A Congregation of the Reformed Church in America

Sunday Worship Service -
Sunday School -
Coffee & refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the Worship Service


Prayer Team members will be available in the front of the Sanctuary to pray with you following the worship service.
Lakeview is accessible to persons with disabilities and looped for the hard of hearing.

  Order of Worship 

This is the day that the Lord has Made      

November 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Our Approach to God

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude

Choral Introit “Thankful” -Sager, Foster & Page; arr. Hayes

*Opening Hymn #557Christ Is Made the sure Foundation”

*Call to Worship (responsive reading) -Psalm 95:6-7, NIV 

Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
*Praise Songs

“Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing)”Brenton Brown & Brian Doerksen; © 2000 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire)

Chorus: Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

Your love makes me sing

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

Your love makes me sing.

Your love is amazing, steady, and unchanging

Your love is a mountain firm beneath my feet

Your love is a mystery how You gently lift me

When I am surrounded Your love carries me. (Chorus)

Your love is surprising; I can feel it rising

All the joy that’s growing deep inside of me

Every time I see You all Your goodness shines through

I can feel this God-song rising up in me. (Chorus)

Your love is amazing, steady, and unchanging

Your love is a mountain firm beneath my feet

Your love is a mystery how You gently lift me

When I am discouraged, Your love carries me.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

Your love makes me sing

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

Your love makes me sing.

Hallelujah.

“Glorify Your Name” -Donna Adkins; 1982 Maranatha! Music

Father, we love you, we worship and adore you;

Glorify your name in all the earth.

Glorify your name, glorify your name,

Glorify your name in all the earth.

(Jesus, we love you…. Spirit, we love you….)

Call to Confession -Galatians 5:24 (NRSV)

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified

the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Prayer of Confession

God of mercy, we confess to you the ways that we have turned away from you. Help us to put off our old self, which has died, and put on our new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Words of Assurance -from Colossians 2:13-14, NRSV 

When you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh,  God made you alive together with Christ, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands.  He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.

Choral Anthem “I Will Give Joyful Thanks” -Nolan

Offering Ourselves and Our Gifts

*Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.

Praise Him, all creatures here below.

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

The Word of God in Proclamation

Scripture Galatians 6:11-18 (Pages 1015-1016)

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Sermon

Our Response to God

*Confession of Faith The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.  From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

*Hymn of Response #32 “How Firm a Foundation”

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.   Amen.

*Closing Song

“My Lord, He is the Fairest of the Fair” -Joan Parsons; © 1978; Thankyou Music

My Lord, He is the fairest of the fair,

He is the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star.

His love is written deep within my heart,

He is the never ending fountain of everlasting life.

And He lives, He lives, He lives, He lives in me. (Repeat)

*Benediction

*Postlude

Prayer Leader is available after the service, by the front door of the Sanctuary, to pray for your needs.

                                                                                                                                

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    Announcements

Welcome to our Worship Service! We’re glad you joined us!

Attendance Pads – Please check your pew for the attendance pad and pass it to your neighbor for his/her signature.  Thank you.

Coffee HourHostess for this morning’s Coffee Hour is Pat Palumbo. Dates to host our 11:00 AM Coffee Hour are still available. Please consider signing up. Beverages and coffee are provided by Lakeview; snacks are optional. Sign-up sheet is located on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

Nursery – Nursery attendants for today are Joanna Rodriguez (Sheila Williams). Nursery care is available for children during the worship service through the pre-school year.

Prayer & Share Group Meeting –Tuesday, November 21, 10:00 AM. All are welcome!

Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday, November 22, at 7:00 PM, in the Sanctuary.

Rejoice! Rehearsal – Wednesday, November 22, 6:00 PM, Sanctuary. Leader, Kevin Griffith.

Christmas Flowers – Order forms to purchase flowers to decorate our Sanctuary have been placed in the narthex. Poinsettias can be ordered in memory of or in honor of someone (please remember to print names). Order forms are due by November 26. Please, ONLY put your order form, along with your cash or check, in the box provided in the narthex. Contact Person: Pat Palumbo.

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf November Focus: Canned pasta with meat and dry pasta in one-pound boxes.  Any shape pasta is welcome. December Focus Item: Canned fruit, especially canned pears, mandarin oranges, and pineapple.

Mission Share November Focus Items – Toiletry items. The Food Pantry is now open for clients. The Clothes Closet is open for dropping off donated items. Mission Share open hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

2017 Annual Report The Annual Report will be distributed next Sunday, November 26.

Annual Meeting – December 1, 7:00 PM (Potluck Dinner at 6:00 PM) Thank you to the candidates running for our 2018 Consistory. Running for Elder: Don Barry, Don Montesano, and Dianne Pettifer; running for Deacon: Rex Ahrens and Angela Marshall. Two elders and one deacon will be elected at the Annual Meeting. Ballots will be distributed at Annual Meeting.

Lakeviewer” – Articles for the December newsletter are due today.

Hat & Mitten Chest Please consider donating to our Hat & Mitten Chest, located at the rear

of the Sanctuary. Hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and socks are always needed this time of year.

Pastor Steven and his family will be in Cleveland to celebrate Thanksgiving with relatives on November 23 & 24 (returning Saturday, November 25).  If you should have a question or concern during this time, please contact one of the Elders: Jane Egan, Charlie Tijou, Becky Hibbard, or Sherry Romanczyk.

Ladies’ Christmas Tea Sunday, December 3, 3:00-5:00 PM – All ladies are invited. Sign-up sheets for attending, bringing food, set-up, and clean-up have been posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Contact Persons: Dottie Mason and Dagmar Doland.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive Lakeview will “ring the bell” for the Salvation Army on Saturday, December 9, at TOPS in Hilton from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM in two-hour shifts. A sign-up sheet for the two-hour shifts is posted in the Narthex. Contact Person: Don Montesano

ADVENT SACRIFICE” – Each year during the first two weeks in Advent, we at Lakeview are asked to give up one meal and use that money to buy food for the Food Shelf.  If you are unable to skip a meal due to health issues, perhaps you could give up a dessert. The idea is to make some kind of sacrifice that will benefit others in need.  We hope everyone will participate in this year’s “sacrifice” at some level as this is a great way to start the Christmas season. An insert on November 26 will list items most needed by the Food Shelf.

NOTE: Please remember to keep all doors in the church closed during the week so that each part of the building is heating only what it is supposed to heat. Thank you for your cooperation as we try to maintain lower heating costs.

Fall Concerts Greece Baptist Church (1230 Long Pond Rd.) is hosting two fall concerts. The public is invited and admission is free; however, you are asked to make a non-perishable food or cash donation that will be given to the Greece Food Shelf. Dates: Today, November 19 – 7:00 PM, Greece Concert Band; and Sunday, December 10 – 7:00 PM, Brockport Big Band.

 

Flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are from Pat Palumbo in loving memory of her nephew, Matt Chivaro.

                     

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