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West Side Presbyterian Church Commitment Sunday October 28, 2018

10:15 am Service

Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. -I Peter 4:8-9 And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. -Hebrews 10:24-25

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. -I Peter 4:10 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit, and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. -I Corinthians 12:4-7 Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To Him belongs the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. -I Peter 4:11 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith. -James 2:18 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. -II Corinthians 9:6-7

~ The Preparation for the Word ~ PRELUDE

Scherzo in E Major

Eugène Gigout

WORDS OF WELCOME *CALL TO WORSHIP Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised Your name, O God, like Your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth. The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases. God’s mercies never come to an end. The mercies of God are new every morning. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised. *OPENING SONGS 376

Psalm 48:1, 10

Lamentations 3:22-23

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

The Love of God Never Changes (see music handout)

HYFRYDOL

David Opderbeck

BIDDING PRAYER PRAYER OF CONFESSION ASSURANCE OF PARDON PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE THE LORD’S PRAYER HYMN 589 Our Father, Which Art in Heaven

WEST INDIAN FOK MELODY

~ The Proclamation of the Word ~ NEW TESTAMENT LESSON

SERMON

I Peter 4:7-11 The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Serving Together (Part One): Gifted to Give

Dave Osgood

Rev. Marc Oehler

2 * The congregation may stand.

PRAYERS FOR WEST SIDE’S MISSION & MINISTRY IN 2019 ~ The Response to the Word ~ ANTHEM

Sing Ye Praises

Aaron Copland

Sing ye praises to our King and Ruler! Sing! Come and hear, all ye folk, come and hear my praises. God doth bless all the earth, bringeth peace and comfort. Shout unto God, all ye folk, shout unto God your praises. Come and praise God, all ye folk! Shout and praise God, all ye folk! Kristine DiMauro-Gonzalez, soprano Apryl Helder, mezzo-soprano Kyle Cottrell, tenor David Langan, bass-baritone

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS NEW MEMBERS Amy Brown Michele & Dave Castellano Toby & Tom Graham Amy Maloof Cathy Newman Susan & David Opderbeck Mary Scro QUESTIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS: 1) Do you trust in the love and grace of God and desire to follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? 2) Relying upon the Holy Spirit, will you be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, and a committed member of West Side Presbyterian Church? 3

COMMITMENT AND BLESSING OF CONGREGATION We the members of West Side Presbyterian Church believe that each one of you is a special part of this congregation. We support and encourage your commitment to Christ. May you grow in body, mind and spirit, learning from your successes as well as failures. We promise to support you in word and deed, with love and prayer. May you know God’s richest blessing as you seek to serve Him as faithful members of this Church.

*RESPONSE OF FAITH IN SONG (see music handout) This I Believe

Ben Fielding, Matt Crocker

PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES, OFFERINGS, PLEDGES AND PRAYERS HYMN 420

God of Grace and God of Glory

CWM RHONDDA

During the singing of our final hymn, the ushers will invite you to come forward to present today’s offering, and to dedicate your pledge cards and prayer cards to the glory of God. We celebrate what God is doing in and through us.

~ The Sending ~ INVITATION *CHARGE AND BLESSING *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving Thee whom we adore, serving Thee whom we adore. 4

CWM RHONDDA

The Choir will recess following the Congregational Response, and the congregation is invited to follow downstairs to DePhillips Hall for the brunch. All are welcome. ******* Our worship has ended. May our service to God and others continue.

Greeters: We thank Beverly Fitzgerald and Caroline Barr for greeting today. Procession of Worship Elements: The worship elements are being carried in this morning by members of the Stewardship Committee. Lay Leadership: We thank Dave Osgood for his 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: Flowers are 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: Coffee hour will be held in DePhillips Hall today. We thank all those who contributed their gifts to coffee hour this morning: Donna Burdick and Marion Strauch. Visitor Information Bags are available in the Narthex. If you are visiting with us today, please feel free to take one. 5

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. 6

West Side Presbyterian Church Varian Fry Way, 6 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)

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

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West Side Presbyterian Church Varian Fry Way, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-652-1966 • www.westside.org

Staff Directory Ordained Staff The Reverend Marc Oehler Pastor and Head of Staff, ext. 101 [email protected] The Reverend Penny Hogan Associate Pastor, ext. 102 [email protected]

The Reverend Liz Junod Pastoral Associate (part-time), ext. 103 [email protected]

Program Staff Deborah Holden-Holloway Minister of Music, ext. 105 [email protected]

Erik Eickhoff Associate Minister of Music [email protected] Eric Hufschmid Worship and Music Leader Contemporary Worship [email protected] Pat McGlade Faith Community Nurse, ext. 104 [email protected] Carol Bialkowski Director of Communications, ext. 112 [email protected]

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Office Staff Carolyn Conetta Financial Manager, ext. 109 [email protected] Deidre M. DiMauro Executive Administrative Assistant, ext. 108 [email protected] Esmé Elkins Children’s Ministry Coordinator Ext. 129 [email protected] Anne Lee Executive Administrative Assistant, ext. 100 [email protected]

Building and Grounds Staff Gib Warren Clive Stewart Ruben Rosario

West Side Nursery School Melissa Bangash Executive Director, ext. 106 [email protected] Cindy Hardt Administrative Assistant, ext. 107 [email protected]