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  • Welcome to

    Northbrook Presbyterian Church September 11, 2016

    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

    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 Linda Hermes One: O Lord, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. All: We gather to celebrate you! We gather to worship you! All glory and honor and praise to you, Our Creative and Ever-Creating God!

    * OPENING SONG—Creation Sings the Father’s Song Next page

  • PRAYER OF CONFESSION One: Creative, passionate God,

    you delight to shape the world in beauty and harmony. You invite us to participate in the balance of creation. We grow in wisdom as our experience unfolds; we take good learning out of difficult situations yet also find our well-meant endeavors leading to unintended consequences. Too often we give in to temptation that disrupts the joyous, chaotic order of the universe. We cannot undo all our mistakes, but we can turn once more to the living presence of Jesus and find new ways to live and love each other and the earth.

    All: Don’t let our hearts be fearful, but in silence let’s acknowledge our sin and seek the forgiveness that restores your peace.

    —silent prayer—

  • WORDS OF ASSURANCE One: Even as Adam and Eve faced the consequences of their sin,

    our God prepared a way for them still to be connected to the earth and to the living presence of God. This is true for all of us: through Christ’s life, ministry, death and resurrection, we can persist, upright and strong, for our sins are forgiven.

    All: Thanks be to God!

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

    * SONG 623—I’ve Got Peace like a River African American Spiritual

  • SCRIPTURE—Psalm 104:1-24 OT p. 554

    SONG—How Great is Our God Tomlin, Reeves and Cash

    SERMON—Paradise Lost Rev. Marjorie Wilhelmi Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-8 OT p. 2


    OFFERTORY SONG—Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God Getty & Townend


    * SENDING SONG 539—We Will Go Out With Joy Andrew & Hillary Donaldson


    * POSTLUDE * Please stand if you are able. CCLI license 1018801 Cover Art: Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, by Wenzel Peter, 18th Century. Vatican Collection, Rome. Prayer of Confession and Assurance adapted from: Tempting! Service Prayers for the First Sunday of Lent, by the Rev. Elizabeth Dilley.


    LITURGIST: Linda Hermes

    DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Angel Gippert

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

    GREETERS: Mike Huddlestun, Carl von Ende

    CHANCEL FLOWERS: Placed by Lois Kurta in memory of special moments and love for John Kurta.

    PRAYER REQUESTS: The family and friends of Phyllis Klinger who died on September 2, the family and friends of Peter Kizer who died on August 24, Dick and Alma Ross, Dorathy Ketai, Nancy Schaefer, Bruce Thomas, Georgenia Keoleian, Ruth Krebs, Marilyn Dean, Seglinda Kelle-Pritchard, Margaret Babb, Tom Sandercock, Karen Keier, Dick Forbush, 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 S.

    SEEKING SUNDAY FUNDAY RAFFLE ITEMS & VOLUNTEERS Please consider donating raffle items to our Sunday Funday taking place next Sunday, September 18. We will be raffling off themed baskets with the proceeds going to Ryan Rocks Outdoor Adventures. You may donate individual items or completed baskets. Gift cards are also needed. These could be from any favorite stores or restaurants or places that fit in these themes. The following are suggested themes: Food—Sweets, Health nut, Pizza Night, Cookie Baking, Coffee Break, Tea Time, Made in Michigan; Sports—Football, Basketball, Frisbee, Golf, Hockey, Favorite Teams; Holidays— Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving; Hobby— Cooking, BBQ Grilling, Movie Night, Spa Day, Gardening, Reading Time, Euchre Night, Car Maintenance, Home Decorating; Other—U of M, MSU, Baby, Pet, PJ Party, Back to School, Gift Wrapping, Summer Fun, Beach Day, Family Game Night, Office Supplies, Picnic, Stationery. All ideas and items are welcome! Please contact Cindy Sowle at (248)752-1606 or at [email protected] with questions.

    We also need many volunteers to make the Sunday FunDay a success. Please follow this Sign Up Genius link to sign up, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C49A4AC2BAB9-2016 or contact Cindy Sowle. Thanks!

    LOGOS 2016-2017 Northbrook’s Wednesday night program for youth returns on Wednesday, September 21st! Students from K-12 are welcome to attend this program. Please contact Youth Director, Ken Stetson, at (248)642-0200 or [email protected] for more information

    MEN’S CONNECTION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 22 Welcome all Northbrook men to the 2016-2017 season of Thursday morning meetings beginning on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 a.m. in the Library. We gather over a light breakfast and, led by one of our leaders, discuss bible related readings or films as they affect our lives today. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, call Phil Owen at (248)851-6725, John Thomas at (248)827-0507 or Bill Travis at (248)338-3795.

    NORTHBROOK BOOK CLUB—MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 We are currently reading Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer. According to the University of Michigan Press, it's "A novel that puts the reader right in the heart of the 1967 Detroit race riot." We will discuss this book on Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in the Library. All newcomers are welcome to join the group. This book is provided by the Farmington Hills Public Library book kit program. Contact Peggie Schiller for availability of books.

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  • ZUMBA TIME CHANGE TO 6:30 Come try out Zumba® on Tuesdays from 6:30—7:30 p.m. at Northbrook! The Zumba® program is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements creating an exciting and effective fitness program. People with all levels of dance and workout experience are welcome to join. Classes are $5 per session. Please bring a water bottle and gym shoes and wear comfortable active clothing. RSVP to Abby to let her know you're coming or if you have questions at [email protected]

    NORTHBROOK PRAYER CHAIN Now that summer is ending, you may possibly be thinking ahead to your plans for the fall. Hopefully, as part of those plans, you will consider becoming a member of Northbrook's Prayer Chain. Prayer is a powerful force, and we welcome you to join us as we offer our prayers for those in our congregation who may be having some difficult times. If interested, contact Sallie Dorer at (248)647-1465 or [email protected]

    KNIT WITS Knit Wits will meet on Wednesdays, September 14 and September 28 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

    SENIOR SOUPER SUPPER Senior Souper Supper will resume on Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library.

    ACS MAKING STRIDES WALK Macy's and Barb Stetson have formed a team, Macys Pink Warriors, to walk in the ACS Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 a.m. at Hart Plaza in Detroit. Please consider joining the team at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/DetroitMI. The cost to join is free, but the team is selling t-shirts for $15. Part of the proceeds will go toward the team goal. Please call Barb Stetson at (248)302-3033 with questions.

    SHARE YOUR BOUNTY THIS SUMMER WITH THE BALDWIN CENTER Help feed the hungry with fresh produce this summer by contributing produce you grow yourself or fruits and veggies you purchase at a grocery store or farmers’ market. Please deliver your donations to the church or take them directly to The Baldwin Center at 212 Baldwin Ave. in Pontiac. Items brought to Northbrook will typically be delivered to the center on Mondays or Tuesdays.

    FORT STREET OPEN DOOR Join us as we travel to the Fort Street Open Door program on Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 a.m. We will be leaving, as usual, from the church parking lot. This is a great opportunity to be of service to the broader Detroit metropolitan area. Depending on the interest of the group, we may stop off for lunch at one of the many interesting r