August 5, 2018


PRELUDE Reverie Debussy



* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)

* CALL TO WORSHIP Jeanne Sarran

We bow our knees before God the Father,
From whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its
We worship and follow Jesus Christ,
Who dwells in our hearts through faith.
We listen to and obey the Spirit’s promptings,
That we may be strengthened in our inner being and be
filled with all the fullness of God.

* HYMN No. 776 Let Us Break Bread Together


Merciful God,
You have made us into one body through the Spirit;
You have called us to the one hope;
You have given each of us grace according to the measure of
Christ’s gift;
Forgive us: when our hearts become embittered and
resentful toward our brothers and sisters.
Forgive us: when we downplay or ignore the gifts of one

Forgive us: when we use our gifts for our own recognition
and honor.
Forgive us: when we make the church about ourselves.
(Prayers of Silent Confession)

Kyrie (sung):  Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


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: The New 23rd Ralph Carmichael

Dorien Day, soloist

Because the Lord is my shepherd,
I have everything that I need.
He lets me rest in meadows green
And leads me beside the quiet stream:
He keeps on giving life to me
And helps me to do what honors Him the most.
Even when walking through the dark valley of death,
I will never be afraid,
for he is close beside me,
Guarding, guiding all the way,
He spreads a feast before me
In the presence of my enemies
He welcomes me as His special guest
with blessing overflowing.
His goodness and unfailing kindness

shall be with me all of my life,
and afterwards I will live with Him,
Forever and ever, in His home.


Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Response:            Flee as a Bird

Flee as a bird to the mountain,
Thou who art weary of sin.
Go to the clear flowing fountain,
Where you may wash and be clean.
Fly for the avenger is near thee,
Call, and the Savior will hear thee.
He on His bosom will bear thee,
O thou who art weary of sin.


O God, may we have the power to comprehend, with all the
saints, the breadth and length and height and depth of the love
of Jesus Christ. And may your Word at work within us,
accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or
imagine. Amen.


Psalm 78:23-29 p. 468
Ephesians 4:1-16 p. 951

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

SERMON                                  Christ In All Things                      Rev. Blaine Crawford

Apostles’ Creed (pew card)


     Offertory:                             Marvelous Mystery                      Joy Sanford

Marvelous Mystery!
Christ was perfect in His Deity,
Yet, He came to earth that I might see,
He died for me, Worthy I'll never be,
Still He took my sins to Calvary;
They were nailed with Him upon the tree
to set me free. 
He was the Son of God!
He didn't have to stay.
He could have turned His back on me
and walked away; But lovingly, willingly,
He took the road to Calvary, 
Saving me for all eternity.
He died for me.

* The Doxology (pew card)

* Prayer of Dedication


*Communion Hymn (pew card)  Remembering with Love and Hope


Communion Prayer

Sanctus (pew card)

Mystery of the Faith:

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

Words of Institution


Alisha: I thank you, my sisters and brothers, for the love,
kindness, and support you have shown me this summer. I am
grateful for the ministry we have shared together. With joy, I
recall what we accomplished with God’s help. I ask your
forgiveness for mistakes made and expectations not met.

Congregation: We offer our forgiveness and celebrate all
that God has accomplished among us. We are grateful for
your ministry and for your influence on our lives. We ask
your forgiveness for mistakes made and for expectations
not met.

Alisha: I receive your gratitude and forgive your shortcomings.
Congregation: We send you with our blessing and with our

* HYMN No. 532  Be Thou My Vision


Response                May the Road Rise to Meet You

May the road rise to meet you;
May the wind be always at your back;
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rain fall soft upon your fields;
And until we meet again, 
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

POSTLUDE:                          Music for the Royal Fireworks                        Handel




Following the worship service, a reception will be held outside to
celebrate and thank our summer intern Alisha Riepma. All are
invited to join us!

Appreciations: We thank Dorien Day for sharing her musical
talents to enhance our worship service.

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.