July 29, 2018


PRELUDE: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor J.S. Bach



* SANCTUS (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Elizabeth Mahowald

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
Sing the glory of his name;
Give to him glorious praise.
All the earth worships you;
They sing praises to you,
Sing praises to your name.

* HYMN No. 2 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty


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.
Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness.
In your great compassion,
Cleanse us from our sin.
Create in us a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right spirit within us.

Do not cast us from your presence,
Or take your Holy Spirit from us.
Restore to us the joy of your salvation
And sustain us with your bountiful Spirit
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
(Prayers of Silent Confession)
Kyrie (sung): Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


Take comfort in the assurance
that even those things that are hidden from memory,
or are too deep for our words,
are not beyond God's forgiving love.
God, who knows us completely,
bestows pardon and peace.

Thanks be to God.

ANTHEM:                               The Ground                             Ola Gjeilo

Sung in Latin

The Heaven and Earth are yours. Hosanna in the Highest.
He who comes in the name of the Lord is blessed, Hosanna in the Highest.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response:                        I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes                   John Clarke-Whitfeld

(Psalm 121:1-2)
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh even from the Lord, who hath made heav’n and earth.

* HYMN No. 379 For the Fruit of All Creation


Gracious God,
we do not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from your mouth.
Make us hungry for this your Word,
that it may nourish us today
in the ways of eternal life.
Through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven. Amen.


Psalm 145:10-18 p. 506
Ephesians 3:14-21 p. 950

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


SERMON                           A Prayer for Today                      Alisha Riepma


Apostles’ Creed (pew card)


Offertory:                                The Word was God                     Rosephanye Powell

(John 1:1-3)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made that have been made. Nothing was made He hath not
All things were made by Him and the Word was God!

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 89 Our Great Savior

Response:                          I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes            John Clarke-Whitfeld

(Psalm 121:8)
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; yea it is He that shall keep thy
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and coming in, from this day forth, for

POSTLUDE:                    Fugue in Eb Major                    J.S. Bach

Appreciations: We thank Arden Beron, Dorien Day,
Margret Dougherty, Bruce Hoffacker, Steve Hoffacker,
Elizabeth Mahowald, Patrick Mahowald and Jim Nicholas
for sharing their musical talents to enhance our worship



Celebration after Service

Next Sunday, August 5, following the worship service, a reception
will be held in Gessner Hall to celebrate and thank our summer
intern Alisha Riepma. Light refreshments will be served. All are
invited to join us!

Queens Community Children's Choir

Beginning this fall 2018, the Queens Community Children's
Choir at Church on the Hill will provide an exciting new
opportunity for your child to sing and learn more about music!
As part of the children's choir, your child will grow in musical
literacy and training, develop vocal technique, and learn deep
insight into the historical and cultural foundations of music!
The choir will be directed by Mr. Sean Cotty, who is the
current Director of Music at Church on the Hill and is a NYS
Certified Music Teacher. In addition, all volunteers assisting
with the choir have up-to-date background checks.
The choir will rehearse weekly on a weekday evening during
the school year. The choir will perform 6-8 times, including at
services at Church on the Hill; at neighborhood interfaith
services; at concerts and hopefully, at a professional baseball
game. A full schedule will be available later in the summer.
The choir is open to all children from kindergarten through
sixth grade. Registration is on our website. Cost is $25 per
child. Family discounts are available.

Faithwalking Retreat

Church on the Hill is hosting a Faithwalking retreat on September 8
and 15. The retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Retreat
participants are required to attend both Saturdays. Lunch and
snacks will be provided.
This retreat is open to anyone interested in deepening their faith in
Jesus and desiring to follow more and more in his
ways. Faithwalking is a spiritual formation process where people
are increasingly following the way of Jesus, experiencing ongoing
transformation, and developing effective practices for missional
living: serving the poor, the marginalized, and those in need; 

working for the common good; and restoring individuals, social
systems, communities, and nations to God’s intended design.
Cost is $125. Scholarships to offset the cost are available to
Church on the Hill members.

Register on our website or by contacting the church office.

Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:30 P.M., Room 1B

Join us as we study C.S. Lewis and his book, The Problem of Pain.
Everyone is welcome. Last class is August 1 st .

Women's Shelter Volunteers

Interested in volunteering at a women's shelter during the summer?
While ours in on break, you can still volunteer! We've made
arrangements with a shelter at the NY Society for Ethical Culture
located on 64th St. and Central Park West in Manhattan for you to
serve on Friday evenings. If you are interested, please contact
Maureen Saepia-Chen or the church office.

Prayer Request List

In September, the prayer list will be started anew. If you would like
the church to pray for someone, please let church office know and
the name will be included in the new list.



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 and the
Gessner and Umschlag families.