May 17, 2015

PRELUDE:

Prelude and Fugue in G, Johann Sebastian Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze and Pasture, Johann Sebastian Bach

SALUTATION AND WELCOME
* CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
* SANCTUS
(pew card)             

* CALL TO WORSHIP, Nina Proschel

Leader:    The God who raised Jesus from the dead
People:    Calls us to worship this morning.
Leader:    The Jesus who justifies us and gives us grace
People:    Greets us and meets us in worship.
Leader:    The Spirit who awakens faith and intercedes for us
People:    Opens us to receive God’s power and peace.
Leader:    The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit invite us to worship.
People:    Let us offer ourselves as living sacrifices.

* HYMN No. 17Praise the Lord!  O Heavens, Adore Him

* PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (unison)     

Forgive us our sins, O Lord.  Forgive us the sins of our youth and the sins of our age, the sins of our soul and the sins of our body, our secret and our whispering sins, our presumptuous and our careless sins, the sins we have done to please ourselves, and the sins we have done to please others.  Forgive us the sins that we know, and the sins that we know not; forgive them, O Lord, forgive them all because of your great goodness.  Amen.

* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
    
* Gloria Patri  (pew card)

JUNIOR SERMON                   

ANTHEMJesus My Breath, My Life, My Lord, John Carter

Jesus my breath, my life, my Lord, take of my soul the inmost part; let vision, mind and will be stored with Christ the Master of my heart, my breath, my life, my Lord.
Jesus my Lord, my breath, my life, my living bread for every day, in calm and comfort, storm and strife, Christ be my truth, as Christ my way, my Lord, my breath, my life.
Jesus my life, my Lord, my breath, the pulse and beat of all my years, constant alike in life and death, and when eternal day appears my life, my Lord, my breath.

MORNING PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
    Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
    Prayer Response, John Yarrington

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

* HYMN No. 92Crown Him With Many Crowns

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Genesis 9:8-17, Pew Bible, page 6

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Romans 6:1-14, Pew Bible, page 917

What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

THE SERMONDead and Alive, Rev. Blaine Crawford

WORSHIP OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
    Offering
    Offertory: Seek the Lord, John Carter

Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

    * The Doxology  (pew card)      
    * Prayer of Dedication

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITHHeidelberg Catechism Q&A 70     

Leader:     What does it mean to be washed with Christ’s blood and Spirit?
People:    To be washed with Christ’s blood means that God, by grace, has forgiven our sins because of Christ’s blood poured out for us in his sacrifice on the cross.  To be washed with Christ’s Spirit means that the Holy Spirit has renewed and sanctified us to be members of Christ, so that more and more we become dead to sin and live holy and blameless lives.

* HYMN No. 130O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

* BENEDICTION 
      Response, John Yarrington

The peace of God which passeth all understanding, be with you now and evermore. Amen.

POSTLUDEHymn to Joy, Gordon Young


ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCHEON AND MEETING – Today, 12 noon

Election of Elders and Deacons. Annual reports. All are invited.  

    Elder nominees: Gerry Mendler, Sarah White
    Deacon nominees: Krystal Andaluz, Gina Lombardo, Pam Lopez, Eileen Mahon, Joan Wagner

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR NEPAL: On April 25, Nepal was devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed over 8,000 people.  This past Tuesday, less than 3 weeks later, this impoverished country suffered another 7.3 quake.

The Reformed Church in America's Global Mission team is responding with its partner in international disaster response, World Vision, which has national offices in Nepal. 

On Sundays, May 24 and May 31, Church on the Hill will receive a special offering to help with the relief efforts. Please pray for the injured, the grieving, the displaced, and the medical and aid workers.

(Checks payable to Church on the Hill, Note in memo “Nepal Earthquake.”)

THE FLOWERS are given in loving memory of Somatee Shewnarain by her daughter, Reeta Dombrowski.

OUR APPRECIATION FOR TODAY’S VOLUNTEERS:

Van Drivers: Gerry and Jean Mendler
Greeters: Joan Pearson and Joan Werbel
Ushers: Jayne Halley, Stacy Muller, Joan Wagner, Dorothea Zelnick
Children and Worship: Judie Kellaway, Wai Chu

VAN MINISTRY: Volunteers are desparately needed to assist with driving members to worship services. If you can help, speak with Gerry Mendler after church or call (917) 362-6284 (day) or (718) 464-3464 (evening).

Also, if you need a ride to church on Sunday, speak with Gerry Mendler. 

PRAYER REQUESTS: Jorel Andaluz, Grace Attanasio, Marilyn Cooney, Allegra DeMelo, Ed Diercks, Dombrowski Family, Edythe Durney, Elaine Good, Jenny Hampton, Richard Holm, Robert Keller, Karen Krieg, Fritz Kunisch, Ann McCaffrey-Amalfitano, Rev. John H. Meyer, John Molino, Michael Patras, Keith Pearson, Josephine Rivera, Matthew Schulman, Peter Schumacher, Janice Serra, Emily Testut

May 10, 2015 — Mother’s Day

PRELUDE:

Prelude and Fugue in a minor, J.S. Bach
If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee, J.S. Bach

SALUTATION AND WELCOME
* CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
* SANCTUS
(pew card)             

* CALL TO WORSHIP, Cathy Doyle     

Leader:    The God who raised Jesus from the dead
People:    Calls us to worship this morning.
Leader:    The Jesus who justifies us and gives us grace
People:    Greets us and meets us in worship.
Leader:    The Spirit who awakens faith and intercedes for us
People:    Opens us to receive God’s power and peace.
Leader:    The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit invite us to worship.
People:    Let us offer ourselves as living sacrifices.

* HYMN No. 108Come, Christians, Join to Sing

* PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (unison)     

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
    
* Gloria Patri  (pew card)

ANTHEMPrayer for My Parents, Robert C. Bennett

The Junior Choir

JUNIOR SERMON                   

ANTHEMThe Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23), Abraham Kaplan

The Chancel Choir; Elizabeth Mahowald, soprano

MORNING PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
    Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
    Prayer Response, William Billings

Our Father who in heaven art, all hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done throughout this earthly frame.

* HYMN No. 473And Can It Be That I Should Gain?

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Proverbs 8:22-36, Pew Bible, page 515

The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth—when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race. “And now, my children, listen to me: happy are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Happy is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord; but those who miss me injure themselves; all who hate me love death.”

Romans 5:1-11, Pew Bible, page 917

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

THE SERMON: A Fountain of Love, Rev. Blaine Crawford

WORSHIP OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
    Offering
    Offertory: My Eternal King, Jane Marshall

My God, I love Thee; not because I hope for heaven thereby, Nor yet because who love Thee not must die eternally. Thou, O my Jesus, Thou didst me Upon the cross embrace; For me didst bear the nails, the nails and spear, And manifold disgrace.
Why, then why, O blessed Jesus Christ, Should I not love thee well? Not for the hope of winning heaven, Or of escaping hell. Not with the hope of gaining aught, Not seeking a reward; But as Thyself hast loved me, O everlasting Lord!
E'en so I love Thee, and will love, And in Thy praise will sing; Solely because Thou art my God, And my Eternal King.

    * The Doxology  (pew card)      
    * Prayer of Dedication

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITHThe Belhar Confession, Section 3

We believe that God’s life-giving Word and Spirit has conquered the powers of sin and death, and therefore also of irreconciliation and hatred, bitterness and enmity, that God’s life-giving Word and Spirit will enable the church to live in a new obedience which can open new possibilities of life for society and the world.

* HYMN No. 584Have Thine Own Way, Lord

* BENEDICTION 
      Response, Peter C. Lutkin

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Amen.

POSTLUDEChaccone, Louis Couperin


    ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE FLOWERS are given by Debra Rossi and Krystal Andaluz in loving memory of Nana and Kyle. 

The carnations are given by Judie and Buck Kellaway in loving memory of her mother, Grace Kales and will be distributed to all ladies after today’s service.  

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR NEPAL: The death toll from the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal continues to rise. More than 5,500 people are confirmed dead, and an estimated 8 million have been impacted by the quake. The Reformed Church in America's Global Mission team is responding with its partner in international disaster response, World Vision, which has national offices in Nepal. On Sundays, May 24 and May 31, Church on the Hill will receive a special offering to help with the relief efforts. Please pray for the injured, the grieving, the displaced, and the medical and aid workers.

OUR APPRECIATION FOR TODAY’S VOLUNTEERS:

Van Drivers: Jorge Alamilla 
Coffee Hour Hosts: Judie and Buck Kellaway 
Greeters: Barbara Andrade, Eva Munoz
Ushers: Ginny and Dana Chan, Jeanne Sarran and Stephanie Sarran Parker
Children and Worship: Christina Schaub

WCC LUNCHEON & PROGRAM, Saturday, May 16 at 1 pm

The speaker will by Lesley Mazzotta, Director of Spiritual Life Formation at Christ Episcopal Church & Community Reformed Church in Manhasset.

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCHEON & MEETING, next Sunday, May 17, 12 pm

Election of Elders and Deacons. Annual reports. All are invited.  

    Elder nominees: Gerry Mendler, Sarah White
    Deacon nominees: Krystal Andaluz, Gina Lombardo, Pam Lopez, Eileen Mahon, Joan Wagner

VAN MINISTRY: Volunteers are desperately needed to assist with driving members to worship services. If you can help, speak with Gerry Mendler after church or call (917) 362-6284 (day) or (718) 464-3464 (evening).

Also, if you need a ride to church on Sunday, speak with Gerry Mendler. 

CHILDREN AND WORSHIP PROGRAM: Children ages 3 thru 7 will share in the service through the Junior Sermon, then go to Room 2E for the Children and Worship Program.

COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please pick a date on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in Gessner Hall or speak with Rhoda Jabbour.

PRAYER REQUESTS: Jorel Andaluz, Grace Attanasio, Marilyn Cooney, Allegra DeMelo, Ed Diercks, Dombrowski Family, Edythe Durney, Elaine Good, Jenny Hampton, Richard Holm, Robert Keller, Karen Krieg, Fritz Kunisch, Ann McCaffrey-Amalfitano, Rev. John H. Meyer, John Molino, Michael Patras, Keith Pearson, Josephine Rivera, Matthew Schulman, Peter Schumacher, Janice Serra, Emily Testut

May 3, 2015

PRELUDE: Johann Sebastian Bach
    Deck Thyself, My Soul, With Gladness

SALUTATION AND WELCOME
* CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
* Gloria Patri  (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP, Maureen Saepia-Chen     

Leader:    The God who raised Jesus from the dead
People:    Calls us to worship this morning.
Leader:    The Jesus who justifies us and gives us grace
People:    Greets us and meets us in worship.
Leader:    The Spirit who awakens faith and intercedes for us
People:    Opens us to receive God’s power and peace.
Leader:    The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit invite us to worship.
People:    Let us offer ourselves as living sacrifices.

* HYMN No. 62Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

* PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (unison)     

There are many times we think we love you well, O God.  But upon hearing your call to love you with all our heart, and all our mind, and all our strength, we confess that our love for you is a diluted love, made insipid and flat by lesser loyalties and a divided heart. Our love seems pure only for brief moments; soon our affections are drawn away.  How easily our devotion dies.  Forgive us; in deep mercy spare us, despite our lost first love for you; in grace rekindle our love for you in seeing anew Jesus’ love for us.  Amen.

* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW

JUNIOR SERMON

ANTHEMSet Me as a Seal, Joseph M. Martin

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm.  For love is stronger than death.  Many waters cannot quench love.  Neither can the rivers drown it; for love burns brighter than flame, more unyielding than the grave.  Love is a gift of perfect grace.
— Song of Solomon 8:6-7

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Deuteronomy 11:1-5, 18-21Pew Bible, page 147

You shall love the Lord your God, therefore, and keep his charge, his decrees, his ordinances, and his commandments always. Remember today that it was not your children (who have not known or seen the discipline of the Lord your God), but it is you who must acknowledge his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm, his signs and his deeds that he did in Egypt to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and to all his land; what he did to the Egyptian army, to their horses and chariots, how he made the water of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued you, so that the Lord has destroyed them to this day; what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place;
You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your ancestors to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

Romans 3:21-31, Pew Bible, page 916

But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies the one who has faith in Jesus. Then what becomes of boasting? It is excluded. By what law? By that of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law. Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, since God is one; and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.

THE SERMONLiving By Faith, Rev. Blaine Crawford

WORSHIP OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
    Offering
    Offertory: This Do In Remembrance of Me, Judy Hunnicutt

This do in remembrance of me; keep this feast and together we'll be.
This do in remembrance of me; till you come in my kingdom.
This is my body, broken for you, take and eat in remembrance of me.
Broken that you might rise up from death into a life everlasting.
This is my blood, I shed it for you.  Take and drink in remembrance of me.
Shed that you might rise up from death into a life everlasting.

    * The Doxology  (pew card)      
    * Prayer of Dedication

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH    Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 21 

Leader:    What is true faith?
People:    True faith is not only a sure knowledge by which I hold as true all that God has revealed to us in Scripture; it is also a wholehearted trust, which the Holy Spirit creates in me by the gospel, that God has freely granted, not only to others but to me also, forgiveness of sins, eternal righteousness, and salvation. These are gifts of sheer grace, granted solely by Christ’s merit.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
    Remembering with Love and Hope  (pew card)
    Invitation
    Communion Prayer
        Sanctus  (pew card)
        Mystery of the Faith (unison)
            Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, Christ will come again. 
    Words of Institution

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING & INTERCESSION
    Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
    Prayer response, George Whelpton        

Hear our prayer, O Lord; incline thine ear to us, and grant us thy peace.

* HYMN No. 735One Race, One Gospel, One Task

* BENEDICTION 
    Response, John Newton     

May the grace of Christ our Savior and the Father's boundless love, with the Holy Spirit's favor, rest upon us from above.
Thus may we abide in union with each other and the Lord, and possess in sweet communion joys which earth cannot afford.

POSTLUDEO Praise the Lord, Sigfrid Karg-Elert


ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE FLOWERS are given in loving memory of Fran Pipino by Judie and Buck Kellaway.

TODAY’S COFFEE HOUR is given in appreciation of Richard Iovale for his many years of service as sexton in Church on the Hill and hosted by Rhoda Jabbour, Ginny Chan, Nancy Gessner, Judie Kellaway, and Mary Moder.  All are invited to share in this time of fellowship.

WCC LUNCHEON & PROGRAM, Saturday, May 16 at 1:00 PM

The speaker will be Lesley Mazzotta, Director of Spiritual Life Formation at Christ Episcopal Church and Community Reformed Church in Manhasset.

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCHEON & MEETING, Sunday, May 17 at 12:00 noon

Election of Elders and Deacons. Annual reports. All are invited.  

Elder nominee: Gerry Mendler
Deacon nominees: Gina Lombardo, Pam Lopez, Eileen Mahon, Joan Wagner

OUR APPRECIATION FOR TODAY’S VOLUNTEERS:

Van Drivers: Jean and Gerry Mendler
Greeters: Linda Diez, Joan Wagner
Ushers: Ginny and Hong Chan, Nancy Gessner, Irma Karle, Jeanne and Steve Sarran, Adriene and Bill Toy 
Children and Worship: Sharon Rivilli, Sarah White

VAN MINISTRY: Volunteers are desparately needed to assist with driving members to worship services. If you can help, speak with Gerry Mendler after church or call (917) 362-6284 (day) or (718) 464-3464 (evening).

Also, if you need a ride to church on Sunday, speak with Gerry Mendler.

PRAYER REQUESTS: Jorel Andaluz, Grace Attanasio, Marilyn Cooney, Allegra DeMelo, Ed Diercks, Dombrowski Family, Edythe Durney, Elaine Good, Jenny Hampton, Richard Holm, Robert Keller, Karen Krieg, Fritz Kunisch, Ann McCaffrey-Amalfitano, Rev. John H. Meyer, John Molino, Michael Patras, Keith Pearson, Josephine Rivera, Frank Rivilli, Matthew Schulman, Peter Schumacher, Janice Serra, Emily Testut

April 26, 2015

PRELUDESuite for Organ, John Stanley

SALUTATION AND WELCOME
* CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
* SANCTUS (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP, Joseph Doyle

Leader:    The God who raised Jesus from the dead
People:    Calls us to worship this morning.
Leader:    The Jesus who justifies us and gives us grace
People:    Greets us and meets us in worship.
Leader:    The Spirit who awakens faith and intercedes for us
People:    Opens us to receive God’s power and peace.
Leader:    The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit invite us to worship.
People:    Let us offer ourselves as living sacrifices.

* HYMN No. 72To God Be the Glory

* PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (unison)     

Almighty and merciful God, we all like sheep have gone astray: each of us has gone our own way. We chase the desires of our hearts without seeking your will. We allow the voices of this world to drown out your words of peace. We struggle to trust that you are a good shepherd and follow after other shepherds. Forgive us, O Good Shepherd, who has laid your life down for us. Restore and refresh our souls. Amen.

* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
    
* Gloria Patri  (pew card)

JUNIOR SERMON

ANTHEMGrant Peace, We Pray, Felix Mendelssohn

Grant peace, we pray, in mercy, Lord, in our time peace, oh, send us! For there is none on earth but Thee, none other to defend us. Thou only, Lord, canst fight for us.

MORNING PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
    Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
    Prayer Response, George Whelpton

Hear our prayer, O Lord; incline thine ear to us, and grant us thy peace.

* HYMN No. 353For the Beauty of The Earth

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Psalm 23, Pew Bible, page 435

John 10:11-18, Pew Bible, page 872

THE SERMON, Rev. Dr. Gregg Mast

WORSHIP OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
    Offering
    Offertory: Great Lord God!, George Frideric Handel

Great Lord God!  Thy kingdom shall endure forevermore.

    * The Doxology  (pew card)      
    * Prayer of Dedication

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: The Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

* HYMN No. 694Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

* BENEDICTION 
      Response, John Newton

May the grace of Christ our Savior and the Father's boundless love, with the Holy Spirit's favor, rest upon us from above.
Thus may we abide in union with each other and the Lord, and possess in sweet communion joys which earth cannot afford.

POSTLUDETrumpet Voluntary, John Stanley


The LUNCHEON following today’s service is hosted by Rhoda Jabbour, Ginny Chan, Nancy Gessner, Judie Kellaway and Mary Moder.  The Reverend Dr. Gregg Mast will speak about the mission and vision of New Brunswick Theological Seminary.  All are invited.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

WORLD RENEW DISASTER RESPONSE SERVICES is involved in the recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.  Buck Kellaway has been assigned to that reconstruction team from April 27 to May 16.  Please pray for Buck while he is working on this relief ministry.

THE COTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND provides assistance to students who are part of our church community.  Scholarships are available to graduating high school students and students enrolled in post high school studies.  Applications are available in the church office and must be returned by May 1st.

WCC LUNCHEON & PROGRAM, Saturday, May 16 at 1:00 PM

The speaker will by Lesley Mazzotta, Director of Spiritual Life Formation at Christ Episcopal Church & Community Reformed Church in Manhasset.

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCHEON & MEETING, Sunday, May 17 at 12:00 noon

Election of Elders and Deacons. Annual reports. All are invited.  

OUR APPRECIATION FOR TODAY’S VOLUNTEERS:

Van Drivers: Jean and Gerry Mendler
Greeters: Nancy Gessner and Angela Edward
Ushers: Judie and Buck Kellaway, Jean and Gerry Mendler
Children and Worship: Kathleen Bracken, Erica D’Urso

VAN MINISTRY: Volunteers are desparately needed to assist with driving members to worship services. If you can help, speak with Gerry Mendler after church or call (917) 362-6284 (day) or (718) 464-3464 (evening).

Also, if you need a ride to church on Sunday, speak with Gerry Mendler. 

CHILDREN AND WORSHIP PROGRAM: Children ages 3 through 7 will share in the service through the Junior Sermon, then go to Room 2E for the Children and Worship Program.

YEAR-ROUND COLLECTIONS – 

  • Donations for the Food for Kids Ministry should be brought to the Church office.  This food will be given to families in need in Jamaica, New York. 
  • Donations for pets brought to the church office will be given to Worthy Pause to be distributed to local animal shelters.   
  • Christmas cards (with Forever Stamps on the envelopes) are collected in a basket at the back of the sanctuary.  These cards will enable inmates at the Nassau County Correction Center to correspond with their loved ones.

PRAYER REQUESTS: Jorel Andaluz, Grace Attanasio, Marilyn Cooney, Ed Dawson, Letty Delgardo, Allegra DeMelo, Ed Diercks, Dombrowski Family, Edythe Durney, Jackie Fraser, Elaine Good, Jenny Hampton, Richard Holm, Robert Keller, Karen Krieg, Fritz Kunisch, Ann McCaffrey-Amalfitano, Rev. John H. Meyer, John Molino, Michael Patras, Keith Pearson, Fran Pitino, Josephine Rivera, Frank Rivilli, Matthew Schulman, Peter Schumacher, Janice Serra, Emily Testut