ORDER OF WORSHIP
JULY 24, 2016
PRELUDE: Prelude Frank Asper
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Maureen Saepia-Chen
Leader: Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord?
People: Who may enter into your presence?
Leader: Those who live with righteousness and truth.
People: Those who honor you and love their neighbor.
Leader: Lord, you alone are our God! Every good thing in us comes from you.
People: Show us the way of life, and grant us the joy of your presence.
* HYMN No. 799 God Himself is With Us
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION (unison)
Most gracious and most merciful God, we confess to you and to one another that time after time we have entered your presence with countless prayers but with hearts that have been closed to your grace. We have lifted our hands to you in praise, but our feet have still walked in the ways of evil. We have rehearsed your commandments but have refused to see your face in the needs of our neighbor. We pray, Lord, that you forgive our lack of faith and pardon our acts of injustice. Grant us healing that comes from your presence and cleansing of your all-powerful Word, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
Leader: Herein is wisdom.
People: Glory be to God.
* Gloria Patri (pew card)
THE ACT OF PRAISE
Sora Choi, soprano
Maureen Saepia Chen, soprano
Elizabeth Mahowald, soprano
Emerson Chen, baritone
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
* HYMN No. 547 O For a Closer Walk With God
Amos 8:1-12 Pew Bible, pg. 748
Luke 10:38-42 Page 845
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON “Just” Worship Stacey Duensing
* CONFESSION OF FAITH Belhar Confession, Article 4
We believe that God has revealed himself as the one who wishes to bring about justice and true peace among people. We believe that God calls the church to follow him in this, for God brings justice to the oppressed and gives bread to the hungry. We believe that God wishes to teach the church to do what is good and to seek the right. The church must therefore stand by people in any form of suffering and need, which implies, among other things, that the church must witness against and strive against any form of injustice, so that justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
* The Doxology(pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 702 I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
POSTLUDE: Trumpet Tune David N. Johnson
JULY 24, 2016
APPRECIATIONS: Today we thank Emerson Chen, Sora Choi, Elizabeth Mahowald and Maureen Saepia-Chen for sharing their musical talents to enhance our worship service.
OUR WORSHIP HOURS will continue at the 10:00 AM hour through Labor Day Sunday, September 4. We hope you will give our worship your support through prayer and attendance.
BIBLE STUDY – Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 PM, Folensbee Lounge
Our church provides shelter every Friday night, year round, for up to 10 grateful women. This ministry needs your assistance to provide dinner, stay for a few hours or sleepover. The work is easy and fulfilling. Seasonal professional clothes, socks and underwear donations are appreciated as well. Please contact Maureen Saepia-Chen at 917-797-3031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations for the Food for Kids Ministry should be brought to the Church office. During the school year, 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 Worthy Pause to be distributed to local animal shelters.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Jorel Andaluz, Bermudez Family, Helga Brenner-Khan, Donald Calfa, Marilyn Cooney, Jaynie d’Agostino, Allegra DeMelo, Dombrowski Family, Jim D’Oria, Jolie Dunham, Jenny Hampton, Richard Holm, Lynne Johnson, Robert Keller, Karen Krieg, Fritz Kunisch, Marie Mark, Ann McCaffrey-Amalfitano, James McCreary, Claudia Mellett, John Molino, Denise Moran, Eva Munoz, Joan Pearson, Keith Pearson, Dorothy Rama, Dorothy Reid, Josephine Rivera, Isabelita Rueda, Peter Schumacher, Carmela Stocchia, Lynne Sullivan, Emily Testut, Joan Wagner, Joan Werbel