Worship for September 11, 2022

The video will stream live beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, September 11, 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, September 11, 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, September 11, 2022
Fourteenth 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: Under His Wings                                                                    Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: based on Psalm 14                                                 Jennifer Tanouye

Leader: Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”
People: Or fools say that there is a God, but do their works of evil as if God did not see.

Leader: The LORD looks down from heaven to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.
People: Does God see what we see, so many gone astray, so many doing evil?

Leader: The foolish would confound the lives of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.
People: May God’s deliverance come, to restore the fortunes of the people. Then Jacob will rejoice and Israel will be glad.

Leader: Let us worship God.

Invocation: based on Psalm 51:1-10                                                 Jennifer Tanouye

Have mercy on us, O God, according to your steadfast love. Let your abundant mercy blot out our transgressions. I have done wrong, the communities of which I am a part have done wrong, the entire ‘ohana of humanity has done wrong. Your grief is justified. Your judgement is righteous. But teach us wisdom in our inmost hearts; let us hear joy and gladness, let our crushed spirits rejoice. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us. Amen.

Hymn Duet with Movement #584: I Am the Light of the World
                                                                                                                        Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Time with the Children

Instrumental Anthem: Divertimento No.17 K.334 3rd mvt  Kanako Okita

Scripture                                                                                                    Jennifer Tanouye

Exodus 32:7-14
The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn aside from the way that I commanded them; they have cast for themselves an image of a calf, and have worshipped it and sacrificed to it, and said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!”’ The Lord said to Moses, ‘I have seen this people, how stiff-necked they are. Now let me alone, so that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; and of you I will make a great nation.’

But Moses implored the Lord his God, and said, ‘O Lord, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, “It was with evil intent that he brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth”? Turn from your fierce wrath; change your mind and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, how you swore to them by your own self, saying to them, “I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it for ever.”’ And the Lord changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people.

Luke 15:1-10
Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’

 So he told them this parable: ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.” Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.

 ‘Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, “Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.” Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.’

Sermon: Let’s Try That Again                                                             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                                                                                        Jennifer Tanouye
Let us rejoice, for God has discovered us, and we have discovered God. In the wonder of God’s embrace we find the invitation to grow beyond who we have been. Let us grow in our giving and our sharing to God’s glory. 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: Trio en Chaconne                                                               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                                                                                    Jennifer Tanouye

You give us so many opportunities to do well, to do better, to do your will, O God. May you find us faithful in this moment, in these gifts. Receive them and bless them to be embodiments of your steadfast love. Amen.

Hymn Duet #547
: Amazing Grace                                                    Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson

Announcements                                                                                     Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Benediction                                                                                               Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Praises                                                                                     Kayleen Yuda


Under His Wings—Robert Hughes based on a tune by Ira D. Sankey
Tune: © 1970 Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation
(Admin. by Music Services)
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

I Am the Light of the World
Text and Tune by Jim Strathdee, 1969
Tune: © 1969 Desert Flower Music/Jim and Jean Strathdee
Text: In response to a Christmas poem by Howard Thurman
© 1969 Desert Flower Music/Jim and Jean Strathdee
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Divertimento No.17 K.334 3rd mvt- Mozart
Public Domain

Trio en Chaconne-Andre Raison
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
Text by John Newton, 1779
Tune NEW BRITAIN Columbia Harmony, 1829
Public Domain

Praises—Dennis Eliot
Tune: © 1978 Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation
(Admin. by Music Services)
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Dates to Remember

Today, September 11 – Council Meeting after worship

Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Moderator                                                                         Woody Kita
Lay Reader                                                                        Jennifer Tanouye
Chapel Decorations                                                      Joyce Nakamoto
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, Eli Yamaki,
                                                                                                and Ruth Niino-DuPonte

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