Easter Sunday Service #1 (Sanctuary 9am)Back to all Events
- Date: April 1, 2018
- Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
EASTER SUNDAY: THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD
April 1, 2018 9:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“In the end, God’s will, not ours, is done. Love is the victor.
Death is not the end. The end is life…Christ our Lord has risen!”
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
JOINING TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP AND PRAISE
PRELUDE Allegro Water Music
by George Frideric Handel
Transcribed by Keith Terret
RINGING OF THE BELL
GOSPEL READINGS AND INTROIT Were You There? African American Spiritual
- CALL TO WORSHIP
Rejoice! There is good news in this world. Christ is Risen!
Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed!
We have gathered here today to open our hearts and souls to the joyous Good News!
Hope is restored. Christ has overcome the powers of evil. Christ has conquered death.
Let us celebrate the greatest victory of all time. On this Easter morning we confess and proclaim together,
Christ is risen Alleluia! Amen!
- PROCESSIONAL HYMN 264 Lift High the Cross CRUCIFER
- 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 Easter be with you!
And also with you!
(Please remain standing 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 will remain in the sanctuary for the rest of the worship service.)
SCRIPTURE READING Philippians 2:5-11 (pg. 197)
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
ANTHEM Jesus is Risen from the Dead Lloyd Larson
by Robert Williams (1817)
Message The First Cross Hymn Pastor Eric Nichols
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 Anthem The Day of Resurrection Thomas Matthews
- 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
Communion Litany 829
COMMUNION HYMN 830 Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ LINSTEAD
All baptized Christians; children and adults, are invited to share the sacrament of communion.
You will be served the bread and the cup at your seat. To indicate our unity in Christ,
please wait until all have received the Bread and Cup. We will eat and drink together.
The Cup of Salvation is offered in red wine and amber juice.
Wheat-free wafers are available in the paper cup.
- CLOSING HYMN 182 Christ the Lord is Risen Today EASTER HYMN
- EASTER BLESSING
- POSTLUDE Sound the Trumpet Henry Purcell
Arranged by Brian Binder
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Rev. Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; the Chancel Choir; Jessica Amato, Lauren Barchi, Brenda Belohoubek, Dan King, Lee Mamolen, Michael O'Reilly; Thein Amato and Thomas Killackey, Brass; Anna Keiserman, accompanist and Daniel King, Directory of Music Ministries.
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470 973-694-5481