The Church on the Hill
June 9, 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: Pastorale Johann Sebastian Bach
* CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Amanda Sudolsky
Leader: Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD; praise the name of the LORD.
People: Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time on and forevermore.
Leader: From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the LORD is to be praised.
People: The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
* HYMN No. 353 For the Beauty of the Earth
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION Andy Bow
Gracious and Holy God: We come before you in humility to confess our faults. For proclaiming your good news as bad news to others, forgive us. For proclaiming liberty to ourselves and keeping others captive, forgive us. For failing to glorify you, forgive us. In this hour teach us your ways and offer us again your power, that our spirits might be transformed. Strengthen us for the work of freedom, peace, and unity which is our calling and your joy. Amen.
* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
* Gloria Patri (pew card)
ANTHEM: This is My Father's World arr. Joel Raney
The Chancel Choir and Sunday School Choir
MORNING PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Prayer response Alois Kaiser
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Amen.
* HYMN No. 115 Fairest Lord Jesus
Matthew 7:24-29 Matthew Chu
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!” Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
Proverbs 4:18-27 John Weed
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know what they stumble over.
My child, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
Do not let them escape from your sight;
keep them within your heart.
For they are life to those who find them,
and healing to all their flesh.
Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.
Put away from you crooked speech,
and put devious talk far from you.
Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
Keep straight the path of your feet,
and all your ways will be sure.
Do not swerve to the right or to the left;
turn your foot away from evil.
SKIT Grades 6 thru 8
SERMON What Are We Practicing? Dr. Ian Rottenberg
WORSHIP OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Offertory: Teach Me, O Lord Thomas Attwood
Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statutes, and I will keep it unto the end.
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
* Apostles’ Creed (pew card)
Sunday School Coordinators Arden Beron, Steve Sarran
Kindergarten and First Grade Judie Kellaway, Yessenia Perez-Iovale
Second and Third Grades Elaine Ho, Molly Mahowald
Fourth and Fifth Grades Marion Schaub
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades Jeanne Sarran
Ninth Grade Steve Sarran
High School Jennifer Hopper
* HYMN No. 357 Earth and All Stars
Response: Sevenfold Amen Peter C. Lutkin
POSTLUDE: Prelude in Classic Style Gordon Young
Church-wide BAR-B-QUE immediately after the worship service. All are invited. Come join the fun.
The FLOWERS are given by the DeMelo, Knese, and Proschel Families in loving memory of our three little girls on Children's Day, Jeanne Marie Durney, Lisa Ann Libert, and Jean Susan Weed.
BARGAIN BOUTIQUE will close after this Saturday, June 15th and will reopen in September. Please hold your donations until August.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:
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.
ELECTED at the Congregational Meeting on May 19:
Elders: Marion Kopko, Doris Krsnak
Deacons: Jayne Halley, Vivian Sclafani, Connie Thorsen
The installation of newly elected officers will take place next Sunday, June 16th during the service of worship.
CHILDREN’S WINDOW – A new stained-glass window will be installed to help us remember our children who have died and are in God’s loving arms. A dedication is planned when the window is installed. If you would like to contribute towards this endeavor, speak to Jerry Good or call the church office.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
- Tuesdays, June 11, 25 12:30 PM Van Grocery Shopping
- Saturday, June 15 12:00 PM WCC Brunch
- Sunday, June 16 11:00 AM Installation of Elders & Deacons
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.
OUR APPRECIATION FOR TODAY’S VOLUNTEERS:
Van Driver: Royce Gothelf (AM), Gina Lombardo (PM)
Greeters: Linda Diez, Nancy Gessner
Childcare: Marie Mark
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.
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.