West Side Presbyterian Church Healing & Wholeness Service November 11, 2018
10:15 am Service
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 2:5
~ The Preparation for the Word ~ PRELUDE
Pastorale, BWV 590 I. Siciliana, II. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach
*CALL TO WORSHIP and OPENING PRAYER Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good. God’s steadfast love endures forever. Let every tongue confess the good news: Jesus Christ is Lord; glory to God! Let us pray: Merciful God, give us the same attitude as Jesus, who emptied Himself and was obedient to You all the way to His death on the cross. Make us eager to put others before ourselves, and their needs before our own. We ask this through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. *HYMN OF PRAISE 371
Lift High the Cross
CALL TO CONFESSION PRAYER OF CONFESSION Holy God, we have heard Your command to love You, to love our neighbor, and to love ourselves, yet we fall into patterns of shallow devotion, false kindness and self doubt. 2
* The congregation may stand.
The prayer continues.
We have heard Your call to do justice, to love kindness, to walk humbly with You, yet we are drawn to safety, not justice, apathy, not kindness; pacing, not walking. Hear our prayers, O God. Forgive us for what we have done and what we have left undone. Hear our prayers, O God, and move us to a deeper trust and a more faithful action. KYRIE
ASSURANCE OF PARDON *GLORIA PATRI
*THE PEACE ANNOUNCEMENTS
~ The Proclamation of the Word ~ NEW TESTAMENT LESSON
Philippians 2:1-11 The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Healing & Wholeness
Rev. Penny Hogan
SILENT PRAYER Sit prayerfully with whatever emerges for you in the silence, trust the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide you, and be open to how this is part of God’s healing. ~ The Response to the Word ~ LITANY OF HEALING AND WHOLENESS Christ of the cross, we come to You...For You alone can make us whole. INVITATION TO ANOINTING When you are ready, we invite you to do one or both of the following as a way of remembering your connection to God’s healing love and power: 1) continue to spend time in prayer, 2) come to one of our anointing stations to receive a blessing and anointing. As the anointing concludes, please remain seated and join in singing the hymn. HYMN 362
I Love the Lord, Who Heard My Cry
PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS OFFERTORY ANTHEM
For His Mercy Endureth Forever
O give thanks unto the LORD, for His mercy endureth forever, give thanks unto the God of Gods, for His mercy endureth forever. To Him who alone doeth wonders, to Him that by wisdom made the heavens, the sun to rule by night; O give thanks unto the LORD for His mercy endureth forever. 4
The Anthem continues.
To Him who hath remembered us, and redeemed us from our enemies, who led His people through the wilderness, and hath remembered us in our low estate. O give thanks unto Him for He is good. O ye servants of the LORD, sing praises unto His name; O give thanks unto the God of heaven, for His mercy endureth forever. adapted from Psalm 136
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Christ, all people here below; praise Holy Spirit evermore; praise Triune God, whom we adore. Amen. *PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
~ The Sending ~ *HYMN 429
Lord, You Give the Great Commission
*CHARGE & BLESSING *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE
Spirit of the Living God
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. POSTLUDE
Douglas E. Wagner
You are welcome to listen to the Postlude. If you are leaving before it is finished, please do so quietly. ******* Our worship has ended. May our service to God and others continue.
Greeters: We thank Jane Clementi for greeting today. Procession of Worship Elements: The worship elements are being carried in this morning by West Side veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Lay Leadership: We thank Buff Sachtler for her leadership in worship today. If you are interested in being a lay reader during the 10:15 am Sunday service, please contact Lucy Ianacone ([email protected]
; 201-445-6824). Sanctuary Flowers: Requesting flowers is a wonderful way to remember a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. If you wish to dedicate flowers, please contact Russell Clark ([email protected]
; 201 788-5968). Coffee Hour: Please stay after the service to enjoy fellowship and refreshments in the Narthex. We thank Anita Jones and Marion Strauch for helping with coffee hour this morning. Visitor Information Bags are available in the Narthex. If you are visiting with us today, please feel free to take one.
Worship Values, Practices and Information Congregational participation is the hallmark of Reformed Worship. Hymns, responses, corporate prayers and readings belong to you, the people and express the voice of the individual and the larger body of the Church. We hope the following notes will help you to join us in our liturgy. •
An asterisk (*) indicates the congregation may stand.
Boldface type signifies congregational participation.
First and final stanzas of hymns are usually sung in unison, middle stanzas in parts.
• Share your prayer concerns on the cards provided in the pew rack. Ushers will collect the cards during the announcements. • Those arriving after the Call to Worship begins will be seated during the next hymn or the passing of the peace. If you must leave the Sanctuary during worship, please wait in the Narthex until the next hymn, the passing of the peace or the doxology before returning to your seat. Please help us protect and care for our beautiful worship space. Food and beverages, with the exception of closed plastic water bottles, are not allowed in the Sanctuary. •
Please turn off your cell phone before worship begins.
Large print bulletins and hymnals are available in the Narthex.
Assistive listening devices are available by contacting one of the ushers.
• Throughout the Sanctuary, there are a number of spaces available for wheelchairs. An usher will be happy to direct you. • Video of the service is available online at www.westside.org. We have live streaming video on Sunday mornings. • In case of emergency: our AED Unit is on the wall across from the reception desk and the First Aid kit is in the closet across from the reception desk. 7
West Side Presbyterian Church Serving northwest Bergen County and vicinity since 1912 Varian Fry Way, Six South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (201) 652-1966 • www.westside.org
2018 Lay Leadership of West Side Session (Elders) Class of 2018 Heidi Ahlborn Phyllis Anderson Russell Clark John Lescroart Anna Levy Katherine Montgomery John Pierce Larry Steenvoorden Andrew Steenvoorden (Youth Rep)
Class of 2019 Scott Brubaker Cindi Cheesman Wendy Dodge Jane French John Gutekunst Fred Jubitz Dennis Kim Paul Mensing Andy Roughgarden Beth Staples Anson Welch
Class of 2020 Mark Babunovic Jamie Cella Mike Chepucavage David DeFeo Scott Gavin Brian Hanse Lynn Morneweck-Fuld Jennifer Padolina
Board of Deacons Class of 2018 Caroline Barr Donna Burdick Sally Clark Harris Fleming Lisa Garvey Laura Impomeni Peter Krautle Craig Ollenschleger Ann Butler (Youth Rep) 8
Class of 2019 Janet Anderson Christina Dyer Donna Dykstra Terry Erzmoneit Angela Gutekunst Anita Jones Mary Ann Malinski Marion Strauch Miguel Torres Sora Torres
Class of 2020 Kay Chase Bill Clark Patrick Elkins Mary Ann Hoogerheyde Jan Lescroart Dave Levy Walter Lynn