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- Date: February 3, 2019
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
FEBRUARY 3, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“The Nones invite us to listen with fresh ears to that brand-new Preacher in Luke’s story, who asks us to look beyond our tribe, beyond the familiar, to see God alive in our world.” –Rev. Anne Howard
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
OUR APPROACH TO GOD
PRELUDE Gavotte S.S. Wesley
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
RINGING OF THE BELL
INTROIT Arise, Your Light is Come FESTAL SONG, William Walter, 1894
- GATHERING IN THE LIGHT OF GOD
This day is special because we have gathered together once again to celebrate God’s presence among us.
Today we praise God and thank God, for all that God has given to us. God has blessed us with so many gifts.
We also pray that the words of our mouths, and the meditations of our hearts, would be acceptable to God.
In this time of worship God gives us strength and energy. God fills us with joy.
This day is holy because the “joy of the Lord is our strength!” (Nehemiah 8:10)
- OPENING HYMN 328 Lead On, O King Eternal LANCSHIRE
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of great expectations, you know how easy it is for us to make excuses for inactivity. We avoid tasks that are set before us. We doubt our abilities, strength, or wisdom to accomplish tasks. We think too often that we are doing these things all by ourselves.
Help us to understand that the opportunities for service that you offer to us, also come with your abiding presence, love and support. Turn us around and place us back on the path of joyful service. Let our work be part of the fulfillment of the mandate of Jesus Christ, when he made his proclamation in the synagogue so long ago…
(silent prayers of confession)
WORDS OF FORGIVENESS AND GRACE
- PASSING OF THE PEACE
The Peace of Christ be with you!
And also with you!
(Please share a sign of peace with one another.)
BLESSING OF THE CHILDREN
(The children are invited to Sunday school)
THE LIGHT OF GOD’S WORD
GOSPEL READING Luke 4:21-30 (p.61)
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ!
MESSAGE “The Sermon was going so well” Pastor Eric Nichols
PRAYER OF BLESSING
ANTHEM The Gift of Love Hal. H. Hopson, 1 Corinthians 13
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S LIGHT
Offertory Service Prelude in F J.P. Hullah
- DOXOLOGY 965 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow OLD HUNDREDTH
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Invitation and Meaning of the Sacrament
The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving 810
All baptized Christians; children and adults, are invited to share the sacrament of communion.
You will be served the bread and the cup at your seat. To indicate our unity in Christ, please wait until all have received the Bread and Cup. We will eat and drink together.
The Cup of Salvation is offered in red wine and amber juice. Wheat-free wafers are available in the paper cup.
A PRAYER FOR THE NATIONS 287
- CLOSING HYMN 296 We Are Called WE ARE CALLED
(Choir vs. 1, Congregation vs. 2-3)
- BLESSING AND SENDING
- POSTLUDE Sortie N. Lemmens
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader; Ken Tanis, liturgist; Anna Keiserman, accompanist; chancel choir
and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470
973-694-5481 www.preaknessreformed.org CCLI#1110044