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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

 

GATHERING TOGETHER

 

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                                                                    
  • SALUTATION 

 

 

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

Verse:

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

 

Refrain:

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?     

             We do

                                 (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

                

      OFFERING 

      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