Worship for June 26, 2022

The video will stream live beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 26, 2022. You may need to click Play to launch the stream.

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live stream of its worship service for Sunday, June 26, 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 26, 2022
Third 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.

Welcome                                                                                                    Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Prelude: Allegretto—Handel, arr. Arthur Russell                       Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: based on 1 Kings 19:15-21                                  Woody Kita

Leader: God told Elijah to commission a disciple, one to learn from him and follow his ways.
People: God chose Elisha to be Elijah’s student, so Elijah sought him out.

Leader: But when they met, it was not the teacher that summoned the student, but the student who persuaded the teacher.
People: Elisha made certain to feed his neighbors before following Elijah’s road.

Leader: May we be like Elisha, eager to follow the ways and directions of God.
People: May we be like Elisha, taking care that our neighbors benefit from our calling in faith.

Invocation: Psalm 16                                                                             Woody Kita

Protect us, O God, for we take refuge in you. Others may give their worship to wealth or the powers of the world, but we turn to you, and we will not drink the poisons that they drink. Give us counsel and instruction, give us strength and resilience. Make our hearts glad in you as we follow you through the path of life in fullness of joy. Amen.

Hymn Duet with Movement #503: O Savior, Let Me Walk with You
                                                                                                                        Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Time with the Children

Instrumental Anthem: #459 Come, O Fount of Every Blessing
                                                                                                                        Kanako Okita

Scripture                                                                                                    Woody Kita

Galatians 5:1, 13-25
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.

Luke 9:51-62
When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set towards Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, ‘Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?’But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village.

As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ To another he said, ‘Follow me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ But Jesussaid to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’ Another said, ‘I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.’ Jesus said to him, ‘No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’

Sermon: A Single Commandment                                                      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                                                                                        Woody Kita

Hillel summed up the Law by telling us not to harm our neighbor. Jesus said that “love your neighbor” is the second greatest commandment. Paul declared that love fulfills the law. Bring your love, your generosity, and your sharing to your God and to your neighbor in this offering. 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: Oh Had I Jubal’s Lyre—Handel, arr: Arthur             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                                                                                    Woody Kita

O God, we still struggle to love our neighbor. Sometimes we err from ignorance, sometimes from carelessness, sometimes because we let our love subside. May these gifts increase in your hands to make your love and grace apparent in this world that so needs the love of neighbor. Bless our gifts in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Hymn Duet and Movement #496: Ekolu Mea Nui                   Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Announcements                                                                                     Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Benediction                                                                                               Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Allegro Maestoso—Handel, arr. Arthur Russell       Kayleen Yuda


Allegretto—Handel, arr. Arthur Russell
© Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

O Savior, Let Me Walk with You
Text by Washington Gladden, 1879
Tune MARYTON by H. Percy Smith, 1874
Public Domain

Come, O Fount of Every Blessing
Tune NETTLETON from John Wyeth’s
Repository of Sacred Music, 1813
Public Domain

Oh Had I Jubal’s Lyre—Handel
All rights reserved.
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Ekolu Mea Nui
Text by Robert Nawahine
Tune NAWAHINE by Robert Nawahine
Arr. Martha Hohu, 1971
Arrangement © 1972 the Hawai’i Conference
Streamed by permission of the copyright holder

Allegro Maestoso—Handel, arr. Arthur Russell
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Pastor                                                                                                          Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Moderator                                                                                                 Woody Kita
Lay Reader                                                                                                Woody Kita
Chapel Decorations
                                                                             Laura Ota
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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