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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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  • Date: November 11, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

NOVEMBER 11, 2018   10:00 A.M. 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“You have to make a decision to become a disciple to make a difference in the world.”

 ― PRC Confirmation Class of 2020 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

THE GATHERING OF GOD’S CHILDREN 

      PRELUDE                                Voluntary                                   G. Handel 

      WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

      RINGING OF THE BELL 

      INTROIT             I Love You Lord        Words and Music by:  Laurie Klein                                                                       

  • CALL TO WORSHIP                                              -based on Psalm 42

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.

Our souls thirst for God, for the living God.

In worship we pour out our souls. We gather as a community, processing into the house of God.

We offer shouts of praise and songs of thanksgiving.

But there are other times we gather for worship with discouraged souls, our hearts are frustrated.

Therefore, we encourage one another to hope in God; to continue to praise God. For God is our help!

Each day the Lord commands his steadfast love and at night the songs of faith are with us. We can pray to God at any time and in any place.

Therefore, we encourage one another to hope in God; to continue to praise God. For God is our help!

 

  • OPENING HYMN 348     Great Is Thy Faithfulness                   FAITHFULNESS     
  • SALUTATION 

      PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Gracious God, so often we look at ourselves and we don’t think that we have much to give. We belittle our gifts and blessings, believing that they cannot possibly make a difference. We think that we must possess the greatest of talents and wealth in order to truly please and serve you. Forgive these foolish thoughts. Help us to see your great blessings and that these blessings are truly wonderful and meant to be used for joy and in service to others… 

(continue with silent prayers of confession) 

      WORDS OF FORGIVENESS 

  • PASSING OF THE PEACE 

            The Peace of Christ be with you!

            And also with you! 

(Please share a sign of peace with one another.) 

BLESSING OF THE CHILDREN 

(The children are invited to Sunday school at this time.)

 

GOD’S WORD OF GUIDANCE 

     PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION 

     GOSPEL READING                                              Mark 12:38-44 (p.49-50)           

            This is the Gospel of the Lord.

            Praise to you, O Christ! 

      MESSAGE                 Beware of the poor widow!           Pastor Eric Nichols 

      HYMN OF REFLECTION 863       Take My Life and Let It Be              HENDON

                         (verses 1 – 5)      

      RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

      OFFERING 

      Offertory                        Hymn Medley                                        W. Boyce           

  • DOXOLOGY Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow LASST UNS ERFREUEN 

                                 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

                             Praise God, all creatures here below;

                                            Alleluia!  Alleluia!

                              Praise God above, ye heavenly host;

                              Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

                                            Alleluia!  Alleluia!

                                            Alleluia!  Alleluia!

                                                   Alleluia! 

      COMMUNITY CONCERNS: Stewardship of PRC     

      Introduction 

      PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 875 Concluding with the Choir Singing the Lord’s Prayer             

  • BLESSING 
  • POSTLUDE Hymn Variations                                          Hayes 

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader,
Barbara HInners, liturgist; the Chancel Choir, Anna Keiserman, accompanist; Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries. 

Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ   07470

973-694-5481   www.preaknessreformed.org   CCLI#11100448