September 9, 2018

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

PRELUDE Sonata in F Major - Movement I Mozart

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Maureen Chen

(Based on Psalm 68:5-6)

Sing to God, sing praises to his name!

Lift up a song to him, who rides upon the clouds!

His name is the Lord—be exultant before him.

Father of orphans and protector of widows

Is God in his holy home.

God gives the desolate a home to live in;

God leads out the prisoners to prosperity,

But the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

* HYMN No. 66 The God of Abraham Praise

JUNIOR SERMON

(After the Junior Sermon, children ages 3-8 are dismissed to Children &

Worship. Children & Worship meets in Room 1A. Children can be picked up

there after the service.)

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of love and justice,

we long for peace within and peace without.

We long for the day when our homes

will be a dwelling place for your love.

Yet we confess that we are often anxious,

we do not trust each other,

and we harbor violence.

We are not willing to take the risks

and make the sacrifices that love requires.

(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

Hear these words of our Lord Jesus Christ: “Come to me, all

you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will

give you rest.

Gracious Lord, give us this rest.

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle

and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Gracious Lord, give us this rest.

“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Gracious Lord, grant us your peace.

ANTHEM: Lead Me, Lord Garth Edmundson

Lead me, Lord. 

Lead me in Thy righteousness,

O Lord, make Thy ways,

Thy ways plain before my face.

O Lord, lead, O Lord.

Lead me in Thy righteousness.

Thou, O Lord, it is Thou,

Thou who makes me to dwell.

Only dwell in safety,

Dwell with Thee in safety.

Lead me Lord.

Amen.

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

O God, you are nearer to us than we are to ourselves. May

your Word awaken us to your loving presence this morning.

Amen.

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Isaiah 35:1-11 p. 578

James 2:1-9 p. 981

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

SERMON Coming Home Rev. Blaine Crawford

* CONFESSION OF FAITH:

The Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

     Offertory:   With a Voice of Singing Martin Shaw

With a voice of singing, declare ye this,

and let it be heard, Alleluia.

Utter it even unto the ends of the earth.

The Lord hath delivered his people, Alleluia.

O be joyful in God, all ye lands,

O sing praises to the honor of his name,

make his praise to be glorious.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

*Communion Hymn (pew card)

Remembering with Love and Hope

Invitation

Communion Prayer

The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Sanctus (pew card)

Mystery of the Faith:

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

Words of Institution

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response: All Things Come of Thee, O Lord

All things come of thee, O Lord,

and of thine own we have given thee.

* HYMN No. 643 I Know Not Where the Road Will Lead

* BENEDICTION

Response: Sevenfold Amen

POSTLUDE Little Prelude and Fugue in C major Bach

All are invited to join us downstairs in Gessner

Hall for coffee hour.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday School Begins September 9

This fall, two classes are offered for youth Sunday School.

Children ages 9-12 meet at 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, before

moving to classroom 2D. The class finishes around 10:40

a.m. Jeanne Sarran teaches this class.

Our biggest change to our youth ministry this fall will be

combining Children & Worship and Sunday school for ages 3-8.

It will continue to go by the name of Children & Worship but will

be using more of the Sunday School curriculum. These kids will

be dismissed from the worship service following the Junior

Sermon and will meet in classroom 1A, the room across the

hallway from the church office. Molly Mahowald will serve as

lead teacher for this class. Children can be picked up after the

worship service.

Bible Study Begins September 11

This fall, Rev. Crawford will lead the Bible study group through the

Gospel of John, following the "signs" that John leaves throughout

his gospel. What are these “signs;” and what are they pointing to?

What is it that John wants us to see and know and experience

about Jesus Christ? The Bible study meets weekly on

Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2A.

An Invitation to Join the Choir

Music plays a significant role in our worship at Church on the Hill.

Through the gifts and talents of our volunteer choir members, the

choir helps usher us into God’s loving presence

each Sunday during worship. If you’re interested in joining, this fall

is a great opportunity to give it a try! The first rehearsal will be

on Thursday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary!

Church BBQ – Next Sunday, September 16 

After worship, please join us for our church BBQ! Meats and drinks

will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share!

Free Yoga

Beginning September 19, we will continue to offer

free yoga classes in Gessner Hall on Wednesday evenings,

from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class is for all ability levels! Join us and

bring a friend to this free class.

Prayer Request List

The prayer list has started anew. If you would like the church to

pray for someone, please let the church office know and the name

will be included in the new list.

Ushers Needed

Would you be willing to serve as an usher during worship services?

Ushers distribute bulletins, assist congregants to their seats if

needed, and collect the offering. Serving as an usher provides a

great opportunity to meet new people in the church and to help

create an atmosphere of hospitality. If interested, please contact

the church office.

Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!

 Sun. Sept. 9 10:00 AM Sunday School

11:10 AM Children & Worship

 Tues. Sept. 11 7:30 PM Bible Study

 Wed. Sept. 12 7:30 PM Consistory

 Thurs. Sept. 13 5:45 PM Queens Children Community

Choir

6:00 PM Prayer Group

7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal

 Sat. Sept. 15 10:00 AM Bargain Boutique re-opens

 Sun. Sept. 16 10:00 AM Sunday School classes

11:10 AM Children and Worship

12:00 PM Church BBQ

 Wed. Sept. 19 7:30 PM Indoor Yoga Class

PRAYER LIST

Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:

Jose Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Jessica Costagliola, Allegra DeMelo,

Lucas Ditta, Frocione family, Hotchkiss Family, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch,

Jorge and Tiffany Martinez, Joseph Mazzilli, Gerry Mendler, Kook Ryo,

Ivanette and Harold Shinsato, Kane Shinsato, Kathy Shinsato, Mel Werbel

Children are always welcome in worship at Church on the Hill. At the back

of the sanctuary, the Family Room is open for young children and their

parents. Changing tables are also available in the restrooms downstairs in

Gessner Hall.

September 2, 2018

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

PRELUDE: Improvisation on “America” Sean Cotty

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

* SANCTUS (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Patrick Symes

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,

So that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Let your work be manifest to your servants, and your glorious

power to your children.

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper

for us the work of our hands.

* HYMN No. 263 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy and merciful God,

in your presence we confess

our sinfulness and our shortcomings.

You alone know how often we have sinned

in wandering from your ways,

in wasting your gifts,

in forgetting your love.

Forgive our sins,

and help us to live in your light

and walk in your ways.

(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

To all who turn from sin in sorrow,

to all who turn to God in hope,

this is God’s Word of grace:

We are accepted, we are forgiven, we are loved.

This gift we have from God through Christ.

Thanks be to God.

DUET: Panis Angelicus Cesar Franck

May the Bread of Angels

Become bread for mankind;

The Bread of Heaven puts

All foreshadowings to an end;

Oh, thing miraculous!

The body of the Lord will nourish

the poor, the poor,

the servile, and the humble.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response: My Peace

My peace I give unto you.

It’s a peace that the world cannot give.

It’s a peace that the world cannot understand,

Peace to know, peace to live.

My peace, I give unto you.

* HYMN No. 704 As Sons of the Day and Daughters of Light

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

Lord, our God,

we bless and thank you for the gift of your Word.

Grant your servant both the humility

and the boldness necessary to preach it.

Prepare our hearts and lives to be strengthened and changed

by it.

Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Mark 7:1-23 p. 818

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

SERMON It’s What’s Inside That Counts Rev. Douglas Estella

* CONFESSION OF FAITH:

Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

     Offertory:   Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah Ovid Young

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,

pilgrim through this barren land.

I am weak but Thou art mighty;

Hold me with Thy powerful hand.

Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven,

Feed me till I want no more.

Feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain,

Whence the healing stream doth flow;

Let the fire and cloudy pillar 

lead me all my journey through.

Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,

Be Thou still my strength and shield,

Be Thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

Bid my anxious fears subside.

Bear me through the swelling current,

Land me safe on Canaan's side.

Songs of praises, songs of praises,

I will ever give to Thee.

Songs of praises, songs of praises,

I will ever give to Thee.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 418 America, the Beautiful

* BENEDICTION

Response: A Gaelic Blessing

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 gently night to you,

Moon and stars pour their healing light to you.

Deep peace of Christ, of Christ

The light of the world to you,

Deep peace of Christ to you.

POSTLUDE: Little Fugue in G minor Bach

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Guest Preacher:

We welcome Rev. Douglas Estella back to the pulpit today. Rev.

Estella is an ordained minister in the RCA and a member of

Queens Classis. This June he retired from teaching high school

with the NYC Department of Education, and is available for pulpit

supply in various local churches.

Appreciations: We thank Emerson Chen and Patrick Mahowald

for sharing their musical talents to enhance our worship service.

Next Sunday, worship service will start at 11:00 am.

Recital:  Saturday, September 8th at 7:30 pm

Emily Kate Naydeck, soprano soloist

Sean Cotty, piano

German, French, and Spanish art songs and solo piano pieces

This concert is free and open to the public.

Reception to follow in Gessner Hall.

Free Yoga

Beginning September 19, we will continue to offer free yoga

classes in Gessner Hall on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 8:30

p.m. The class is for all ability levels! Join us and bring a friend to

this free class.

Prayer Request List

The prayer list has started anew. If you would like the church to

pray for someone, please let the church office know and the name

will be included in the new list.

Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!

 Mon. Sept. 3 Labor Day Church office and building closed

 Thurs. Sept. 6 6:00 PM Worship Committee Meeting

7:30 PM Choir rehearsal

 Fri. Sept 7 6:00 PM Women’s Shelter

 Sat. Sept. 8 9:00 AM Faithwalking Retreat

 Sun. Sept. 9 11:00 AM Worship Service begins

 Tues. Sept. 11 7:30 PM Bible Study

 Wed. Sept. 12 6:00 PM Tae Kwon Do

7:30 PM Consistory

 Thurs. Sept. 13 5:45 PM Queens Children Community Choir

6:00 PM Prayer Group

 Sat. Sept. 15 9:00 AM Faithwalking Retreat

10:00 AM Bargain Boutique re-opens

 Sun. Sept. 16 10:00 AM Sunday School classes resume

11:15 AM Children and Worship

12:00 PM Church BBQ

 Wed. Sept. 19 7:30 PM Indoor Yoga Class

PRAYER LIST

Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:

Jose, Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Allegra DeMelo, Frocione

family, Jason Knese, Jorge and Tiffany Martinez, Kook Ryo, Mel

Werbel

August 26, 2018

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

PRELUDE: The Sunken Cathedral Debussy

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

* SANCTUS (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Patrick Mahowald

How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!

My soul longs for the courts of the LORD.

My heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Blessed are those who live in your house, ever singing

your praise!

* HYMN No. 340 Amid the Thronging Worshipers

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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.

(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

Hear the good news:

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;

that proves God’s love toward us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

Glory be to God.

ANTHEM: The Twenty-third Psalm Malotte

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.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response: Cast Thy Burden Upon The Lord

Cast thy burden upon the Lord;

and he shall sustain thee:

He will never suffer the righteous to fall;

He is at thy right hand.

Thy mercy, Lord is great;

and far above the heavens.

Let none be ashamed that wait upon Thee!

* HYMN No. 316 For Your Holy Book We Thank You

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:

Colossians 3: 2-3 p. 957

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

SERMON Becoming Who You Are Carlos Rivera

* CONFESSION OF FAITH:

Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

     Offertory:   The Beatitudes Malotte

Blessed are the poor in spirit:

For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn:

For they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek:

For they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst

after righteousness:

For they shall be filled.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 92 Crown Him with Many Crowns

* BENEDICTION

Response: May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You

May the good Lord bless and keep you,

Whether near or far away.

May you find that long awaited golden day today.

May your troubles all be small ones,

and your fortune ten times ten.

May the good Lord bless and keep you

Till we meet again.

May you walk with sunlight shining,

and a bluebird in every tree.

May there be a silver lining,

back of every cloud you see.

Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrows.

Never mind what might have been.

May the good Lord bless and keep you

Till we meet again.

POSTLUDE: Seguidillas Albeniz

Appreciations: We thank Emerson Chen for sharing his musical

talents to enhance our worship service.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Worship Service will start at 10:00 AM next Sunday. Beginning

Sunday, September 9 th , service will begin at 11:00 AM.

Recital:  Saturday, September 8th at 7:30 pm

Emily Kate Naydeck, soprano soloist

Sean Cotty, piano

German, French, and Spanish art songs and solo piano pieces

This concert is free and open to the public.

Reception to follow in Gessner Hall.

Free Yoga

Yoga in the Yard will continue on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to

9:30 a.m. on September 1.

Beginning September 19, we will continue to offer free yoga

classes in Gessner Hall on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 8:30

p.m. The class is for all ability levels! Join us and bring a friend to

this free class.

Sheryl Klarmann, our new office administrator, will begin her

position on Tuesday, September 4.

Prayer Request List

Beginning next Sunday, the prayer list in the bulletin will be started

anew. If you would like the church to pray for someone, please let

the church office know and the name will be included in the new

list.

Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!

 Mon. Sept. 3 Labor Day Church office and building closed

 Thurs. Sept. 6 6:00 PM Worship Committee Meeting

7:30 PM Choir rehearsal

 Fri. Sept 7 6:00 PM Women’s Shelter

 Sat. Sept. 8 9:00 AM Faithwalking Retreat

 Sun. Sept. 9 11:00 AM Worship Service begins

 Tues. Sept. 11 7:30 PM Bible Study

 Wed. Sept. 12 6:00 PM Tae Kwon Do

7:30 PM Consistory

 Thurs. Sept. 13 5:45 PM Queens Children Community Choir

6:00 PM Prayer Group

 Sat. Sept. 15 9:00 AM Faithwalking Retreat

10:00 AM Bargain Boutique re-opens

 Sun. Sept. 16 10:00 AM Sunday School classes resume

11:15 AM Children and Worship

12:00 PM Church BBQ

 Wed. Sept. 19 7:30 PM Indoor Yoga Class

PRAYER LIST

Bermudez family, Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, Angela

Brunjes, Jose, Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Rosemarie Dappio,

Matthew Dagiau, Dombrowski family, Joan Dwyer, Bernice Herbert,

Lynne Johnson, Kathy Kissane, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch, Ginny

Marsico, Denise Moran, Stacey Muller, Ruth Murray, Joan Pearson,

Keith Pearson, Megan Peters, Isabelita Rueda, Kook Ryo, Debra &

Greg Sparrow, Mel Werbel

August 19, 2018

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

PRELUDE: Ich Ruf Zu Dir Bach

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

* SANCTUS (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Dorien Day

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to make music to your

name, O Most High;

To proclaim your love in the morning and your

faithfulness by night;

To the melody of music of the lute and the harp;

For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the

works of your hands, I sing for joy.

* HYMN No. 320 Come, Let Us Praise the Lord

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, you do not change.

You have revealed yourself to us in your Word.

You call us to worship you in spirit and in truth.

But we confess that we often worship

not your true self but who we wish you to be.

We too often ask you to bless what we do

rather than seeking to do what you bless.

Forgive us when our worship shapes you into what we

want

instead of shaping us into what you want.

(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

When you were dead in your trespasses, God made you alive

together with Christ,

When he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record

that stood against us.

Therefore, as you have received Christ, continue to live your

lives in him,

Rooted and built up in him, established in the faith, and

abounding in thanksgiving.

ANTHEM: Set Me as a Seal Joseph Martin

(Song of Solomon 8:6-7)

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 that the grave. Love is a gift of

perfect grace.

Love is stronger, for love is stronger than death.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response: Hide Not Thou Thy Face Richard Farrant

Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord, and cast not off thy servants in

thy displeasure;

For we confess our sins unto thee, and hide not our unrighteousness.

For thy mercy’s sake deliver us from all our sins.

* HYMN No. 663 Stand up, Stand up for Jesus

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

God, our helper,

by your Holy Spirit open our minds

and lead us into your truth

for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Psalm 34:9-14 p. 441

Ephesians 5:15-20 p. 952

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

SERMON Singing the Faith Rev. Blaine Crawford

SERMON RESPONSE:

They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord

And we pray that our unity will one day be restored

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love

Yeah they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

We will work with each other, we will work side by side

We will work with each other, we will work side by side

And we’ll guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love

Yeah, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

* CONFESSION OF FAITH:

Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

     Offertory:   The Lord is My Shepherd Howard Goodall

(Psalm 23)

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. Yea, though I

walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For

you are with me, you will comfort me. Surely goodness and mercy

shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of

the Lord forever.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 694 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

* BENEDICTION

Response: from Rejoice in the Lord Alway Henry Purcell

(Philippians 4:7)

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep

your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ our Lord.

POSTLUDE Little Prelude and Fugue in D minor. Bach

Appreciations:

We thank Dorien Day, Bruce Hoffacker, Elizabeth Mahowald

and Patrick Mahowald for sharing their musical talents to

enhance our worship service.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our flowers are given in loving memory of Dorothy Heckel by the

Krsnak family.

Faithwalking Retreat

Church on the Hill is hosting a Faithwalking retreat on September 8

and 15. The retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Retreat

participants are required to attend both Saturdays. Lunch and

snacks will be provided. 

This retreat is open to anyone interested in deepening their faith in

Jesus and desiring to follow more and more in his

ways. Faithwalking is a spiritual formation process where people

are increasingly following the way of Jesus, experiencing ongoing

transformation, and developing effective practices for missional

living: serving the poor, the marginalized, and those in need;

working for the common good; and restoring individuals, social

systems, communities, and nations to God’s intended design.

Cost is $125. Scholarships to offset the cost are available to

Church on the Hill members. 

Register on our website or by contacting the church office

Bargain Boutique

Our thrift shop has closed for the summer and will re-open on

Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. We are currently accepting

donations. Thank you for your continue support.

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.

Queens Community Children’s Choir

Beginning this fall 2018, the Queens Community Children's

Choir at Church on the Hill will provide an exciting new

opportunity for your child to sing and learn more about music!

As part of the children's choir, your child will grow in musical

literacy and training, develop vocal technique, and learn deep

insight into the historical and cultural foundations of music!

The choir will be directed by Mr. Sean Cotty, who is the

current Director of Music at Church on the Hill and is a NYS

Certified Music Teacher. In addition, all volunteers assisting

with the choir have up-to-date background checks.

The choir will rehearse weekly on Thursdays, from 5:45-

6:45pm, beginning September 13. The choir will perform 6-8

times, including at services at Church on the Hill; at

neighborhood interfaith services; at concerts and hopefully, at

a professional baseball game. A full schedule will be available

later in the summer.

The choir is open to all children from kindergarten through

sixth grade. Registration is on our website. Cost is $25 per

child. Family discounts are available.

Free Yoga

Yoga in the Yard will continue on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to

9:30 a.m. until September 1.

Beginning September 12, we will continue to offer free yoga

classes in Gessner Hall on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 8:30

p.m. The class is for all ability levels! Join us and bring a friend to

this free class.

PRAYER LIST

Bermudez family, Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, Angela

Brunjes, Jose, Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Rosemarie Dappio,

Matthew Dagiau, Dombrowski family, Joan Dwyer, Bernice Herbert,

Lynne Johnson, Kathy Kissane, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch, Ginny

Marsico, Denise Moran, Stacey Muller, Ruth Murray, Joan Pearson,

Keith Pearson, Megan Peters, Isabelita Rueda, Kook Ryo, Debra &

Greg Sparrow, Mel Werbel