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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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  • 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    
  • salutation

 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     

     GOSPEL READINGS 

                  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,
forever. Amen.
           

  • CLOSING HYMN 266     The Church of Christ Cannot Be Bound           PETER
  • BLESSING 
  • 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 

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