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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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  • Date: August 12, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

August 12, 2018     10:00 A.M.

 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“Just as in Genesis the Word was God’s original self-revelation as Creator of all; in the Gospel of John, the Son is the revelation of God’s heart as Lover of all.”  - David Ewart 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE

 

PRELUDE                         Voluntary                                      G. Handel        

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

OPENING SOLO                Because He Lives                           Lee Mamolen, Soloist 

  • Call TO WORSHIP                                                                              

Blessed are the poor in spirit,

            for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

            Blessed are those who mourn,

            for they will be comforted.

            Blessed are the meek,

            for they will inherit the earth.

            Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

            for they will be filled.

            Blessed are the merciful,

            for they will receive mercy.

            Blessed are the pure in heart,

            for they will see God.

            Blessed are the peacemakers,

            for they will be called children of God.

            Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,

            for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

            Let us rejoice and be glad, for the reward is great in heaven!

           

  • OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE 372 When Morning Gilds the Sky  LAUDES DOMINI                 
  • salutation (PRINTED AT THE BOTTOM OF HYMN 372)

 Prayer OF CONFESSION

             

             Holy God, source of all that is good, we gather before you seeking your grace and love.

            Be present in our lives. Fill us with your light. Be generous with your love.

            Count us among your children. Be compassionate toward our mistakes. Forgive our

          failings. Be gracious with your power. Strengthen us for your service. We ask these

          things through the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and

          the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever… 

                                                            (silent prayers of confession) 

     WORDS OF FORGIVENESS

     

  • PASSING THE PEACE

The peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you!

(Please greet one another with the peace of Christ.)

 

BIBLE TALK WITH THE CHILDREN

(Children will remain in the Sanctuary for Worship.)

 

                                              BIBLE READING AND REFLECTION

 

SOLO                        Beautiful Savior                        Arranged by Nathan Howe

                                                                               Lee Mamolen, Soloist

 

     GOSPEL READINGS 

                  John 14:1-14 and Luke 24:44-53

                  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

                  Praise to you, O Christ.                                                                  

                                                                             

Message                            What’s the Good Word?           Pastor Eric Nichols

 

  • HYMN OF REFLECTION 772     My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less  SOLID ROCK

 

                                 RESPONDING AS GOD’S PEOPLE

 

OFFERTORY SENTENCES AND Offertory                                                                                         

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                         …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.

           

  • CLOSING HYMN 925           Go to the World                          ENGELBERG                                                                        
  • BLESSING 
  • POSTLUDE                   Sonata N 1 2mvt                              L Beethoven

 

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Reverend Eric Nichols, worship leader; Jessica Hinners, liturgist; Lee Mamolen, Soloist and Anna Keiserman, Accompanist. 

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

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