ORDER FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE: The Sunken Cathedral Debussy
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Patrick Mahowald
How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!
My soul longs for the courts of the LORD.
My heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Blessed are those who live in your house, ever singing
* HYMN No. 340 Amid the Thronging Worshipers
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you
with our whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be.
(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
Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;
that proves God’s love toward us.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Glory be to God.
ANTHEM: The Twenty-third Psalm Malotte
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever, and evermore.
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 will never suffer the righteous to fall;
He is at thy right hand.
Thy mercy, Lord is great;
and far above the heavens.
Let none be ashamed that wait upon Thee!
* HYMN No. 316 For Your Holy Book We Thank You
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
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. Amen.
Colossians 3: 2-3 p. 957
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Becoming Who You Are Carlos Rivera
* CONFESSION OF FAITH:
Apostles’ Creed (pew card)
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory: The Beatitudes Malotte
Blessed are the poor in spirit:
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn:
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek:
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst
For they shall be filled.
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 92 Crown Him with Many Crowns
Response: May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
May the good Lord bless and keep you,
Whether near or far away.
May you find that long awaited golden day today.
May your troubles all be small ones,
and your fortune ten times ten.
May the good Lord bless and keep you
Till we meet again.
May you walk with sunlight shining,
and a bluebird in every tree.
May there be a silver lining,
back of every cloud you see.
Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrows.
Never mind what might have been.
May the good Lord bless and keep you
Till we meet again.
POSTLUDE: Seguidillas Albeniz
Appreciations: We thank Emerson Chen for sharing his musical
talents to enhance our worship service.
Worship Service will start at 10:00 AM next Sunday. Beginning
Sunday, September 9 th , service will begin at 11:00 AM.
Recital: Saturday, September 8th at 7:30 pm
Emily Kate Naydeck, soprano soloist
Sean Cotty, piano
German, French, and Spanish art songs and solo piano pieces
This concert is free and open to the public.
Reception to follow in Gessner Hall.
Yoga in the Yard will continue on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to
9:30 a.m. on September 1.
Beginning September 19, we will continue to offer free yoga
classes in Gessner Hall on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 8:30
p.m. The class is for all ability levels! Join us and bring a friend to
this free class.
Sheryl Klarmann, our new office administrator, will begin her
position on Tuesday, September 4.
Prayer Request List
Beginning next Sunday, the prayer list in the bulletin will be started
anew. If you would like the church to pray for someone, please let
the church office know and the name will be included in the new
Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!
Mon. Sept. 3 Labor Day Church office and building closed
Thurs. Sept. 6 6:00 PM Worship Committee Meeting
7:30 PM Choir rehearsal
Fri. Sept 7 6:00 PM Women’s Shelter
Sat. Sept. 8 9:00 AM Faithwalking Retreat
Sun. Sept. 9 11:00 AM Worship Service begins
Tues. Sept. 11 7:30 PM Bible Study
Wed. Sept. 12 6:00 PM Tae Kwon Do
7:30 PM Consistory
Thurs. Sept. 13 5:45 PM Queens Children Community Choir
6:00 PM Prayer Group
Sat. Sept. 15 9:00 AM Faithwalking Retreat
10:00 AM Bargain Boutique re-opens
Sun. Sept. 16 10:00 AM Sunday School classes resume
11:15 AM Children and Worship
12:00 PM Church BBQ
Wed. Sept. 19 7:30 PM Indoor Yoga Class
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