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- Date: October 7, 2018
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
October 7, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – South African Anglican Bishop, Desmond Tutu
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
THE GATHERING OF GOD’S CHILDREN
PRELUDE Voluntary IV William Boyce
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
RINGING OF THE BELL
INTROIT When Peace Like a River VILLE DU HAVRE
Brenda Belohoubek, Soprano
- Call TO WORSHIP
The world belongs to God, the earth and all its people.
How good and beautiful it is to live in harmony with one another!
Love and justice come together, justice and peace join hands.
We pray, sing and have faith today that our world belongs to God and God is building a global hope.
The Church continues to spread throughout the entire world.
The Church is united in heart and will, in one and the same Spirit, by the power of faith.
Let us worship God with all the Churches of the world.
- OPENING HYMN 268 In Christ There is No East or West MCKEE
Prayer OF CONFESSION
Merciful Lord, forgive us when we believe that we know the right way to do everything and to heal all the troubles of the world. But throughout history, our efforts have fallen far short of the goal of reconciliation. Forgive us our stubbornness and arrogance. Heal our wounded souls and restore hope and compassion to our relationship with you and with each other. Lift us up and move us to serve you by serving others in this world…
(continue with silent prayers of confession)
WORDS OF FORGIVENESS
- PASSING OF THE PEACE
The Peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you!
(Please greet one another with the peace of Christ.)
BLESSING OF THE CHILDREN
(The children are invited to Sunday school at this time.)
GOD’S WORD OF GUIDANCE
ANTHEM For the Bread Which You Have Broken Arr. Howard Helvey
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
- GOSPEL READING Luke 10:1-11 (p.71)
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ!
Message The Initial Commission Pastor Justin Meyers
HYMN OF REFLECTION 282 O God of Every Nation LLANGLOFFAN
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
OFFERTORY SENTENCES AND Offertory Pastorale in C Ernest A. Dicks
- 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.
COMMUNITY CONCERNS: All Nations, Places and Peoples
Prayers OF THE PEOPLE …ending with “The Prayer of Peace”
Lord, make me an instrument of peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- POSTLUDE Nocturne Poulenc
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Justin Meyers, worship leader; Pastor Eric Nichols and Reverend Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; Brenda Belohoubek, Soloist; Anna Keiserman, Accompanist; Chancel Choir and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries.
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470 973-694-5481