190 Court Street
October 30, 2011
Worship begins at 10 a.m.
with our Interim Pastor,
the Rev. Dr. Brenda Pelc-Faszcza
First Church is an Open and Affirming Church. No matter where you are in life's journey, you are welcome. Child care provided.
Prelude: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Dietrich Buxtehude
Hymn: Let Us with a Joyful Mind
Anthem: How Firm A Foundation, arr. Hal Hopson, The Treble Choir
Hymn: Called as Partners in Christ's Service
Offertory: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Johann N. Hanff
Hymn: In the Midst of New Dimensions
Postlude: Toccata in D minor, Johann S. Bach
Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17
Sermon: Flood and Promise
In the ancient flood story, God saves creation by partnering up the creatures and sending them off on the ark to re-make the world. This is stewardship: Doing what we have been given to do, using what we have been given to use, partnering up with each other to take care of the world. We trust in God… but apparently, God also trusts us with this work.