ORDER FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE Sonata k. 545 - Movement II Mozart
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Isabel Vera
Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty!
Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.
Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship you!
* HYMN No. 776 Let Us Break Bread Together
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Most gracious God, filled with mercy and steadfast love:
We are embarrassed to come before you,
for we have preferred the ways of this world to your ways,
for we have rebelled against your wisdom
and we have gotten into trouble; for we have rejected your
fatherly guidance and have gotten lost altogether.
Not on the ground of our own righteousness,
but on the ground of your great mercy.
(Prayers of Silent Confession)
Kyrie (sung): Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON/WISDOM FOR LIFE
God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he
loved us, made us alive together with Christ.
By grace we have been saved!
For we are created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God
prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit!
PRAYER OF GOD SPEED: Carlos Rivera
ANTHEM: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Laudate Dominum Maureen Saepia-Chen, soloist
Praise the Lord, all nations;
Praise Him, all people.
For His has bestowed
His mercy upon us,
And the truth of the Lord endures forever.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and forever,
and for generations of generations. Amen
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Living God, help us to hear your holy Word with open hearts so
that we may truly understand; and, understanding, that we may
believe; and, believing, that we may follow in all faithfulness
and obedience, seeking your honor and glory in all that we do.
1 John 5:1-6 p. 991
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Rev. Blaine Crawford A Community of Conquering Faith
* CONFESSION OF FAITH:
Apostles’ Creed (pew card)
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory: Draw Us In the Spirit's Tether H.W. Friedell
Draw us in the Spirit's tether;
For when humbly, in thy name,
Two or three are met together,
Thou art in the midst of them:
Touch we now thy garment's hem.
As brethren used to gather in the name of Christ to sup,
Then with thanks to God the Father break the bread and bless the cup,
Alleluia! Alleluia! So knit thou our friendship up.
All our meals and all our living make as sacraments of thee,
That by caring, helping, giving, we may true disciples be.
Alleluia! Alleluia! We will serve thee faithfully, we will serve thee.
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
*Communion Hymn Remembering with Love and Hope (pew card)
Sanctus (pew card)
Mystery of the Faith:
Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.
Words of Institution
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Response: Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
Hear our prayer, O Lord, Hear our prayer, O Lord;
Incline thine ear to us, and grant us thy peace. Amen
* HYMN No. 21 How Great Thou Art
Response: God Be With You
God be with you till we meet again;
by his counsels guide, uphold you,
with his sheep securely fold you;
God be with you till we meet again.
POSTLUDE: Prelude in C Major Bach
Congregational Meeting & Luncheon
Today, after the service of worship, all are invited.
Election of elder and deacons, approve annual budget
Elder nominee: Dorien Day
Deacon nominees: Dana Chan, Maureen Saepia-Chen,
and Patrick Symes
Bible Study, Every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Folensbee Lounge
The Bible Study is learning about the letter of 1 John.
The confirmation class, Julia Aiello, Isabel Vera, and Margaret
Vera, will take turns serving as readers during the worship service.
This coincides with the final section of the confirmation class which
is studying worship and the spiritual disciplines. The confirmands
will be confirmed on June 3.
WCC Luncheon, May 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
All are invited (including men) to an important program of Bee-
keeping by a local Queens couple. Samples of honey will be
available to taste and purchase. Bring your sandwich, dessert and
beverage will be provided.
COTH Concert Series, Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Abram Korsunsky will perform solo works by Liszt and
Chopin. Trumpet player Sam Thurston and pianist Sean Cotty will
team up to perform works by John Williams and Alexander
Arutiunian. Reception following. Free-will offering accepted.
June 2, 2018, 10 am-2 pm, Lunch provided
Led by Lesley Mazzotta, this retreat will help you better understand
yourself and your story in light of who God has created you to be.
Retreat and lunch are free. We ask that you register by contacting
the church office or on our website:
COTH is now registered as a charity with Amazon. When you shop
at Amazon, go through AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate
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Beginning this fall, if you wish to receive an electronic copy of the
Beacon, please give the church office your email address. Send it
Hard copies will no longer be mailed but will be available in the
church office and in the back of the sanctuary.
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