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  • Welcome to

    Northbrook Presbyterian Church August 28, 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 One: O God, open our ears and eyes to the wonders of your creation. All: Open our ears to the words of truth and justice. One: Open our mouths to the taste of freedom. All: Open our arms to the touch of human love. One: Open our hearts to the moving of your Spirit.

    * OPENING SONG 370—This Is My Father’s World See next page

  • PRAYER OF CONFESSION One: Creator God, you give us the gift of life. You place us on this earth with its minerals and water, flowers and fruits, living creatures of grace and beauty. You give us the task of caring for the earth. All: Forgive us, merciful God, for we violate the earth and plunder it. We refuse to share the earth’s resources. We seek to own what is not ours, but yours. One: O God of love, you give us the gift of people, all people - all cultures and races and colors – to love, care for and share our lives with. All: Forgive us, merciful God, for poverty, hunger, hatred and war contaminate the earth. The refugees, the oppressed and the voiceless cry out to you. One: Forgive us, Creator God, and reconcile us to your creation, to one another, and to you.

    —silent prayer—

    * 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 452—Open the Eyes of My Heart Paul Baloche

  • SCRIPTURE—Psalm 19:1-6 OT p. 498

    SONG 803—My Shepherd Will Supply My Need Isaac Watts

  • SERMON—Finding God in Nature Rev. Ken Kaibel Luke 12:22-31 NT p. 74


    OFFERTORY SONG 157—I Danced in the Morning Sydney Carter


    * SENDING SONG—Across the Lands Townend & Getty


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


    Please extend a warm welcome to Rev. Kenneth Kaibel. Rev. Kaibel was ordained in 1981 and has served the Presbyterian Church in several pastoral positions. He also served the US Army Reserves as a chaplain for 22 years which included deployments to Uzbekistan and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Ken lives in Southfield with his wife of 45 years, Deanna. Their grown daughter is married and lives in Oregon.

    LITERGIST: Linda Hermes

    DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Angel Gippert

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

    GREETER: Bill Travis

    CHANCEL FLOWERS: Placed in memory of Louise Guindi on Alex Guindi’s birthday.

    PRAYER REQUESTS: The family and friends of Peter Kizer who died on August 24, Alma Ross, Dorathy Ketai, Marjorie Wilhelmi, Nancy Schaefer, Mary Hendrien, Bruce Thomas, Georgenia Keoleian, Ruth Krebs, Marilyn Dean, Seglinda Kelle-Pritchard, Margaret Babb, Tom Sandercock, Karen Keier, Phyllis Klinger, 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 P, members of the Northbrook Book Club and people who are starting a new life together through marriage.

    NORTHBROOK CHOIR Choir rehearsal will resume in September. Choir rehearsals will be held on Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays, September 4 and September 11 at 11:00 a.m. Please mark your calendars.

    SEPTEMBER EMPTY BOWLS COLLECTION Northbrook’s Empty Bowls Collection for the month of September will support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and its flood relief efforts in South Louisiana. Please contribute your loose change in the bowl on the nametag table in the main hallway or when you see it in the narthex or Fellowship Hall. In light of the severity of this disaster, larger amounts or checks may be taken to the church office. Checks should be made out to Northbrook with notation for Empty Bowls/PDA LA Flood on the memo line. Thank you!

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

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

    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. They will be used either in the community free meal program or made available to members of the community served by The Baldwin Center. Items brought to Northbrook will typically be delivered to the center on Mondays or Tuesdays. A basket for produce collection will be at outdoor worship and/or in the hallway near the nametag table. Please do not place items in plastic bags.

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  • ZUMBA AT NORTHBROOK Looking for some fun exercise? Come try out Zumba® on Tuesdays 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. Abby Adair, certified Zumba® instructor, will be teaching classes on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for $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 GROUNDS If you adopted a garden bed this year, please take a moment to tend to it. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Hothem at (248)334-3616. Thanks!

    BIRTHDAY THANK YOU We would like to thank everyone who attended Iva Voight's 90th Birthday Coffee Hour on August 21. She loved being with her church family. We want to give a heart felt thank you to Bill Travis who planned, organized, prepared and cooked for this wonderful event. Plus, another special thank you to Kari Gorman for preparing many tea party goodies that were so perfect, and to the team of Kim Bowden-Adair, Michael and Roberta Campion, Debby Smith and Pierce who helped put it all together on Sunday. We could have not done it without you.

    Love, The Voight-Stetson Family

    SEEKING SUNDAY FUNDAY RAFFLE ITEMS Please consider donating raffle items to our Sunday Funday taking place on 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, Stationary. All ideas and items are welcome! Please contact Cindy Sowle by phone or text at (248)752-1606 or at [email protected] with questions.

    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 considering joining the team at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/DetroitMI. The cost to join is free but the team is selling t-shirts for $15 and part of the proceeds will go towards the team goal. Please call Barb Stetson at (248)302-3033 with questions.

    09/4 9:45 Indoor 9/11 9:45 Outdoor

    9/18 10:15 Indoor/resume regular schedule




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  • This Week at Northbrook

    SUNDAY, August 28—Outdoor Worship

    9:45 a.m. Worship 4:00 p.m. Mid Highs