Worship for October 9, 2022

There was more than one technical issue on Sunday, October 9. The live stream broke down, but we were able to record the service video. Unfortunately, there were also audio issues during the first minutes of the service. These were corrected after twelve minutes and 54 seconds. Clicking “Play” will jump to that moment in the service. We apologize for the errors.

The video will stream live beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, October 9, 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, October 9, 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, October 9, 2022
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Access Sunday

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: Petite Suite for Organ                                                          Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: Lay Reader based on Psalm 66:1-12                Ming Peng

Leader: Make a joyful noise to God, all the Earth!
People: Let us sing the glory of God’s name, raising our voices in praise!

Leader: Come and see what God has done, God’s awesome deeds before the people:
People: Former slaves crossed a sea on dry ground, the first step of a long journey to a home.

Leader: Bless our God, O peoples, let the sounds of praise be heard,
People: For God has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip.

All: Praise the LORD!

Invocation: based on Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7                 Ming Peng

Long ago, O God, you urged your prophet Jeremiah to write to those seized by the Babylonians and taken away into exile. You urged them to build houses and live in them, to plant gardens and eat their produce. You urged them to make a home in the place of their exile. May we find our home in you, O God, wherever you bring us or send us. May we find our home even as our home changes with the winds of time. May we find our home in you, O God, and our welfare, and our blessings. Amen.

Hymn Duet with Movement #446: Jesus, Still Lead On          Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Time with the Children

Instrumental Anthem: Sonata 1st mvt Hob.XVI:35                  Kanako Okita

Scripture                                                                                                    Ming Peng

2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy. Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, ‘If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.’

 When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, ‘Am I God, to give death or life, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Just look and see how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me.’

But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king, ‘Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.’ So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and halted at the entrance of Elisha’s house.  Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, ‘Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.’ But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, ‘I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy! Are not Abanaand Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them, and be clean?’ He turned and went away in a rage. But his servants approached and said to him, ‘Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, “Wash, and be clean”?’ So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean.

Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company; he came and stood before him and said, ‘Now I know that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel; please accept a present from your servant.’

Luke 17:11-19
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee.  As he entered a village, ten lepersapproached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’[c] feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ Then he said to him, ‘Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.’

Sermon: The Simple Things                                                                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                                                                                        Ming Peng

The Church is a shadowy image of the Body of Christ. We share the human fragility of Jesus, and we aspire toward the all-encompassing love he shared. With our gifts, we seek to build up that shadowy Body of Christ so that we may love more widely, more broadly, and more deeply. 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: Canzonet                                                                                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                                                                                     Ming Peng
Receive these gifts as your own, O God, that are presented to your Church. Guide their use and bless their use so that this Body of Christ’s love may shine brightly in the world. Amen.

Special Recorded Music: I Am Human

Announcements                                                                                      Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Litany of Continuing Access

Pastor:          As we leave this place, let us celebrate the work we have done: the ramps that
            connect us, the elevators that uplift us, the conversations that help us know
            more deeply how God is present with us, reflected in a diversity of bodyminds.

People:        God, draw us closer to Access and Love.

Pastor:          And we realize that there is always more to be done. Our physical access has
            not accounted for every body. Our communication access has not accounted for
            every mind. Our attitudes and theologies remain shaped by a culture that does
            not love disabled bodyminds, and untangling those beliefs is the work of a

People: God, draw us closer to Access and Love.

Pastor:          We are not perfect. But we are not called to be perfect. We are called to love
            our neighbor, and to recognize when our attempts at love have gone astray. We
            are called to live deeply, fully, grounded in our own bodymind, and reaching
            out to the unique bodyminds of those who share this life with us.

People: God, draw us closer to Access and Love.

Pastor:          Let us rejoice in the continued work of access! Let us rejoice that there are
            more ways than we know to love one another! Let us be bold, creative,
            thoughtful, empathetic, and faithful. Let us rejoice, knowing there is yet more
            wisdom to learn on this journey of access.

People: God, draw us closer to Access and Love. Amen.

Benediction                                                                                               Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Postlude                                                                                  Kayleen Yuda

Petite Suite for Organ—(Pastorale) Joseph Wilcox Jenkins

Jesus, Still Lead On
Text by Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, 1721
Trans. by Jane Borthwick, 1846
Tune SEELENBRAUTIGAM by Adam Drese, 1698
Public Domain

Sonata 1st mvt Hob.XVI:35—Haydn
Public Domain

Canzonet-Steward Landon
Tune: © 1949 Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of the Lorenz Corpration
(Admin. by Music Services)
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

I Am Human
Text and tune by Bekah Maren Anderson, 2022
Arr. by Jacob Nault, 2022
Performed by Bekah Maren Anderson & Jacob Nault
Production by Jacob Nault
Used by permission

Postlude-Cesar Franck
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

The Litany of Continued Access
by Bekah Maren Anderson
for UCC Disabilities Ministries
Used by permission

                                                       Date to Remember
Today, October 9 – Council Meeting after worship

Pastor                                                                                  Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Moderator                                                                         Woody Kita
Lay Reader                                                                        Ming Peng
Chapel Decorations                                                      Amy Shiroma & Clarice Suzuki
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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