Worship for June 19, 2022

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Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live stream of its worship service for Sunday, June 19, 2022. Feel free to follow the service text by scrolling down, or you may download and print the service in PDF format below. You are welcome to attend worship in person or to participate via live stream or recorded video.

Service of Worship, June 19, 2022
Second Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor


Please note that audio and video of this service are being live streamed on the Internet and will be recorded. The right rear section of the sanctuary will not be captured by any cameras. Please be aware that in other sections you may be visible at times.

:                                                                                                   Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Prelude: Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name we Raise—Powell, tune Ellers                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                        Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: based on Psalm 42                                                 Jane Kawazoe

Leader:         A deer longs for flowing streams. A honu longs for a beach in the sun.
People:        Our souls thirst for God, for the living God. When will we see God’s face?

Leader:         Do you remember joining the throng that danced to the house of God?
People:        We remember the shouts of thanksgiving and the songs of praise.

Leader:         By day the LORD shines out with steadfast love. By night God’s song is with you.
People:        Why are you cast down, my soul? Why is there turmoil within me?

Leader:         Hope in God, and praise the LORD.
People:        We will praise the author of salvation, our help and our God.

Invocation: based on Psalm 22:19-28                                                     Jane Kawazoe

Do not be far away, O LORD. O God our help, come quickly to our aid. We are beset with dangers to our lives, our health, and our hearts. Deliver us, and we will tell of your grace to those who surround us. You who do not despise the afflicted, but hear those who cry to you, will also hear the cries of praise in thanksgiving for your aid. May the poor eat and be satisfied, may all the ends of the earth remember and turn to you, that we may worship you together. Amen.

Hymn Duet with Movement #481: As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams
                                                                                                                        Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Time with the Children

Instrumental Anthem: Beethoven 7 Bagatelles Op.33 No.5                     Kanako Okita

Scripture                                                                                                    Jane Kawazoe

1 Kings 19:1-15
Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, ‘So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.’ Then he was afraid; he got up and fled for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah; he left his servant there.

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: ‘It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.’ Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, ‘Get up and eat.’ He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again. The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, ‘Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.’ He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food for forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God. At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there.

Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’

He said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’ Then the Lord said to him, ‘Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram.

Luke 8:26-39
Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had wornno clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, ‘What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me’— for Jesushad commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) Jesus then asked him, ‘What is your name?’ He said, ‘Legion’; for many demons had entered him. They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss.

Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demonsbegged Jesusto let them enter these. So he gave them permission. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenesasked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesussent him away, saying, ‘Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.’ So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.

Sermon: A Nap and a Snack                                                                Rev. Eric S Anderson

Pastoral Prayer                                                                                       Rev. Eric S Anderson

Please join me in 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. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen

Call to Offering
                                                                                        Jane Kawazoe
God comes to those in deep need. It might be through an angel, and it might be through a healer. It might be through the movement of God’s Spirit. It might be through God’s love working in us, and so we ask for this offering. Together we seek to be part of God’s work in the world. Whether you share your gift here in the church today, through a gift online, or via an envelope in the mail, let the offering now be received.

Offertory:  Meditation—Richard Williamson                                Kayleen Yuda

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

Offertory Prayer                                                                                     Jane Kawazoe

Holy One, we are not angels, and we are not Jesus. We are a part of Christ’s body, a community of caring, a society of sharing. Accept these gifts, O God, and direct them so that we truly live out your grace. Amen.

Hymn Duet and Movement #475 God’s Eye Is on the Sparrow
                                                                                                                        Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Announcements                                                                                     Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Benediction                                                                                               Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Pice Triumphant–Pensfield                                            Kayleen Yuda


Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name we Raise—Powell, tune Ellers
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams
Text published 1696 by Nahum Tate & Nicholas Brady
Tune MARTYRDOM by Hugh Wilson, 1825
Public Domain

Beethoven 7 Bagatelles Op.33 No.5
Public Domain

Meditation—Richard Williamson
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

God’s Eye Is on the Sparrow
Text by Civilla D. Martin, 1905
Tune SPARROW by Charles H. Gabriel, 1905
Public Domain

Pice Triumphant
Craig Penfield
Tune: © Lorenz Corporation (admin. by Music Services) All Rights Reserved. ASCAP Text: © 2018 Lorenz Corporation (admin. by Music Services) All Rights Reserved. ASCAP
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                                                                        Dates to Remember
Today, June 19 – Deacons meeting after worship
Today, June 19 – Father’s Day

Pastor                                                                                                          Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Moderator                                                                                                 Woody Kita
Lay Reader                                                                                                Jane Kawazoe
Chapel Decorations
                                                                             Gloria Kobayashi
Choir Accompanist                                                                                Kanako Okita
Choir Director                                                                                         Doug Albertson
Organist                                                                                                     Kayleen Yuda
Hand Bell Director                                                                                Anna Kennedy
Childcare Coordinator                                                                        Evonne Shioshita
Movement Leader                                                                                 Genie Phillips
Projected Imagery                                                                                Sue Smith
Web Master                                                                                              Ruth Niino-DuPonte  
Videographers                                                                                        Gloria Kobayashi, Bob Smith

This week at the Church of the Holy Cross

  • Pickleball: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m., Saturdays 1:30 p.m.,
    Building of Faith—limited to 10 attendees
  • Bible Study with Pastor Eric: Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.
  • Online Song – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. online.
  • Community Concert – 2nd and 4th Fridays, 6:00 p.m. online.

Offerings may be accepted through the mail in an envelope to 440 West Lanikaula Street, Hilo, Hawai’i, 96720, or give online at holycrosshilo.com/donate.

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