The Church on the Hill
June 2, 2013 11:00 A.M.
Confirmation of Baptismal Vows
* All who are able, please stand.
Reminder: Jesus won’t call you on your cell phone, please turn it off. Thanks.
PRELUDE: Praise to the Lord Max Drischner
Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now Paul Manz
* CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
* Gloria Patri (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name,
People: Worship the LORD in holy splendor.
Leader: The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
People: The God of glory thunders, the LORD, over mighty waters.
Leader: The voice of the LORD is powerful;
People: The voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
—Psalm 29:2-4, NRSV
* HYMN No. 45 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION (unison)
Creator of all worlds, we confess to sporadic beliefs and inconsistent faithfulness. Before the mystery of the universe our minds cannot grasp a God who embraces infinity. In the face of natural disasters and cruel inhumanity we doubt that love reigns. Between our own actions and the best we know we see a wide gap that we cannot bridge. O God, reclaim us and help us to reclaim our baptism; we need your healing, forgiving, transforming Spirit. Amen.
* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
ANTHEM: Turn Thy Face From My Sins Thomas Attwood
Turn Thy face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds. Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
* HYMN No. 779 Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Pew Bible, pg. 272
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands to heaven. He said, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and steadfast love for your servants who walk before you with all their heart.
“Likewise when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a distant land because of your name —for they shall hear of your great name, your mighty hand, and your outstretched arm—when a foreigner comes and prays toward this house, then hear in heaven your dwelling place, and do according to all that the foreigner calls to you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your people Israel, and so that they may know that your name has been invoked on this house that I have built.
Psalm 96:1-9 Page 479
O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts. Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth.
THE SERMON Keeping a Covenant Rev. Justin J. Meyers
WORSHIP OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Offertory: Proclaim the Glory of the Lord arr. Jack Schrader
Proclaim the glory of the Lord. Let every tongue confess He reigns;
lift up His name in praises forever. Proclaim the glory of the Lord.
Make known His mighty deeds to all; take up the call, Let every nation know: He is our Messiah, our Savior and our King; Let all our voices join as one and fill the earth with singing. Glory to our God, His greatness we applaud. Let every race on every shore Proclaim the glory of the Lord.
Proclaim the glory of the Lord; Give honor to the Prince of Peace; For
if we cease, the stones will start shouting. Proclaim the glory of the
Lord; With hands uplifted let us raise immortal praise to Him who
reigns on high! He is our Messiah.
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
CONFIRMATION of BAPTISMAL VOWS
* Apostles’ Creed (pew card) An Affirmation of Faith
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
Remembering with Love and Hope (pew card)
Sanctus (pew card)
Mystery of the Faith (unison)
Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, Christ will come again.
Words of Institution
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING & INTERCESSION
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Prayer response Georg Friedrich Handel
Lord, I trust thee, I adore thee, Ah! thou friend of man, restore me! On thy loving grace relying, For the bread of life I'm sighing. Quench my thirst and let my hunger cease, Fill my heart with joy and endless peace. When the breath of life has left me, May my soul be blessed with thee.
* HYMN No. 693 We Believe in God Almighty
Response: Sevenfold Amen John Stainer
POSTLUDE: Praise to the Lord Paul Manz
ELECTED at the Congregational Meeting on May 19:
Elders: Marion Kopko, Doris Krsnak
Deacons: Jayne Halley, Vivian Sclafani, Connie Thorsen
The installation of newly elected officers will take place on June 16th during the service of worship.
CHILDREN’S WINDOW – A new stained-glass window will be installed to help us remember our children who have died and are in God’s loving arms. A dedication is planned for Children’s Day, June 9, 2013. If you would like to contribute towards this endeavor, speak to Jerry Good or call the church office.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
- Sunday, June 9 11:00 AM Children’s Day Service
12:00 PM Annual Church BBQ
- Tuesdays, June 11, 25 12:30 PM Van Grocery Shopping
- Saturday, June 15 12:00 PM WCC Brunch
- Sunday, June 16 11:00 AM Installation of Elders & Deacons
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, August 12-16, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Registration will begin next Sunday, June 9th for church families. Open registration will begin on Monday, June 10th. Enrollment free $35.00 per child.
OUR APPRECIATION FOR TODAY’S VOLUNTEERS:
Van Drivers: Roger Bow (AM), Joan and Mel Werbel (PM)
Coffee Hour Host: Rhoda Jabbour
Greeters: Carol Stark, Joan Werbel
Ushers: Judie and Buck Kellaway, Jeanne and Steve Sarran;
Head Usher: Jerry Good
Children and Worship: Wai Chu, Silvania Markantonis
Childcare: Rhonda Podmore
PRAYER REQUESTS: Ruth Bailey, Letty Delgado, Ed Diercks, Edythe Durney, Sandeep Edward, Alfred Gessner, Lisa Gessner, Robert Keller, Ann Martin, John Molino, Gloria Scrivano, Janice Serra, Mary Wainwright.