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- Date: June 24, 2018
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
R.I.S.E. DEDICATION SUNDAY
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
JOINING TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP AND PRAISE
PRELUDE Give Thanks to God A.M. Ashford
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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
Prayer OF CONFESSION
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)
WORDS OF FORGIVENESS
PASSING THE PEACE
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?
(Children will remain in the sanctuary for worship.)
RECEIVING THE GOOD NEWS
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
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
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