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  • Date: May 12, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER                     

MAY 12, 2019   10:00 A.M.

 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

"God is still breathing.  The Bible is both inspired and inspiring.  If you're curious, you will never leave the text without learning something new.  If you're persistent, you just might leave inspired."

Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again --

by Rachel Held Evans

 (Sadly Rachel passed away a week ago at the age of 37 due to the inflammation of the brain. Rachel is a New York Times best-selling author who wrote about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt.)

 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

GATHERING TOGETHER

 

PRELUDE                                 Largo                                           G. Handel

           

      WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

      THE RINGING OF THE BELL 

      INTROIT          My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less           SOLID ROCK,

                                                                                       William B. Bradbury,

                                                                                       Words by Edward Mote

                                                                                                                                                     

  • THE CALL TO WORSHIP                                    

Awake! Rise up!

There is much to be done in the Lord’s Name today.

We are ready to worship and to serve God.

We are ready to hear God’s word for us and to respond in action and love.

We will open your hearts to God’s will this day.

Praise be to God who walks with us and guides us!

God’s love continually flows through our lives, we will praise God in song,

worship, and service.

AMEN!                                             

  • OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE 187    Thine Is the Glory       JUDAS MACCABAEUS    
  • PASSING THE PEACE OF EASTER 

Just as Peter gave his hand to Tabitha in prayer and healing, so Christ extends a loving hand to us. Let us share the hand of Christ with one another. The peace of Easter 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                           One Thing              Music by Craig Courtney,

                                                                    Words by Susan Bentall Boersma,

                                                                                                                           Psalm 27

 

      SCRIPTURE READING                                        Acts 9:36-43 (p.128)

            This is the Word of the Lord.                           

            Thanks be to God!

 

MESSAGE    “Probably has more charity and good works to do?”       Pastor Eric Nichols

 

PRAYER OF BLESSING

 

HYMN OF RESPONSE 280  My Song Forever Shall Record              WINCHESTER NEW

                                                          (verses 1-3)

                                                                    

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

                                                                         

      OFFERING 

      OFFERTORY    

  • 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 350    

 

      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 543         Now Thank We All Our God                NUN DANKET          
  • BLESSING AND SENDING 
  • POSTLUDE                           Voluntary                                            Bennett                                                                    

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are; Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Rev. Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; the Chancel Choir; Anna Keiserman, accompanist 
and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries. 

Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ   07470

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