What Time is It?

By Pastor Albert, August 15, 2021

The Rev. Dr. Albert Potgieter, Pastor

Elizabeth Frank, Music Director

Reuven Aristigueta, Tenor

Prelude: Moderato Domenico Zipoli - Steven Frank, organ


Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship (Based on Psalm 130)

L: Time slips away like water in the hand, or a balloon lifted into the sky.

P: We think there is plenty, but then it is gone, wasted.

L: So it is the will of God that we invest our time wisely in the divine work of worship.

P: Today we lift our voices and raise our hands, seeking to be filled with the Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Hymn of Praise: O Praise Ye the Lord, Laudate Dominum

O praise ye the Lord! praise him in the height; rejoice in his word, ye angels of light; ye heavens, adore him by whom ye were made, and worship before him in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord, all things that give sound; each jubilant chord re-echo around; loud organs, his glory forth tell in deep tone, and sweet harp, the story of what he hath done.

O praise ye the Lord, thanksgiving and song to him be outpoured all ages along! for love in creation, for heaven restored, for grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord! Praise ye the Lord!

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (Ephesians 5, John 6, Psalm 111)

Lord, we have lived as unwise people. God, forgive us for wasting time. We have been foolish. Jesus, forgive us for not understanding your will. We have filled ourselves with the wine of worldliness. Holy Spirit, forgive us for not being filled with you. We have forsaken your spiritual food. Great Triune God of grace, forgive us for not drawing our strength from your bread of heaven. Almighty God, please add to your mighty deeds by forgiving our transgressions. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Words of Assurance

L: The Lord is gracious to us and gentle.

P: The Lord heals our souls with love. The Lord is merciful, providing spiritual food for the hungry.

L: Be healed in your hearts and be fed in your souls by the forgiveness found in Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Law of God: —from Mark 12:30-31 (NCV)

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. And' love your neighbor as yourself. There are no commands more important than these."

Passing the Peace

Extend the sign of God’s peace to one another.


Children’s Sermon - Pastor Albert

Hymn of Preparation: Oh Lord, my God - Swedish Traditional Melody

When I, in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee How great Thou art, how great Thou art Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee How great Thou art, how great Thou art

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart Then I shall bow, in humble adoration And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art.


Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:15-20

15 Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, 16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17 So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Message: What Time is It? - Pastor Albert


Time of Offering and Thanksgiving

Your offering may be placed in the plate near the entrance door or sent to the church via check in the mail to: CCD, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, NY 11363 Or digitally through Tithe.ly: https://tithe.ly/give?c=1332203

Offertory Music: Andante, Heinrich Hönig - Steven Frank, organ

Prayer of Dedication/Offering

The Prayers - Concluding with The Lord’s Prayer in unison:

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 power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: My Hope is Built on Nothing Less, Solid Rock

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

Refrain: On Christ, the solid rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand all other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace in every high and stormy gale my anchor holds within the veil.


When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found, dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.