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- Date: May 20, 2018
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
May 20, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“If there is a dream dreaming us, it will be God’s vision of us, and if we have a sense of being part of that dream, it will be our heart’s vision of God.” - John S. Dunne, Reasons of the Heart
“I have a dream”, God says. “Please help Me to realize it. It is a dream of a world whose ugliness and squalor and poverty, its war and hostility, its greed and harsh competitiveness, its alienation and disharmony are changed into their glorious counterparts, when there will be more laughter, joy, and peace, where there will be justice and goodness and compassion and love and
caring and sharing.” - Desmund Tutu, God Has a Dream
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
JOINING TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP AND PRAISE
PRELUDE Courante Suite No. 1 in G Major – J.S. Bach
Cello: Bryan Wilson
RINGING OF THE BELL
INTROIT Breath on Me, Breath of God TRENTHAM
(Robert Jackson, 1888)
- THE CHURCH GATHERS ACTS 2:1-4
When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers gathered in one place.
Left Side: Suddenly a sound came from heaven. It was like a strong wind blowing.
It filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Right Side: They saw something; it looked like fire in the shape of tongues.
The flames separated and came to rest on each of them.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.
They began to speak in languages they had not known before.
All: The Spirit gave them the ability to do this.
- PROCESSIONAL HYMN 243 One People, Here, We Gather MUNICH
- EASTER salutation
- PASSING THE PEP OF PENTECOST
Sisters and Brothers, God calls us creates us-a community of Christ and for Christ!
the energy and joy of the Risen, Ascended Christ be with you!
And also with you!
(Please greet one another with the peace of Christ.)
RECEIVING THE GOOD NEWS
PENTECOST MESSAGE WITH THE CHILDREN
(The children are invited to Sunday school.)
GOSPEL READING John 15:26-27
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ!
ANTHEM Come Flood This Heart of Mine Lyrics by Herb Frombach,
Music by David Lantz III
Robert Anderson, Violin
Bryan Wilson, Cello
Message When We were Wild Reverend Mary L Marcus
Jim McKeon, Kelly Tanis
- SONG OF REFLECTION 247 I Love Your Church, O Lord THOMAS
- AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
This Jesus, then, was born of the race of the Hebrews; and he had twelve disciples in order that the purpose of this incarnation might in time be accomplished. But he himself was pierced…and he died and was buried; and they say that after three days he rose and ascended to heaven.
Thereupon these twelve disciples went forth throughout the known parts of the world, and kept showing his greatness with all modesty and uprightness. And hence also those of the present day who believe that preaching are called Christians, and they become famous. The Creed of Aristides of Athens (1st century)
There are millions of God’s disciples. Some might feel small, but to God we are great!
We believe God gives you people when you need them. We feel like we have a family here at the church. And a family is always there for its members and will be ready to help, even if you are slow to ask for it.
Regardless of where the physical church may be.
the church family is something we can hold close to us. The church strives to be welcoming, the church can be a second home for us.
PRC Confirmation Class (21st century)
RESPONDING TO THE GOOD NEWS
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,
ANNOUNCEMENTS and OFFERTORY SENTENCES
Offertory Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J.S. Bach
Robert Anderson, Violin
- DOXOLOGY Great is Thy Faithfulness FAITHFULNESS
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
all I have needed thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
- CLOSING HYMN 248 We are Your People SPIRIT-PRAYER
(verses 1 – 4)
- PENTECOST BLESSING
- POSTLUDE My Daughter Bryan Charles Wilson
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Reverend Mary L Marcus, worship leader;
Jim McKeon & Kelly Tanis, speakers; Pastor Eric Nichols , liturgist; Bryan Wilson, Cello; Robert Anderson, Violin, 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
“All our Dreams can come true
if we have the courage to pursue them.”