Worship for July 31, 2022

The video will stream live beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, July 31, 2022. You may need to click Play to launch the stream. You can also watch the recorded video at this same place at any time afterward.

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live stream of its worship service for Sunday, July 31, 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, July 31, 2022
Eighth 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: Open My Eyes that I may See—Clara Scott, arr. Whitworth                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: based on Psalm 49                                                 Bob Smith

Leader: Why should we fear in times of trouble, when the evils of persecutors surround us?
People: We do not trust in our wealth. We do not boast of abundant riches.

Leader: What could we offer for life? What price could we give to God for it?
People: Foolish and wise all die, leaving their wealth to others.

Leader: Let your wisdom be found in trust in God.
People: God’s love is the ransom of our souls; God will receive us in light.

Invocation based on Hosea 11:1-11                                                  Bob Smith

We know the abundance of your love for us, O God, because we also know that we have disappointed you. Though you created us and embraced us and even healed us, we have wandered from you, embracing the deities of power and greed. Do not give us up, O God. May we come trembling to you as birds from Egypt, as doves from Assyria. May we find our homes in your heart. Amen.

Hymn Duet with Movement #1: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
                                                                                                                        Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Time with the Children

Special Anthem: Set Me as a Seal–Michael John Trotta           Joanne Pocsidio, soprano
                                                                                                                        Jeri Gertz, alto
                                                                                                                        Kayleen Yuda, piano

Scripture                                                                                                    Bob Smith

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23
Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher,
    vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

 I, the Teacher, when king over Israel in Jerusalem, applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy business that God has given to human beings to be busy with. I saw all the deeds that are done under the sun; and see, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.

I hated all my toil in which I had toiled under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to those who come after me —and who knows whether they will be wise or foolish? Yet they will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom under the sun. This also is vanity. So I turned and gave my heart up to despair concerning all the toil of my labours under the sun, because sometimes one who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave all to be enjoyed by another who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. What do mortals get from all the toil and strain with which they toil under the sun? For all their days are full of pain, and their work is a vexation; even at night their minds do not rest. This also is vanity.

Luke 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’ But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?’ And he said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.’ Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’

Sermon: Inherited                                                                                   Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Pastoral Prayer                                                                                       Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Please stand and 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
                                                                                        Bob Smith

Jesus has clearly told us that our lives are not our possessions. Our lives include our possessions, and with them we can shape our lives with greed, or we can shape our lives with sharing. Let this be one of many moments in which you shape your life to give. 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: Duo-Antonio De Cabezon                                                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                                                                                     Bob Smith
We have said to our souls, O God, that where we have greater than what we need to live, we can share. Accept these gifts by your grace and make us rich to you. Amen.

Hymn Duet #563: We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky                     Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson

Announcements                                                                                     Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Benediction                                                                                               Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Rigaudon—Andre Campra                                              Kayleen Yuda

Open My Eyes that I may See—Clara Scott, arr. Whitworth
A division of The Lorenz Corporation (Admin. by Music Services)
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Text: Walter C. Smith, 1867
Tune ST. DENIO adapted from Welsh ballad, 1839
Public Domain

Set Me as a Seal
Text: Traditional
Music by Michael John Trotta
© 2022 by Hampton Roads Music Group, LLC
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Duo-Antonio De Cabezon
Public Domain

We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky
Text: Ruth Duck, 1983, rev. 1992
 © 1992, GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune: ENDLESS SONG attrib. to Robert Lowry, 1869
Public Domain

Rigaudon—Andre Campra
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Dates to Remember
Saturday, August 6—Walk to End Family Homelessness
Sunday, August 7 – Trustees Meeting after worship

Pastor                                                                                                          Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Moderator                                                                                                 Woody Kita
Lay Reader                                                                                                Bob Smith
Chapel Decorations
                                                                             Laura Ota
Choir Accompanist                                                                                Kanako Okita
Choir Director                                                                                         Doug Albertson
Organist                                                                                                     Kayleen Yuda
Guest soprano                                                                                         Joanne Pocsidio
Guest alto                                                                                                  
Jeri Gertz
Hand Bell Director                                                                                Anna Kennedy
Childcare Coordinator                                                                        Evonne Shioshita
Movement Leader                                                                                 Genie Phillips
Projected Imagery                                                                                Sue Smith
Web Master                                                                                              Ruth Niino-DuPonte  
Videographers                                                                                        Eric Tanouye, Bob Smith,
                                                                                                                        and Ruth Niino-DuPonte

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