June 30, 2013

The Church on the Hill

June 30, 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: Pieces Founded on Antiphons              Marcel Dupré

* SANCTUS (pew card)  

* CALL TO WORSHIP Adapted from Psalm 16

Leader: Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
People: I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you."
Leader: The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
People: Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.

* HYMN No. 3 Holy God, We Praise Your Name


Generous God, you send us the Spirit of courage, but we have been afraid. You send us the Spirit of truth, but we cling to our illusions. You send us the Spirit of healing, but we cannot let go of our hurts. Holy Spirit of forgiveness, come to us again: shake our hearts- send us out into the world rejoicing in your power. We hold out to you all our burdens of guilt and sin, and we ask for your help to live the way of your justice and love. Amen

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

ANTHEM: Jesus My Breath, My Life, My Lord John Carter

Jesus my breath, my life, my Lord, take of my soul the inmost part; let vision, mind and will be stored with Christ the Master of my heart, my breath, my life, my Lord.
Jesus my Lord, my breath, my life, my living bread for every day, in calm and comfort, storm and strife, Christ be my truth, as Christ my way, my Lord, my breath, my life.
Jesus my life, my Lord, my breath, the pulse and beat of all my years, constant alike in life and death, and when eternal day appears my life, my Lord, my breath.


Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Prayer response                                             John Ness Beck

If you love me, keep my commandments.  If you love me, heed my law.  If you love me, keep my commandments.
If you seek me, you shall surely find me; if you search for me with all your heart.

* HYMN No. 290 Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart


Jonah 1:1-3 Pew Bible, pg. 752

Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, “Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.

Luke 9: 51-62 Page 843

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village.
As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

THE SERMON        Tangents Donna M. Field

Offertory: The King of Love My Shepherd Is           John Ness Beck

The King of love my shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am His, and He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow, my ransomed soul He leadeth, and where the verdant pastures grow, with food celestial feedeth.
In death's dark vale I fear no ill, with Thee, dear Lord, beside me, Thy rod and staff my comfort still; Thy cross before to guide me.
And so through all the length of days, Thy goodness faileth never. Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise within Thy house forever. Amen.

* The Doxology  (pew card)  
* Prayer of Dedication

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH -- Belhar Confession Article 1

We all believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths that there is a single and simple spiritual being, whom we call God -- eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, unchangeable, infinite, almighty; completely wise, just, and good, and the overflowing source of all good.

* HYMN No. 325 It Is Good to Sing Your Praises

Response                                       John Brian McAnuff

The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in, from this time forth forevermore.

POSTLUDE: Gloria                          Marcel Dupré


SUMMER WORSHIP HOURS – Starting next Sunday, July 7 through September 1st, worship service will begin at 10:00 AM.

THE COFFEE HOUR is hosted by the Congregational Care Committee in honor of the May and June birthdays.  All are invited to join us.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - August 12 - 16, 2013

Donation envelopes are inserted in your bulletins this morning.  Your donation will help sponsor our 2013 Vacation Bible School.  (Please make checks payable to "Church on the Hill", noting "VBS" in the memo).  Thank-you!   

Registration forms will be taken at the rear of the church after the service.


Van Driver: Gina Lombardo
Greeters:  Nina and Bill Proschel, Dorothea Zelnick
Ushers: Angela Edward, Elaine Ho, Irma Karle, Dorothea Zelnick; 
Head Usher, Jerry Good
Childcare: Jayne Halley

NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY: Professional photos will be taken by EmersonChenPhotography here at church at no cost to you.  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.

LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available.  Please ask an usher if you want one.

CROP WALK September 22, 2013 – Donation envelopes are available at the back of the church today.  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.

BARGAIN BOUTIQUE is closed for the summer.  Please hold your donations. 


  • As the summer approaches, please consider prepaying your pledge for July and August before you leave town.  This will help the summer cash flow problem.
  • Please submit your pledge (estimate of giving) cards for 2013.  If you have already done so, thank you.
  • If you have not given a special offering for your assessment ($93 per member), please help us by making the payment. The Synodical and Classical Assessment is the amount we owe Reformed Church in America for your membership.  

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.