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- Date: August 5, 2018
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
August 5, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“A prophet’s true greatness is the ability to hold God and humanity in a single thought.
(What) fills the prophets of Israel with dismay does not go beyond that which we regard as normal,
as typical ingredients of social dynamics.
To us a single act of injustice—cheating in business, exploitation of the poor—is slight;
to the prophets, a disaster.
To us injustice is injurious to the welfare of the people; to the prophets it is a deathblow to existence:
to us, an episode; to them, a catastrophe, a threat to the world.”
– Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE
PRELUDE Suite in d minor G. Handel
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE CALL OF THE PROPHET AMOS “Let Justice Flow” LET JUSTICE FLOW
Brenda Belohoubek, soprano
- Call TO WORSHIP
The prophet Isaiah appealed to God’s people long ago.
Isaiah invites us: “Come, all you who are thirsty,
come drink from the waters of life!
You who have no money, come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Why spend our money on things that will not nourish us?
Why work for things that will leave us unsatisfied?
Listen, listen to God, and eat what is good,
Come to God – we will be richly fed!
We have come seeking the LORD while we may be found,
We want to call on God while God is near.
Let us be attentive to God that we may live.” Isaiah 55:1-5
- OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE 284 God is Known Among His People LAUDA ANIMA
Prayer OF CONFESSION
God who abides with us in our waking and in our sleeping,
we have not always lived in ways that reflect your love for all.
There are times when prejudice and ignorance have caused us to judge others
as less important, less capable, less whole than ourselves.
God of relentless mercy, release us, and grant us mercy.
We have not always lived as people of the Resurrection.
There are times when we have seen the world
only as a place of threat and brokenness, forgetting Your creative genius.
God of angel armies, release us and grant us courage.
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 individual 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
SCRIPTURE READINGS Ezekiel 5: 1-4,12 (p.772)
Hosea 2: 14-23 (p.836)
Message Prophets: Major & Minor Keys in God’s Kingdom Reverend Mary L. Marcus
ANTHEM The Holy City Music by F.E. Weatherlyand Stephen Adams
RESPONDING AS GOD’S PEOPLE
- DOXOLOGY 965 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow OLD HUNDREDTH
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Invitation and Meaning of the Sacrament
Prayers around the Table …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,
Solo Let Us Break Bread Together arr. by Jay Althouse
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 853 God of the Prophets TOULON
- POSTLUDE The Old Rugged Cross Joel Raney
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Reverend Eric Nichols, worship leader; Ken DeBerry, liturgist; Brenda Belohoubek, Soloist and Anna Keiserman, Accompanist.
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470 973-694-5481