A Congregation of the Reformed Church in America

Sunday Outside Worship Service -
Sunday School - will resume at a later date
Coffee & refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the Worship Service when we return to normal


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.

LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY CHURCH

  A Congregation of the Reformed Church in America

 Our Life, Ministry, and Mission:  To Have Hearts Centered on Christ and Hearts Open to our Neighbors

  OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE 

    August 9, 2020                                                             10:00 AM

 Welcome to all who worship with us this morning!

Please turn off all cell phones and pagers.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Lakeview is not offering Nursery Service at this time.

To reduce the risk of virus transmission, we will not be collecting an offering during the worship service.  Instead, please consider placing your offerings in the special offering box at the designated station, or sending your contribution by mail. 

Thank you for joining us for our fourth outside worship service this summer.  Mask wearing is strongly encouraged and we ask that you maintain six feet of social distancing between family units.  You are welcome to sit with someone else if you mutually agree.  The worship service will still be livestreamed from inside if outside worship is canceled due to rain and is available for everyone to view from home.

There will be no Coffee Hour inside after the Service.

Announcements

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf:  Lakeview received $420.00 in donations to the Good Shelf on August 2.  We’re off to a fantastic start towards our goal of $2000.

Mission Share Outreach Center is asking for donations of boxed cereal at this time.  A box will be placed at our Sunday worship services to collect your donations, and Rob McCulloch will deliver your donations weekly.

Vacation/Professional Development:  Pastor Steven and his family will be away from August 24-September 6.  If you have a concern or question during this time, please contact one of the Elders:  Don Montesano, Don Barry, Dianne Pettifer, or Julie Hettel.

Lakeview Treasurer For the last two and a half years, Lynn Allhusen has faithfully served as Lakeview’s Treasurer.  On August 1, 2020, Lynn stepped down, and Celeste Pawlicki began serving as treasurer. We thank Lynn for her many hours of service, and we thank Celeste for offering to serve as Treasurer!  Please pray that God would bless them both in this transition.  Because she will be serving as Treasurer, Celeste will be stepping down as Financial Co-Secretary. Therefore, we are in need of a volunteer who can serve as Finance Secretary alongside Linda Viney. If you are interested, or have any questions about what the position entails, please contact Linda Viney.

   WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS

Preaching:  Charlie Tijjou and Pastor Steven Rodriguez

                        Rejoice! And Praise Band Leader:  Kevin Griffith

                       Livestream Specialist: Ted Pawlicki

  Order of Worship

  This is the day that the Lord has made.

Our Approach to God

 Welcome and Announcements 

*Opening Song         

“I Will Enter His Gates”                   -Leona Von Brethorst, 1976 Maranatha! Music

 I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart,

 I will enter His courts with praise.

 I will say this is the day that the Lord has made;

 I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

 

 He has made me glad, He has made me glad,

 I will rejoice for He has made me glad. (Repeat)

 

*Call to Worship                                                                                        -Psalm 47:1-2, 5-6, NRSV

Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy.
For the LORD, the Most High, is awesome, a great king over all the earth.
God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.  

*Opening Prayer

Songs of Praise

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.

 

“Day by Day”               -Stephen Schwartz 1971 Herald Square/New Cadenza Music

Day by day, day by day, oh dear Lord three things I pray:

To see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly,

Follow thee more nearly, day by day. (Repeat)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession                                           -from Psalm 130, NRSV

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.

Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;  my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning. 

Words of Assurance                                                                                        -from Psalm 130, NRSV

O Israel, hope in the LORD!  For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with

him is great power to redeem.  It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities. 

 The Word of God in Proclamation 

Scripture Reading                               James 2:14-26 (ESV)

14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.  18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God. 

Sermon                                

 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                                     “Give You Glory”                            -Jeremy Camp

We have raised a thousand voices just to lift your holy name.

And we will raise thousands more to sing of your beauty in this place.

Non can even fathom, no not one define your worth.

As we marvel in Your presence to the ends of the earth.

Chorus: We give You glory, lifting up our hands and singing Holy.

               You alone are worthy, we just want to touch Your heart,

Lord, touch Your heart.

               Glory, lifting up our voices singing holy, You alone are worthy,

               We just want to touch Your heart, Lord, touch your heart.

As we fall down before You, with our willing hearts we seek,

In the greatness of Your glory, it’s so hard to even speak.

There is nothing we can offer, no nothing can replay.

So we give you all our praises, and lift our voice to sing.

    Chorus

Bridge:  Our hope is drenched in You.    Our faith has been renewed.

                 We trust in Your every word. Nothing else can even measure up to You.

Chorus (repeat) 

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 Am Making All Things New”         Wendell Kimbrough;

                                                                    © 2016 Wendell Kimbrough, CCLI Song #7100079

Then I saw the heavens open, for the former things were past.

And I heard my Savior singing:  “I have come for you, at last!

I will wipe away death’s sorrow; you will no more cry or grieve.

To the thirsty I give healing; from the spring of life come drink!”

          Chorus:  For behold, I am making all things new!

                       Write this down; ev’ry word is true.

                       Tell the world what I came to do:  I am making all things new!           

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Then I saw God’s holy city, New Jerusalem, descend. 

And a voice announced with splendor, “I will dwell with you, my friends! 

I will be your God forever; you will never leave my side. 

You were always my beloved; now, at last, you’ll be my Bride!”

         Chorus

We will no more fear the darkness, and the night will be like day;

For the Lamb in all His beauty, like a torch, will light our way.

And the gates of that great city never close to those who come;

Every nation brings its glory to our new creation home!

          Chorus

*Benediction  

*Postlude   

        Thank you for sharing in the life of Lakeview Community Church.   May God’s richest blessings be with you!

 

 

 

Long Pond in Winter by Jim Montanus