August 26, 2018


PRELUDE: The Sunken Cathedral Debussy



* 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

your praise!

* HYMN No. 340 Amid the Thronging Worshipers


Merciful God,

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.


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.


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


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


Apostles’ Creed (pew card)


     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

after righteousness:

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.

Free Yoga

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