June 16, 2013 - Father’s Day

The Church on the Hill
Father’s Day

June 16, 2013 11:00 A.M.

* All who are able, please stand.

Reminder: Jesus won’t call you on your cell phone, please turn it off. Thanks.

PRELUDE: Introduction and Allegro John Stanley

From God I Ne'er Will Turn Me Dietrich Buxtehude  



* SANCTUS (pew card)  

* CALL TO WORSHIP Simon Walsh, Nico Antonucci

Leader: God makes the sun rise and set.
People: He is faithful from generation to generation.
Leader: God makes summer and winter come and go.
People: He is faithful from generation to generation.
Leader: God helps plants grow and flowers bloom.
People: He is faithful from generation to generation.
Leader: God gives us food to eat, places to live, and people to love us.
People: He is faithful from generation to generation.
Leader: God is always with us.
People: He is faithful from generation to generation.
Leader: God keeps his promises to us.
People: He is faithful from generation to generation.
Leader: Let us praise our faithful God.

* HYMN No. 72 To God Be the Glory


Loving Father, we confess that sometimes we think we can do things all by ourselves and sometimes we are worried about things.  We  forget that you give us everything we have and that you make us who we are.  Please forgive us for thinking about ourselves first.  Please forgive us for not trusting you to take care of us.  Thank you for always loving us even when we forget that we need you.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

ANTHEM For This Cause Harold W. Friedell

Emerson Chen, baritone

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto him, that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.  Amen.


* HYMN No. 516 Be Still and Know


SOLO The Lord's Prayer Albert Hay Malotte

                      Glenn D. Alamilla, tenor


Galatians 2:15-21 Pew Bible, pg. 946

We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law, because no one will be justified by the works of the law. But if, in our effort to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have been found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again the very things that I once tore down, then I demonstrate that I am a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

Luke 7:36-8:3 Page 840

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him—that she is a sinner.” Jesus spoke up and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher,” he replied, “Speak.” “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he canceled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt.” And Jesus said to him, “You have judged rightly.” Then turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” Then he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.

THE SERMON                    Forgiven Much? Rev. Justin J. Meyers

Offertory:  O Clap Your Hands, Ralph Vaughan-Williams

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.  For the Lord most high is terrible; He is a great King over all the earth.  God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.  Sing praises to God.  Sing praises unto our King.  For God is the King of all the earth; sing ye praises, everyone that hath understanding.  God reigneth over the heathen, God sitteth upon the throne of His holiness.  Sing praises unto our King.

* The Doxology (pew card)  
* Prayer of Dedication


Office of Elder: Marion Kopko, Doris Krsnak
Office of Deacon: Jayne Halley, Vivian Sclafani, Connie Thorsen

* Apostles’ Creed (pew card)    

* HYMN No. 477 O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Response Peter C. Lutkin

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:     Toccata John Weaver


THE FLOWERS are given in honor of Marion Durney’s birthday by her family.

NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY - We are taking appointments for photos for our new Church Directory.  Open to members and adherents alike, professional photos will be taken by EmersonChenPhotography here at church at no cost to you.  Half-hour appointments are available on weekends in June, Saturdays beginning at 10 am and Sundays beginning at 12:30 pm.  See Emerson for an appointment or call  347-836-9886.  Walk-ins may be be available if you are willing to wait.  Photos will be available for purchase.


Van Drivers: Jorge Alamilla, (AM), Simon Walsh (PM)
Coffee Hour Hosts: Marion and Ray Durney 
Greeters: Rose McLain, Eva Munoz
Ushers: Matthew Chu, Molly Mahowald, Patrick Mahowald, Adriana Sclafani Head Usher, Jerry Good
Childcare: Esther Grumbacher

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL,  August 12-16, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

VBS registration – now through July 31st. Tell your friends and neighbors!  Applications available in the church office.  Enrollment fee is $35.00 per child. 

CROP WALK September 22, 2013 – Donation envelopes are available at the back of the church today and next Sunday, June 23.  During July and August, contact the church office for information or envelopes.

VAN SERVICE for worship service and grocery shopping will not be available in July and August but will resume in September after Labor Day.

FINANCE – Please remember to submit your pledge (estimate of giving) cards for 2013.  If you have already done so, thank you.  If you need a pledge card, speak to an usher or call the church office.

PRAYER REQUESTS:  Ruth Bailey, Letty Delgado, Ed Diercks, Dombrowski Family, Edythe Durney, Sandeep Edward, Alfred Gessner, Lisa Gessner, Robert Keller, Ann Martin, John Molino, Gloria Scrivano, Janice Serra, Mary Wainwright.