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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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  • Date: May 26, 2019
  • Time: 10:00pm – 11:15pm

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER                        

MAY 26, 2019   10:00 A.M.

 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!

 

“Like much of Luke-Acts, this week’s text finds Christians on the road.

These early Christians are on the move thanks to the Spirit.”

 – Professor Eric Barreto of Princeton Theological Seminary

 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

GATHERING TOGETHER

 

PRELUDE                        Serenade                                           G. Cassado

           

      WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

      TIME OF REFLECTION BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY 

      PRAYER OF BLESSING

 

  • THE RINGING OF THE BELL (Silence) 
  • INTROIT My Hope is Built on Nothing Less SOLID ROCK           
  • THE CALL TO WORSHIP                                    

Come, one and all. Gather together. For this is the day of the Lord.

We come together this day, drawn by the light of God’s love.

Let all the people praise God with their music and their voices!

Let all the people praise God with their deeds of loving-kindness!

Our journey brings us to God’s wondrous river of Life.

Praise be to God. AMEN!

      

  • OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE 581   Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee      HYMN TO JOY

    

  • PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

The peace of Christ be with you!

And also with you! 

(Please share a sign of peace if you are able.)

 

EASTER MESSAGE WITH THE CHILDREN 

(The children are invited to Sunday school at this time.)

 

REFLECTING ON GOD’S WORD

 

SOLO                                 Here I Am, Lord               Dan Schutte,

                                                                               Arr. Arnold Sherman

                                                                               Soloist: Brenda Belohoubek

 

      SCRIPTURE READING                                         Acts 16:9-15 (p.136)

            This is the Word of the Lord.   

     Thanks be to God!

 

MESSAGE                 “Should I stay or should I go?”         Pastor Eric Nichols 

PRAYER OF BLESSING 

HYMN OF RESPONSE 870         Ahead of Us, a Race to Run                SOLID ROCK

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD               

OFFERING 

OFFERTORY                     Apres Un Reve                                      G. Faure 

  • 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!

           

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION …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.

                                                                    

  • WORDS OF SCRIPTURE TO GUIDE US 351    
  • CLOSING HYMN 351     Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                HYFRYDOL    
  • BLESSING AND SENDING 
  • POSTLUDE                           Swan                                              Saint-Saens

                                                                    

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are; Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader; the Chancel Choir; Anna Keiserman, accompanis; Mark Prihodko, cello; Brenda Belohoubek, soloist and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries. 

Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ   07470

973-694-5481   www.preaknessreformed.org   CCLI#1110044