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  • Welcome to

    Northbrook Presbyterian Church August 25, 2019

    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 One: We gather together to worship God, the Shepherd of our souls. All: The one who has created us, who sustains us, who redeems us, who walks beside us in good times and bad, and who calls us to follow. One: This is our God! All: Let’s worship our Lord together!

    * OPENING SONG 182—Shout to the Lord see next page

    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

  • PRAYER OF CONFESSION Gentle Shepherd, You guide us in right paths, You lead us in the ways of righteousness, but we have allowed our anger, our rage, our greed, and at times even hate, to direct our paths. We have overreacted, we have taken more than our share, we have despised others that seem to have it all. Forgive us, God, for not following Your ways. Forgive us for not remembering that we are Your sheep, and You are our Shepherd. Forgive us when we have not listened for Your voice and instead have acted in the ways of the world. Guide us back to Your path, to loving You and loving our neighbors. Help us to unclench our fists and lend out our hands in hope and healing, forgiveness and love. In the name of Christ our Shepherd we pray. Amen.

    Shout to the Lord Darlene Zschech

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

    During the hymn, the children are invited forward for a message.

    SONG 187—Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us (vs. 1, 2)

  • CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Rev. Jacqueline Spycher

    SONG 187—Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us (vs. 3, 4) see previous page


    SERMON—Of Sheep and Shepherds Rev. Anne Schaefer John 10:1-18

    RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS Camille Cheairs, Darwin Chungag, Yvonne Cousineau, Wendy Powell, Nicki Walgren

    APOSTLE’S CREED I believe in God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven; he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


    OFFERTORY SONG 634—To God, Be the Glory see next pages


    * SENDING SONG 541—God Be with You Until We Meet Again see next pages



    * Please stand in body or spirit. CCLI license: 1018801

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    Camille Cheairs works as a quality manager for the auto industry and enjoys event planning and decorating in her spare time. She came to Northbrook through our children’s camp and LOGOS programs. Both her daughters, Kae’Yanna and Kai’Yah King have been confirmed here. Darwin Chungag works for Delta Airlines and is engaged to be married. The wedding will be this January in his native country of Cameroon. He came to worship at Northbrook through his mother, Grace Nji. He is transferring his membership from Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn. Yvonne Cousineau is a Kindergarten teacher and enjoys archery, kayaking, hiking, and fishing. She has four adult children and one grandchild. She has a long history with Northbrook having originally become a member at the age of 13, and she was married here and had her children baptized here. Wendy Powell serves as a nurse and comes to Northbrook after being a long-time member at North Congregational Church in Farmington Hills. After a move closer to Northbrook, she began worshipping with us a couple of years ago.

    Nicki Walgren works as a paraprofessional in an autism spectrum disorder classroom at Derby Middle School. She enjoys reading and volunteering. She is married and has two boys, Graham, age 11, and Desmond, age 8.


    INTERIM PASTOR: Rev. Anne Schaefer



    PRAISE BAND: Dan Gross as leader, percussion, guitar, Pete Zajicek on piano PRAYER REQUESTS: The family and friends of Dorothy (Dot) Tengler, Vera McBride, Brad Back, Marcia & Rob Olson, Walt & Donna Young, Ellie Poster, Sam Owens, Bob Miller, Connie & Roger McGuineas, Al & Mary Alice Shrosbree, Seglinda Kelle-Pritchard

    CHANCEL FLOWER: Placed by Phil and Judy Owen in celebration of the birth of their grandson, Cayden Alder, son of Chris and Susan (Owen) Colligan, born on August 19 in Jackson, Wyoming.

    The Board of Deacons also requests prayers for: Church members whose last names begin with the letter D.

    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.

    BACKYARD BIBLE & BEVERAGE The last session of Backyard Bible & Beverage will meet on Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Rev. Anne Schaefer’s house located at 6883 Alden Drive in Orchard Lake. We will finish up our discussions about the book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans.

    PUB THEOLOGY—AUGUST 27 We will gather at Black Lotus Brewing Company located at 1 E. 14 Mile Road in Clawson at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27 for good conversation. Appetizers, drinks and nice people will be there too. New faces are always welcome! Contact Pastor Jackie with questions at [email protected]

    KNIT WITS—WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 Knit Wits will meet at 1 p.m. in the Library on Wednesday, August 28. All skill levels are welcome.

    SOS WEEK: SEPTEMBER 8—SEPTEMBER 15 This year, we will be hosting South Oakland Shelter (SOS) and homeless guests at Northbrook from Sunday, September 8 to Sunday, September 15. There are sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall to volunteer for transportation, meals and security. Also, we are accepting monetary donations to help pay for a van to pick up the mattresses, gas, food and laundry. For questions and more details, please see Barb Stetson.

    SECOND MILE CENTER GOLF OUTING—SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 To all golfers, non golfers, food lovers and people who love to have fun. The Second Mile golf outing is right around the corner! So, don’t miss out. If you don’t have a foursome, we will get you one. Get your reservations in for golf and dinner or dinner only. See flyer on the next page or go to the secondmilecenter.org or talk to Kathy Bauhof. In addition, we are looking for any donations for silent auction items including gift cards for our gift card tree that will be auctioned off or donations to fill goodie bags. We are also taking monetary donations for new asphalt for the Second Mile Center parking lot. Please see Kathy Bauhof or Terri Hurbis for more information.

    CAN YOU HELP? We are looking for help to provide rides for Connie and Roger McGuineas to a couple appointments in the coming weeks. If you may be able to help, please contact Sherrill Heinrichs at (248) 798-7643. Thank you!

    CONGREGATIONAL MEETING—SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Please join us on Sunday, September 15 following worship for a brief Congregational Meeting to vote on members of the Pastor’s Nominating Committee (PNC).

    mailto:[email protected] secondmilecenter.org


    Due: September 5, 2019 The Nominating Committee asks the congregation to submit names of members to be considered to serve as your Elders, Deacons, and Nominating Committee members. Since the Committee may need additional information to

    help decide from the names nominated below, please comment on the nominee's qualifications such as:

    Church Involvement ■ Attendance at public worship ■ Participation in church activities

    ■ Offices held ■ Services rendered

    Christian Living in Daily Life ■ Within the family ■ At work ■ In the community

    Personal C