October 30, 2016

PRELUDE         Nathalie Wang, organist              



* SANCTUS (pew card)             

* CALL TO WORSHIP        Elizabeth Mahowald        

You are righteous, O LORD, and your judgments are right.

You have appointed your decrees in righteousness and in all faithfulness.

I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.

Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth.

Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but your commandments are my delight.

Your decrees are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.           

* HYMN No. 2    Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty


In you, O Lord, we know our transgressions are forgiven. In you, we know you are fair and just in your judgments. Yet so often, we hide from you, not wanting to admit the ways we are living or the harm we are causing. We hide from your presence seeking to cover our sins. But our souls long for you and your forgiveness. Satisfy our yearnings; wash us clean from our sin; release us from our shame; that we might live for you and your kingdom.  Amen.

* KYRIE (pew card)



Herein is wisdom.

Glory be to God.

* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)


ANTHEM:      Come Down Lord    Stan Pethel

Come down, Lord; Dwell among us today. Come down, Lord; Send your spirit, O Lord, we pray. We are gathered in your name, Lord, We are here to lift you up; We are praising who you are, Lord, You're the Life that fills our cup. We're believing all you've taught us, As we live from day to day; We are asking for your blessing, And as one we come to say; 

Won't you come down, Lord; Dwell among us today. Come down, Lord; Send your spirit, O Lord, today. We are in your loving family, We are one in heart and soul; We rejoice in your salvation, for your word has made us whole. Bless the infants, bless the children, Bless the young and bless the old; Be our Master, be our Shepherd; As we gather in your fold. 

Come down, Lord; Dwell among us today. Come down, Lord, send your Spirit, O Lord, we pray.      


Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Prayer Response     Lead Me Lord       Samuel Wesley

Lead me, Lord, in thy righteousness; make thy way plain before my face. For it is thou, Lord only, that makest me dwell in safety.

* HYMN No. 298    Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove


Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4    p. 762        

          2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12        p. 961

          This is the Word of the Lord.

          Thanks be to God.

SERMON                      Living by Faith    Rev. Blaine Crawford

* CONFESSION OF FAITH:        Based on Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 21

True faith is not only a sure knowledge by which I hold as true all that God has revealed to us in Scripture; it is also a wholehearted trust, which the Holy Spirit creates in me by the gospel, that God has freely granted, not only to others but to me also, forgiveness of sins, eternal righteousness, and salvation. These are gifts of sheer grace, granted solely by Christ’s merit.


Offertory Anthem:            Dona Nobis Pacem    arr. Hal Hopson 

* The Doxology (pew card)      

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 411       Heal Us, Immanuel, Hear Our Prayer     


Response      A Gaelic Blessing    John Rutter

Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the gentle night to you. Moon and stars pour their healing light on you. Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you.  Deep peace of Christ to you.




Following the worship service a special Food for Kids Coffee Hour will be held in Gessner Hall.  There will be an opportunity for you to learn what goes on behind the scenes of the FFK Ministry. 

We thank Nathalie Wang for serving as our organist today. Nathalie studied organ at the Royal Academy of Music in London at the Juilliard School of Music. She has performed in recitals in Shanghai, London, Denmark and New York. 

BIBLE STUDY Tuesday evenings, 7:30 P.M., Folensbee Lounge

Reminder: Next Sunday, November 6, Daylight Savings Time ends.  Remember to turn your clocks back. 

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