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- Date: March 17, 2019
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
MARCH 17, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“But in the story of Jonah, the supposedly righteous Israelite is defiant and lazy while the supposedly evil and wicked heathens are receptive and open to God’s message for them.”
-What is the Bible? by Rob Bell
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
PRELUDE Chorale Prelude “Oh how blest are ye whose toils are ended” J. Brahms
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRESENTATION OF Cub Scout Badge: God and Family -Benjamin Frank
RINGING OF THE BELL
INTROIT I Want Jesus to Walk with Me SOJOURNER, African-American Spiritual
Soloist, Dan King
- GOD CALLS US TO WORSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER
Today is a day to sing praises to God!
God continually blesses us, each and every day.
Even in the midst of cold and darkness, the warmth of God’s love is real.
We can count on God to be here for us.
Let your hearts rejoice and your voices shout praises to God.
For God is great and worthy to be praised. AMEN.
- OPENING HYMN 581 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee HYMN TO JOY
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O Lord, be with us on this Lenten journey. Help us to focus on this season, because there are so many others things in our lives which claim our spirits, our energy, our hopes and fears. Forgive us for the many times in which we have strayed from your pathway of life; when we have chosen not to hear your call of obedience; when we have belittled the gifts and skills you have given us in order to avoid serving others. Heal us, O Lord. Place us back on your path…
(silent prayers of confession)
SONG OF CONFESSION Lord, I Need You -by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher
Where sin runs deep, Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness in Christ in me
Lord I need You, oh I need You
Ev'ry hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
WORDS OF FORGIVENESS AND GRACE
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM - James Michael Biasini
Presentation and Profession of Faith
Congregational Vow and Prayer of Blessing
- Do you promise to love, encourage, and support James and his parents Stephen and Kendra and his brother John, by teaching the gospel of God’s love, by being an example of Christian faith and character, and by giving the strong support of God’s family in fellowship, prayer, and service?
(The children are invited to Sunday school)
REFLECTING ON GOD’S WORD
SCRIPTURE READING Jonah 2:10-3:10 (p.860)
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
MESSAGE Life Together: SAYING SORRY Pastor Eric Nichols
HYMN OF REFLECTION 662 In an Age of Twisted Values CHURCH UNITED
(Soloist verse 1, Chancel Choir verse 2, and the congregation verses 3 & 4)
PRAYER OF BLESSING
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
OFFERTORY ANTHEM Purge me, O Lord Quartet
- Thomas Tallis (c.1505-85), Edited by John Milsom
- OFFERTORY SONG 863 Take My Life and Let It Be HENDON
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee,
Swift and beautiful for thee.
- THE APOSTLES CREED 783 PART C
PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION ……concluding 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, forever. Amen.
- CLOSING HYMN 679 For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free ELLACOMBE
- BLESSING AND SENDING
- POSTLUDE Improvisation on St. Magnus G. Waldock
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader; Reverend Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; Anna Keiserman, accompanist; Chancel Choir and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470
973-694-5481 www.preaknessreformed.org CCLI#1110044