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- Date: February 24, 2019
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
FEBRUARY 24, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher
“You can only offer people a moral compass, you cannot make them follow it.”
CSI character Gil Grissom, played by William Petersen
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
OUR APPROACH TO GOD
PRELUDE Prelude from Suite No. 5 J.S. Bach
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
RINGING OF THE BELL
INTROIT Here I am Lord D. Shutte, Arr.Arnold B. Sherman
Jessica Amato, Soloist
- GATHERING IN THE LIGHT OF GOD
Out of need and out of custom we have gathered here again.
To this gathering we are bringing love and laughter, grief and pain.
Some believing, some rejoicing, some afraid, and some in doubt;
now we come our questions voicing, we would search these matters out.
- OPENING HYMN 583 O Love of God, How Strong and True WAREHAM
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
We now come our masks displaying, fearing that we shall be known.
foolish games forever playing, feeling meanwhile so alone.
Let pretension’s power be broken, to be open let us dare;
let the truth in love be spoken, let us now the searching share.
(silent prayers of confession)
WORDS OF FORGIVENESS AND GRACE
BLESSING OF THE CHILDREN
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM - Lorelai Marie DeRissio
Preparation, Presentation and Profession of Faith
Congregational Vow and Prayer of Blessing
- Do you promise to love, encourage, and support Lorelai and her parents Mark and Jeanine 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?
(The children are invited to Sunday school)
- PASSING OF THE PEACE
The Peace of Christ be with you!
And also with you!
(Please share a sign of peace with one another.)
THE LIGHT OF GOD’S WORD
THE READING OF THE GOSPEL Luke 6:27-38 (p.64)
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ!
HYMN OF REFLECTION 852 Faith Begins by Letting Go LUX PRIMA
MESSAGE “You want me to do WHAT?” Reverend Mary L Marcus
PRAYER OF BLESSING
ANTHEM You Are Known Words by Joseph Martin,
Music by Heather Sorenson
Cellist, Mark Prihodko
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S LIGHT
Offertory Nocturne P. Tchaikovsky
- DOXOLOGY 965 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow OLD HUNDREDTH
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
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE ……concluding with 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. Amen.
- CLOSING HYMN 266 The Church of Christ Cannot Be Bound PETER
- BLESSING AND SENDING
We have heard the glowing stories of the things that God has done,
of his power and his glory, of his love in Christ, his Son.
God of human transformation, for your presence now we pray;
lead us ever on the journey as we gather here today.
- POSTLUDE Sonata for Cello Solo Ysaye
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are Reverend Mary L Marcus, worship leader; Eric Nichols, liturgist; Anna Keiserman, accompanist; Mark Prihodko, cellist; Jessica Amato, soloist; chancel choir and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470
973-694-5481 www.preaknessreformed.org CCLI#1110044
“Small things matter. What may look like a small act of courage is courage nevertheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward.”
Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese philosopher, nuclear disarmament advocate