Worship for November 20, 2022

The video will stream live beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, November 20, 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, November 20, 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, November 20, 2022
Reign of Christ Sunday

Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor
Guest Pastor, Rev. Linda Petrucelli


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. Linda Petrucelli

Prelude: Now Thank We All, Our God                                             Kayleen Yuda

* Call to Worship: based on Luke 1:68-79                                      Jennifer Tanouye

Leader: Please rise if you are able for the Call to Worship.

Leader: Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has looked on us with kindness and redeemed us.
People: Blessed be God, who has raised up a mighty Savior for us from the descendants of David.

Leader: So God has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors. God has remembered the holy covenant.
People: In this fulfillment we can serve God without fear in holiness and righteousness all our days.

Leader: Give thanks for the prophets of the Most High, who go before the LORD to prepare the way.
People: By the tender mercy of our God, let the dawn from on high break upon us,

All: May the LORD guide our feet into the way of peace.

*Invocation: based on Psalm 46                                                         Jennifer Tanouye

Let the river of your gladness satisfy our thirst, O God, our thirst for righteousness, our thirst for justice, our thirst for peace. Amidst the uproar of the nations, the rumblings of the mountains, the rising of the seas, be our refuge and our strength. In this time we will be still, coming before you in hope and expectation. In our stillness assure us again that you are God, and we will exalt you among the nations and in the earth. Amen.

Reflection on Giving                                                                             Eric Tanouye

Vocal Anthem #303: Rejoice, Give Thanks and Sing                 Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                        Movement led by Genie Phillips

Time with the Children

Instrumental Anthem: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name     Kanako Okita

Scripture                                                                                                    Jennifer Tanouye

Jeremiah 23:1-6
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord.

 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’

Luke 23:33-43
When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesusthere with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they cast lots to divide his clothing. And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, ‘He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiahof God, his chosen one!’ The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, ‘If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!’ There was also an inscription over him, ‘This is the King of the Jews.’

One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deridinghim and saying, ‘Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!’ But the other rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.’ Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come intoyour kingdom.’ He replied, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.’

Sermon: Of Kings and Kin-doms                                                        Rev. Linda Petrucelli

Pastoral Prayer                                                                                      Rev. Linda Petrucelli

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

Jesus’ rule extended not in displays of power, but in acts of love and kindness. The Reign of Christ gives. It does not take. Let us take this opportunity to live as Christ’s followers by living as he lived: in offering. In sharing. In giving. 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: Canon                                                                                     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
O Monarch who gave all for us, we present these gifts in acknowledgement of your rule and in echo of your own ways. Accept them, we pray, in love and in grace. Amen.

Hymn Duet #301: Crown with Your Richest Crowns                Doug Albertson    

Announcements                                                                                     Rev. Linda Petrucelli

Benediction                                                                                              Rev. Linda Petrucelli

Postlude: Trumpet Tune in C                                                             Kayleen Yuda

* Please stand if you are able.

Now Thank We All, Our God-Wayne L. Wold, tune: Nun Danket Alle Gott
Streamed by permission CCLI license #1595965

Rejoice, Give Thanks and Sing
Text by Charles Wesley, 1796
Tune DARWALL’S 148th by John Darwall, 1770
Public Domain

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Tune CORONATION by Oliver Holden, 1793
Public Domain

Tranquil Moment—Louis Lefebure-Wely
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Crown with Your Richest Crowns
Text by Matthew Bridges, 1851, & Godfrey Thring, 1874
Adapt. Thomas H. Troeger, 1993
Tune DIADEMATA by George J. Elvey, 1868
Public Domain

Trumpet Tune in C-Alice Jordan
© 1988 Van Ness Press, Inc. (ASCAP) (admin. by LifeWay Worship c/o Music Services,
All rights reserved.)
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Dates to Remember
Today, November 20 – Deacons Meeting after worship

Pastor                                                          Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Guest Pastor                                             Rev. Linda Petrucelli
Moderator                                                 Woody Kita
Lay Reader                                                Jennifer Tanouye
Chapel Decorations                              Moira Tanaka
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,
                                                                        Woody Kita and Ruth Niino-DuPonte

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