October 20, 2013


Prelude and Fugue in C J. S. Bach
Have mercy on me, O Lord God, J. S. Bach

* SANCTUS (pew card)  


Leader: Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of God’s name.
All: How awesome are your deeds, O God! We sing praises to your name.
Leader: Come and see what God has done: turning the sea into dry land; bringing us across the river Jordan.
All: How awesome are your deeds, O God! We sing praises to your name. 
Leader: Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

-- adapted from Psalm 66

* HYMN No. 29 O Worship the King


Even when we are faithless, Christ remains faithful. Trusting in grace, let us confess our sins together.
O Lord, have mercy on us. We keep our distance from you, for we are broken and sinful. Yet you see us, and cleanse us, and make us whole. Forgive us when we forget to return to you, have mercy when we fail to praise your name, and help us to exude the faith that makes us well. Amen.

* KYRIE (pew card)
     * Gloria Patri  (pew card)

ANTHEM Shalom Rav, Benjamin Steinberg

The Chancel Choir; Elizabeth Mahowald, soprano

TRANSLATION: Grant peace to Your people because You are the King of all peace. It is good in Your eyes to bless Your people at all times and every hour with Your peace. Blessed are You, Lord, who blesses His people with peace.


ANTHEM All Night, All Day, Traditional Spiritual

The Junior Choir

Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Prayer response                                   Felix Mendelssohn

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He never will suffer the righteous to fall: He is at thy right hand. Thy mercy, Lord, is great and far above the heavens: let none be made ashamed that wait upon thee.

* HYMN No. 328 God's Holy Ways are Just and True


Psalm 111, Pew Bible, Page 490

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the Lord is gracious and merciful.
He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.

Luke 17:11-19, Pew Bible, Page 852

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.” 

The Word of God for the people of God. Let the people of God say - AMEN!

THE SERMON At the Edge, Donna M. Field


Offertory:  Gloria, F. J. Haydn

TRANSLATION:  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to all men.  We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee.

* The Doxology  (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.  Amen. 

* HYMN No. 661 Be Strong in the Lord


Response, Harold W. Friedell

Day by day, Dear Lord, of thee three things I pray: to see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly day by day.

POSTLUDE Jesu, Priceless Treasure, J.S. Bach


WE WELCOME DONNA MARIE FIELD to the pulpit.  Donna graduated from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity degree.  She will be leading our worship services until a permanent minister is in place. 

TODAY’S COFFEE HOUR is hosted by the Congregational Care Committee in honor of the October birthdays.  All are invited to join us.


Van Drivers: Bill Proschel (AM), Simon Walsh (PM)
Ushers: Elaine Ho, Loretta McCaffrey, Barbara and Richard Niebergall and Jerry Good
Children and Worship: Judie Kellaway and Michael Iovale
Childcare: Joan Wagner

LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available.  Ask an usher if you need one.


  • 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.   

VAN MINISTRY: We offer van service for Sunday worship and grocery shopping every other Tuesday.  If you need a ride to church on Sunday or would like to join them for grocery shopping, speak with Gina Lombardo at (917) 767-2923. 

PRAYER REQUESTS:  Ruth Bailey, Letty Delgado, Ed Diercks, Dombrowski Family, Edythe Durney, Alfred Gessner, Lisa Gessner, Robert Keller, Fritz Kunisch, Ann Martin, John Molino, Ed Moores, Josephine Rivera, Gloria Scrivano, Janice Serra, Mary Wainwright, Joan Werbel.