ORDER FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE Sean Cotty
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Elizabeth Mahowald
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is God who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to God; bless God’s name.
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
* HYMN No. 317 All People That on Earth Do Dwell
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Almighty and merciful God,
we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
You alone know how often we have sinned
in wandering from your ways,
in wasting your gifts,
in forgetting your love.
(Silent Prayers of Confession)
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
SUMMARY OF THE LAW
Herein is wisdom.
Glory be to God.
* Gloria Patri (pew card)
ANTHEM: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Leo Sowerby
Sora Choi, soloist
I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and Earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
My Help cometh from the Lord; He will not slumber.
The Lord is thy keeper; thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, not the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil, He shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even forever more. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee;
He never will suffer the righteous to fall: he is at thy right hand.
Thy mercy, Lord is great and far above the heavens:
Let none be made ashamed that wait upon thee.
* HYMN No. 593 The Gift of Love
Prayer of Illumination
Grant to us your Holy Spirit,
that in these words of Holy Scripture
our hearts might be lifted up
and our minds set on heavenly realities,
that contemplating Jesus, our Good Shepherd,
we might long to be with him
and enter into the joy of his eternal kingdom.
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 p. 702
Matthew 25:31-46 p. 807
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Rebuilding Trust Rev. Blaine Crawford
* CONFESSION OF FAITH:
Based on Belgic Confession, Article 26
We believe that we have no access to God except through the one and only mediator and intercessor, Jesus Christ
Although he was in the company of God, Christ nevertheless emptied himself, taking human form and the form of a slave for us.
For neither in heaven nor among the creatures on earth is there anyone who loves us more than Jesus Christ does.
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory: Alleluia Round William Boyce
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 20 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Response: Sevenfold Amen
New Members Class: Sundays, December 3 and 10, from 12:30 to 2 pm
Are you interested in learning more about Church on the Hill?
Are you interested in becoming a member?
The next New Members Class will meet in the Folensbee Lounge. Lunch will be provided.
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.
Mark your calendars:
Sat. Dec. 9 3-6:30pm Crawford Holiday Party
(at the parsonage)
Sun. Dec. 17 11:00 am White Christmas Service
Tableau of the Nativity of Christ
Presentation of White Christmas gifts
Sun. Dec. 24 11:00 am Worship Service
8:00 pm Candlelight Service
9:00 pm Wassail hour
Mon. Dec. 25 11:00 am Communion Service
Tuesdays, Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., Folensbee Lounge
Wednesdays, Yoga, 7:30 p.m., Gessner Hall
Thursdays, Prayer Group, 6:00 p.m., Folensbee Lounge
Rosario Calco, Jose, Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Rosemarie Dappio, Dombrowski family, Joan Dwyer, Rosemarie Graffeo, Rev. Jin Han, 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 and family of Dot Reid