The Church on the Hill
Vacation Bible School Sunday
August 17, 2013 10:00 A.M.
As you enter the sanctuary,
Rejoice! – God is with you!
Hear the Announcements,
Greet each other in friendship and love.
* All who are able, please stand.
Reminder: Please turn off your cell phones. Thanks.
* CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
* SANCTUS (pew card)
Call to Worship and Salutation:
Leader: Come and celebrate people of God! Sing and shout your praise!
People: For our God comes to us: challenging us where we are, yet gentle and humble of heart.
Leader: God comes bringing peace, offering hope and freedom to all who despair.
People: Let’s worship God together!
Leader: Grace and Peace to you from God our Creator, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
-- (based on Zechariah 9:9-12)
* HYMN No. 346 Sing Praise to the Lord
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION (unison)
Lord, we are like sheep, and we get lost. We forget the needs of our neighbors and do not love you above all else. We need a Savior, so we long for Jesus. Come, fill our lives, Jesus. Amen.
* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
* Gloria Patri (pew card)
ANTHEM: Stand Strong Vacation Bible School
MORNING PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
* HYMN No. 5 Come, Thou Almighty King
SCRIPTURE and VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REVIEW Donna Field
VIDEO PRESENTATION of our week at Kingdom Rock
WORSHIP OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Offertory: Soon and Very Soon Vacation Bible School
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Adapted from the Belhar Confession
We share one faith, have one calling, are of one soul and one mind.
We have one God, are filled with one Spirit and are baptized with one baptism.
We eat of one bread and drink of one cup, confess one Name, are obedient to one Lord, work for one cause, and share one hope.
Together we come to know the height and the breadth and the depth of the love of Christ.
Together we are built up to the stature of Christ, to the new humanity.
Together we know and bear one another's burdens, thereby fulfilling the law of Christ that we need one another, build up one another, admonish and comfort one another and suffer with one another for the sake of righteousness.
Together we pray.
Together we serve God in this world. Amen
* HYMN No. 517 The Solid Rock
AUGUST 17, 2013
WE WELCOME DONNA MARIE FIELD to the pulpit. In May 2013, 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.
THE FELLOWSHIP HOUR following the service is hosted by the Vacation Bible School staff. Come join us in Gessner Hall for some treats from the Kings Kitchen.
THE FLOWERS are given by Jerry and Elaine Good in loving memory of Chris Heckel.
TODAY’S Free Will Offering will go towards the purchase of Audio Bibles through Audio Scripture Ministries, specifically for India, to complement our VBS mission component of providing Bible Story Books written in Hindi for children in India. Please use the white envelopes in your bulletin for your donations. Thank-you!
OUR WORSHIP HOUR will continue at 10:00 AM next Sunday, August 25 and Labor Day Sunday, September 1.
CROP WALK September 22, 2013 – Donation envelopes are available in the back of the sanctuary and in the church office.
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.
LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available. Please ask an usher if you want one.
YEAR-ROUND COLLECTIONS –
- 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 The Worthy Pause to be distributed to local animal shelters.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Ruth Bailey, Letty Delgado, Ed Diercks, Dombrowski Family, Edythe Durney, Alfred Gessner, Lisa Gessner, Robert Keller, Ann Martin, John Molino, Josephine Rivera, Gloria Scrivano, Janice Serra, Mary Wainwright.