Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)Back to all Events
- Date: August 19, 2018
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
August 19, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“A parable is a metaphor or simile drawn from nature or common life, arresting the hearer by its vividness or strangeness, and leaving the mind in sufficient doubt about its precise application to tease it into active thought.” - Biblical Scholar, C.H. Dodd
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE
PRELUDE G.F. Handel Suite F. Major
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Call TO WORSHIP
Sisters and Brothers, come and worship God with your whole heart.
We come as mustard seeds of faith.
Come and worship God with your whole being.
We come as yeast to help make bread for the world.
Come and worship God with your whole mind.
We come as treasures and pearls of great price, enriching the world with our witness.
Let us worship God with our whole lives.
- OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE 219 Jesus Shall Reign DUKE STREET
Prayer OF CONFESSION
Let us pray,
We pause this morning, O God. May we be found faithful in all we do. May we speak the truth in love and live lives of love each day. Forgive us when we fall short. Help us to see the many in-breakings of your kingdom in the everyday, ordinary things of life. Encourage us to answer “yes” when asked if we have understood your teachings and your call…
(silent prayers of confession)
WORDS OF FORGIVENESS Solo: “Your Grace Is Enough Matt Maher
- PASSING THE PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you!
(Please greet one another with the peace of Christ.)
BIBLE TALK WITH THE CHILDREN
(Children will remain in the Sanctuary for Worship.)
BIBLE READING AND REFLECTION
SOLO A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief Lyrics by James Montgomery
Melodies by George Coles & George Manwaring
Arranged by Nathan Howe
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Mathew 13:33, 44-46 & 51
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Message The Kingdom of Heaven is like, like, like Pastor Eric Nichols
HYMN OF REFLECTION 118 The Kingdom of our God is Like DOVE OF PEACE
(Soloist Dan King will sing verse 1 and the congregation will join in on verse 2)
RESPONDING AS GOD’S PEOPLE
OFFERTORY SENTENCES AND Offertory Spirit of God arr. Gail Smith
- DOXOLOGY 965 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow OLD HUNDREDTH
Prayers of THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION …ending 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,
- CLOSING HYMN 266 The Church of Christ Cannot Be Bound PETER
- POSTLUDE Blessed Assurance Joel Raney
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Reverend Eric Nichols, worship leader; Reverend Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; Dan King, Soloist and Anna Keiserman, Accompanist.
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470 973-694-5481