22 Mar. 2009 Bulletin
OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Introit “She Will Be Called Blessed”
Call to Worship: from the 6th chapter of the book of Wisdom
Wisdom is glorious and never fades away.
TO THINK THEREFORE UPON HER IS THE PERFECTION OF WISDOM.
The very true beginning of her is the desire of discipline and the care of discipline is love.
LOVE IS THE KEEPING OF HER LAW AND GIVING HEED UNTO HER LAWS IS THE ASSURANCE OF INCORRUPTION.
And incorruption draws us near to God.
*Hymn 381 “Open My Eyes, That I May See”
Let us be before our God in silence. Unison Prayer: WE OFFER A SPIRIT OF HUMILITY AND CONTRITE HEART BEFORE YOU O WISDOM GOD. WE BID THE BREATH OF YOUR SPIRIT MOVE WITHIN US, THE POWER OF YOUR SPIRIT SURROUND US TO PROTECT AND TO GUARD US, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF YOUR SPIRIT TO MOVE US TO RIGHT ACTION. AS YOU HOVERED ABOVE THE WATERS IN THE DAY OF CREATION, SO BE WITH US NOW, AS WE JOIN YOU IN CO-CREATING, RENEWING AND HEALING YOUR EARTH AND THE HUMAN FAMILY YOU HAVE MADE AND CALLED YOUR OWN.
LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US.
CHRIST HAVE MERCY UPON US.
LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US.
A Word of Assurance
The Summary of the Law (Mark 12:29-31)
This is the first commandment:
HEAR O ISRAEL,
THE LORD OUR GOD,
THE LORD IS ONE!
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE
THE LORD YOUR GOD
WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
WITH ALL YOUR MIND,
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.
This is the second commandment.
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
There is no greater commandment than these.
Anthem “O Perfect Love” J. Barnby
THE WORD OF GOD
*Responsive Reading: A Virtuous Woman Proverbs 31
*Gloria Patri (Hymn No. 623)
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER
AND TO THE SON
AND TO THE HOLY GHOST.
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING,
IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE,
WORLD WITHOUT END, AMEN, AMEN!
The Presentation of the 2009 Women of Valor Awards
Deborah Siciargo, Helen Zavaliy, Erma Rolle
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
Doxology (625) and Prayer
PRAISE GOD FROM ALL WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW;
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW;
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS;
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST.
A Time of Giving Thanks & Praise
The Prayer of the People & the Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn 556 “Now Thank We All Our God”
*Response to the Benediction
*Please stand if you are able.
The flowers gracing the sanctuary are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of my dear brother, Dr. Paul Bollmeyer from Lori Honor and to honor the Women of Valor: Deborah Siciargo, Helen Zavaliy, Erma Rolle.
The congregation and consistory of New Utrecht Church mourns the loss of our church son and beloved friend, Robert Bounvino. Members of the church who are able are invited to pay the respects at the Aevioli Funeral Home on 65th St. and 13th Ave. this afternoon from 2-4:30 PM or this evening 7-9 PM and to join us at the Mass of the Resurrection at Regina Pacis Church on Monday at 9:30 AM. An interfaith tribute to Bob will be held in the coming weeks. To all who visited and prayed for him: our deepest thanks!
Please join us for a reception after service today in honor of our women!
Easter Memorial Listing forms are available. Please return them no later than Palm Sunday.