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- Date: July 29, 2018
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
July 29, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“Wisdom summons human beings - all of them! - to “learn prudence, acquire intelligence”- that is, pay attention! The teaching of wisdom concerns respect for the poor, the importance of generative work, the danger of careless speech, the risk of unpayable debt, the hazard of having the wrong kind of friends. These very specific forms conduct will diminish the wellbeing of the community, whereas good work, good speech, good friends, and respect for the poor - all the counsel of wisdom - will bring wellbeing to the community. Wisdom guarantees it! – Walter Brueggemann
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE
PRELUDE Voluntary G. Handel
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
OPENING SOLO Come, Now Is the Time to Worship Brian Doerksen
Soloist, Brenda Belohoubek
- Call TO WORSHIP
By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations.
Through understanding God set the heavens in place.
By holy knowledge the seas were separated,
and the clouds dropped their dew. Proverbs 3:19-20
Where were we when God determined earth’s measurements…
when the morning stars sang together
and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy? Job 38:5,7
For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven…
God has made everything suitable for its own time. Ecclesiastes 3:1,11
Come, now is the time to worship.
Now is the time to give our hearts to God
who delights in the praises of Christ’s people.
We come, just as we are before our God. Craig and Dean Phillips
- OPENING HYMN of PRAISE 534 All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly HOLY MANNA
Prayer OF CONFESSION
Gracious dedicated God,
we have not always lived as people assured of a place in your heart.
There are times when despair has been our refuge
and we have turned from your promises.
Open-hearted One, release us and grant us hope.
We have not always lived as disciples of Jesus.
There are times when the paths to riches and power seem more attractive
Than the longer roads of justice, peace, and tolerance.
God who searches our hearts, release us, and grant us wisdom.
In quietness, let us remember any thoughts, words, or actions that
have marred or distorted your image in us, hurt others, and damaged the world:
…silence for personal confession
(silent prayers of confession)
WORDS OF FORGIVENESS
- 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
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SOLO OF REFLECTION Be Thou My Vision Arranged by Isaac Lowder
Brenda Belohoubek, Soprano
SCRIPTURE READINGS Proverbs 2, selected verses (p.585)
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
Message God Writes Straight with Crooked Lines Reverend Mary L Marcus
HYMN OF REFLECTION 54 Wisdom Calls DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
RESPONDING AS GOD’S PEOPLE
Offertory The King of Love My Shepherd Is Harry Rowe Shelley
Brenda Belohoubek, Soprano
Dan King, Baritone
- 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 926 God of Grace and God of Glory CWM RHONDDA
- POSTLUDE Suite D Minor Handel
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Reverend Eric Nichols, worship leader; James McKeon, liturgist; Brenda Belohoubek, Soloist; Anna Keiserman, Accompanist; and Daniel King, Directory of Music Ministries.
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470 973-694-5481