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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;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Invitation and Meaning of the Sacrament
The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving 810
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