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           Wayne, NJ 07470-3320                               973-694-5481


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

Waffles n Ice Cream Served in Berdan Hall after worship!




June 10, 2018    10:00 A.M.


Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!


“Here is the Good News: Jesus is not out of his mind; Jesus is not filled with demonic spirits. Rather, Jesus has the mind of God; Jesus is filled with the Holy Spirit – and invites all of us to be of the same mind and same spirit in a new family as his sisters and brothers.” 

- David Ewart 


  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation





PRELUDE         Chorale Prelude “In dulci jubilo”       J.S Bach/M. Ryan           


INTROIT                 Breathe on Me, Breath of God                        TRENTHAM

                                                                             (Robert Jackson, 1888)           

  • CALL TO WORSHIP                   -selected verses from Psalm 138


I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;

I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness.

All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth.

They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.

For though the Lord is high, God regards the lowly; but the haughty the Lord perceives from far away.

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands! 

  • OPENING HYMN of Praise 709  Jesus Loves Me           JESUS LOVES ME                                                                       
  • salutation


Lord God, forgive us when we see your miracles all around us and still doubt your power, presence and love. Forgive us when we treat this world and each other with careless indifference or with cruelty. Creator God, create in our hearts confidence and hope. From our lives you can fashion the most delightful miracles that can serve you through acts of mercy and kindness. Help us to find the numerous ways in which we can serve you this week… 

(silent prayers of confession) 



In the power of the Holy Spirit and love of Christ, let us share signs of peace with one another. The peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you!

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


        A MOMENT FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL RECOGNITION                  Patricia Drake 

  • Presentation of:

               Attendance Certificates

               Attendance Pins/Bars

               3rd Grade Bibles

  • Eighth Grade Graduate Recognition
  • Appreciation for Teachers 

(Children through grade 6 will continue to Sunday School) 

                                                   RECEIVING THE GOOD NEWS 


      GOSPEL READING                             Mark 3:20-35 (p. 37)

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ!


      ANTHEM                 I Will Be a Child of Peace       Traditional Shaker Hymn

                                                                              Arranged by Elaine Hagenberg,

                                                                              Edited by Dan Forrest


Message            The Extended Family of Jesus           Pastor Eric Nichols


  • HYMN of REFLECTION 327 When We Walk with the Lord      TRUST AND OBEY


                               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.



            Offertory           My Hope is Built on Nothing Less           Gilbert M. Martin


  • DOXOLOGY 965 Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow   OLD HUNDREDTH       
  • A PRAYER FOR THE COMMON GOOD 276                                                               
  • Closing HYMN 328              Lead On, O King Eternal               LANCASHIRE                                                       
  • POSTLUDE June Tchaikovsky   


Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Rev. Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; the Chancel Choir, Anna Keiserman- accompanist,  and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries.


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

 www.preaknessreformed.org CCLI#11100448



Teachers, Coordinators and Youth Leaders:

Nursery                                                         Lydia Powers

PreK/1st Grade                                               Victoria Lefelar

2nd/3rd Grades                                               Jean Huntington

4th/5th Grades                                                Patricia Drake    

6th/7th Grades                                                Bruce Hinners


Confirmation II                                     Eric Nichols

Sunday School Superintendent               Patricia Drake

Adult Nurture/Education                        Mary Marcus

Conversations With Scripture                 Donna McKeon

Youth Team                                          Amanda Beodeker, Brandon DeLeonardo,

                                                           James McKeon, Arno Miller,

                                                           Heather O’Connell

Church Librarians                                  Patricia Ratcliffe, Jean Huntington


8th Grade Graduates:                                          High School Graduates:

T.J. Groel                                                                  Nicholas DeRissio

Warren Hughes

Kate LoPresti                                                                       

Gibson Nichols


College Graduates:

Alexis Gazzano  (William Paterson University)

Aimee Macagney  (James Madison University)

Travis VanDerStad  (Rutgers University)


Third Graders Receiving Bibles:

Andrew Finale

Justin Finale

Benjamin Frank

Brendan Hughes

Evan McKay

Amelia Nichols


Perfect Sunday School Attendance:

4th Year:                

Aidan McKay       

Evan McKay         

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE:  Nancy Hoerner for designing and printing our attendance certificates; our nursery volunteers; Keri Vion, Roberta Rezzonico and Helping Hands for EVERYTHING they do for us throughout the year; Christian Education Commission for their constant guidance and support.