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Sunday Worship Service (Grove 10am)

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  • Date: August 26, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

August 26, 2018    10:00 A.M.

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!

 

“Christian faith has a fundamentally positive way of perceiving life in God’s world.”

-Arne Fritzson

 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE

 

GATHERING SONG           Oh How I Need You             All Sons & Daughters                                                

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

           

  • Call TO WORSHIP       -phrases are taken from the New Testament Letters

                                                                                                                                                 

Today and every Sunday, we always thank God, for our faith, love and hope that we

have in Christ Jesus.

By the grace of God, we are able to bear fruit, good works, in the world.

We thank God that we can follow Jesus, follow the saints who have gone before us and

follow our fellow sisters and brothers in Christ.

We also pray for one another. We pray for God’s wisdom and understanding, so that we may lead lives worthy of the Lord. We pray for God’s strength that we may endure everything with patience.

We pray for God’s power to be with us in worship and as God sends us out.

This power is the same power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him at God’s right hand in the heavenly places! Amen!

           

  • OPENING SONG OF PRAISE         Above All               by Michael Smith

                                                                   (page 4-5)                            

  • salutation

 

 Prayer OF CONFESSION             

             Patient Lord, we are people that want the quick and easy answers to all of life’s problems. We want to be able to open the Bible and place our fingers on the passage that will answer all our questions and heal all our hurts. It is difficult for us to deal with the knowledge that discipleship requires patience and perseverance. 

          It took a long time for the early church to understand fully what Jesus was saying and how they were to respond. We are no different. The words of Scripture take time for us to comprehend. Forgive us Lord, when we are so impatient. Help us to understand the commitment we make in discipleship, through the difficult times and during times of joy. Push us in our ministry of help and compassion to do more than we ever thought we could do in helping others. Give to us that extra measure of faith and commitment that we may truly serve you by serving others…                       

(silent prayers of confession) 

     WORDS OF FORGIVENESS          

  • 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 Grove for Worship.)

 

                                         SCRIPTURE READING AND REFLECTION

 

SONG OF REFLECTION                  Word of God Speak                         Mercy Me

                                                                   (page 6-7) 

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

     

SCRIPTURE READING 

                  Philippians 4:1-9 

                  This is the Word of the Lord.

                  Thanks be to God!                         

Message                Letters of Encouragement               Pastor Eric Nichols

           

                                 RESPONDING AS GOD’S PEOPLE

 

OFFERTORY SENTENCES AND Offertory        Lions & Lamb                  Bethel Live

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 SONG                  You are My Vision             by Rend Collective

                                                            (page 8-9)  

  • BLESSING 
  • SENDING SONG Brother                             by Need to Breath

 

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Bill Weston, liturgist; the “Berdan Hall” Band. 

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

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