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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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  • Date: May 6, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

May 6, 2018    10:00 A.M. 

 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!

“I believe that if nothing else, every parishioner in our congregations should leave every worship service having heard: ‘You are someone Jesus loves.’ Whether or not they believe the proclamation is a different story.”  -Brian P. Stoffregen 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

JOINING TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP AND PRAISE

 

PRELUDE                Spirit of God, Descend Upon my Heart                F. Atkinson

                                                                                                   Arr. M. Hayes

RINGING OF THE BELL 

INTROIT                 Worship Christ, the Risen King               REGENT SQUARE                                                                                                                                         

  • CALL TO WORSHIP 

      Beloved, we are called to worship God. Beloved, we are called to love one another,

      because love is from God.

      God’s love is poured into us from our birth, God’s love is here for us.

     We are also called to extend the love of God to all people.

     God’s love is taught to us through the Scriptures and through the witness of God’s faithful people.

     We will confess and proclaim God’s love in all that we say and do.

      Today we thank God for this invitation to worship, witness, serve and love. Amen!     

  • PROCESSIONAL HYMN 223 Crown Him with Many Crowns                  DIADEMATA     
  • Easter salutation 
  • PASSING THE JOY AND PEACE OF EASTER

Sisters and Brothers we are called to share the good news:

the joy and peace of the Risen Christ be with you!

And also with you!

(Please stand if you are able and share a sign of peace and joy in Christ.) 

WELCOME AND PRAYER OF BLESSING

 

                                       RECEIVING THE GOOD NEWS 

      EASTER MESSAGE WITH THE CHILDREN

(The children are invited to Sunday school.)

 

  • SONG OF REFLECTION 299 Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love                   CHEREPONI                                                                                                                                                        

GOSPEL READING                                           John 15:9-17 (pg. 109-110)

      This is the Gospel of the Lord.

      Praise to you, O Christ!           

Message       Everlasting life brings joy but so does Everlasting Fruit Pastor Eric Nichols 

                                             RESPONDING TO THE GOOD NEWS 

Prayers of THE PEOPLE     

ANNOUNCEMENTS and OFFERTORY SENTENCES 

Offertory                     Adoramus Te                                   G. Palestrina

                                                                              Arr. L. Leatherman    

  • Doxology Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow LASST UNS ERFREUEN 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Praise God above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia! 

     

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper 

            Invitation and Meaning of the Sacrament

            The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                              810

            Communion

            All baptized Christians; children and adults, are invited to share the sacrament of communion. 

Come forward by the center aisle, as guided by the ushers.  Receive the bread;
           dip the bread in the cup offered by an elder.  After eating, return to your seat by the side aisle.  Wheat-free wafers are available in the paper cup.

Those who wish to participate in communion, but are unable to come forward,
are invited to inform an usher in order to be served in their seat.

 

ANTHEM                               Remember Me                      R. Kevin Boesiger

                                                                          Incorporating BREAD OF LIFE

                                                             (Mary A. Lathbury, 1841-1913) 

  • CLOSING HYMN 929 See My Hands and Feet PLEADING SAVIOR

                       (The choir will sing verse 1 then refrain,

                          the congregation will join in on verse2) 

  • EASTER BLESSING 
  • POSTLUDE                  Traumerei                                    Schumann                                                                         

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Reverend Mary L. Marcus , liturgist;
the Chancel Choir, Anna Keiserman, accompanist and Daniel King, Directory of Music Ministries. 

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

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