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

Ascension Sunday

May 13, 2018                                                                                                                            10:00 AM

  Our Approach to God

Welcome and Announcements


Choral Introit                         “We Have Come to Worship the Lord”                -Yannerella

*Opening Hymn #595                       “Lead On, O King Eternal”                             

*Call to Worship (responsive reading)                                                            -Psalm 47:5-8, NIV

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
             the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.
            Sing praises to God, sing praises;
            sing praises to our King, sing praises.
            For God is the King of all the earth;
            sing to him a psalm of praise.
           God reigns over the nations;
           God is seated on his holy throne.
*Opening Praye

*Praise Songs


Lord, prepare me    To be a sanctuary;

Pure and holy, tried, and true    With thanksgiving,

I’ll be a living, sanctuary    For You. (Repeat)

When You come in clouds of glory,    And my work on earth is done;

How I long to hear You saying,    Faithful servant, well done.

Lord, prepare me    To be a sanctuary;

Pure and holy, tried, and true    With thanksgiving,

I’ll be a living, sanctuary    For You.

Open the Eyes of My Heart”                    -Paul Baloche © 1997 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music

        Chorus: Open the eyes of my heart, Lord,    

Open the eyes of my heart;

I want to see You, I want to see You.

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord,

Open the eyes of my heart;

I want to see You, I want to see You.

To see You high and lifted up,    Shining in the light of Your glory.

Pour out Your pow’r and love;    As we sing holy, holy, holy.

High and lifted up,    Shining in the light of Your glory.

Pour out Your pow’r and love;    As we sing holy, holy, holy.

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy,    Holy, holy, holy, I want to see You.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, you have raised Jesus from death to life and crowned him Lord of all.  We confess that we have not bowed before him or acknowledged his rule in our lives.  We have gone along with the ways of the world and failed to give him glory.  Forgive us  and raise us from sin, that we may be your faithful people, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ, who rules the world
and is head of the church, his body.   Amen.

Words of Assurance                                                                               -based on 1 John 2:1-2, NRSV

Hear the good news of the gospel:  If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
In Christ, we are forgiven!  Thanks be to God

Choral Anthem                                    “What You Gonna Preach?”            -Choplin

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        Church World Service Blankets Sunday Program           Faye Cole

The Word of God in Proclamation

Scripture                       1 Corinthians 4 (Page 993)

                     This is the Word of the Lord.    

                                                    Thanks be to God.

Sermon                                              The Scum of the World

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 #2                        “How Great Thou Art”

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

“I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”

Over the mountains and the sea,

Your river runs with love for me,

And I will open up my heart,

And let the healer set me free,

I’m happy to be in the truth,

And I will daily lift my hands,

For I will always sing of when your love came down.

    Chorus: I could sing of your love forever.

I could sing of your love forever.

I could sing of your love forever.

I could sing of your love forever.

Oh, I feel like dancing,

It’s foolishness I know,

But when the world has seen the light,

They will dance with joy like we’re dancing now.



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 Kathi KehrliPlease consider picking a date to host one or more of our Coffee Hours.  Beverages and coffee are provided by Lakeview; snacks are optional.  Sign-up sheet is located in the Fellowship Hall.


NurseryAttendants for this morning are Sheila Wolf (Mary Hart).  Nursery is located in the Fellowship Hall and is available during the worship service for children through the pre-school year.


Lakeview Prayer Group – Meeting on May 8, 10:00 AM, Sunday School Classroom


Bible Study Meeting – Meeting on May 9, 7:00 PM, Founders’ Room


Choir Rehearsal – Next rehearsal on May 9, 7:00 PM, Sanctuary.


Rejoice! Band Rehearsal – Rehearsal on May 9, 6:00 PM, Sanctuary.


Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf May FocusPork ‘n Beans and large boxes of mashed potatoes.


Mission Share May Focus Items:  Toiletry items and any other types of items (including toilet paper) are always in great demand.


Finance Committee Invites You! – Are you looking for ways to enrich your knowledge of Lakeview Community Church? Are you interested in helping to plan for the future of Lakeview?  Do you know of all the committees that are working to the glory of God for Lakeview?  Do you want to better understand about the finances of Lakeview?  If you answer yes to even one of these questions, then you will benefit from joining the Finance Committee. The Committee meets for about an hour and

a half on the second Monday of each month.  We start with a prayer, share some concerns, approve the prior meeting minutes, review the reports, work on preparing the 2019 budget, and in general oversee the well-being of Lakeview.  We also look for ways to enhance Lakeview.  This is not a committee that once you join you are “stuck” forever. You also don’t need to be a financial whiz. You just need to have a willingness to serve.  If interested, please see Pastor Steven or Linda Viney.


Greece CROP Hunger WalkJoin walkers from churches throughout Greece this afternoon

(May 6) to raise funds to “end hunger, one step at a time.”  CROP Hunger Walks support the international relief and development work of Church World Service with 25% of the proceeds

For more info about Greece’s Walk and the work CROP Hunger Walk supports, log onto: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/rochesterny/.  There is no fee to participate.  The Walk starts

and ends at Messiah Lutheran Church (4301 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece, NY). Registration is at 1:30 PM and the walk starts at 2:00 PM.  Walkers have a choice of three routes: 6, 3, or

1-mile with refreshments and rest stops available.  Hope you will join us in helping to end hunger!




Active Shooter Presentation – The Monroe County Sheriff Department will make a presentation on active shooters in public places on Thursday, May 17, at 7:00 PM, in the Hilton Parma Fire Department (120 Old Hojack Lane, Hilton).  This is open to the public. If you plan to attend, please let Linda Viney know (392-1996).

How Safe Is Your School? – Topic of Community Meeting on Saturday, May 19, 10:00-11:00 AM, at Lakeview Community Church, hosted by D&C Reporter, Megan Finnerty – Guest:  Greece Chief of Police, Patrick Phelan.  Open to Community – No Pre-Registration Fee and No Admission Fee.  All are invited!

Flower Calendar A few dates are still available for you to sign up to purchase flowers for the Sanctuary on Sundays.  Please check the calendar and sign up.  The present calendar runs through February 24 of 2019.

Communion will be offered at Lakeview on May 20.  Pastor Steven and the Elders are available to serve communion to those unable to receive it at church.  If you wish to have communion served at your residence, please call Pastor Steven or one of the Elders (Becky Hibbard, Sherry Romanczyk, Don Barry, or Dianne Pettifer).

foster BlogBill & Betty Foster will be traveling in Europe during the month of May on a Viking River Cruise.  Bill is setting up a blog for friends interested in seeing where they are. You can visit http://billbettyblog.blogspot.com between May 8 and May 25 to see their latest updates.

           Flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are for the Glory of God!