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Easter Sunday Service #2 (Sanctuary 11am)

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  • Date: April 1, 2018
  • Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

EASTER SUNDAY: THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD

April 1, 2018     9:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M. 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“In the end, God’s will, not ours, is done. Love is the victor.

Death is not the end. The end is life…Christ our Lord has risen!” 

-Frederick Buechner 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

JOINING TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP AND PRAISE 

PRELUDE                               Allegro                                         Water Music

                                                                           by George Frideric Handel

                                                                           Transcribed by Keith Terret 

      RINGING OF THE BELL 

      GOSPEL READINGS AND INTROIT     Were You There?    African American Spiritual 

  • CALL TO WORSHIP 

Rejoice! There is good news in this world. Christ is Risen!

Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed!

We have gathered here today to open our hearts and souls to the joyous Good News!

Hope is restored. Christ has overcome the powers of evil. Christ has conquered death.

Let us celebrate the greatest victory of all time. On this Easter morning we confess and proclaim together,

Christ is risen Alleluia! Amen! 

  • PROCESSIONAL HYMN 264 Lift High the Cross          CRUCIFER

                                                    (verses 1-3,7)

 

  • Easter salutation 
  • PASSING THE JOY AND PEACE OF EASTER 

Sisters and Brothers we are called to share the good news:

the joy and peace of Easter be with you!

And also with you!

(Please remain standing if you are able and share a sign of peace and joy in Christ.) 

WELCOME AND PRAYER OF BLESSING

 

RECEIVING THE GOOD NEWS 

      EASTER MESSAGE WITH THE CHILDREN

(The children will remain in the sanctuary for the rest of the worship service.) 

SCRIPTURE READING                                       Philippians 2:5-11 (pg. 197)

      This is the Word of the Lord.

      Thanks be to God!

 

      ANTHEM              Jesus is Risen from the Dead                       Lloyd Larson

                                                                               Incorporating LLANFAIR

                                                                                by Robert Williams (1817)

 

Message                   The First Cross Hymn                          Pastor Eric Nichols

 

RESPONDING TO THE GOOD NEWS 

      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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS and OFFERTORY SENTENCES 

      Offertory Anthem         The Day of Resurrection                  Thomas Matthews 

  • 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! 

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper 

            Invitation and Meaning of the Sacrament

            Communion Litany 829                 

            COMMUNION HYMN 830     Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ       LINSTEAD

            Communion

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

You will be served the bread and the cup at your seat.  To indicate our unity in Christ, 
please wait until all have received the Bread and Cup.  We will eat and drink together.  
The Cup of Salvation is offered in red wine and amber juice.  
Wheat-free wafers are available in the paper cup. 

  • CLOSING HYMN 182 Christ the Lord is Risen Today EASTER HYMN

                                                 (verses 1-3,5)

  • EASTER BLESSING 
  • POSTLUDE Sound the Trumpet                Henry Purcell

                                                                       Arranged by Brian Binder 

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader; 
Rev. Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; the Chancel Choir; Jessica Amato, Lauren Barchi, Brenda Belohoubek, Dan King, Lee Mamolen, Michael O'Reilly; Thein Amato and Thomas Killackey, Brass; Anna Keiserman, accompanist and Daniel King, Directory of Music Ministries.
 

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

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