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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
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.)
- OPENING HYMN 509 Come, Worship God O QUANTA QUALIA
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.)
ANTHEM “Surely This Was God’s Son!” PASSION CHORALE
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.
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 (Quartet) “Create in Me a Clean Heart” Brown Bannister
- DOXOLOGY 965 Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow OLD HUNDREDTH
- SENDING HYMN 294 When Asked, Who Is My Neighbor LLANGLOFFAN
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