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  • Date: April 15, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15pm

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 15, 2018    10:00 A.M. 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“Cleopas and his companion are nobodies who have no idea what God might be doing. They could be any one of us. Their road to Emmaus is an ordinary road, the road each of us is on every day.” 

-Amy B. Hunter 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation 

JOINING TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP AND PRAISE 

PRELUDE                  I Call to You, Lord Jesus Christ               J.S. Bach                                                                               

RINGING OF THE BELL 

INTROIT                  Worship Christ, the Risen King               REGENT SQUARE                                                                                                  

  • CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Low in the grave he lay – Jesus my Savior; waiting the coming day – Jesus my Lord.

Up from the grave Christ a-rose!

Christ a-rose,

with a mighty triumph over his foes,

Christ a-rose!

Christ a-rose a victor from the dark domain and Christ lives forever

with his saints to reign!

Christ a-rose, Christ a-rose

Hallelujah! Christ a-rose! 

  • PROCESSIONAL HYMN 187    Thine Is the Glory           JUDAS MACCABAEUS 
  • Easter salutation 
  • PASSING THE JOY AND PEACE OF EASTER

Sisters and Brothers we are called to share the good news:

the joy and peace of the Risen Christ be with you!

And also with you!

(Please stand if you are able and share a sign of peace and joy in Christ.)

 

WELCOME AND PRAYER OF BLESSING

 

RECEIVING THE GOOD NEWS 

      EASTER MESSAGE WITH THE CHILDREN

(The children are invited to Sunday school.)

 

Gospel READING                                        LUKE 24:13-35 (pg. 90)

      This is the Gospel of the Lord.

      Praise to you, O Christ!

     

      ANTHEM                Living Witnesses               Words and Music by: Lloyd Larson

                                                                           African American Spiritual

 

Message               Something to talk about!                   Pastor Eric Nichols

 

HYMN OF REFLECTION 207   Come to Us, Beloved Stranger             BEACH SPRING

 

RESPONDING TO THE GOOD NEWS 

      Prayers of THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION        …ending 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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS and OFFERTORY SENTENCES 

Offertory                              Prayer                                        G. Tritant 

  • 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! 

  • AFFIRMATION OF FAITH AND SERVICE (adapted from our hymnal, litany 100) 

By the power of God’s Holy Spirit, in times of joy and gladness,

in times of sorrow and despair,

we’ll walk in the light, beautiful light.

Grateful for the light of your Word, grateful for the gift of your church,

we’ll walk in the light, beautiful light.

Called to witness to your love,

we’ll walk in the light, beautiful light! 

  • SENDING HYMN 925 Go to the World ENGELBERG                                                                             
  • EASTER BLESSING 
  • POSTLUDE                   I’ve Got That Old Time Religion             Milsap

                                                                                              arr. S. Whitmire 

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Kris Macagney, liturgist; Anna Keiserman, accompanist and Daniel King, Directory of Music Ministries.
 

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

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