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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

July 15, 2018    10:00 A.M. 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” 

-Deuteronomy 15:10-11 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation 

THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE 

PRELUDE                           Bach Prelude                          B flat Major                                                                       

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

OPENING SOLO               God of Wonders                        Jessica Amato           

  • Call TO WORSHIP             -adapted from the “Shema” in Deuteronomy 6

                                                                              

Sh’ma Yisra’eil Adonai Eloheinu Adonai echad.

Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone.

On Sunday mornings we gather to listen for a word from God.

We will worship today and strive to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, all our souls and with all our strength!

Let us keep the words and commands of God in our hearts today.

We will share these words and commands of God with our children and with one another. We will talk about them in worship, at home, when we are away, when we go to sleep and when we wake up.

We should memorize God’s words and commands, repeat them, write them down, post them on a bathroom mirror, place them on the dashboard of our car, save them on the home-screen of our computer or cell phone, and have them in our workspace.

Let us lift up our hearts and our voices with all our strength! 

  • OPENING HYMN of PRAISE 5          Let all Things Now Living      ASH GROVE                                                                 
  • salutation

 Prayer OF CONFESSION

Holy God, as we come into the presence of your divine holiness, we confess our many shortcomings.

Our hands are not clean; our actions do not glorify you; our hearts are not pure; our motivations do not glorify you; our words are not true; our deceitfulness does not glorify you; our allegiance is frail; our idolatry does not glorify you. By your mercy, O God, give us hands that are clean, hearts that are pure, tongues that are true, and souls that worship you alone, that our whole lives may glorify you…

(silent prayers of confession)

     WORDS OF FORGIVENESS 

      CALL TO NEW OBEDIENCE: 715 Litany of the Ten Commandments 

  • PASSING THE PEACE

The peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you!

(Please greet one another with the peace of Christ.)

 

BIBLE TALK WITH THE CHILDREN 

(Children will remain in the Sanctuary for Worship.) 

 

                                              BIBLE READING AND REFLECTION

 

SOLO OF REFLECTION             Deep Within                     Jessica Amato

 

     PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

 

     SCRIPTURE READINGS                                   Deuteronomy 31:7-12 (p.186)

                                                                        Matthew 5:17-20 (p.4)

    This is the Word of the Lord.       

     

Message                     The Gift that keeps on Giving          Pastor Eric Nichols

 

HYMN OF RESPONSE 727    Christian Hearts in Love United O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE

                                 (Soloist verse 1, Congregation verses 2-3)

 

                                 RESPONDING AS GOD’S PEOPLE

 

OFFERTORY SENTENCES  

            Offertory                   Voluntary                                                Handel 

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

 

Prayers of THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION                                             …ending 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 863          Take My Life and Let It Be                    HENDON

                                                    (Verses 1 – 5)                                                       

  • BLESSING 865 Sharing Gifts Within the Body 
  • POSTLUDE Haydn Sonata                        E flat major 2 mvt                                                                                                                                               

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Ken Tanis, liturgist; Jessica Amato, Soloist and Anna Keiserman, Accompanist. 

Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ   07470   973-694-5481 

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