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.

July 21, 2019                                                                                                    10:00 AM

  Our Approach to God

 

Welcome and Announcements 

Prelude 

*Call to Worship (responsive reading)                                                      -from Psalm 105 (ESV)

            Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!  Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,

He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations.  Praise the Lord!                                                          

Opening Prayer 

 *Opening Hymn #352                        “Blessed Be the Name”                                        vv. 1, 3, 4 

Call to Confession  

Prayer of Confession

Eternal God, we confess that often we have failed to be an obedient church: we have not done your will; we have broken your law;  we have rebelled against your love; we have not loved our neighbors;
we have not heard the cry of the needy.  
Forgive us, we pray.  Free us for joyful obedience.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.   Amen. 
 

Words of Assurance                                                                      -from Ezekiel 36:25-26, NRSV

       I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.  A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.             

Baptism of Easton Edward Longwell 

Meaning of Baptism  

Vows 

*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,  He descended to the dead.   On the third day he rose again.  He ascended into heaven,  and 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. 

Baptism                                                                                                                                               

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. 

Monthly Mission                                         Sojourner House                                         

The Word of God in Proclamation  

Scripture                                              1 Kings 17:17-24 (Page 311)                                            

                                                               This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God. 

Sermon 

Hymn of Response #228                    “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”                          vv. 1, 3, 4                                       

Our Response to God 

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 #2                                      “How Great Thou Art”                                 vv. 1, 3, 4

          A special collection will be received during the singing of this hymn for our Monthly Mission, Sojourner House.

*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

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

Nursery CareThe Lakeview Nursery is not staffed during the summer months, but the Nursery is available if you wish to use it.  Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in our worship services.  Please feel free to walk to the rear of the Sanctuary to calm a child, if necessary.  For our Sacred Dance Camp presentation on July 28, Nursery care will be provided during the worship service.  (Regular Nursery care resumes on RALLY DAY, September 8.) 

Baptism Today we hold a Sacrament of Baptism for Easton Edward Longwell, son of Rachel and Christopher Longwell, and grandson of Grieg & Terry Quetschenbach.   Please join the family in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and cake after worship to welcome Easton into our Lakeview church family.

Monthly Mission for JulyFor decades, Sojourner House and Wilson Commencement Park have been providing shelter, structure, and stability for our community’s most vulnerable women and families.  Now, united under one name, Sojourner Home, the two combined organizations help hundreds of women and children each year move from struggle to success. The Home’s life-changing programs give women and families the tools they need to recover their strength, rebuild their lives, and rediscover hope following trauma, abuse, and homelessness.  Please consider contributing to this organization this morning.

Coffee Hour – Today’s hostess for the Coffee Hour is Pat Palumbo.  Dates are still available to host the Sunday Coffee Hour.  Beverages are provided by Lakeview; snacks are optional.  Sign-up sheet is located on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf July FocusApplesauce—larger jars as well as single serve cups are needed at Maiden Lane.  Be sure to check out the clues posted near the parking lot exit and see if you can guess what our “August Challenge” focus item will be.  A new clue will be added each week.

Mission Share Outreach Center July Focus:  The need continues for toiletries, paper, and personal hygiene products. Volunteers are wanted and welcomed!

B&G – Maintenance of Lakeview Gardens Please check out the sign-up sheet in the narthex and sign up to help maintain the church gardens—only one date remains.

Sacred Dance CampsLakeview Community Church will

hold its second FREE  dance camp  July 23-25 for ages 8+.  

Time:  9:00 AM to 12 Noon.  Talk to Joanna Rodriguez if you are interested in volunteering!   (Joanna.n.rodriguez@gmail.com)

Pastor Steven and his family will be on vacation from August 5-18. They will be traveling to visit family and friends in Michigan and Illinois. If you need pastoral care during this time, please contact our elders, Sherry Romanczyk, Don Barry, Dianne Pettifer, or Don Montesano.

Lakeviewer” – Articles for the August newsletter are due today so that the Lakeviewer can be distributed on July 28.   Articles may be emailed to Dotti at Lakeviewchurch3@gmail.com or left in the office mailbox.  If you have already submitted your article, please disregard this notice.
 

 Flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are from Jim & Laurie Raymond in celebration of the birthday of Jessica Uhler.

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