PRELUDE: Suite for Organ Seth Bingham
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Maureen Saepia Chen
Leader: Praise the Lord!
People: The Lord’s name be praised!
Leader: We will give thanks to you, O LORD, with our whole heart; we will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
People: We will be glad and exult in you; we will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
* HYMN No. 41 Stand Up and Bless the Lord
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION(unison)
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Through 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)
ACT OF PRAISE Maureen Saepia Chen, soprano
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
* HYMN No. 538 I Need Thee Every Hour
SCRIPTURE READINGS Isaiah 5:1-7, 14-17 Pew Bible, pg. 552
Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Page 978
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON A Fruitful Life Rev. Blaine Crawford
* CONFESSION OF FAITH Based on Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 86
Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, is also restoring us by his Spirit into his image, so that with our whole lives we may show that we are thankful to God for his benefits, so that he may be praised through us, so that we may be assured of our faith by its fruits, and so that by our godly living our neighbors may come to know Christ.
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
* The Doxology(pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 648 O Jesus, I Have Promised
POSTLUDE: Voluntary Seth Bingham
APPRECIATIONS: We thank Maureen Saepia Chen for sharing her 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.
ECUMENICAL WOMEN’S MINISTRY ANNUAL FALL BRUNCH
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY
RSVP needed – email email@example.com or call (917) 623-4554
Women’s Homeless Shelter
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
YEAR-ROUND COLLECTIONS –
- 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.
- Christmas cards (with Forever Stamps on the envelopes) are collected in a basket at the back of the sanctuary. These cards will enable inmates at the Nassau County Correction Center to correspond with their loved ones.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Jorel Andaluz, Bermudez Family, Dora Bramble, 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, Jean Mendler, John Molino, Denise Moran, Eva Munoz, Joan Pearson, Keith Pearson, Dorothy Rama, Dorothy Reid, Josephine Rivera, Isabelita Rueda, Carmela Stocchia, Lynne Sullivan, Mary Ann Sullivan, Emily Testut, Joan Wagner, Joan Werbel