ORDER FOR WORSHIP
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Simon Walsh
Great is the Lord—
Exalted among the nations!
Mighty is the Lord—
King of heaven and earth!
Holy is the Lord—
Beyond our understanding!
Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God, and worship God upon the holy mountain.
Let us worship our God and King!
* HYMN No. 593 The Gift of Love
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Almighty God, we enter your presence humbly, aware that we approach you from a world that chooses to walk in darkness, apart from you. Each one of us has ignored and even denied the enlightening power of Jesus Christ.
We confess now our sins to you, God of power and might. Penetrate our darkness by the power of Christ’s light.
(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: His Eye Is on the Sparrow Charles H. Gabriel
Why should I feel discouraged?
Why should the shadows come?
Why should my heart be lonely,
And long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion?
My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me,
I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free;
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know he watches me.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
* HYMN No. 180 Christ upon the Mountain Peak
Exodus 24:12-18 p. 62
Matthew 17:1-9 p. 798
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Listen to Him! Rev. Blaine Crawford
* CONFESSION OF FAITH: Apostles’ Creed (pew card)
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory: Dona Nobis Pacem arr. Hal Hopson
Dona nobis pacem. Amen. (Grant us peace. Amen.)
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 309 Wonderful Words of Life
If you are in need of prayer, you are invited to the front of the sanctuary at the conclusion of the service. One of the elders of the church will be available to pray for you.
All are invited to join us downstairs in Gessner Hall for coffee hour.
Special Congregational Meeting following today’s service
The congregation will be voting on the recommendation from the consistory to sell the house on 169th Street.
Ash Wednesday Service, March 1, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
No Bible Study on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Lenten Bible Study
Tuesdays, during Lent, at 7:30 PM in the Folensbee Lounge, the Tuesday night Bible study group will be reading The Sign and the Sacrifice by Rowan Williams.
Join us for this engaging study on the significance of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Books are available for $5 or you can purchase the book on your own. Please let Pastor Blaine know if you need a copy of the book.
New Members Class
New to Church on the Hill? Want to learn more about the church and its ministries? Interested in becoming a member?
Join us for the next new members' class. It will be held on Sunday, March 19, and Sunday, March 26, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in Gessner Hall. A light breakfast will be served. To sign up, please contact the church office or Pastor Blaine.
A Time of Prayer, Thursdays, 6-7 P.M., Folensbee Lounge
Take time out of your busy lives to slow down, dwell in God's presence and pray to God. If you're unable to join us in the Folensbee Lounge, you’re invited, wherever you are, to pray during this time every Thursday evening. You might start by praying for those listed on the prayer list.
Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:
Helga Brenner-Khan, Linda Betjeman, Sally Ann Castle, Rosemarie Dappio, Allegra DeMelo, Dorothy Heckel, Lynne Johnson, Robert Keller, Marie Mark, Ann McCaffrey-Amalfitano, James McCreary, Cathy Moran, Stacy Muller, Eva Munoz, Joan Pearson, Keith Pearson, Edie Petry, Dorothy Reid, Kook Ryo, Debra & Greg Sparrow, Mary Ann Sullivan