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.

November 18, 2018                                                                            10:00 AM

Welcome and Announcements 


Choral Introit                        “We Gather Together”                        -arr. Graham

*Opening Hymn #373             “Praise the Lord, His Glories Show”                      

*Call to Worship (responsive reading)                                   — 1 Peter 1:3-5 

Alleluia! Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He has given us new life and hope.
He has raised Jesus from the dead.
God has claimed us as his own.
He has brought us out of darkness.
He has made us light to the world.
Alleluia! Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 *Opening Prayer                                                

*Praise Songs 

“Come, Now Is the Time To Worship”        Brian Doerksen (c) 1998 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing

       Come, now is the time to worship

       Come, now is the time to give your heart

       Come, just as you are to worship

       Come, just as you are before your God


      One day every tongue will confess You are God

      One day every knee will bow

      Still the greatest treasure remains for those

      Who gladly choose You now.

Willingly we choose to surrender our lives

Willingly our knees will bow

With all our heart, soul, mind, and strength

We gladly choose You now.

“My Life Is In You, Lord”                      -Daniel Gardner © 1986 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music

My life is in You, Lord;

My strength is in You, Lord;

My hope is in You, Lord;

In You, it’s in You. 

My life is in You, Lord;

My strength is in You, Lord;

My hope is in You, Lord;

In You, it’s in You.

I will praise You with all of my life,

I will praise You with all of my strength,

With all of my life, with all of my strength.

All of my hope is in You.

You, it’s in You, in You.—   

Call to Confession 

Prayer of Confession             

Almighty God, n raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death.  We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death.  We overlook the poor and the hungry and pass by those who mourn;
we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak and abuse the earth you made.  Forgive us, God of mercy.  Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen.

Words of Assurance 

When you were dead in trespasses, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.   He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.                                                              

Choral Anthem                              “Thankful”                        –Sager, Foster, Page, arr. Hayes

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 – Journey Home

  The Word of God in Proclamation

Scripture                                       1 Corinthians 15 (Page 1001)

                                                        This is the Word of the Lord.

        Thanks be to God.                                               

Sermon           The Witness of the Resurrection, Part II                                                

  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. 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 #295          “I Know that My Redeemer Lives”                          

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, forever.  Amen.   

*Closing Song

“My Lord, He is the Fairest of the Fair”  -Joan Parsons  Copyright 1978  Thankyou Music

 My Lord, He is the fairest of the fair,

 He is the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star.

 His love is written deep within my heart,

 He is the never ending fountain of everlasting life.

 And He lives, He lives, He lives, He lives in me. (Repeat) 



  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 Sheila Williams.  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 Hour  – Hostess for this morning’s Coffee Hour is Sheila Williams

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.

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf November Focus:  All kinds of soups (including cream soups and low sodium soups) and hot cereals.

Praise Band  Rehearsal – Wednesday, November 21, 6:00 PM, Sanctuary

NO Choir Rehearsal – Wednesday November 21 

A special Thank You to Anita Roach for speaking on behalf of The Journey Home today. 

Heating Awareness: It’s that time of the year where things are getting chilly and we start to turn the heat on again. To help save on heating costs, please make sure to keep the doors inside the church building shut so that each room is only being heated as much as necessary.

Mission Share

Lakeview has been asked to provide 150 cans of fruit (about 15 ounce size), as our contribution to the holiday food baskets. PLEASE consider buying a few extra cans of fruit when you shop in the next 2 weeks. Rob McCulloch will be counting the cans and delivering them.

Also, there is a desperate need for toilet paper, shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Mission Share is blessed by our support!

We have been in touch with Mission Share about sponsoring a family at Christmas again this year. The program is called “Christmas Hope”. We will be taking care of a family of 4 or 5 people. They will have a Christmas wish list that will be available for people to shop for. We also supply a complete dinner for the family and there will be a list of items to donate.

     Thank you for your help        Mission Share Team – Bob Van Alstyne, Colleen Dox-Griffith, Angela Marshall & Sherry Romanczyk

Spaghetti Dinner Volunteer Meeting.   We are gearing up for our 2019 Spaghetti Dinner, which will take place on February 9th, 2019. We will have our first volunteer meeting on Sunday, December 2, after the service. Come ready to share ideas and jump in to serve. See you there!

Ladies Christmas TeaDecember 2, 2018, 3:00-5:00, Sign-up in the Narthex 

Pot Luck Dinner and Annual Meeting will be December 7, 2018 @ 6:00pm.

Committee Chairs – please submit your Annual Report to the church office by Sunday, November 25. 

Salvation Army – the date for our participation in the bell ringing is December 8, Sign up in the Narthex

Christmas Poinsettias – Order forms are available for Christmas Poinsettias.  Last day to place an order is December 2.  See Pat Palumbo for forms.

Flowers in the Sanctuary are from Linda Viney Happy Thanksgiving!