July 15, 2018

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

 

PRELUDE: Prelude no. 1 in E minor Heitor Villa-Lobos

 

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

* SANCTUS (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Laura Agasian

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
nter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

 

* HYMN No. 52 I Sing the Mighty Power of God

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

erciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you.
We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy.
We have not loved you with a pure heart,
nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We have not done justice, loved kindness,
or walked humbly with you, our God.
Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness.
n your great compassion, cleanse us from our sin.

Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit
within us. Do not cast us from your presence, or take your
Holy Spirit from us. Restore us to the joy of your salvation
and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit through Jesus
Christ, our Lord. Amen.

(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

The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
As a father has compassion for his children,
so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.
For he knows how we were made;
he remembers that we are dust.
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from
everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children's children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.

ACT OF PRAISE:                           Presbyterian Guitar                      John Hartford

   Patrick Mahowald, guitarist

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response:                            Threefold Amen                           Danish

* HYMN No. 593 The Gift of Love

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

Gracious God, we do not live by bread alone, 

but by every Word that comes from your mouth.
Make us hungry for this your Word, that it may nourish us
today in the ways of eternal life.
Through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Psalm 85:8-13 p. 473
Ephesians 1:3-14 p. 949

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

SERMON                               Gathered In                            Alisha Riepma

* CONFESSION OF FAITH:

Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

Offertory:                          Mountain Top                       Brown Bannister

   Elizabeth Mahowald, soloist

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 60 Great is Thy Faithfulness

* BENEDICTION

Response:                        God Be With You             William Tomer

 

POSTLUDE: Prelude no. 2 in E major Heitor Villa-Lobos

July 1, 2018

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

 

PRELUDE Prelude and Fugue in C# minor Bach

 

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Ray Durney

It is good to praise the LORD
and make music to your name, O Most High,
to proclaim your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night.
This is the day the LORD has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

* HYMN No. 568 Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of your name;
deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake.
For the times we have not kept our promises:forgive us.
For the times we have reneged on our vows:forgive us.
For the times we have not let our yes be yes and our no be
no: forgive us.

For the times when we are afraid to give our word, share our
dreams, and speak our hopes: forgive us.

(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

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
everything old has passed away; see, everything has
become new!
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through
Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
So then we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is
making his appeal through us. Therefore, we regard no
one from a human point of view.

ANTHEM:                 The Twenty-third Psalm               Malotte

(Emerson Chen, Soloist)

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever, and evermore.

INSTALLATION AND ORDINATION OF ELDER AND DEACONS

Presentation

Elder: Dorien Day
Deacons: Dana Chan, Maureen Saepia-Chen, Patrick Symes

*The Apostles' Creed (pew card)

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response: William Damon’s Psalms

Lord, Jesus Think on Me
Lord Jesus, think on me nor let me go astray;
through darkness and perplexity point thou the heavenly way.

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

God, source of all light,
by your Word give light to our lives. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Psalm 130 p. 500
2 Corinthians 8:7-15 p. 941

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

SERMON                     Being Faithful                     Rev. Blaine Crawford

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

Offertory:               God Bless America                Irving Berlin

(Maureen Saepia-Chen, Soloist)

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
as we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
Refrain: Congregation sings second time

God bless America, land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
to the oceans white with foam,
God bless America, my home sweet home.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

*Communion Hymn (pew card)

Remembering with Love and Hope

Invitation

Communion Prayer

Sanctus (pew card)

Mystery of the Faith:
Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

Words of Institution

* HYMN No. 60 Great Is Thy Faithfulness

* BENEDICTION

Response:               A Gaelic Blessing               John Rutter

Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you,
Deep peace of the gentle night to you,
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you,
Deep peace of Christ, of Christ the light of the world to you,
Deep peace of Christ to you.

POSTLUDE: Etude Op 10 No 2 in a minor Chopin

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Church Office will be closed Wednesday, July 4th .

NextSunday, July 8, the Rev. Justin Meyers will be sharing
about his work at the Al Amana Centre in Muscat, Oman. The
gathering will take place in the Music Room at4 P.M.
Refreshments will be served. All are invited to join us!

Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:30 P.M., Folensbee Room

Join us as we study C.S. Lewis and his book, The Problem of Pain.
Everyone is welcome. Led by Alisha Riepma.
The book is available for purchase for $5.00.

Free Yoga in the Church Yard

Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 A.M., led by a certified yoga instructor. If you
have a mat, please bring it. All are welcome!
Bargain Boutique has closed for the summer and will reopen in
September. Please hold your donations until August 15.

Prayer Request List

In September, the prayer list will be started anew. If you would like
the church to pray for someone, please let church office know and
the name will be included in the new list.

 

PRAYER LIST

Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:
Bermudez family, Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, Angela
Brunjes, Jose, Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Rosemarie Dappio,
Matthew Dagiau, Dombrowski family, Joan Dwyer, Angela Edward,
Bernice Herbert, Lynne Johnson, Kathy Kissane, Jason Knese,
Jane Lynch, Ginny Marsico, Alda Muyskens, Denise Moran, Stacey
Muller, Ruth Murray, Joan Pearson, Keith Pearson, Megan Peters,
Isabelita Rueda, Kook Ryo, Debra & Greg Sparrow

June 24, 2018

ORDER FOR WORSHIP
 

PRELUDE: Scherzo in e minor Mendelssohn

 

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

* SANCTUS (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Heather Allison

As we are called into worship today,
it is sobering to remember
that when God appeared on earth in the person of Jesus,
most of the world did not recognize him.
Today we ask for the faith that will open our eyes
to see Jesus for who he is,
that we might worship him in truth.
People of God, behold and see your God!
We open our eyes to see his glory.
We open our ears to hear his wisdom.
We open our hands to offer him gifts.
We open our mouths to sing his praise.
We open our hearts to offer him our love.
He is Lord!

* HYMN No. 381 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Gracious God,
our sins are too heavy to carry,
too real to hide, and too deep to undo.
Forgive what our lips tremble to name,
what our hearts can no longer bear,
and what has become for us
a consuming fire of judgment.
Set us free from a past that we cannot change;
open to us a future in which we can be changed;
and grant us grace to grow more and more in
your likeness and image;
through Jesus Christ, the light of the world.Amen.
(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

Here the good news!
Who is in a position to condemn?
Only Christ, and Christ rose for us,
Christ reigns in power for us,
Christ prays for us.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation.
The old life has gone; a new life has begun.
Know that you are forgiven, and be at peace.
Amen.

ANTHEM: Be Not Afraid Craig Courtney

Be not afraid: for I have redeemed you;
Be not afraid: I have called you by name.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
When you pass through the floods,
they will not sweep over you;
when you walk through the fire,
you will not be consumed;
you are mine,
you are precious in my sight.
My love for you is everlasting,
My love for you shall have no end.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response: For the Life That You Have Given

For the life that you have given,
for the love in Christ made known,
with these fruits of time and labor,
with these gifts that are your own:
Here we offer, Lord, our praises;
heart and mind and strength we bring;
give us grace to love and serve you,
living what we pray and sing.

* HYMN No. 365 Abide with Me

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

Gracious God, we do not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from your mouth.
Make us hungry for this your Word, that it may
nourish us today in the ways of eternal life.
Through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven.Amen.

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 p. 487
2 Corinthians 6:1-13 p. 940

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

SERMON:                                    Open Wide                                  Alisha Riepma

* CONFESSION OF FAITH:

Section of the Nicene Creed:

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the
dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
 

Offertory: Lord, Keep Us Closer to You Don Besig

In the quiet of this moment,
here in this holy place,
help us feel your presence, Lord;
help us know Your grace.
Renew each spirit,
heal every soul. Come and touch us with Your love
and make us whole.
In this fellowship together,
friendship and love have grown.
Keep us ever faithful, Lord;
claim us as Your own.
Grant us Your mercy,
calm every fear.
There is peace within our hearts
when You are near.
Lord as we turn to You,
humbly we pray.
Help us to trust in You;
show us Your way.
O, Lord, in all we say and do,
keep us, our whole life through,
Lord, closer to You,
keep us closer to You.
In the troubled world around us,
help us to share Your light.
Walk along beside us, Lord;
keep us in your sight.
Guide every footstep;
help us be true.
Draw us closer every day.
Give us strength to live in faith
and follow You.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 751 For All the Saints

* BENEDICTION

Response: Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant us peace.

 

POSTLUDE:                       Symphony No. 6 - Movement V                        Widor

 

PRAYER LIST

Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:
Bermudez family, Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, Angela
Brunjes, Jose, Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Rosemarie Dappio,
Matthew Dagiau, Dombrowski family, Joan Dwyer, Angela Edward,
Bernice Herbert, Lynne Johnson, Kathy Kissane, Jason Knese,
Jane Lynch, Ginny Marsico, Alda Muyskens, Denise Moran, Stacey
Muller, Ruth Murray, Joan Pearson, Keith Pearson, Megan Peters,
Isabelita Rueda, Kook Ryo, Debra & Greg Sparrow

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Summer Worship Hour:

Next Sunday, July 1st, worship service begins at 10:00 A.M.

Consistory Installation

Elder: Dorien Day
Deacons: Dana Chan, Maureen Saepia-Chen, Patrick Syms
The newly elected members of consistory will be installed during
the worship service next Sunday, July 1st.

Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:30 P.M., Folensbee Room

Led by Alisha Riepma, the group is studying C.S. Lewis. In his
book, The Problem of Pain, Lewis asks “If the universe is so bad, or
even half so bad, how on earth did human beings ever come to
attribute it to the activity of a wise and good creator?” You are
invited to wonder with Alisha. The book is available for purchase
for $5.00.

Free Yoga in the Church Yard

Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 A.M., led by a certified yoga instructor. If you
have a mat, please bring it. All are welcome!

Bargain Boutique has closed for the summer and will reopen in
September. Please hold your donations until August 15.

Looking Ahead

Rev. Justin Meyers will be at COTH on Sunday, July 8th in the
afternoon. He will share about his work in Oman. More details to
come.

June 17, 2018

ORDER FOR WORSHIP
 

PRELUDE: The Harmonious Blacksmith G.F. Handel

 

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

* SANCTUS (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Jim Nicholas

In your wisdom, O God, you call us here to worship you.
We gather, alive to the Word of God.
You call us to be fully alive with your life abundant, ready to
listen and respond with heart, soul, strength, and mind.
We listen, alive to the Word of God.
You call us to be always watchful for your Word of wisdom,
sometimes startling and unexpected,
sometimes still and quiet, but always dwelling among us.
We watch and wait for the Word of God.

* HYMN No. 692 Faith of Our Fathers

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you.
We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy.
We have not loved you with a pure heart,
nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We have not done justice, loved kindness,
or walked humbly with you, our God.

(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

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
everything old has passed away; see, everything has
become new!
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through
Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making
his appeal through us. Therefore, we regard no one from a
human point of view.

 

SOLO:                           The Lord’s Prayer                          Malotte

Patrick Mahowald, soloist

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response: Hear Our Prayer, O Lord

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

* HYMN No. 77 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

 

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

O God, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy
Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is
proclaimed, we may hear what you are saying to us today.
Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

I Samuel 15:34-16:13 p. 226
II Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 p. 939
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

SERMON:                         This Changes Everything                  Alisha Riepma

* CONFESSION OF FAITH:

Belhar Confession, Article 3
We believe that God has entrusted the church with the
message of reconciliation in and through Jesus Christ;
that the church is called to be the salt of the earth and the
light of the world; that the church is witness both by word
and by deed to the new heaven and new earth in which
righteousness dwells.

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

Offertory:                         Cantique de Jean Racine                            Gabriel Faure

O Lord of Hosts,
How lovely are Thy dwellings.
My soul longs for Thy courts.
My heart and flesh cry out;
O Lord, for thee
my heart and flesh cry out.
O blest are they
whose hope is forever in Thee;
Who praise thy name,
who sing their songs
within Thy holy house.
O Lord, incline Thine ear;
My spirit longs for Thee.
A Sun and Shield is the
Lord of Hosts.
In Thee I trust;
Look down and hear my prayer.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 358 Eternal Father, Strong to Save

* BENEDICTION

Response: Celtic Alleluia

 

POSTLUDE: Little Fugue in G minor J.S. Bach

 

PRAYER LIST

Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:
Bermudez family, Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, Angela
Brunjes, Jose, Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Rosemarie Dappio,
Matthew Dagiau, Dombrowski family, Joan Dwyer, Angela Edward,
Bernice Herbert, Lynne Johnson, Kathy Kissane, Jason Knese,
Jane Lynch, Ginny Marsico, Alda Muyskens, Denise Moran, Stacey
Muller, Ruth Murray, Joan Pearson, Keith Pearson, Megan Peters,
Isabelita Rueda, Kook Ryo, Debra & Greg Sparrow

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:30 P.M., Folensbee Room

Led by Alisha Riepma, the group is studying C.S. Lewis. In his
book, The Problem of Pain, Lewis asks “If the universe is so bad, or
even half so bad, how on earth did human beings ever come to
attribute it to the activity of a wise and good creator?” You are
invited to wonder with Alisha. The book is available for purchase
for $5.00.

Free Yoga in the Church Yard

Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 A.M., led by a certified yoga instructor. If you
have a mat, please bring it. All are welcome!

Bargain Boutique has closed for the summer and will reopen in
September. Please hold your donations until August 15.

WCC June Luncheon (see insert)

La Motta’s Waterside Restaurant, Port Washington, NY
Saturday, June 23 at 12:00 P.M. All are welcome (male and female).

Summer Worship: Begins July 1st, at 10:00 A.M.

Consistory Installation

Elder: Dorien Day
Deacons: Dana Chan, Maureen Saepia-Chen, Patrick Syms
The newly elected members of consistory will be installed during
the worship service on Sunday, July 1st.

Looking Ahead

Rev. Justin Meyers will be at COTH on Sunday, July 8th in the
afternoon. He will share about his work in Oman. More details to
come.