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  • Welcome to

    Northbrook Presbyterian Church May 15, 2016

    LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH Please sign and pass the Welcome Register along your row and back. Please note joys and concerns on the Prayer Request Cards and place them in the offering.

    CALL TO WORSHIP Rev. Marjorie Wilhelmi

    CENTERING SONG 283—Come, O Holy Spirit, Come Hymnal

    We are glad you’re here and thankful for the opportunity to worship with you and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

    We seek to be an open, rational and compassionate people, learning each week what it means to live the love of Jesus Christ in worship and work, in word and deed.

    “Everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13:35

  • OPENING PRAYER Linda Hermes

    * OPENING SONG—Oh Shout for Joy (the New Hundredth) Getty and de Barra

  • PRAYER OF PRAISE AND CONFESSION One: God of Life and all living things, your breath fills the universe and makes it alive; All: We praise you, O God, for the gift of your Spirit. One: Your love blows through all creation and makes it one; All: We praise you, O God, for the gift of your Spirit. One: Your presence fills every corner, your voice fills every silence and your heartbeat lives within every living thing; All: We praise you, O God, for the gift of your Spirit. One: But we have failed to value the life of other people, other creatures, and the world you have given to be our home. All: Lord, forgive us.

  • One: We have failed to recognize the connectedness of all things, and have brought pain through division and exclusion. All: Lord, forgive us. One: We have denied your presence, ignored your voice, and forgotten your love for us and for all that you have made. Hear the silent prayers of our hearts as we consider our need for your grace.

    —silent confession—

    One: And hear us as we confess together: All: Lord, we recognize the ways we have brought pain to you, to others, and to ourselves. For Jesus’ sake, we ask you to breathe new life into us. Wash us clean, and ignite the fire of love in our hearts again. Amen.

    One: And unite us in one voice as we stand together, reach out to touch our neighbor by taking a hand or holding a shoulder, and stating our faith together:

    * All: We believe in God: Creator of all that has been made, and parent of the whole creation. We believe in Jesus Christ: Savior of all that has fallen, and restorer of our broken world. We believe in the Holy Spirit: The breath of all that lives, the love that binds all things together in one family of God. We believe in One creating, saving, enlivening God who is at work in our lives, and in our world to make all things new. Amen.

    * THE PEACE As we are reconciled to God and to one another, share a sign of Christ’s peace and love with your neighbor.

    —Children are invited to go to KIDS’ Connection at this time—

    * SONG 291—Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness Hymnal


    SONG 292—As the Wind Song Hymnal

    SERMON—So Gifted Rev. Marjorie Wilhelmi


  • OFFERTORY SONG—Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God Getty, Townend & McDonald Chancel Choir

    DOXOLOGY 710—We Lift Our Voices Hymnal


    * SENDING SONG 314—Longing for Light, We Wait in Darkness Hymnal


    * Please stand if you are able. CCLI license: 1018801

    Prayer of Confession adapted from A Communion Liturgy for Pentecost by John van de Laar. 2005.


    LITURGIST: Linda Hermes DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Angel Gippert

    PRAISE BAND: Dan Gross as leader, percussion, guitar; Pete Zajicek on piano

    SOUND: Laura Kerr VISUALS: Jeff Wilhelmi


    CHANCEL FLOWERS: Placed by the Guindi family in memory of Mounir Guindi.

    WINDOW FLOWERS: Placed by Lois Kurta in memory of her mother and in celebration of her granddaughter’s graduation from Michigan State University.

    Please join us after worship for a special Coffee Hour hosted by the Chapman family

    in celebration of Helen Chapman’s 95th Birthday.

    PRAYER REQUESTS: Betty Ross, Nancy Schaefer, Cliff Dean, Sherrill Heinrichs, John Thomas, Rob Olson, Tom Sandercock, Karen Keier, Mary Alice Shrosbree, Janice Faigle, Dick Forbush, Phyllis Klinger, Bruce & Ruth Thomas, Keith & Celia Metcalf.

    Please continue to pray for those with health or personal issues. If a member’s name has been inadvertently left off this list, please notify the church office. Also, let the church know when a member is entering the hospital or might like a supportive phone call.

    The Board of Deacons also requests prayers for: Church members whose last names begin with the letter V, members of the PYCT committee and the Mid and Senior Highs.

  • MISSION TRIP TALENT SHOW FUNDRAISER—TONIGHT AT 5PM Join us tonight for dinner and an evening filled with entertainment, laughter and fellowship at the Northbrook Talent Show. Proceeds will benefit the Senior High Mission Trip this summer. To purchase tickets, please see or contact Ken Stetson at [email protected] Tickets for dinner and the show are $10 per person or $25 per family.

    RYAN ROCKS! BLOOD DRIVE—WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 Bob and Kristen Miller are hosting a blood drive at Northbrook Church on Wednesday, May 18 from 1 – 7pm in Fellowship Hall in memory of their son, Ryan, who lost his battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2011. To schedule an appointment, please log onto http://www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: northpres) or call Kristen Miller at (248)642-0201 or Robin Clements at (248)646-8900, ext. 424. On-time appointments honored first. Walk-ins welcome if time permits.

    SUMMER WORSHIP IS IN YOUR HANDS! This summer, we’ll start our 9:45 a.m. summer worship time on Sunday, June 5 in the Sanctuary and then alternate between indoor and outdoor worship each week through September 11. A detailed schedule will be in the June newsletter and upcoming bulletins. We’ll resume our regular 10:15 a.m. worship time on September 18. Here’s where you come in: Is there a Bible passage you’d like to hear a sermon about? Is there a favorite song/hymn you’d like us to sing? Send the Bible verses (or just reference the story, e.g. “David and Goliath”) and song/hymn titles to [email protected] As we design worship over the summer, your choices will be featured, but you never know when so better not miss a service!

    NORTHBOOK BOOK CLUB The Northbrook book Club will meet on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library to discuss Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. All are welcome to participate.

    MEN’S CONNECTION WRAP-UP BREAKFAST—THURSDAY, MAY 26 We extend a special invitation to all Northbrook men to our special breakfast wind-up meeting on Thursday, May 26th at 8 a.m. For more information, call Phil Owen at (248)851-6725, John Thomas at (248)827-0507 or Bill Travis at (248)338-3795. We sure hope to see you there!

    NORTHBROOK ADOPT-A-BED PROGRAM Once again, Northbrook will be starting it’s Adopt-A-Bed program in order to keep our grounds looking beautiful throughout the year. Please see Jim Hothem after the service for more information about how you can help. Thanks.

    GRADUATION SUNDAY—JUNE 12 We will be celebrating our 2016 graduates on Sunday, June 12 during worship. If you or your family member will be a 2016 high school or college graduate or receiving an advanced degree, please let us know. Please email Becky at [email protected] by Thursday, June 2nd with the graduate’s name as it should appear in the bulletin, the degree(s) and the school from which they graduated.

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  • SPRING CLEAN UP PART 2—SATURDAY, MAY 21 Please join us on Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m. for a second spring clean up day. We will be finishing up some projects that we weren't able to complete the first time. Be sure you bring your garden tools and gloves.

    FREEDOM HOUSE DETROIT COLLECTION—MAY THROUGH JUNE 12 Northbrook Church will be collecting the following items for Freedom House Detroit during May through June 12: new flip flops, rice, cooking oil, sugar, flour, salt, coffee, tea, bar soap, shampoo, toilet tissue, paper towels, and powdered laundry soap (HE/high efficiency) kind. The collection basket will be in the main hallway near the name-tag table. Shopping list copies are near the tote and also on the Mission bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. Loose change in the Empty Bowls collection will be used to purchase gift cards. Thank you for your support.

    LIVING THE QUESTIONS: SPRING TERM HAS BEGUN This DVD-based curriculum attempts to offer an alternative to studies that give us all the answers but rather creates an environment where we are free to interact with each other, live deeply into the questions we all share and explore what relevance Christianity has for us today. Each class stands alone so it is not necessary to have attended Fall or Winter term to enjoy this study. We will meet in the Library on Wednesdays beginning May