible.                in our lives and in all creation.
                                                                                                           Congregation: Let us lose ourselves in holy goodness
                         Open and Affirming Statement (adopted June 10, 2007)
                                                                                                              and find ourselves in helping grace. Amen.
We, the congregation of The United Christian Church, declare ourselves to be an open and
                                                                                                                                                                          ~ adapted from the writing of Norman Habel
affirming congregation, embracing diversity and affirming the dignity and worth of every person
created in God’s image. We welcome into full membership and participation in the Body of Christ         * Hymn of Praise: “When in Our Music God Is Glorified”                                     Number 561
persons of every race, ethnic background, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental
ability, social-economic background, marital status and faith background. We welcome all to share       Prayer of Confession
in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of      Liturgist: O God, the world is much with us.
participation in our congregation.
                                                                                                           Congregation: And we don’t always know what to do with it.
\                                                                                                          Liturgist: Peace and patience, service and praise – we know our lives are better when
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                                                                                    these words guide us.
                                                                                                           Congregation: But we sometimes forget how we are supposed to live.
   Liturgist: Earthquakes and drought, hurricanes and floods –                                                        * Congregational Response: “Glory to the Creator”                                            Number 759
      the news is full of these stories.                                                                                  Glory to the Creator, the Christ, the Holy Spirit, Three-in-One;
   Congregation: And often we don’t know how to respond.                                                                  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
   Liturgist: The calendar says that a holiday is here; and a holy day calls for rest.                                    World without end. Amen, amen.
   Congregation: But we rush and run and find ourselves still in a dither.
   Liturgist: Center us, O God. Let us focus our lives.                                                               Sermon: “Holy Hedonism”                                                                          Rev. Tutt
   Congregation: May we find the courage to stop the “wrong” we do                                                    * Hymn of Affirmation: “O Grant Us, God, a Little Space”                                     Number 516
      and the grace to live in the “right” we need. Amen.
                                                                                          ~ written by Tim Tutt                                        WE RESPOND TO GOD’S LOVE
Assurance of Forgiveness
                                                                                                                      *Call to Offering
Hymn: “O God, Hear Our Prayer” (tune: “Shalom Chaverim”)                                                     (9:30)
  O God hear our prayer, O God hear our prayer, O hear our prayer.                                                    Offertory: “Lord, You have come to the Lakeshore”                               Amy Prichard Tutt (9:30)
  O God hear our prayer, O God hear our prayer, O hear our prayer.                                                       “Meditation” (I. Ritter)                                                     Ann Vanderschaaf (10:45)
   “Little Children, Welcome”                                                           Number 323 (10:45)
                                                                                                                      * Hymn of Thanksgiving: “Doxology”
     During this hymn, all children are invited to collect the Children’s Offering and come to the front.                Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
                   After the Time for Children, children ages three through second grade                                 Praise God all creatures here below.
                                    are invited to Children’s Church.                                                    Praise God above ye heavenly hosts.
                                                                                                                         Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
                             WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORDS
Time for Children                                                                                           (10:45)   * Prayer of Dedication
Hymn: “Shalom Chaverim/Peace, My Friends”                                                                   (10:45)                               WE CELEBRATE HOLY COMMUNION
  Shalom chaverim, shalom chaverim, shalom, shalom.
  Shalom chaverim, shalom chaverim, shalom, shalom. (sing twice)                                                      Hymn of Communion: “Hear, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face”                                 Number 336
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stanzas 1-3
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
    Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be                                 Words of Institution
    done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our                            Prayers of Consecration                        Sarah Henseler (9:30) / Tom Hackenberg (10:45), Elders
    debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
    evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.                                Sharing the Bread and Cup
                                                                                                                         All who seek the love of God as expressed in Jesus the Christ are invited to share in the bread and
Prayer Response: “Shepherd, Lead Me in Your Righteousness”                                                               cup of the Lord’s Table. As the Deacons serve you, please remember to assist those seated next to
Worship in Song: “Sing to the Lord a New Song”                        Chancel Choir/Sanctuary Singers                    you. When the bread is served, please take a portion and eat as it passed to you. Gluten-free wafers
                                                                               Instrumental Ensemble                     are in the small saucers. The Deacons will then serve the cups. Red wine is served in the inner rings
                                                                                                                         and white grape juice in the outer rings of the cup trays. Please take a cup, hold it, and we will
* Scripture Reading: Psalm 149: 1-3, 9 (in unison)                                                 See insert            drink of the cups together. If you choose not to partake of the elements, you may still celebrate
                                                                                                                         communion with God and others through prayer and meditation.
Unison Scripture Reading: Psalm 149:1-3, 9 (adapted)

      Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song.
      Sing God’s praise in the assembly of the faithful.
      Let Israel be glad in its Maker.
      Let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.
      Let them praise God’s name with dancing.
      Make melody to God with tambourine and lyre.
      Praise the Lord!

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