November 19, 2017



* Congregation stands

BOLD – Congregation responds

PRELUDE                                                                               Sean Cotty                                               



* SANCTUS (pew card)                                                       

* CALL TO WORSHIP                                                           Dana Chan                                                           To you I lift up my eyes,

O you who are enthroned in the heavens!

As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,

As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,

So our eyes look to the LORD our God,

Until God has mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us.

For you have been our dwelling place in all generations.                                                                                                     

* HYMN No. 376                                        We Gather Together


When we have afflicted others,

whether by our own power

or by our silent support of systems

that oppress, enslave, and crush,

forgive us, Lord.

When we have perplexed others

and purposely confused them for our own gain

or driven them to despair,

forgive us, Lord.

When we have shunned others,

casting them out of our community,

leaving them forsaken and alone,

forgive us, Lord.

When we have struck down others,

casting stones on their dreams and hopes

until they are broken,

forgive us, Lord.

(Silent Prayers of Confession)

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Amen.



Herein is wisdom.

Glory be to God.

* Gloria Patri (pew card)


ANTHEM:              Precious Lord Take My hand            Tommy Dorsey

  Youth Choir (Adult on Vs. 3)

Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, let me stand;

I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;

Through the storm, through the night, Lead me on to the light:

Take my hand, Precious Lord, lead me home.


When my way grows drear, Precious Lord, linger near,

When my life is almost gone;

Hear my cry, hear my call, Hold my hand lest I fall:

Take my hand, precious Lord lead me home.

When the darkness appears And the night draws near,

And the day is past and gone;

At the river I stand, Guide my feet, hold my hand;

Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.                                                


Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response:                                 For the Life That You Have Given                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

For the life that you have given, for the love in Christ made known,

With these fruits of time and labor, with these gifts that are your own,

Here we offer, Lord, our praises; heart and mind and strength we bring;

Give us grace to love and serve you, living what we pray and sing.

* HYMN No. 374                            Now Thank We All Our God


Judges 4:1-7                                                                       p. 191               

Matthew 25:14-30                                                      p. 807

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

SERMON          If Women Ran the World Rev. Blaine Crawford

* CONFESSION OF FAITH:                                                            

From Belhar Confession, Article 2

We believe in one holy, universal Christian church, the communion of saints called from the entire human family.

We believe that the variety of spiritual gifts, opportunities, backgrounds, convictions, as well as the various languages and cultures are opportunities for mutual service and enrichment within the one visible people of God.


During the offertory, you may bring forward your pledge card and your offering. In some Christian traditions, individuals bring forward their offerings every week to symbolize not only the offering of their gifts but the offering of their whole lives.  In Romans 12:1, Paul encourages the church with these words: "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship." We thank you for your generosity and for all the ways you share your lives and your gifts with this church.

       Offertory:               Be Thou My Vision      John Ness Beck

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that thou art.

Thou my best thought, by day or by night,

Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom and thou my true Word;

I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;

Thou my great Father and I Thy true son;

Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,

May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.


* The Doxology (pew card)                                                  

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 375                               Sing to the Lord of Harvest


Response:                 May the Grace of Christ Our Savior

May the grace of Christ our Savior and the Father's boundless love,

With the Holy Spirit's favor, rest upon us from above.  Amen. 




Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Monday, November 20, 7:30 pm

St. Kevin R.C. Church (45-21 194th St. Flushing, NY)

WCC December luncheon and program

Saturday, December 9th, 1:00 pm.

We invite all women of COTH to attend.  Sandwiches and salads by Marino Bros. and Christmas cookies by all of you. Program will be the Sweet Adeline’s singing songs of the season. Please bring a friend to this wonderful afternoon of fellowship.

Weekly Calendar

Tuesday: No Bible Study this week

Wednesday: No Yoga this week

Thursday: No Prayer Group this week

Prayer List

Jose, Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Rosemarie Dappio, Joan Dwyer, Rosemarie Graffeo, Lynne Johnson, Robert Keller, Kathy Kissane, Jason Knese, Ginny Marsico, Ann McCaffrey, Denise Moran, Stacey Muller, Joan Pearson, Keith Pearson, Megan Peters, Kook Ryo, Debra & Greg Sparrow