ORDER FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE Sonata in c-minor - Movement II Schubert
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Elizabeth Mahowald
Praise the LORD! Praise God in the sanctuary!
Praise God for his mighty deeds; praise God according to his surpassing greatness!
Praise God with tambourine and dance; praise God with strings and pipe!
Let everything that breathes praise the LORD!
* HYMN No. 247 The Day of Resurrection
(After the Junior Sermon, children ages 3-8 are dismissed to Children & Worship. Children & Worship meets in Room 2D. Children can be picked up there after the service.)
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
If, at times, we deny or forget you, God forgive us.
When we wash our hands of responsibility:
God forgive us.
When fear keeps us from witnessing to your truth,
or prejudice keeps us from believing it:
God forgive us.
In the bright afterglow of Easter,
our sin is exposed,
but your grace is revealed.
raise us in your love so that, with joy,
we may witness to Jesus Christ.
(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
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me.
Bless God’s holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquity,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
Who satisfies you with good as long as you live,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
ANTHEM The Lord is My Shepherd Howard Goodall
Soloist - Maureen Saepia-Chen
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want;
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leads me beside the still waters.
Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I fear no evil:
For you are with me, you will comfort me.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life: and I will dwell
in the house of the Lord forever.
Prayer of Illumination
O living Lord, come to us, we pray, in your risen power
and make us glad with your presence,
and so breathe your Holy Spirit into our hearts
that we may be strong to serve you
and spread abroad your good news,
for the glory of your great name. Amen.
Psalm 118:14-29 p. 492
Revelation 1:4-8 p. 994
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Kingdom of Priests Rev. Blaine Crawford
* CONFESSION OF FAITH
The Apostles’ Creed
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory: In Remembrance Buryl Red
In remembrance of me, eat this bread,
In remembrance of me, drink this wine.
In remembrance of me, pray for the time,
when God's own will is done.
In remembrance of me, heal the sick.
In remembrance of me, feed the poor.
In remembrance of me, open the door,
and let your brother in.
Take, eat, and be comforted,
Drink and remember, too
that this is my body and precious blood,
Shed for you.
In remembrance of me, search for truth.
In remembrance of me, always love.
In remembrance of me, don't look above,
but in your heart.
Look in your heart for God.
Do this in remembrance of me.
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
*Communion Hymn (pew card)
Remembering with Love and Hope
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Sanctus (pew card)
Mystery of the Faith:
Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.
Words of Institution
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Response Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
Hear our prayer, O Lord,
incline thine ear to us,
and grant us thy peace. Amen
* HYMN No. 92 Crown Him with Many Crowns
Response May the Grace of Christ Our Savior
May the grace of Christ our Savior
and the Father's boundless love,
with the Holy Spirit's favor,
rest upon us from above. Amen.
POSTLUDE Davidsbundlertanze (fragment) Schumann
We thank Dora Galit for serving as our guest organist today and for sharing her musical gifts with us.
All are invited to join us in Gessner Hall for the baby shower!
Following the worship service today, a joint baby shower for Ian Rottenberg & Jennifer Hopper and for Blaine & Brittnee Crawford will take place in Gessner Hall including lunch. Men and women are invited to attend!
Youth & Children Ministries
There will be no Sunday School today. Starting May 2, Sunday School, taught by Jeanne Sarran for youths ages 9-13, will be held in Room 2C on Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a new name “Church School".
Queens Community Children's Choir Performance
The Queens Community Children's Choir will be singing this Friday May 10th at Temple Beth Sholom for their celebration of Israeli Independence Day. The service begins at 7:30 p.m., and there will be a celebration with food and dancing afterward. The address of the temple is 171-39 Northern Boulevard.
Music in a Sacred Space Concert
Please join us at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, for the next free concert in the series "Music in a Sacred Space". Beatus Musica is back with Justin Austin, baritone, along with his fellow baritone Jose Maldonado and Tamara Kim on piano. Donations raised at the concert will be given to support QSAC, a NYC and Long Island based nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with autism. The concert is free and open to the public. There will be a reception to follow in Gessner Hall.
Annual Congregational Meeting
All are invited to the Annual Congregational Meeting immediately after worship on Sunday, May 19. The meeting will take place in Gessner Hall. Lunch will be provided. Rev. Crawford will share the Minister's Report and the congregation will vote on new consistory members and the annual budget. Join us as we celebrate the ministry of Church on the Hill and look ahead to the coming year!
Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!
· Wed. May 8 7:30 PM Indoor Yoga Class
· Thurs. May 9 10:00 AM Bargain Boutique
5:15 PM Church School (replaces Sunday School)
5:45 PM Queens Children Comm. Choir
6:00 PM Prayer Group
7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal
· Sat. May 11 10:00 AM Bargain Boutique
· Sun. May 12 11:10 AM Children and Worship
· Sat. May 18 7:30 PM Music in a Sacred Space Concert
· Sun. May 19 12:00 PM Annual Congregational Meeting
· Sun. Jun. 2 6:00 PM Youth Group Italian Dinner Fundraiser
· Tues. Jun. 4 7:30 PM Adult Bible Study Resumes
· Sat. Jun. 8 8:30 AM Yoga in the Yard begins
7:30 PM Music in a Sacred Space Concert
· Sun. Jun. 9 11:00 AM Children’s Day
· Sun. Jun. 16 12:00 PM Church BBQ
Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:
Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, David Cerqueira, Jessica Costagliola, Allegra DeMelo, Jolie Dunham, Lucas Ditta, Dorothy & Abel, Joan Dwyer, Matt Field, Amy Freedman, Frocione family, Jose Gracinda, Jayne Halley, Bernice Herbert, Hotchkiss Family, Ken Hoey, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch, Jorge and Tiffany Martinez, Eva Munoz, Larry Murray, Joan Pearson, Kook Ryo, Dominick Scaglione, Ivanette and Harold Shinsato, Kane Shinsato, Kathy Shinsato, Donna Smith, Janet Stillwagon, Alison Venable, Mel Werbel, Janet Willemain, Dennis Wink, and the family of Robert Koch