ORDER FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE: Movement II from Sonata IV Mendelssohn
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
there is no end to God’s greatness.
One generation shall praise your works to another
and shall declare your power.
All your works praise you, Lord,
and your faithful servants bless you.
They make known the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your power.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
Let all flesh bless God’s holy name for ever and ever.
* HYMN No. 618 Give to the Winds Your Fears
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, in every age you have raised up men and women
to live by faith.
Forgive our indifference to your will.
You have commanded us to speak,
but we have been silent.
You have called us to do what is just, but we have been fearful.
Have mercy on us.
Keep before us faithful people to follow so that, by the
power of your Holy Spirit, we may walk in your ways, all
the days of our lives.
(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!
ANTHEM: Lift Thine Eyes Felix Mendelssohn
Soloists - Sora Choi, Dorien Day
And Elizabeth Mahowald
Lift thine eyes,
O lift thine eyes to the mountains,
whence cometh help.
Thy help cometh from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He hath said, thy foot shall not be moved.
Thy Keeper will never slumber.
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Guide us, O God, by your Word and Spirit, that in your light we
may see light, in your truth find freedom, and in your will
discover your peace, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
John 3:16-21 Margaret Vera
Romans 12:20-21 Julia Aiello
1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13 Isabel Vera
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Beginning to Love Rev. Blaine Crawford
PRESENTATION OF THE CONFIRMANDS
Profession of Faith
*Apostles’ Creed (pew card)
We welcome you to full participation in the life of the church, to
its responsibilities, its joys, and its sufferings.
Thanks be to God! We promise you our love,
encouragement, and prayers.
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory: Psalm 100 Felix Mendelssohn
Shout to the Lord all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness,
worship the Lord with gladness.
Come to his presence with a joyful song.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God.
He has made us all, not we ourselves.
We are his flock and the sheep of all his pastures.
Come to his court singing, and praising.
Enter into his gates with praise.
Give him thanks, give your praise to his name.
For the Lord is gracious, and sheds his mercy on us ever,
and sheds his mercy evermore.
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
*Communion Hymn (pew card) Remembering with Love and Hope
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: 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.
The mercy, Lord, is great
and far above the heavens:
Let none be made ashamed
that wait upon thee.
* HYMN No. 689 The Church's One Foundation
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.
POSTLUDE: Movement IV from Sonata IV Mendelssohn
The flowers are given in loving memory of Elaine Good by her
We welcome our summer intern, Alisha Riepma.
Alisha grew up in Iowa and graduated from Trinity Christian
College. Previously, she worked for the RCA in Grand Rapids as
the Mission Engagement Program Manager. Currently, she is
working toward her MDiv at Western Theological Seminary.
Next Sunday, June 10, Children’s Day
Join us after the service for our annual church BBQ.
Summer Worship: Begins July 1, 10 a.m.
Elected at the Congregational Meeting on May 6:
Elder: Dorien Day
Deacons: Dana Chan, Maureen Saepia-Chen, Patrick Symes
Ordination and installation will take place on July 1 st .
Yoga in the Yard will resume on Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 a.m. on
the church lawn. All are welcome.
No Bible Study: Begins again on Wednesday, June 13.
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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.
Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:
Bermudez family, Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, Angela
Brunjes, Jose, Gracinda and David Cerqueira, Rosemarie Dappio,
Matthew Dagiau, Dombrowski family, Joan Dwyer, Angela Edward,
Bernice Herbert, Lynne Johnson, Kathy Kissane, Jason Knese,
Jane Lynch, Ginny Marsico, Alda Muyskens, Denise Moran, Stacey
Muller, Ruth Murray, Joan Pearson, Keith Pearson, Megan Peters,
Isabelita Rueda, Kook Ryo, Debra & Greg Sparrow