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  • Date: April 22, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 22, 2018    10:00 A.M.

 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“Sacrifice is the yardstick that measures one’s character and values. Self-giving proves the worth of one’s words and intent…We need to sacrifice self-interest and ego. But the rewards of love make that sacrifice worth the cost.” 

-Larry Broding 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation 

JOINING TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP AND PRAISE 

GATHERING SONG                 Come To The Table           McDonald, Frey & Glover                                                                             

  • CALL TO WORSHIP 

God sent his Son, they called him Jesus;

Jesus came to love, heal and forgive.

Jesus Christ lived and died for us,

an empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!

Because Christ lives,

we can face tomorrow.

Because Christ lives,

Fear fades away and faith grows.

Because we know Christ holds the future,

Life is worth the living just because Jesus Christ lives!

 

  • OPENING SONG OF PRAISE Amen (Because He Lives) Matt Maher& Christ Tomlin                                                                  (page 4) 
  • 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 the Risen Christ be with you!

And also with you!

(Please stand 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 are invited to Sunday school.)

 

SONG OF REFLECTION                 I Will Rise                Chris Tomlin & Matt Maher

                                                                  (page 5)

 

SCRIPTURE READING                                                 PSALM 23 (pg. 501)

      This is the Word of the Lord.

      Thanks be to God!

     

GOSPEL READING                                                      JOHN 10:11-18 (pg.103)

      This is the Gospel of the Lord.

      Praise to you, O Christ!

 

Message                  Put the Good in Shepherd                  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                           Jesus Messiah                             Chris Tomlin 

  • A CREED OF FAITH AND HOPE FOR TODAY (adapted from our “Our Song of Hope”) 

Jesus Christ is the hope of God’s world. In his death, the justice of God is established; forgiveness of sin is proclaimed.

On the day of the resurrection, the tomb was empty;

his disciples saw him; death was defeated; new life had come.

God’s purpose for the world was sealed. 

God will renew the world through Jesus, who will put all unrighteousness out,

purify the works of human hands, and perfect their fellowship in divine love.

Christ will wipe away every tear; death shall be no more.

There will be a new heaven and a new earth,

And all creation will be filled with God’s glory. 

Come, Lord Jesus! We are open to your Spirit. We await your full presence.

Our world finds rest in you alone. Amen! 

  • CLOSING SONG Mighty To Save Fielding & R. Morgan

                                                                        (page 6)

  • EASTER BLESSING 
  • SENDING SONG              From The Day                                 I Am They                                                                                                                                        

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are:, Pastor Eric Nichols worship leader;
Reverend Mary L Marcus, liturgist and Berdan Hall Band
 

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

 www.preaknessreformed.org CCLI#11100448 

 

Amen (Because He Lives)                                        Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin

I believe in the Son
I believe in the risen One
I believe I overcome
By the power of His blood

CHORUS

Amen, Amen
I'm alive, I'm alive
Because He lives
Amen, Amen
Let my song join the one that never ends
Because He lives 

I was dead in the grave
I was covered in sin and shame
I heard mercy call my name
He rolled the stone away

CHORUS 

Because He lives
I can face tomorrow
Because He lives
Every fear is gone
I know He holds my life, my future, in His hands

CHORUS (repeat)

Because He lives 

 

I Will Rise                                                                 Chris Tomlin & Matt Maher

There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say "It is well"

CHORUS

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise 

There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes 

CHORUS 

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the cry of every longing heart,
"Worthy is the Lamb" (REPEAT)

CHORUS 

 

Mighty To Save                                                  B. Fielding, R. Morgan

Everyone needs compassion
A love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me

Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations 

CHORUS

Savior, He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever, author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave 

So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
And fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender

I surrender 

CHORUS 

Shine Your light and let the whole world see
We're singing for the glory of the risen King
Jesus

Shine Your light and let the whole world see
We're singing for the glory of the risen King

CHORUS (repeat)

You are mighty to save