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.

October 20, 2019                                                              10:00 AM

    Our Approach to God 

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude                                                       “Prelude in C”                                              -J. L. Krebs 

Choral Introit                             “O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord”                  -Hal H. Hopson                         

*Opening Hymn #69                  “Standing on the Promises of God”                     

*Call to Worship (responsive reading)                                                                   -Isaiah 43, ESV

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, for I give water in the  wilderness, rivers in the desert,

to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.

*Opening Prayer                                                               

*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.   

            “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”                                                   –George Matheson

O love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee;

I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow

may richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way, I yield my flickering torch to thee;

My heart restores its borrowed ray, that in thy sunshine’s blaze its day

may brighter fairer be. 

O joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee;

I trace the rainbow through the rain, and feel the promise is not vain

that morn shall tearless be.

O cross that liftest up my head, I dare not ask to fly from thee;

I lay in dust life’s glory dead, and from the ground there blossoms red

life that shall endless be. 

Call to Confession 

Prayer of Confession

Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our sinfulness, our short comings, and our offenses against you.  You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love.  Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you. Forgive our sins, and help us to live in your light and walk in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior.   Amen. 

Words of Assurance                                                            -based on Isaiah 43, 2 Corinthians 5, ESV
              I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.  All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

Choral Anthem           “As the Deer”    -Martin Nystrom; arr. John F. Wilson;   ©1994 Maranatha! Music

Offertory                                      “Gavotte”           -S. Wesley                                                                                                                                           

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                             SAVING GRACE MINISTRIES                      Ed McMaster 

 The Word of God in Proclamation

Scripture                                         2 Kings 4:8-37

                                                          This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God. 

Sermon                                                 “GOD OF RESURRECTION” 

 Our Response to God                                             

*Confession of Faith                                  The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,  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 #161                  “Breathe on Me, Breath of 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.  

*Closing Song “Ten Thousand Reasons (Bless the Lord)        -Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

          Chorus:   Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul;  worship His holy name.

Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship Your holy Name.

The sun comes up, there’s a new day dawning,

It’s time to sing your song again.

Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me.

Let me be singing when the evening comes.

          Chorus

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger.

Your name is great and Your heart is kind.

For all Your goodness I will keep on singing.

Ten Thousand reasons for my heart to find.

           Chorus

And on that day, when my strength is failing,

The end draws near.  And my time has come;

Still, my soul will sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years and then forever more.

           Last Chorus:  Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul; worship His holy name.

                                           Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship Your holy name.

                                           Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul; Worship His holy name.

                                           Sing like never before, O My soul; I’ll worship Your holy name.

                                           Worship Your holy name, Lord, I’ll worship Your holy name.

A special collection will be received during the singing of this song for our Monthly Mission, Saving Grace Ministries.

*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 CareToday’s Nursery Attendant is Debbie Gill. Nursery care is available during the worship service 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.  Please feel free to walk to the rear of the Sanctuary to calm a child, if necessary.

Thank you to Ed McMaster for speaking to us this morning on behalf of Saving Grace Ministries. Its mission is to provide a smooth transition to community life for men and women recently released from a correctional facility, by providing a highly structured program based on Christian principles.

Today, the Community Life Committee invites everyone to a special program in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service.  We are hosting a pot-luck lunch and Don Barry will share some history about our “New Sanctuary” which was built in the late 50’s.  Please join us!

          ANNUAL CARE GROUP MEETING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 7:00 PM

This year, we’d like to explore ways that we can grow together in our stories of faith.

I Thessalonians 5:11 says: “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up,

                                                  just as you are doing.”  

Are there ways that we can support each other simply by knowing the other person better?  The first part of our Care Group meeting will be focused on answering this question together. There will also be a time for sharing any general questions, concerns, and feedback you may have.

See you there Tuesday!

Lakeviewer” articles are due todayPlease email your articles to lakeviewchurch3@gmail.com.

Praise Band Rehearsal on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Buildings & Grounds Committee Meetings – Future meetings will be held on Wednesdays at  7:00 PM in the Founders’ Room.  Next meeting:  November 20.

Choir RehearsalThursday, October 24, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf October Focus:  Dry pasta in any shape (spaghetti, penne, rigatoni, macaroni, etc.).  One-pound boxes are preferred.

Mission Share Outreach Center October Focus:  Mission Share is doing a different program for Thanksgiving this year.  Lakeview has been asked for 600 jars or cans of turkey gravy (10.2-ounce jars or 12-ounce cans).  Rather than sponsor dinner for a family, they are collecting various items of food and assembling and passing them out at the Mission Share office.  Everything collected is to be at the Center by November 7. I believe we can do this.  Thank you, Bob Van Alstyne (Mission Share Rep., Outreach Team)

Community Life Events – Future Pot-Luck Luncheons

***We are asking Bill Foster to speak about the cross in the sanctuary and how it was made.  This       date to be announced.

***Another program will be about the Lewis/Worboys family history and how this land was  donated for a Protestant church in this area.  Date to be announced.  We look forward to these events and hope to see you there.  Your Community Life Committee

Coat Drive Time to look in your closets & see if you have any FALL or WINTER COATS to donate!  The Greece Performing Arts Society is sponsoring their second “Coat Drive” during the month of October. A large decorated container has been placed in the narthex to place clean, gently worn coats of all sizes (baby – adult!). These donations will go to MISSION SHARE and will help our neighbors in need.  Contact Person:  JoAnn Kehrli-Merlau

Address Changes: 

   Sophie Purdy – Mary S. Purdy, Grande Ville Senior Living Community,

  Frank Imo – 5 Peckham Street, Rochester, NY  14621 (FrankImo88@Yahoo.com)

   Flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are from the Raymonds  for the birthday of Rachel Mastradonato.

 

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