June 17, 2018


PRELUDE: The Harmonious Blacksmith G.F. Handel




* SANCTUS (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Jim Nicholas

In your wisdom, O God, you call us here to worship you.
We gather, alive to the Word of God.
You call us to be fully alive with your life abundant, ready to
listen and respond with heart, soul, strength, and mind.
We listen, alive to the Word of God.
You call us to be always watchful for your Word of wisdom,
sometimes startling and unexpected,
sometimes still and quiet, but always dwelling among us.
We watch and wait for the Word of God.

* HYMN No. 692 Faith of Our Fathers


Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you.
We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy.
We have not loved you with a pure heart,
nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We have not done justice, loved kindness,
or walked humbly with you, our God.

(Prayers of Silent Confession)
Kyrie (sung): Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.



So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
everything old has passed away; see, everything has
become new!
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through
Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making
his appeal through us. Therefore, we regard no one from a
human point of view.


SOLO:                           The Lord’s Prayer                          Malotte

Patrick Mahowald, soloist

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.


Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response: Hear Our Prayer, O Lord

Hear our prayer, O Lord
incline thine ear to us,
and grant us thy peace.

* HYMN No. 77 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty



O God, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy
Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is
proclaimed, we may hear what you are saying to us today.



I Samuel 15:34-16:13 p. 226
II Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 p. 939
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


SERMON:                         This Changes Everything                  Alisha Riepma


Belhar Confession, Article 3
We believe that God has entrusted the church with the
message of reconciliation in and through Jesus Christ;
that the church is called to be the salt of the earth and the
light of the world; that the church is witness both by word
and by deed to the new heaven and new earth in which
righteousness dwells.


Offertory:                         Cantique de Jean Racine                            Gabriel Faure

O Lord of Hosts,
How lovely are Thy dwellings.
My soul longs for Thy courts.
My heart and flesh cry out;
O Lord, for thee
my heart and flesh cry out.
O blest are they
whose hope is forever in Thee;
Who praise thy name,
who sing their songs
within Thy holy house.
O Lord, incline Thine ear;
My spirit longs for Thee.
A Sun and Shield is the
Lord of Hosts.
In Thee I trust;
Look down and hear my prayer.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 358 Eternal Father, Strong to Save


Response: Celtic Alleluia


POSTLUDE: Little Fugue in G minor J.S. Bach



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



Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:30 P.M., Folensbee Room

Led by Alisha Riepma, the group is studying C.S. Lewis. In his
book, The Problem of Pain, Lewis asks “If the universe is so bad, or
even half so bad, how on earth did human beings ever come to
attribute it to the activity of a wise and good creator?” You are
invited to wonder with Alisha. The book is available for purchase
for $5.00.

Free Yoga in the Church Yard

Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 A.M., led by a certified yoga instructor. If you
have a mat, please bring it. All are welcome!

Bargain Boutique has closed for the summer and will reopen in
September. Please hold your donations until August 15.

WCC June Luncheon (see insert)

La Motta’s Waterside Restaurant, Port Washington, NY
Saturday, June 23 at 12:00 P.M. All are welcome (male and female).

Summer Worship: Begins July 1st, at 10:00 A.M.

Consistory Installation

Elder: Dorien Day
Deacons: Dana Chan, Maureen Saepia-Chen, Patrick Syms
The newly elected members of consistory will be installed during
the worship service on Sunday, July 1st.

Looking Ahead

Rev. Justin Meyers will be at COTH on Sunday, July 8th in the
afternoon. He will share about his work in Oman. More details to