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  • Welcome to

    Northbrook Presbyterian Church May 22, 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 Marjorie Wilhelmi

    CENTERING SONG 406—We Are Standing on Holy Ground Hymnal

    OPENING PRAYER Grant Burnham

    * OPENING SONG 401—Here in This Place Hymnal

  • PRAYER OF CONFESSION One: Holy One, we confess that in the society we have created for ourselves, All: We have honored the great, the wealthy, the visible, the first, the best; and have forgotten the quiet power of humility, compassion, generosity and selflessness. One: We see what that has yielded: All: Division, inequity, a sense of scarcity and insecurity. One: We struggle with our own anxieties and mistrust, All: Our own betrayal of your call to community, your design for us to live in full consciousness of your love. One: So we pray for a new heart, for a new way of being, All: For the courage and vision to build our world on different values; that of humility, service, compassion, generosity, integrity. One: Perhaps it’s a dream, O God, but we believe it is Your dream, and it’s the only true hope we have. All: So, may Your will be done here among us, within us, through us. Empower us to live as your people, your church, your incarnate presence today. 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—Firm Foundation Nancy Gordon and Jamie Harvill

  • SCRIPTURE READING—Acts 2:38-47 NT p. 120

    SONG 301—Let Us Build a House Hymnal

    SERMON—What is a Family of Faith? Rev. Marjorie Wilhelmi 2 Corinthians 1:1-11

    RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS Laura Kerr, Jennifer Livernois, Lori Spiewak, Betsy Savage, Jennifer Wicker

    * BRIEF STATEMENT OF FAITH (EXCERPT) We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life. The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers in the one body of Christ, the Church. The same Spirit who inspired the prophets and apostles rules our faith and life in Christ through Scripture, engages us through the Word proclaimed, claims us in the waters of baptism, feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation,

    and calls women and men to all ministries of the Church. In a broken and fearful world, the Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing, to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in Church and culture, to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom and peace. In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth, praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

    SONG 306—Blest Be the Tie That Binds Hymnal


    OFFERTORY SONG—I Am Not My Own Craig Courtney Chancel Choir


  • * SENDING SONG—Oh How Good It Is Getty, Holmes and Townend

    * BENEDICTION POSTLUDE CCLI license: 1018801


    LITURGIST: Grant Burnham DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Angel Gippert

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

    SOUND: Laura Kerr VISUALS: Bill Jordan


    CHANCEL FLOWERS: Placed by Jim and Bev Hothem in celebration of their 66th wedding anniversary on May 26th.

    PRAYER REQUESTS: The family and friends of Janice Faigle who died on May 12, the family and friends of Cliff Dean who died on May 13, the family and friends of Betty Ross who died on May 18, Nancy Schaefer, Sherrill Heinrichs, John Thomas, Tom Sandercock, Karen Keier, Phyllis Klinger, Mary Alice Shrosbree, Dick Forbush, 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 letters W and Y and childcare providers including guardians.

    SUMMER WORSHIP IS IN YOUR HANDS! 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 plan summer worship, your choices will be featured, but you never know when so better not miss a service!

    NORTHBROOK 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: All Northbrook men are invited to our special breakfast wind-up meeting on Thursday, May 26th at 8 a.m. For more info, call Phil Owen at (248)851-6725, John Thomas at (248)827-0507 or Bill Travis at (248)338-3795.

    MUSIC APPRECIATION SUNDAY—MAY 29: Join us next Sunday, May 29 as we celebrate all those who have shared their musical gifts and talents with us this past year.

    NORTHBROOK ADOPT-A-BED PROGRAM: To keep our grounds looking beautiful throughout the year, please consider adopting a flowerbed to care for this summer. Please see Jim Hothem after the service for more information about how you can help. Thanks.

    GRADUATION SUNDAY—JUNE 12: We will celebrate our 2016 graduates on Sunday, June 12 during worship. If you or your family member will be a 2016 high school, college graduate or receiving an advanced degree, 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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  • FREEDOM HOUSE DETROIT COLLECTION—MAY THROUGH JUNE 12: Northbrook Church is collecting 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 is in the main hallway near the name-tag table. Shopping lists are on the table and 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. Come for an interactive discussion as we explore what relevance Christianity has for us today. We meet in the Library through June. Choose either the 10 a.m. session or the 6:30 p.m. session or move between the two as your schedule permits. Cost is $5 for materials. Please let the church office know if you plan to attend.

    SENIOR SOUPER SUPPER: Join us for fellowship and a delicious soup dinner on Thursday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library. Soup Supper will not meet in June but will resume in July.

    KNIT WITS: The Knit Wits will meet on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. Please join us.

    SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: The Northbrook Church office will be closed on Fridays during June, July and August. The office will be open during those months Mondays -Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

    Please welcome our new members: Laura Kerr Laura Kerr grew up in Troy and Royal Oak and attended Royal Oak High School and MSU. She currently lives in Farmington Hills and works as a freelance court reporter. Laura loves community theater and has been very involved in that for many years. She loves storytelling and drama, travel, hiking, gardening and music. She chose Northbrook as her church home because of the clear and inspired sermons, the Open·Rational·Compassionate mission statement and the leadership example of the church leaders. She says “John 13:35 looks to be alive and well here—‘ By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’” Laura is already part of the audio-visual team on Sunday mornings, attends classes and serves as a liturgist. Jennifer Livernois Jennifer Livernois grew up in Sylvania, Ohio, where she attended school. She now lives in Plymouth, where she loves her full-time job as Mother Extraordinaire to her son Dominic who is in the 7th grade. Together, they enjoy traveling, playing basketball and shopping. She retired from owning her own garden design business, but gardening and design remai