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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
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.
- 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,
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
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
- Doxology Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
- 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