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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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  • Date: May 19, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER                        

MAY 19, 2019   10:00 A.M.

 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“Let’s face it, a lot of times love doesn’t work out. Yet, even when it fails,

it connects you to others and, in the end, that is all you have, the connections

Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens

 

"’What 'outcasts' do I sanctimoniously spurn as impure, unclean, dirty, contaminated, and   far from God?’ The mentally ill, people with multiple marriages, wealthy executives, welfare recipients, conservative politicians, or maybe just anyone different from me? How have I distorted the self-sacrificing love of God into self-serving elitism? What boundaries do I wrongly draw or might I break?”    Dr. Daniel B. Clendenin

 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

GATHERING TOGETHER

 

PRELUDE                        To Walk on Faith                                 D. Paxton

           

      WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

      THE RINGING OF THE BELL

 

      INTROIT                              Open My Eyes                            Clara H. Scott

                                                                                                                                               

  • THE CALL TO WORSHIP                                    

The kingdom of God is here, NOW!

In Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone.

We live in the new creation shaped by God.

God’s reconciling love in Christ has called us to work toward the reconciliation of all.

No longer do we label anyone as “those people”

or focus on things that divide us from one another. 

 

All are welcome in this place.

We come here this morning as unique individuals with concerns in our minds

and heartaches we carry deep within our being.

We come from different backgrounds, different abilities, different opportunities,

but all us have one significant assignment in God’s Sprit:

God calls us to this place to prepare ourselves for the word God has for us to do.

May the invigorating Spirit of the Risen Jesus, the Christ, rise within us

and serve the world through us!        

 

  • OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE 557     O God Beyond All Praising        THAXTED

    

  • PASSING THE PEACE OF EASTER

 

Peter discovered that all are included in God’s welcome.

Share this welcome with those around you. May 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

 

ANTHEM             Open the Eyes of My Heart     Words & Music by:     Paul Baloche 

                                                                     Arranged by: Jack Schrader

                                                                     Soloist: Jessica Amato

 

      SCRIPTURE READING                                 Acts 11:1-18 (p.129)

            This is the Word of the Lord.   

     Thanks be to God!

 

MESSAGE                      “Grace Openings”          Reverend Mary L. Marcus

 

PRAYER OF BLESSING

 

HYMN OF RESPONSE 318         Help Us Accept Each Other                        NYLAND 

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

               

OFFERING 

OFFERTORY                        Face to Face                              D. Wyrtzen 

  • 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!

 

  • A CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP 263

           

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.

 

  • CLOSING HYMN      I’m Gonna Live                 This Little Light O’ Mine

                                                                             African-American spirituals

      I’m gonna live so God can use me         This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

      anywhere, Lord, anytime!                     This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

      I’m gonna live so God can use me         This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

      anywhere, Lord, anytime!                     Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! 

      I’m gonna work… 

      I’m gonna pray… 

      I’m gonna live…          

 

  • BLESSING AND SENDING

 

  • POSTLUDE                           Hymn Variations                                   Hayes

                                                                    

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are; Reverend Mary L. Marcus, worship leader; Roberta Rezzonico, liturgist; Jessica Amato, Soloist; the Chancel Choir; Anna Keiserman, accompanist. 

Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ   07470

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