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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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  • Date: February 18, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

 PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

          WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

         FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

           February 18, 2018

                  10:00 A.M. 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“The Church is a healing community proclaiming God’s indiscriminate love and unconditional grace, offering pardon, reconciliation and salvation to the down-trodden and leaving the judgment to God.” –On Being a Christian by Hans Kung 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation 

GOD’S PEOPLE GATHER 

      WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

      PRELUDE                                       Voluntary D                                Buxtechude

 

  • CALL TO WORSHIP

           

Sisters and Brothers, we are gathered here to worship our God

Send your Spirit upon us, O God.

We come from many places, with many burdens.

Send your Spirit upon us, O God. 

We turn our hearts to you, O God.                                                                              Send your Spirit upon us as your forgiven and beloved people. 

       SONG OF REFLECTION 896    Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying     CHILDREN PRAYING 

           (The choir will sing first, then the congregation will repeat the song with the choir.) 

GATHERING PRAYER    

  • OPENING HYMN 509 Come, Worship God   O QUANTA QUALIA                                                                          
  • SALUTATION 

Guilt: Prayer of Confession 

God of pathways, you show us how we should walk. Yet we forget our connection with one another and think that we are the center of the universe. We wander from your paths of truth and into paths of deceit and pride. Forgive us and lead us back into the arms of your love…

(silent prayers of confession)

GRACE: Words of Forgiveness 

GRATITUDE: The Call of Discipleship       Litany of the Ten Commandments 722 

cross talk with kids 

 (The children are invited to Sunday school.)

 

CROSS CONVERSATIONS     

     ANTHEM                 “Surely This Was God’s Son!”            PASSION CHORALE

                                                                                            Music: LARSON

     SCRIPTURE ReadinG                                        I PETER 3:13-18a (pg 234)

            This is the word of the Lord.

            Thanks be to God!

 

      Message                 “The Cross of Courage”             Pastor Eric Nichols    

  

      CROSS HYMN              Victory in Jesus                                            Bartlett

 

I heard an old, old story how a Savior came from glory,

How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me.

I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood's atoning,

Then I repented of my sins and won the victory.

Refrain:  O victory in Jesus, my Savior forever! He sought me

and bo't me with His redeeming blood. He loved me ere I knew

Him, and all my love is due Him. He plunged me to victory 

beneath the cleansing flood.

 

I heard about His healing, of His cleansing pow'r revealing,

How He made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see.

And then I cried, "Dear Jesus, come and heal my broken spirit,"

And some-how Jesus came and bro't to me the victory.

Refrain                       

     MOMENT OF REFLECTION         

                                 (please take a moment of silence to reflect on the cross) 

                                          GOD’S PEOPLE RESPOND

 

     PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 

                  -Prayers for our congregation

                  -Prayers for the Community of Parkland, Florida

                  -concluding with the Prayer of St. Francis 860 (responsively)

 

      OFFERTORY SENTENCES           

            Offering
            Offertory (Quartet)        “Create in Me a Clean Heart”            Brown Bannister 

  • DOXOLOGY 965 Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow          OLD HUNDREDTH 

 

  • BLESSING 
  • SENDING HYMN 294 When Asked, Who Is My Neighbor LLANGLOFFAN           
  • BENEDICTION 
  • POSTLUDE                                                                                                                                               

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Richard Ullman, liturgist; the Chancel Choir, Anna Keiserman- accompanist, Taylor Kurilew-Soprano, Jessica Amato-Alto, Michael O’Reilly-Tenor, Dan King-Bass

 and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries. 

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

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