May 19, 2019

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

PRELUDE                        Op 118 No 2                                   Brahms

 

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

       * SANCTUS (pew card)

 

* CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                     Heather Allison                                                       

All who thirst:

come to the water

and drink deeply of these living streams.

Come, all who are weary;

come, all who yearn for forgiveness.

Our gracious God beckons and blesses us.

Let us give praise for new life in Christ!

 

* HYMN No. 2                       Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

 

JUNIOR SERMON

(After the Junior Sermon children should remain in the Sanctuary as there will be no Children & Worship today.)

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION         

O God, you have shown us the way of life

through your Son, Jesus Christ.

We confess with shame our slowness to learn of him,

our failure to follow him, and our reluctance to bear the cross.

Have mercy on us, Lord, and 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

When the goodness and loving kindness

of God our Savior appeared, Christ saved us,

not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy,

through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. God poured out this Spirit on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

so that, having been justified by his grace,

we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

ANTHEM                                                                     Judy W. Lindh

                   If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee 

 

If thou but suffer God to guide thee,

And hope in Him through all thy ways,

He'll give thee strength, whate'er betide thee,

And bear thee through the evil days;

Who trusts in God's unchanging love

Builds on the Rock that naught can move.

 

Only be still and wait His leisure

In cheerful hope, with heart content

To take whate'er thy Father's pleasure

And all discerning love hath sent;

Nor doubt our in-most are known.

To Him who chose us for His own.

 

Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving;

In all thy labor faithful be,

And trust His Word, though undeserving,

Thou yet shalt find it true for thee;

God never yet forsook in need.

The soul that trusts in Him indeed.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response                             Write These Words in Our Hearts

 

Write these words in our hearts,

we beseech you, O Lord.

                          

* HYMN No. 594                                              Like a River Glorious

 

Prayer of Illumination

Lord, open our hearts and minds

by the power of your Holy Spirit,

that we may hear your Word with joy. Amen.

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Psalm 23                                                                           p. 435

Revelation 7:9-17                                                            p. 999

This is the Word of the Lord. 

Thanks be to God.

 

SERMON       Washed and Worshipping    Rev. Blaine Crawford

 

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Presentation of Abigail Ho

Parents: Jonathan & Sandra Ho

Godparents: Andrew Ho & Stephanie Yu

*Confession of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

 

Do you promise to love, encourage, and support this beloved sister, by teaching the gospel of God’s love,

By being an example of Christian faith and character, and

By giving the strong support of God’s family

In fellowship, prayer, and service?

We do!

 

Let us welcome the newly baptized.

With joy and thanksgiving

we welcome you into Christ’s church

to share with us in his ministry,

for we are all one in Christ.

 

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

     Offertory:                 Seek the Lord                         John Carter

 

Seek the Lord while he may be found,

call upon him, call 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 

 

* HYMN No. 502            Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound

* BENEDICTION                                    

Response                                                       Sevenfold Amen

 

POSTLUDE               Sonata in C minor - Mvmnt III          Schubert

   

 

All are invited to join us in Gessner Hall after the service for our annual congregational meeting. Lunch will be served.

 

 

Announcements
Flowers today were donated by Reeta Dombrowski in memory of her husband Ted Dombrowski for his 69th birthday. 

 

Summer Intern Johanna Mason

This summer, Church on the Hill will once again serve as a host for a seminary intern. Johanna Mason will be moving to Flushing after Memorial Day and will officially begin her internship on Sunday, June 2. She will serve as an intern for 10 weeks.

 

As an intern, Johanna will preach frequently throughout the summer; prepare and lead the worship liturgy; lead the Tuesday night Adult Bible Study; and assist with the women’s shelter during the month of June.

 

Johanna has just completed her second year of study at Western Theological Seminary, in Holland, Michigan. She’s originally from Chicago, Illinois. We look forward to her joining our ministry this summer!

 

Music in a Sacred Space Concert

Please join us at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, for the next free concert in the series "Music in a Sacred Space". The concert is free and open to the public. There will be a reception to follow in Gessner Hall.

 

Sunday School Scholarship

The Church on the Hill Sunday School Scholarship Fund was developed to provide financial assistance to students who are part of the Church on the Hill community. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and to students enrolled in post-high school studies. Graduate students are not eligible to apply. Please see our website for more details and to apply. All applications must be received by June 15.

Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!

·      Wed. May 22      7:30 PM   Final Indoor Yoga Class

·      Thurs. May 23    10:00 AM  Bargain Boutique

                                 5:15 PM   Church School (replaces Sunday School)

                                 5:45 PM   Queens Children Comm. Choir

                             6:00 PM    Prayer Group

                                  7:30 PM   Choir Rehearsal

·      Sat. May 25                         No Bargain Boutique (Memorial Day)

·      Sun. May 26      11:10 AM  Children and Worship

·      Mon. May 27                       Church Office and Building Closed

                                              (Memorial Day)

·      Sun. Jun. 2           6:00 PM  YPF Italian Dinner Fundraiser

·      Tues. Jun. 4         7:30 PM   Adult Bible Study Resumes

·      Sat. Jun. 8            8:30 AM  Yoga in the Yard begins

                                 7:30 PM    Music in a Sacred Space Concert

·      Sun. Jun. 9        11:00 AM   Children’s Day

·      Sun. Jun. 16       12:00 PM   Church BBQ

PRAYER REQUESTS 

Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:

Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, David Cerqueira, Jessica Costagliola, Allegra DeMelo, Jolie Dunham, Lucas Ditta, Dorothy & Abel, Joan Dwyer, Matt Field, Amy Freedman, Frocione family, Jose Gracinda, Jayne Halley, Bernice Herbert, Hotchkiss Family, Ken Hoey, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch, Jorge and Tiffany Martinez, Eva Munoz, Larry Murray, Joan Pearson, Kook Ryo, Dominick Scaglione, Ivanette and Harold Shinsato, Kane Shinsato, Kathy Shinsato, Donna Smith, Janet Stillwagon, Alison Venable, Mel Werbel, Janet Willemain and Dennis Wink

 

 

May 12, 2019

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

PRELUDE       Improvisation on "Immaculate Mary"   Sean Cotty

SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* PASSING OF THE PEACE

       * SANCTUS (pew card)

 

* CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                     Jeanne Sarran                                                       

Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me!

O LORD, be my helper!

You have turned my mourning into dancing!

You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy!

My soul praises you and will not be silent.

I will give thanks to you forever, O LORD my God!

 

* HYMN No. 250                                    Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

 

JUNIOR SERMON

(After the Junior Sermon, children ages 3-8 are dismissed to Children & Worship. Children & Worship meets in Room 2D. Children can be picked up there after the service.)

PRAYER OF CONFESSION         

Almighty and merciful God, we have erred

and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much

the devices and desires of our own hearts.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

O Lord, have mercy upon 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

Hear the good news:

This saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance,

that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

He himself bore our sins

in his body on the cross,

that we might be dead to sin,

and alive to all that is good!

 

ANTHEM                        Ave Maria                   Jacques Arcadelt 

 

(translation)

Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, 

and blessed, is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now, and at the hour of our death,
Amen.

 

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. 447                       Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

 

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

Psalm 30                                                                           p. 439

Revelation 5:11-14                                                          p. 997

This is the Word of the Lord. 

Thanks be to God.

 

SERMON               Looking and Hearing         Rev. Ann Kansfield

 

*CONFESSION OF FAITH

The Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

 

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

     Offertory:          For The Beauty Of The Earth         John Rutter

 

For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies

(Refrain)
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise

For the beauty of the hour
Of the day and of the night
Hill and vale and tree and flower
Sun and moon and stars of light

For the joy of human love
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth and friends above
For all gentle thoughts and mild

For each perfect gift of thine
To our race so freely given
Graces human and divine
Flow'rs of earth and buds of heav'n

                                                                     

* The Doxology (pew card) 

* Prayer of Dedication 

 

* HYMN No. 21                                            How Great Though Art

 

* BENEDICTION                                    

Response                          The Lord Bless You and Keep You

 

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.

 

POSTLUDE                      Fugue in G minor                              Bach

 

All are invited to join us in Gessner Hall for coffee hour.

 

Announcements

Guest Preacher

We welcome to the pulpit, Rev. Ann Kansfield. Currently Rev. Kansfield  serves as minister at Greenpoint Reformed Church and as a chaplain with the FDNY.

Our Flowers: The carnations today were donated Buck Kellaway in loving memory of his wife, Judie; and by the Krsnak family in memory of Dorothy Heckel. The carnations will be distributed at coffee hour to all the women after today’s worship service.


Youth & Children Ministries

There will be no Sunday School today. Sunday School, taught by Jeanne Sarran for youths aged 9-13 will now be held in Rm 2C on Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a new name “Church School".

Music in a Sacred Space Concert

Please join us at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, for the next free concert in the series "Music in a Sacred Space". Beatus Musica is back with Justin Austin, baritone, along with his fellow baritone Jose Maldonado and Tamara Kim on piano. Donations raised at the concert will be given to support QSAC, a NYC and Long Island based nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with autism. The concert is free and open to the public. There will be a reception to follow in Gessner Hall.

Annual Congregational Meeting

All are invited to the Annual Congregational Meeting immediately after worship on Sunday, May 19. The meeting will take place in Gessner Hall. Lunch will be provided. Rev. Crawford will share the Minister's Report and the congregation will vote on new consistory members and the annual budget. Join us as we celebrate the ministry of Church on the Hill and look ahead to the coming year!

Youth Group Italian Food Dinner Night

Please join us on Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. for a wonderful evening of good food and conversation while supporting the Youth Group as they try to raise money for their Mission Trips! $11.00/adults and $6.00/kids. Please complete a reservation form available in your bulletin beginning May 5 or at the Church Office.

 

Sunday School Scholarship

The Church on the Hill Sunday School Scholarship Fund was developed to provide financial assistance to students who are part of the Church on the Hill community. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and to students enrolled in post-high school studies. Graduate students are not eligible to apply. Please see our website for more details and to apply. All applications must be received by June 15.

 

Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!

·      Wed. May 15      7:30 PM   Indoor Yoga Class

·      Thurs. May 16    10:00 AM  Bargain Boutique

                                 5:15 PM   Church School (replaces Sunday School)

                                 5:45 PM   Queens Children Comm. Choir

                             6:00 PM    Prayer Group

                                 7:30 PM   Choir Rehearsal

·      Sat. May 18      10:00 AM    Bargain Boutique

                                 7:30 PM    Music in a Sacred Space Concert

·      Sun. May 19      11:10 AM  Children and Worship

                               12:00 PM    Annual Congregational Meeting

·      Sun. Jun. 2           6:00 PM  Youth Group Italian Dinner Fundraiser

·      Tues. Jun. 4          7:30 PM  Adult Bible Study Resumes

·      Sat. Jun. 8            8:30 AM  Yoga in the Yard begins

                                 7:30 PM    Music in a Sacred Space Concert

·      Sun. Jun. 9        11:00 AM   Children’s Day

·      Sun. Jun. 16       12:00 PM  Church BBQ

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:

 

Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, David Cerqueira, Jessica Costagliola, Allegra DeMelo, Jolie Dunham, Lucas Ditta, Dorothy & Abel, Joan Dwyer, Matt Field, Amy Freedman, Frocione family, Jose Gracinda, Jayne Halley, Bernice Herbert, Hotchkiss Family, Ken Hoey, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch, Jorge and Tiffany Martinez, Eva Munoz, Larry Murray, Joan Pearson, Kook Ryo, Dominick Scaglione, Ivanette and Harold Shinsato, Kane Shinsato, Kathy Shinsato, Donna Smith, Janet Stillwagon, Alison Venable, Mel Werbel, Janet Willemain and Dennis Wink