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- Date: March 3, 2019
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
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
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
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
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