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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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  • Date: March 3, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY                        

MARCH 3, 2019   10:00 A.M.

 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“Silence often makes me uncomfortable, but if I am not silent, how will I ever hear the voice of God? Can we simply be silent in the face of the wonder of what is before us now? And then can we hear the voice of God speaking in it also to you and me?” Rev. Dr. Janet H. Hunt 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

OUR APPROACH TO GOD

 

      PRELUDE                            Suite                                                  J.S. Bach 

      WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS     

      RINGING OF THE BELL 

      INTROIT              Here I am Lord                  D. Shutte, Arr.Arnold B. Sherman

                                                                        Jessica Amato, Soloist

                                                                                                                                               

  • GATHERING IN THE LIGHT OF GOD -Adapted from Psalm 99                                         

      The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! God sits enthroned upon the cherubim;

      let the earth quake!

      The Lord is great in Zion; our God is exalted over all the peoples.

      Let us praise the Lord’s great and awesome name. Holy is our God!

      God is a mighty King, lover of justice, establishing equity among the people;

     God carries out justice and righteousness.

      Let us extol the Lord our God; let us worship at his footstool. Holy is our God!

We will exalt the Lord our God, and worship at God’s holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy!

           

  • OPENING HYMN 549       O Praise the Lord, for It Is Good           MINERVA                                                                    
  • SALUTATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION           

Lord of light, you shine with all goodness power, and truth. You call us to draw near, yet we fail to hear your voice. Forgive us when we ignore the needs of people all around us and worry about our own desires. Have mercy on us O Lord, as we silently open our hearts and confess our sins and transform us into your image as we seek to follow you… 

                                     (silent prayers of confession)

 

WORDS OF FORGIVENESS AND GRACE 

  • 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)

 

                                                  THE LIGHT OF GOD’S WORD

 

      THE READING OF THE GOSPEL                                 Luke 9:28-36 (p.69-70) 

            This is the Gospel of the Lord.

            Praise to you, O Christ! 

      MESSAGE             “Speech is Silver and Silence is Golden?”   Pastor Eric Nichols 

      PRAYER OF BLESSING 

      ANTHEM                  This is My Beloved Son                        Peter Choplin,                                                                                                           Hebrews 1:1-10                                                                                                       Matthew 17:1-8     

           

                                         OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S LIGHT

 

     OFFERING

            Offertory                      Offertory                                              G. Handel 

  • DOXOLOGY 965  Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow OLD HUNDREDTH  

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow

Praise Him, all creatures here below

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

 

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 

      Invitation and Meaning of the Sacrament 

      Great Prayer of Thanksgiving 810 

      Communion

All baptized Christians; children and adults, are invited to share the sacrament of communion. 

Come forward by the center aisle, as guided by the ushers.  Receive the bread;
dip the bread in the cup offered by an elder.  After eating, return to your seat by the side aisle. Wheat-free wafers are available in the paper cup.

Those who wish to participate in communion, but are unable to come forward, are invited to inform an usher in order to be served in their seat.                                                        

       PRAYERS AROUND THE TABLE          ……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 131    Christ, We Climb with You the Mountain   IN BABILONE     
  • BLESSING AND SENDING 
  • POSTLUDE                Hymn Variations                                 Hayes 

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;  Anna Keiserman, accompanist; Jessica Amato, soloist; 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