logo

get_map                131 Church Lane

           Wayne, NJ 07470-3320                               973-694-5481

      

Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

Back to all Events
  • Date: November 4, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

 

 

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY

NOVEMBER 4, 2018   10:00 A.M. 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“Love for others can grow out of the soil of love for God as it is fed and watered by fellowship with God in the streams of the Word.”  ― J. Hampton Keathley, III 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation 

OUR APPROACH TO GOD 

      PRELUDE         With Reverence Let the Saints Appear              arr. Lane Smith 

      WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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

                                                                                 Mike O’Reilly, Soloist     

  • CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Throughout all our lives God is with us.

Praise be to God for God’s mercy and love!

Even when we are faced with difficult decisions, God’s presence is near.

When we don’t know which way to go, God will guide and lead us.

Open your hearts today to God’s leading.

We open our lives to God, that we may faithfully serve God all of our days.

 

  • OPENING HYMN 254 For All the Saints        SINE NOMINE      (verses 1 - 3)     
  • SALUTATION

 

      PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Forgive us Lord. We have not heard the cries of those in need; we miss opportunities to serve you by serving others. Many times we have thought only of our own wants and desires and ignored the needs of others. Sometimes we live as if the greatest commandment is to love ourselves solely. Help us to comprehend the commandment to love you with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. Let us care for our neighbors both far and near. Bring us back to your loving light…   

(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.)

 

GOD’S WORD OF GUIDANCE

 

      ANTHEM      The Songs Will Never Leave Me     

                                        Words & Music by:    Phil Mehrens, Ru Breau & Jim Davis,

                                                    Arr. Heather Sorenson

 

      PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION 

      GOSPEL READING                                                      Mark 12:28-34 (p.49)  

            This is the Gospel of the Lord.

            Praise to you, O Christ! 

      MESSAGE                              Near…Far                       Pastor Eric Nichols

 

HYMN OF REFLECTION 867     For Such a Time as This                ST. ANNE

                                                                    

                        RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

       OFFERING 

      Offertory                For All the Saints      arr. Lane Smith by R.V. Williams  

  • 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!

 

      WELCOMING OF THE CHILDREN 

                            (Children will then sit with their families in the congregation.)

 

      REMEMBERING THE SAINTS 

            Nan Walter                               Nancy Lo

            Arthur Udland                        Lillian Lougheed

            Walter Babjak                          Donna Kraker

            Margaret Hoerig       

      (After the names have been read, the congregation is invited to say out loud the names of the saints in their lives who have passed away.  Our time of remembrance  will be concluded with the ringing of the bell followed by silence.) 

  • RINGING OF THE BELL

 

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 

      Invitation and Meaning of the Sacrament 

      Communion Litany 826 

      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 OF THE PEOPLE… Concluding with the Chancel Choir singing the Lord’s Prayer                                                                      -Albert Hay Malotte 

  • BLESSING 
  • POSTLUDE S. Bach Partita                                            C minor

 

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader,
Reverend Mary L. Marchus, liturgist; the Chancel Choir, Anna Keiserman, accompanist; Michael O’Reilly, Soloist: Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries.

 

Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ   07470

973-694-5481   www.preaknessreformed.org

CCLI#11100448