Worship for August 7, 2022

The video will stream live beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, August 7, 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.

We will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion this week. Please prepare some bread (or other staple) and juice (or other beverage) to have ready for that portion of the service.

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live stream of its worship service for Sunday, August 7, 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, August 8, 2022
Ninth 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: Take My Life, and Let it be Consecrated                       Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: based on Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23                            Nalyn Ang

Leader:         The Mighty One, the God of Creation, summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
People:        Our God comes and does not keep silence as a mighty tempest swirls about.

Leader:         The heavens declare God’s righteousness; God alone is judge.
People:        May God find us faithful ones, keepers of God’s covenant.

Leader:         God speaks and declares, “Bring thanksgiving as your sacrifice to honor me.”
People:        We bring thanksgiving here. We seek the ways of righteousness as we come now to worship.

Invocation: based on Genesis 15:1-6                                                 Nalyn Ang

If we look to the stars, O God, we see the shining light of your promises. As Abraham long ago, we perceive a precious future in the light that streams from the heavens. Find us assured in hope, O God; find us confident in trust. Reckon our faithfulness as righteousness in our worship today and our actions tomorrow. Amen.

Hymn Duet with Movement #24: Yigdal Elohim Chai (The God of Abraham Praise)
                                                                                                                        Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Time with the Children

Presentation of Bibles

Instrumental Anthem: #330 Let Us Break Bread Together  Kanako Okita

Scripture                                                                                             Nalyn Ang                                

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faithour ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith he received power of procreation, even though he was too old—and Sarah herself was barren—because he considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one person, and this one as good as dead, descendants were born, ‘as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.’

All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of the land that they had left behind, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has prepared a city for them.

Luke 12:32-40
‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

 ‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.

‘But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’

Sermon: Faith and Promises                                                               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                                                                                        Nalyn Ang

The things of this world do not, cannot last. The eternal treasure is the love of God, shared freely with us. So let that be where we place our hearts. May our gifts today help prepare us and help welcome others into the love of God. 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: Trusting Thee—Edward Broughton                           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                                                                                    Nalyn Ang

You have given us your realm, O God, and for its fulfillment we pray, we work, and we wait. Accept these gifts presented to you as a symbol of the grateful hearts we offer here and always. Find us ready in this moment as we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Hymn Duet #349: I Come with Joy                                                  Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Consecrating the Bread and Cup
Sharing the Bread and Cup
Prayer of Thanksgiving

Announcements                                                                                     Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Benediction                                                                                               Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Recessional in C—Lasky                                                   Kayleen Yuda


Take My Life, and Let it be Consecrated
Streamed by permission CCLI license #1595965

Yigdal Elochim Chai (The God of Abraham Praise)
Text: Moses Maimonides, 12th cent.
Transl. Max Landsberg & Newton Mann, 1884
Tune: LEONI, trad. Yigdal melody
Adapt. Meyer Lyon, 1779
Public Domain

Let Us Break Bread Together
Tune: African-American spiritual
Public Domain
Harm. David Hurd
© 1986 by G. I. A Publications, Inc.
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Trusting Thee—Edward Broughton
Tune © 1978 Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation (Admin. by Music Services)
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

I Come with Joy
Text: Brian Wren, 1971
 © 1971, 1995, Hope Publishing Company
Tune: DOVE OF PEACE, Southern Harmony, 1835
Arr. Austin Lovelace, 1977
© 1977, 1995, Hope Publishing Company
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Recessional in C—Lasky
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Dates to Remember
Today, August 7 – Trustees Meeting after worship

Pastor                                                                                                          Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Moderator                                                                                                 Woody Kita
Lay Reader                                                                                                Nalyn Ang
Chapel Decorations                                                                              Anne Sadayasu
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                                                                                        Eric Tanouye, Bob Smith,
                                                                                                                        and Ruth Niino-DuPonte

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