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.

May 26, 2019                                                                                       10:00 AM

 Our Approach to God 

Welcome and Announcements 


*Call to Worship (responsive reading)                                            -1 Chronicles 29:10-13, NIV

Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, 

for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 

Opening Prayer 

 *Opening Hymn #345             “Crown Him with Many Crowns 

Call to Confession 

Prayer of Confession

            Risen Christ, reign in our hearts.  Please dispel our darkness,  break the bonds of sin, and bring us from doubt to belief, from selfishness to service, from domination to freedom, from brokenness to wholeness, and from death to life.  Amen.                                                                      

Words of Assurance                                                                                     -from Romans 6 (ESV)

       Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.  We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.  For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.  So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.                                                                       

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.

  The Word of God in Proclamation  

Scripture                                                  John 21:15-19 (Page 946)

                                                              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 #560                      “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”

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 #687                                      “God of Our Fathers”                               vv. 1, 3, 4 



    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.

Nursery CareToday’s Nursery Attendant is Joan Marvin.  Nursery Care is available for children through the pre-school year.  Although nursery care is provided during the worship service, children are welcome and encouraged to participate in our worship services.

Coffee HourToday’s hostess for the Coffee Hour is Faye Cole.  Dates are available to host the Sunday Coffee Hour.  Please stop by the sign-up sheet located on the table in the Fellowship Hall and pick a date to host this special time of fellowship.  Beverages are provided by Lakeview; snacks are optional.

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf May Focus:  Canned chili, hash, or stew. They also are grateful for reusable shopping bags.  June FocusJelly (and jam) and canned pasta.  In both instances smaller containers are better.

Mission Share Outreach Center May Focus:  Toiletries, paper, and personal hygiene products. Volunteers are wanted and welcomed!  Please consider volunteering for a few hours each week, or a few hours each month.

Dramatic Reading Thank you to everyone who signed up to participate in our dramatic readings on Sunday mornings.  If you’re still deliberating on joining this group, the sign-up sheet is still posted on the bulletin board in the narthex.

B&G – Lawn Mowing Lakeview Community Church is looking for volunteers to help with the lawn mowing this season.  If you are interested, please contact Geoff Pettifer or Mark Gill.

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.

Let’s enjoy the beautiful place where God gathers us for worship! On Sunday, June 23, we will be celebrating an outdoor worship service. Immediately after the service, we will enjoy a potluck lunch outside. (If it rains, we’ll just worship inside like we usually do and enjoy a potluck dinner inside.) If you are interested in helping with this event, please join us after church on Sunday, May 19, for a volunteer planning meeting. What a great way to enjoy God’s creation and increase our visibility in the community. Invite your friends and neighbors, and see you there!

LakeviewerArticles for the June Lakeviewer are due today! 

Mass Text List We are exploring the possibility of creating a mass text phone number list. If people sign up to be on the list, they would receive instant notifications about snow cancellation, prayer requests, event announcements, and other important communications about the church. If you would be interested in being a part of a mass text list, please email Pastor Steven at steven.m.rodriguez@gmail.com           

Lakeview Summer School for Adults Starting on June 2, an adult Summer School class will meet on Sunday mornings for ten weeks at 9:00 AM in one of the classrooms.  This informal study group will be dedicated to the continuing exploration and discussion of biblical topics, our faith, and the world we live in.  Contact Person: Don Montesano.  Additional info published in the June newsletter. 

Publicity Team Things are happening at Lakeview, and we need to get the word out!  We are looking for a group of people who would be interested in forming a publicity team.  This team would serve by making promotional materials, writing press releases for local newspapers, making and boosting social media posts, making signs, and generally getting the word out to our community about everything happening at Lakeview.  If you are interested, have gifts or ideas for this, and would like to help, please contact Pastor Steven or the Chair of our Outreach Committee, Bob Van Alstyne.  

Recycling and Trash Disposal – Lakeview has a new waste disposal service, Casella Waste Services.  Trash will be picked up on each Monday and recycling will be picked up on every other Monday.  Please make sure that all recycling products have a mark on the bottom which shows that the item can be recycled (plastic wrap and bubble wrap are not recyclable).  All items without the “recycling mark” should be placed in the trash. Thank you for your cooperation.

Flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are from Jan Mahon in memory of loved ones.