Donna Field

November 3, 2013 - Communion Service

 

PRELUDE, Kathryn Schneider

 

WELCOME
* CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
* Gloria Patri  (pew card)                   

* CALL TO WORSHIP AND SALUTATION                                          Vivian Sclafani

Leader:  How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
All:  My soul longs for the courts of the Lord, my flesh sings for joy to the living God.
Leader:  Happy are those who live in the house of the Lord, ever singing your praise O God.
All:  Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion!
Leader:  Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Adapted from Psalm 84

* HYMN No. 20:  Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

* PRAY ER OF CONFESSION  (unison)

Merciful God, hope of our people in every age, we confess that we have sinned against you. We have wandered from your pathways, turned towards idols, lived without compassion, and disregarded the well being of your creation. Do not turn away from us O Lord, but renew your covenant, for only in you will our lives be healed. Guide us and lead us in your ways, for happy are those who live in your house.  Amen.

* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW                       

JUNIOR SERMON

ANTHEM:  The Gift of Love, Hal H. Hopson

Though I may speak with bravest fire, and have the gift to all inspire, and have not love; my words are vain, as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.
Though I may give all I possess, and striving so my love profess, but not be given by love within, the profit soon turns strangely thin.
Come, spirit, come, our hearts control, our spirits long to be made whole, let inward love guide every deed.  By this we worship and are freed.  Amen.

SCRIPTURE LESSONS

Psalm 32:1-7, Pew Bible, page 440

Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah
Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.
You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. Selah

Luke 19: 1-10, Pew Bible, page 854

He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

THE SERMON:  Selah, Donna M. Field

WORSHIP OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
        Offering
        Offertory:  Sine Nomine, Ralph Vaughan-Williams

For all the saints who from their labors rest, who Thee by faith before the world confessed, Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.  Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou wast their Rock, their fortress and their might, Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight, Thou in the darkness drear their one true Light.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!
O may Thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold, fight as the saints who nobly fought of old, and win with them the victor's  crown of gold. Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!
And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, steals on the ear the distant triumph song, and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong. Alleluia!  Alleluia!
From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast, through gates of pearl streams in the countless host, singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!  Alleluia!

        * The Doxology  (pew card)
        * Prayer of Dedication

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
        * Apostles’ Creed (pew card)                                                                                    

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
        Remembering with Love and Hope  (pew card)
        Invitation
        Communion Prayer
                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, John Yarrington

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

*HYMN No. 648:  Jesus, I Have Promised

* BENEDICTION
        Response, John Yarrington

The peace of God which passeth all understanding, be with you now and evermore. Amen.

POSTLUDE


ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE WELCOME DONNA MARIE FIELD to the pulpit.  Donna graduated from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity degree.  She will be leading our worship services until a permanent minister is in place. 

OUR APPRECIATION FOR TODAY’S VOLUNTEERS:

Van Drivers: Gina Lombardo
Coffee Hour Host: Rhoda Jabbour
Greeters: Nina and Bill Proschel, Dorothea Zelnick
Ushers: Ginny and Hong Chan, Nancy Gessner, Irma Karle, Buck Kellaway, Rhoda Jabbour, Jeanne and Steve Sarran and Jerry Good
Children and Worship: Sharon Rivilli and Sarah White
Childcare: Jayne Halley

VAN SERVICE is available for Sunday worship and grocery shopping every other Monday.  If you need a ride to church on Sunday or would like to join them for grocery shopping, speak with Gina Lombardo at (917) 767-2923.

COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please pick a date on the Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in Gessner Hall or see Rhoda Jabbour.

YEAR-ROUND COLLECTIONS

·         Donations for the Food for Kids Ministry should be brought to the Church office.  This food will be given to families in need in Jamaica, New York.

·         Christmas cards (with Forever Stamps on the envelopes) are collected in a basket in Gessner Hall.  These cards will enable inmates at the Nassau County Correction Center to correspond with their loved ones.                                                                  

PRAYER REQUESTS:  Ruth Bailey, Letty Delgado, Ed Diercks, Dombrowski Family, Edythe Durney, Alfred Gessner, Lisa Gessner, Robert Keller, Fritz Kunisch, Ann Martin, John Molino, Ed Moores, Josephine Rivera, Gloria Scrivano, Janice Serra, Mary Wainwright, Joan Werbel. 

October 20, 2013

PRELUDE

Prelude and Fugue in C J. S. Bach
Have mercy on me, O Lord God, J. S. Bach

WELCOME
* CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
* SANCTUS (pew card)  

* CALL TO WORSHIP AND SALUTATION Giovanna Antonucci

Leader: Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of God’s name.
All: How awesome are your deeds, O God! We sing praises to your name.
Leader: Come and see what God has done: turning the sea into dry land; bringing us across the river Jordan.
All: How awesome are your deeds, O God! We sing praises to your name. 
Leader: Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

-- adapted from Psalm 66

* HYMN No. 29 O Worship the King

* PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (unison)  

Even when we are faithless, Christ remains faithful. Trusting in grace, let us confess our sins together.
O Lord, have mercy on us. We keep our distance from you, for we are broken and sinful. Yet you see us, and cleanse us, and make us whole. Forgive us when we forget to return to you, have mercy when we fail to praise your name, and help us to exude the faith that makes us well. Amen.

* KYRIE (pew card)
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
* SUMMARY OF THE LAW
     * Gloria Patri  (pew card)

ANTHEM Shalom Rav, Benjamin Steinberg

The Chancel Choir; Elizabeth Mahowald, soprano

TRANSLATION: Grant peace to Your people because You are the King of all peace. It is good in Your eyes to bless Your people at all times and every hour with Your peace. Blessed are You, Lord, who blesses His people with peace.

JUNIOR SERMON    

ANTHEM All Night, All Day, Traditional Spiritual

The Junior Choir

MORNING PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)

Prayer response                                   Felix Mendelssohn

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He never will suffer the righteous to fall: He is at thy right hand. Thy mercy, Lord, is great and far above the heavens: let none be made ashamed that wait upon thee.

* HYMN No. 328 God's Holy Ways are Just and True

SCRIPTURE LESSONS

Psalm 111, Pew Bible, Page 490

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the Lord is gracious and merciful.
He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.

Luke 17:11-19, Pew Bible, Page 852

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.” 

The Word of God for the people of God. Let the people of God say - AMEN!

THE SERMON At the Edge, Donna M. Field

WORSHIP OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Offering

Offertory:  Gloria, F. J. Haydn

TRANSLATION:  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to all men.  We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee.

* The Doxology  (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH  John 1:1-4

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.  Amen. 

* HYMN No. 661 Be Strong in the Lord

* BENEDICTION 

Response, Harold W. Friedell

Day by day, Dear Lord, of thee three things I pray: to see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly day by day.

POSTLUDE Jesu, Priceless Treasure, J.S. Bach


ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE WELCOME DONNA MARIE FIELD to the pulpit.  Donna graduated from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity degree.  She will be leading our worship services until a permanent minister is in place. 

TODAY’S COFFEE HOUR is hosted by the Congregational Care Committee in honor of the October birthdays.  All are invited to join us.

OUR APPRECIATION FOR TODAY’S VOLUNTEERS:

Van Drivers: Bill Proschel (AM), Simon Walsh (PM)
Ushers: Elaine Ho, Loretta McCaffrey, Barbara and Richard Niebergall and Jerry Good
Children and Worship: Judie Kellaway and Michael Iovale
Childcare: Joan Wagner

LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available.  Ask an usher if you need one.

YEAR-ROUND COLLECTIONS – 

  • Donations for the Food for Kids Ministry should be brought to the Church office.  This food will be given to families in need in Jamaica, New York. 
  • Donations for pets brought to the church office will be given to Worthy Pause to be distributed to local animal shelters.   

VAN MINISTRY: We offer van service for Sunday worship and grocery shopping every other Tuesday.  If you need a ride to church on Sunday or would like to join them for grocery shopping, speak with Gina Lombardo at (917) 767-2923. 

PRAYER REQUESTS:  Ruth Bailey, Letty Delgado, Ed Diercks, Dombrowski Family, Edythe Durney, Alfred Gessner, Lisa Gessner, Robert Keller, Fritz Kunisch, Ann Martin, John Molino, Ed Moores, Josephine Rivera, Gloria Scrivano, Janice Serra, Mary Wainwright, Joan Werbel.