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- Date: September 2, 2018
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
September 2, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“The greatest threat to justice and mercy is complacency. We become immune to the cries of those suffering…Don’t get complacent. Don’t get too comfortable with your surroundings. Instead, keep ready by being engaged in the Word of God in the World.”
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE
PRELUDE Voluntary Maurice Green
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTROIT SOLO I Lift My Eyes Up I LIFT MY EYES UP
- Call TO WORSHIP -adapted from Revelation 5 & 6
Today we praise the name of Jesus, who makes all things possible with God and therefore we sing a new song!
Jesus has redeemed saints from every tribe and language and people and nation; Christ has made us into a kingdom and priests serving our God.
We also join the voices of many angels surrounding the throne of God and the living
creatures and the elders; they number myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying together,
Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!
In the future and today, there will be and already is, a great multitude that no one can count from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the lamb, crying with a loud voice,
Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb! Amen! Blessings and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen!
- OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE 601 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name CORONATION
Prayer OF CONFESSION
There are signs all around of God’s presence among us – both in that which has been created and in the newness of creation of everyday living. Forgive us Lord, when we only look for signs of gloom and doom. Help us to look for signs of hope and triumph.
Forgive us, merciful God, when we spend so much time looking for the scary things in life. Focus our attention on ways in which we can be of service with whatever time we have. Forgive us when we seek the darkness of anger and fear and turn our backs on the light of possibilities and peace. Open our hearts once again to your redeeming love and transforming peace…
(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 My Lord, What a Morning Arranged by Jay Althouse
Lee Mamolen, Baritone
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Message Here and Now or Later? Pastor Eric Nichols
SCRIPTURE READING Daniel 7:1,9-14 (p.828) and Mark 13:24-37
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
RESPONDING AS GOD’S PEOPLE
OFFERTORY SENTENCES AND Offertory Lead Kindly Light E.L. Ashford
- DOXOLOGY 965 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow OLD HUNDREDTH
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Invitation and Meaning of the Sacrament
Communion Hymn 533 I Come with Joy LAND OF REST
Words of Institution and Communion
All baptized Christians; children and adults, are invited to share the sacrament of communion.
Come forward by the center aisle, as guided by the ushers. Receive the bread;
dip the bread in the cup offered by an elder. After eating, return to your seat by the side aisle. Wheat-free wafers are available in the paper cup.
Those who wish to participate in communion, but are unable to come forward,
are invited to inform an usher in order to be served in their seat.
Prayers AROUND THE TABLE …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,
- CLOSING HYMN 224 Rejoice, The Lord is King DARWALL’S 148TH
- SENDING SONG Praise to the Lord, The Almighty Mark Hayes
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Gary Nicoletti, liturgist; Lee Mamolen, Soloist, and Anna Keiserman, Accompanist and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries.
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470 973-694-5481