August 12, 2018



Variations on “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”



* SANCTUS (pew card)


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing.
God chose us, before the foundation of the world, to be holy
and blameless in love.
God adopted us as children, through his good pleasure.
In Christ, we have redemption, forgiveness and grace.
Through the Holy Spirit, the power of God is at work in us,
building us up into the dwelling place of God, and sending
us to be the presence of Christ in the world.

* HYMN No. 376 We Gather Together


Loving Father, you bring us into your family free of cost and
lavish on us every good gift from heaven. But the old life
lingers. It’s hard to become new, to grow into the full statute of
Jesus Christ.

Forgive us: the times we speak lies to one another and
truth is far from our hearts.

Forgive us: the times we lash out in anger at people
created in your image.
Forgive us: the times we covet what we do not have instead
of hungering for your kingdom.
(Prayers of Silent Confession)
Kyrie (sung):  Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


For once you were darkness, but now, in the Lord, you are
Live as children of light—for the fruit of the light is found
in all that is good and right and true.
Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord—and do it!
Be servants to one another out of reverence for Christ.


DUET:                                The King of Love My Shepherd Is                      Harry Rowe Shelley

Maureen and Emerson Chen

The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow, 
With food celestial feedeth. 

Perverse and foolish, often I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,

And home rejoicing brought me.
In death’s dark vale I fear no ill,
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me; 
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.
Thou spread a table in my sight, 
Thy unction grace bestoweth,
And O, the transport of delight
With which my cup overfloweth.
And so, through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever!


Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response:                Jesus Paid It All

Jesus paid it all; all to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain;
He washed it white as snow.

* HYMN No. 706 How Blest Are the People


O God, open our hearts and minds, through the power of your
Holy Spirit, that your Word might dwell deep within us, putting
down roots, and making a home in us. May your fullness fill us
with grace and peace today. Amen.


Psalm 34:1-8 p. 441
Ephesians 4:22-5:2 p. 951

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

SERMON                              Dressed Up in Christ                          Rev. Blaine Crawford


Apostles’ Creed (pew card)


Offertory:                                Ave Maria                             Charles Gounod

Maureen Saepia-Chen, soloist 

(Sung in Latin)

Hail Mary full of grace,
The Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication

* HYMN No. 643 I Know Not Where the Road Will Lead


Response:                 A Gaelic Blessing

Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you,
Deep peace of the gently night to you,
Moon and stars pour their healing light to you.
Deep peace of Christ, of Christ
The light of the world to you,
Deep peace of Christ to you.

POSTLUDE:                     Improvisation on “Immaculate Mary”                    Sean Cotty


Appreciations: We thank Emerson and Maureen Chen for sharing
their musical talents to enhance our worship service.

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.

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 Thursdays, from 5:45-
6:45pm, beginning September 13. 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.

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, Bernice Herbert,
Lynne Johnson, Kathy Kissane, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch, Ginny
Marsico, Denise Moran, Stacey Muller, Ruth Murray, Joan Pearson,
Keith Pearson, Megan Peters, Isabelita Rueda, Kook Ryo, Debra &
Greg Sparrow, Mel Werbel