PRELUDE Nathalie Wang, organist
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Gerry Mendler
Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD, O my soul!
I will praise the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help.
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.
* HYMN No. 517 The Solid Rock
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Forgive our faithlessness, O faithful God! And see beyond our apathy, our thoughtlessness, our self-centeredness, our wrong choices. See into our hearts, for you are our treasure. By your grace and through your mercy, teach us your ways and write them on our hearts so that we may follow faithfully the path you show us. Amen.
* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
Herein is wisdom.
Glory be to God.
* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)
ANTHEM: Lord, for Thy Tender Mercies’ Sake Farrant
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Prayer Response: May the Words Kaiser
* HYMN No. 538 I Need Thee Every Hour
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 p. 643
1 Timothy 6:6-19 p. 965
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Hoping for God Rev. Blaine Crawford
* CONFESSION OF FAITH: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 28
How does knowledge of God’s creation and providence help us?
We can be patient when things go against us, thankful when things go well, and for the future we can have good confidence in our faithful God and Father that nothing will separate us from his love.
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory: You Are Mine Hayes
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 522 Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
Response: Sevenfold Amen Stainer
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 – Every Tuesday, 7:30 P.M., Folensbee Lounge
LOOKING AHEAD – Mark your calendars!
Sun. Oct. 2 11:00 AM Worldwide Communion Service
12:00 PM YPF Fundraiser – see announcement below
Sat. Oct. 15 1:00 PM WCC Luncheon
Sun. Oct. 16 9:30 AM Men’s Communion Breakfast – see insert
Apples and Apple Crisp Sale- Next Sunday, October 2nd: During the coffee hour, the YPF will be selling freshly picked and baked apples and apple crisps to help support their mission trip activities. Thank you so much for your support!
Donations for the Food for Kids Ministry should be brought to the Church office. Every Friday, during the school year, this food will be given to families in need in Jamaica, New York.
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, Dorothy Reid, Kook Ryo, Debra & Greg Sparrow, Mary Ann Sullivan