July 21, 2019

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

* Congregation stands

BOLD – Congregation responds

 

PRELUDE            Prelude for Guitar No. 3        Patrick Mahowald

                                                    

* CALL TO WORSHIP                                                   Sue Nicholas                         

Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

O Lord God, your power is incomparable!

Your mercy is immeasurable!

Your love for human beings is unrestrained!

Unto you are due all the glory, honor, and worship

To the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever,

And even unto the ages. Amen. 

*Sanctus (pew card)

 

*SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

* HYMN No. 60                                      Great Is Thy Faithfulness

 

 PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Giver of life, we surrender to you.

We wait with you to offer the hope that comes from the cross

to earth’s darkest places.

Where pain is deep and affection is withheld:

Let genuine kindness and compassion break through.

Where justice is destroyed, 

Let sensitivity to injustice spring up.

Where hope is dim and crucified, 

Let the light of Christ and Spirit of God persist.

Where peace has been ignored and denied, 

Let the peace of Christ that surpasses all understanding live on.

Where truth is trampled underfoot, 

Let the resurrection of Christ be revealed. 

Where fear paralyzes, 

Let forgiveness, and your perfect love that casts out fear,

Awaken.

Eternal God, reach into the silent darkness of our souls

with the radiance of the cross.

Forgive us oh Lord we pray.

Deliver us from every evil.

(Prayer of Silent Confession)

Kyrie (sung): Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON/WISDOM FOR LIFE

Joyful is the song we make this morning!

For Christ liberates us from doubt and fear.

Thankful is the song we sing!

For Christ moves us past darkness and despair.

Hopeful is the prayer upon our lips!

For Christ awakens in us long-awaited new life.

Jesus said, “Where two or more are gathered in my

name, I am there among them.”

Christ lives here and now. 

He is among us at this and every moment!

May his peace and presence be known to you.

And also to you. 

Let us greet one another with expressions of Christian love.

*PASSING OF THE PEACE

ANTHEM                Crying in the Chapel                Elvis Presley

Soloist – Patrick Mahowald

You saw me crying in the chapel

The tears I shed were tears of joy
I know the meaning of contentment
I am happy with the Lord

Just a plain and simple chapel
Where all bumble people go to pray
I prayed the Lord that I'll grow stronger
As I live from day to day

I searched (I searched) and I searched (I searched) but I couldn't find
No way on earth to gain peace of mind

Now I'm happy in the chapel
Where people are of one accord (One accord)
Yes, we gather in the chapel

Just to sing and praise the Lord

You'll search and you'll search but you'll never find
No way on earth to find peace of mind"

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

     Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

*HYMN No.593                                                     The Gift of Love

 

Prayer of Illumination             

God of Life,

Your spirit raised Jesus from the dead.

Your Spirit inspired the prophets and writers of Scripture.

Your Spirit draws us to Christ

And helps us to acknowledge Jesus as Lord. 

Your Holy spirit is with us here and now.

We welcome your Spirit

to give us deeper insight,

encouragement, faith, and hope

That is in the power of your word today. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS     

Isaiah 45:1-22                                                    p. 588 - 589

Colossians 3:1-17                                                p. 957 - 958

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

SERMON                    Planted in Christ            Johanna Mason

*CONFESSION OF FAITH:

The Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS 

Offertory                             Believe                                      Hillsong

Soloist - Johanna Mason

I say on Sunday how much I want revival

But then on Monday, I can't even find my Bible

Where's the power

The power of the cross in my life

I'm sick of playing the game of religion

I'm tired of losing my reason for living

Where's the power

The power of the cross in my life

I'm not content just to walk through my life, giving in

To the lies, walking in compromises now

We cry out as a generation that was lost

But now is found in the power of the cross

We believe in You

We believe in the power of Your Word that is true

We believe in You

So we lay down our cause

That our cross might be found in You

I'm not satisfied doing it my own way

I'm not satisfied to do church and walk away

I'm not satisfied there's no love in my life but You

I'm not satisfied living in yesterday's hour

I'm not satisfied to have the form but not the power

I'm not satisfied, Lord I am crucified in You

 

* The Doxology (pew card)          

* Prayer of Dedication

                                            

* HYMN No. 21                                            How Great Thou Art

 

* BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE                  Presbyterian Guitar                John Hartford

 

Announcements

Summer Worship

Beginning July 7th, and continuing through Labor Day Sunday, September 1st, the services will begin at 10:00 A.M.

 

Bargain Boutique

The Bargain Boutique is closed for the summer. Please hold all your donations until it reopens in September.

 

Yoga in the Yard

The weekly yoga class has moved out to the church lawn for the summer. The class meets on Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. All ability levels are welcome! Mats are available for use. There is no cost for the class or the use of mats.

 

Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!

·       Tues. July 23        7:30 PM   Adult Bible Study

·       Sat. July 27          8:30 AM   Yoga in the Yard

PRAYER REQUESTS 

Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:

Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, Lillian Calfa, David Cerqueira, Allegra DeMelo, Jolie Dunham, Lucas Ditta, `Joan Dwyer, Matt Field,  Frocione family, Jose Gracinda, Jayne Halley, Bernice Herbert, Hotchkiss Family, Ken Hoey, Kimberly Kim, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch, Jorge and Tiffany Martinez, Eva Munoz, Larry Murray, Joan Pearson, Kook Ryo, Janet Stillwagon, Alison Venable, Daniel Walsh, Janet Willemain, and Dennis Wink

July 14, 2019

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

* Congregation stands

BOLD – Congregation responds

 

PRELUDE           Vaga luna che'inargenti     Patrick Mahowald

                                                              

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS                       

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

* Sanctus (pew card)

 

* CALL TO WORSHIP                                       Helmut Beron                                   

The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it,

the world, and those who live in it;

for God has founded it on the seas,

and established it on the rivers.

Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?

And who shall stand in his holy place?

Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,

who do not lift up their souls to what is false,

and do not swear deceitfully.

 

* HYMN No. 661                                                           Be Strong in the Lord

 

 PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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,

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.

(Prayers of Silent Confession)

Kyrie (sung): Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON/WISDOM FOR LIFE

This is the message we have heard from God

and proclaim to you:

that God is light and in God there is no darkness at all.

If we walk in the light, as God is in the light,

we have fellowship with one another,

and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

We are forgiven! We will seek to live in the light and

in fellowship with God and with one another!

ANTHEM                               New Hymn                       James Taylor

Soloist – Patrick Mahowald

    

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

     Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

HYMN No. 43                                  A Mighty Fortress is our God

 

Prayer of Illumination

O gracious God and most merciful Father,

you have given us the rich

and precious jewel of your holy Word.

Assist us with your Spirit, that it may be written in our hearts to our everlasting comfort,

to reform us, to renew us according to your own image,

to build us up into the perfect building of Christ,

and to increase in us all heavenly virtues.

Grant this, O heavenly Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS     

Isaiah 61:1-11                                                            p. 603

Matthew 13:18-30                                                      p. 794

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

SERMON                         Planted                   Johanna Mason

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF ELDERS AND DEACONS

Presentation of:      

Angela Brunjes (Elder)

Irma Schubert (Elder)

Margret Dougherty (Deacon)

 

*CONFESSION OF FAITH:

The Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

 

Beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ, do you receive

in the name of the Lord, these deacons and elders

as duly elected and ordained servants of Christ?

We do. 

 

Do you promise to respect them for the sake of the

offices for which they have been chosen and ordained?

We do. 

 

Do you promise to encourage and pray for them,

to labor together in obedience to the gospel for the

unity, purity, and peace of the church, the welfare

of the whole world, and the honor of our

Lord Jesus Christ? 

We do.

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS 

Offertory                      Eagles Wings           Reuben Morgan

(Johanna Mason, Soloist)

Here I am waiting, abide in me, I pray
Here I am longing for You
Hide me in Your love, bring me to my knees
May I know Jesus more and more

Come live in me all my life, take over

Come breathe in me, I will rise on eagle's wings

Come live in me all my life, take over

Come breathe in me, I will rise on eagle's wings.

 

       * The Doxology (pew card)  

* Prayer of Dedication

                               

* HYMN No. 483                                                 Arise My Soul Arise

 

* BENEDICTION

 

POSTLUDE                Prelude for guitar no. 1      Heitor Villalobos

 

Announcements

Summer Worship

Beginning July 7th, and continuing through Labor Day Sunday, September 1st, the services will begin at 10:00 A.M.

 

New Office Administrator

Molly Mahowald has been hired as the new, part-time Office Administrator! Molly will begin her role on Monday, July 15. The new church office hours will be 12:30-5:30, Monday through Friday. Stop by and greet Molly if you get a chance!

A little about Molly:

I was born into the Church on the Hill community 24 years ago and have cherished every moment. From singing in the youth choir as a toddler, attending Sunday School and YPF, to leading Children and Worship and now working as the new Office Administrator, Church on the Hill has always played a major role in my life.

I graduated Brooklyn College with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. This year, I received my yoga certification and currently teach privately and as a substitute teacher for the Church on the Hill class. I love learning so I plan to continue my yoga training and possibly go back to school to expand my knowledge of health and wellness.

When I’m not at Church on the Hill, you can find me on Long Beach, hiking, or gardening with my dog, Teddy, cat, Galadriel, and fiancé, Anthony.

I am so grateful and looking forward to working with Church on the Hill, an organization that truly values the service of our world community.

Bargain Boutique

The Bargain Boutique is closed for the summer. Please hold all your donations until it reopens in September.

Yoga in the Yard

The weekly yoga class has moved out to the church lawn for the summer. The class meets on Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. All ability levels are welcome! Mats are available for use. There is no cost for the class or the use of mats.

 

Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!

·       Tues. July 16        7:30 PM   Adult Bible Study

·       Sat. July 20          8:30 AM   Yoga in the Yard

PRAYER REQUESTS 

Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:

Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, Lillian Calfa, David Cerqueira, Allegra DeMelo, Jolie Dunham, Lucas Ditta, `Joan Dwyer, Matt Field,Frocione family, Jose Gracinda, Jayne Halley, Bernice Herbert, Hotchkiss Family, Ken Hoey, Kimberly Kim, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch, Jorge and Tiffany Martinez, Eva Munoz, Larry Murray, Joan Pearson, Kook Ryo, Janet Stillwagon, Alison Venable, Daniel Walsh, Janet Willemain, and Dennis Wink