Order for Worship
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP
O God, who created us in love,
Create us anew in love as we worship you.
O Jesus Christ, who redeemed this world in love,
Reclaim our hearts as we worship you.
O Holy Spirit, who moves this world toward its God-appointed end,
Move within us as we worship you.
* HYMN No. 29 O Worship the King
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Gracious and compassionate God, you have loved us with unfailing, self-giving mercy, but we have not loved you well. You constantly call us, but we do not listen. You ask us to love, but we walk away from neighbors in need. We are so wrapped in our own concerns that we neglect to love you and our neighbor. God of grace, we repent of our sin and gratefully receive your forgiveness through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.
* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
Herein is wisdom.
Glory be to God.
* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)
ANTHEM: Seek the Lord John Carter
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Prayer Response Cast Thy Burden Felix Mendelssohn
* HYMN No. 779 Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
Romans 12:9-21 p. 922
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Building Community Lester Lin
* CONFESSION OF FAITH: Based on Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 107
By condemning envy, hatred, and anger, God desires us to love our neighbors as ourselves, to be patient, peace-loving, gentle, merciful, and friendly toward them, to protect them from harm as much as we can, and to do good even to our enemies.
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory Anthem: Be Not Afraid Craig Courtney
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 661 Be Strong in the Lord
Response The Peace of God Yarrington
WE WELCOME LESTER LIN, our guest speaker today. Lester has been a Youth Coordinator in The Reformed Church of Newtown since 2002. He serves as a deacon in his church and also as a worship leader. Outside of ministry life, he owns a title company with his brother where the majority of the staff are graduates of his youth program. He is also the CEO of City Mission that focuses on meeting the basic needs of Elmhurst, NY and is the CEO of Newtown Records, where positive music is made with gifted musicians. He loves the community that God has placed him in and hopes to empower more people with the Gospel by building deep relationships.
We thank RACHEL KAUFMAN for serving as our organist today. Since the age of 19, Rachel has played at dozens of churches of all denominations in the five boroughs of NYC, as well as in New Jersey, Long Island, Peekskill, and Chicago. She also works as a music director and accompanist in the musical theater and cabaret worlds. She can play a host of other instruments and has performed all over the world. Rachel holds a B.A. in Music and Russian from the University of Chicago.
NO BIBLE STUDY on October 18 and will resume on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:30 P.M., Folensbee Lounge
Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:
Helga Brenner-Khan, Rosemarie Dappio, Allegra DeMelo, Lynne Johnson, Marie Mark, Ann McCaffrey-Amalfitano, Joan Pearson, Keith Pearson, Edie Petry, Dorothy Reid, Kook Ryo, Debra & Greg Sparrow, Mary Ann Sullivan