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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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  • Date: June 24, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am




June 24, 2018    10:00 A.M. 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“Perhaps our problem, in regard to fear, is that we fear the Other more than we fear the God who commands, ”Love each other.” 

- William H. Willimon 


Congregation standing, as able

            Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation




PRELUDE         Give Thanks to God     A.M. Ashford                                               


CALL TO WORSHIP                               -sentences from Psalm 9 

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

I will be glad and exalt in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

You have rebuked the nations, you have destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name forever and ever.

The Lord sits enthroned forever, God has established his throne for judgement.

The Lord God judges the world with righteousness; God judges the peoples with equity.

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

RISE up, O Lord!


HYMN of PRAISE 353            Rejoice, O Pure in Heart     MARION





God of love and power, we listen to the stories of miracles and doubt that these things can happen today. We look at the waves of misfortune, distress, misery, distrust, and anger and wonder how we can “still” those waves. We feel the pressures of power and fear flooding into our lives. Forgive our moments when we demonstrate a lack of faith. Help us to place our trust in you, Lord Jesus. Help us fix our eyes on you and on the ministries to which you have called us…

(silent prayers of confession) 




The peace of Christ by with you.

And also with you!

(Please greet one another with the peace of Christ.)


THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM              - Eliza Kathryn Yi Cheung 

                                    Preparation, Presentation and Profession of Faith 

                                    Congregational Vow and Prayer of Blessing 

Do you promise to love, encourage, and support Betsy, Yeung, and Eliza by teaching the gospel of God’s love, by being an example of Christian faith and character, and by giving the strong support of God’s family in fellowship, prayer, and service?           

                   We do

                   Baptismal Covenant                                       

(Children will remain in the sanctuary for worship.)


                                    RECEIVING THE GOOD NEWS




          GOSPEL READING                   Mark 4:35-41 (p. 39)

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ! 


Message        “Afraid during and after”         Pastor Eric Nichols


SONG OF REFLECTION 775   Across the Lands         Across the Lands


                                                     RESPONDING TO THE GOOD NEWS


R.I.S.E. DEDICATION           

            Litany for R.I.S.E. Mission Team and Congregation:


Do you accept this opportunity to serve on R.I.S.E. in confidence that it comes from God?

Yes, truly with all our hearts. 

Will you carry out this ministry in accordance with the teachings and practices of this church?

We will, and we ask God to help us. 

Will you listen to the words of Scripture and spend time in prayer to help you during this week of service? And will you trust in God’s care, seek to grow in love for those whom you serve, strive for excellence in your work, see yourself as the hands and feet of Christ, and to bring God’s Holy Spirit with you?

We will, and we ask God to help us. 

As the congregation of PRC, will you see this team as an extension of PRC? Will you pray for them and pray for the people they serve in Western New York State? And will you continue to give financially to this ministry, share in their joy and offer excitement so that this ministry will continue?

We will, God bless you all!


            Sending Prayer for R.I.S.E.



            Offertory              God Help Me                  Plumb

                                                                           Jessica Amato, Soloist  


DOXOLOGY 965      Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow    OLD HUNDREDTH 


Closing HYMN 928     Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service      PLEADING SAVIOR     


POSTLUDE       Piano Sonata K 280 II mvt    Mozart                                                 


Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Rev. Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; the Chancel Choir; Anna Keiserman, Accompanist; Jessica Amato, Soloist; Dan King, Director of Music Ministries. 

Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ   07470   973-694-5481 

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