Worship 9-11-22


Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Sep 11th, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Ministers: Rev. Susan Lassalle and Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit


PRELUDE                            Prelude in C – Pachelbel                                               

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN: Blue Hymnal #391      “Take My Life”

1 Take my life, and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

Take my moments and my days; Let them flow in ceaseless praise, 

Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

3 Take my voice, and let me sing Always, only, for my King.

Take my lips, and let them be Filled with messages from Thee, 

Filled with messages from Thee.




ONE: There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. 

ALL: There are different ways of serving, but the same God is served. 

ONE: There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to each of us for our particular service.

ALL: The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all.

ONE: Christ is like a single body with many parts.

ALL Is it still one body even though it is made up of different parts. 

ONE: If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all the other parts joyfully celebrate. 

ALL: All of us are Christ’s body, and each one is a part of it.


Loving God, in whom we live and move and have our being. You breathe life and Spirit into us. You call us to learn and grow, and to teach others the lessons that we have learned. Thank you for the gift of teachers, and the many opportunities we have to learn. May we never stop learning. Amen. 



 OPENING SENTENCES                                                            Psalm 46:1-3, 7      

ONE: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 

ALL: Lord of hosts, be with us still. 

ONE: Therefore, we shall not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be hurled into the sea; though its waters rage and foam, though the mountains tremble at its tumult. 

ALL: Lord of hosts, be with us still.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


Strong God of love: your Son Jesus told us that in this world we will endure tribulation. If we should suffer for righteousness’ sake, save us from self-righteousness. Give us grace to pray for enemies, and to forgive them, even as you have forgiven us; through Jesus Christ, who was crucified but is risen, whom we praise forever. Amen.


SCRIPTURE LESSON                       Psalm 1; Proverbs 1:8-9, 20-22; 3:1-18

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

CELEBRATION of EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES                           

John Calvin Presbyterian              Louise Ochart, Christian Education Leader

John Calvin Presbyterian Playschool       Lauren Oufnac, Playschool Director

Little Farms United Church of Christ                          The Rev. Susan Lassalle

Conclusion                                                                              The Rev. Aaron Ochart 




OFFERTORY                        “Bound for Jubilee”

Hallelu, Hallelu, I am on my way, bound for Jubilee

Oh my brother, won’t you come with me?

Oh my sister, you must come today.

Oh my brother, won’t you come with me? 

Or the Devil might come and take you away, 

‘fore you get to Jubilee

Hallelu! Bound for Jubilee!

My Lord’s callin’, I must go with Him.

Can’t you hear Him callin’ you today?

My Lords callin’, I must go with Him, 

or the Devil might come and take me away, ‘fore I get to Jubilee

Hallelu! Bound for Jubilee!


Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen


Playschool Teachers to be commissioned: Lauren Oufnac Director Stephanie Galliano Adm. Asst., Michelle Henry TK Teacher, Sue McKenzie TK Teacher, Nancy James PK+ Teacher, Cherie Corcoran PK+ Teacher, Briana Pertuit PK+ Teacher, Debbie Perrie PK+ Teacher, Sherry Welch-Kinler 3’s Teacher, Virginia LaHatte 3’s Teacher, May Masri  3’s Teacher, Sharon Penny 3’s Teacher, Kim Knouse 3’s Teacher, Jamie Orlando 3’s/2’s Teacher, Brittanie Amerland 2’s Teacher, Angle’ Young 2’s Teacher, Amanda Rowell 2’s Teacher, Cherie Mosbey 2’s Teacher, Angelle Muscarello 2’s Teacher, Stacey O’Neil 2’s Teacher, Gina Nissenbaum 2’s Teacher, Yvette Burst 1’s Teacher, Brittany Louis 1’s Teacher, Virginia Borne Specialty Class Teacher/Sub, Blair Tullier Specialty Class Teacher, Kaitlin Novak Specialty Class Teacher, Lynne Sens Teacher

JCPC Sunday School Teachers and Nursery Care workers to be Commissioned: Valerie Corcoran, Julie Hebert, Linda Lowry, Louise Ochart, Rev. Aaron Ochart, Cynthia Palmisano, Karla Russo, David Russo

ONE: God calls ordinary people from ordinary places to do extraordinary work with God’s people. God called Abraham and Sarah to pack their belongings and follow God to a new land.

ALL: So they followed God. 

ONE: God called Moses to take the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt. 

ALL: So they followed God. 

ONE: God called David to be a king, even though he was a young boy and the youngest of all of Jesse’s sons.

ALL: So they followed God. 

ONE: God called Mary to have a baby and name the child “Jesus,” because he would save the people from their sins.

ALL: So they followed God.

ONE: God called Peter and James and John away from their families, their homes, and their work as fishermen.

ALL: So they followed God. 

ONE: God called Martha away from the kitchen and Lydia away from her purple cloth, and Priscilla to open her home as a new church.

ALL: So they followed God. 

LOUISE: Teachers, please stand. God has called you as educators. Being an educator requires energy, patience, commitment, hard work, and a heart for God’s work and God’s children. Do you accept this call? 


LAUREN: Playschool Teachers, You have been called to serve God in this place by teaching our smallest ones. You will teach colors, letters, and numbers, as well as foundational lessons of how to be a human being.  Will you serve with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love?


AARON: Sunday School teachers and other church educators, You have been called to teach the faith to those in your congregation, from the youngest to the oldest. You are called to teach and to learn lessons from the Bible, deep spiritual truths, and to mutually call one another to deeper faith and life. Will you serve with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love? 


SUSAN: Lord our God, we are like trees planted by the Living Water of your Word. May we meditate on your Word day and night. Your Spirit calls out to us in the business of our lives to learn her wisdom, to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not to rely on our own understanding. 

Bless the teachers called to these particular ministries, whether they are here in person or elsewhere. Give them your strength when they have none and your peace that passes all understanding. Help them to remember that they are called to learn as well. Bless all of their students, no matter the age, and give them a great year of learning and growth. Bless also all of the students, teachers, staff, and administration of the many schools around us. Keep them all safe and in your tender loving kindness. 


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.  Amen

*HYMN Blue Hymnal#324           “Open My Eyes That I May See”

  1. Open my eyes that I may see Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;

place in my hands the wonderful key That shall unclasp and set me free.

Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready, my God, Thy will to see;

Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!

  1. Open my ears, that I may hear Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;

And while the wave notes fall on my ear, Everything false will disappear.

Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready, my God, Thy will to see;

Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine!

  1. Open my mouth, and let me bear Gladly the warm truth everywhere;

Open my heart, and let me prepare Love with Thy children thus to share.

Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready, my God, Thy will to see;

Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION: Right and Left sides of the sanctuary (facing the pulpit)

ONE: Look around you friends, look around you. Who is the person standing next to you?

RIGHT: The person next to me is a beloved child of God, a living example of the Word-Made-Flesh of God’s continuing presence in the world, of God’s continuing “coming” into our midst.

LEFT: The person next to me is unique, a combination of needs and possibilities, smiles and frowns, laughter and tears, fears and hopes, all struggling to find expression.

ONE: Friends, look around you . . . each of you are heirs of God’s promise, God’s adopted and beloved children.

RIGHT: Go out from this place renewed by the Spirit.

LEFT: We will go where God sends us for we have been fed and equipped for service

ONE: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, knowing you are beloved children of God, and that God has claimed you as special.

ALL: We come and we go, we live and breathe as children of God. Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Amen.


POSTLUDE   “This Little Light of Mine” Setting by John A. Behnke

Flowers were given by Jananne Lankard in honor of Teachers and in memory of George McLean by his family. 

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Susan Lassalle, pastor of Little Farms UCC; Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor of John Calvin Pres.; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Lauren Oufnac, Playschool Director; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director;  Appreciation to Dennis Lauland, Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.