Order of Worship
August 19, 2018 10:00 AM
Our Approach to God
Welcome and Announcements
*Call to Worship (responsive reading)
All who thirst, come to the water.
Come, all who are weary; come, all who yearn for forgiveness.
The Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ has washed over us, and our gracious and holy God beckons and blesses us. Drink deeply of these living waters.
Glory to you, O Lord, glory to you.
*Opening Hymn #29 “Wonderful Words of Life”
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Forgive our faithlessness, O faithful God! In Jesus Christ, forgive us for our apathy, our thoughtlessness, our self-centeredness, our bitterness and festering anger, our despair and sloth, and our wrong choices. See into our hearts, for you are our treasure. Ignite in us a hunger for you that will not be satisfied by lesser loves. Amen.
Words of Assurance
Offering Ourselves and Our Gifts
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.
Monthly Mission Open Door Mission Anna Valeria
The Word of God in Proclamation
Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (Page 997)
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
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, God’s 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 to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, 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 #421 “Lord, I Want to be a Christian”
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.
*Sending Hymn #601 “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”
Prayer Leader is available after the service, by the front door of the Sanctuary, to pray for your needs.
Attendance Pads – Please check your pew for the attendance pad and pass it to your neighbor for his/her signature. Thank you.
Coffee Hour – Hostess for this morning’s Coffee Hour is Dagmar Doland. Please consider picking a date to host one or more of our Sunday Coffee Hours. Sign-up sheet is located on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Beverages and coffee are provided by Lakeview; snacks are optional.
Thank you to Anna Valeria-Iseman for speaking to us this morning on behalf of the Open Door Mission.
Nursery – Nursery care is not available during the worship service today. Nursery volunteer on August 26 is Dagmar Doland. Regular Nursery care resumes on RALLY DAY (September 9).
Vegetable Stand – Starting this month, a member of the Greece community, Hunter Genrich, will be selling vegetables from a small, temporary vegetable cart on the northeast edge of our property. After discussing this opportunity, the Consistory of Lakeview decided that it was a great way to create a gathering space on Long Pond, increase the visibility of the church, and reach out to the community. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Steven.
Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf: Only one more week of our “August Challenge”—and we need LOTS more boxes of mashed potatoes! Please help any way you can. We are challenged to collect 1800 boxes of mashed potatoes. The donated boxes of mashed potatoes are being displayed in the narthex this month. You may also drop off your mashed potato donations at Lakeview on Saturday, August 25, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If it is difficult for you to shop, monetary donations are always welcome. We are happy to shop for you! See Joan Marvin or Linda Viney.
“Lakeviewer” – Articles for the September newsletter are due today. You may email your articles to Dotti at Lakeviewcommunity@FrontierNet.net or leave your article in the church office mailbox.
Mission Share Focus for August: Toiletries, paper products, laundry detergent, peanut butter, Jelly, and tuna fish.
Finance Committee Meeting – Monday, August 20, 6:45 PM (please note time change), Founders’ Room
“All Things New” Sacred Dance Camp – Dance Camp #2: Ages 4-10 are invited to attend August 21-23 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Also, we are still in need of one volunteer for Thursday, August 23. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
No Sunday School at Lakeview during Summer – Classes resume on RALLY DAY, September 9.
Yearly Schedules for Nursery Attendants, Sound System Operation, Greeters, Prayer Leaders, and Worship Assistants are being prepared for distribution at the end of August. Schedules run from September 2018 to September 2019. If you do not wish to have your name listed on one of the schedules, please let the church secretary know.
Buildings & Grounds Committee – Chris Dorland has decided to step down as Chair of the Buildings & Grounds Committee, but will continue serving as a member of the committee. We are looking for someone to fill the important role of Committee Chair, as well as volunteers who would be willing to help as members of the committee. The B&G Committee is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of our property. It works with a budget approved by the Consistory to keep our facilities in good condition to support our service in His name. It is a challenging and rewarding experience and a great opportunity to become better acquainted with our members and friends. Contact Pastor Steven for more information and to respond to this calling. Thank you.
Flowers in the Sanctuary are from Jan Mahon in memory of loved ones.