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- Date: February 9, 2020
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
February 9, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“Who are ‘salt’ of the earth? They are the humble, the ones who mourn, the meek,
and those who thirst after doing what is right in the world.”
-Professor Emerson Powery
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
GATHERING IN THE LIGHT OF GOD
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
RINGING OF THE BELL
INTROIT Arise, Shine, for your Light Is Come ARISE, SHINE
- GOD CALLS US TO WORSHIP
We have gathered here this morning in gratitude for God’s blessings and to offer gifts.
What are these gifts?
Today we offer prayers, our praise, and open our hearts to God’s word.
These we should offer unto the Lord, but does the Lord ask us to offer anything else?
Let us offer the gifts of our hands, our lives and give of ourselves to those in need.
We will embrace the mission of Jesus as our own!
- OPENING SONG OF PRAISE 559 Ten Thousand Reasons Words & Music by:
Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God, you placed us in the world to be its salt. We are afraid of committing ourselves, afraid of being stained by the world. We do not want to hear what “they” might have to say, and our salt dissolves as if in water. Forgive us, Jesus.
God, you placed us in the world to be its light. We are afraid of the shadows, afraid of poverty. We do not want to know other people’s struggles, and our light slowly fades away. Forgive us, Jesus.
God, you placed us in the world to live in community. Thus you taught us to love, to share in life, to struggle for bread and justice, your “truth incarnate” in our life. So be it, Jesus. Amen.
(silent prayers of confession)
WORDS OF FORGIVENESS AND GRACE
LIGHT FOR THE JOURNEY
(Children through 8th grade are invited to Sunday school.)
- THE PASSING OF THE PEACE
The Peace of Christ be with you!
And also with you!
(Please turn to your neighbor and verbally pass the peace.)
GOD’S WORD OF GRACE
ANTHEM Teach Me Your Way, O Lord Lloyd Larson
GOSPEL Matthew 5:13-20 (p.4)
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ!
Message “Salt and Light” Pastor Chris Jacobsen
PRAYER OF BLESSING
SONG OF REFLECTION 755 eak, O Lord SPEAK, O LORD
RESPONDING TO GOD’S GRACE
DOXOLOGY 965 Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow OLD HUNDREDTH
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, A-MEN.
PRAYERS AROUND THE TABLE …followed by 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 859 Be Thou My Vision SLANE
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Chris Jacobsen, worship leader; Ken Tanis, liturgist; Chancel Choir; Sue Chandler, Accompanist and Dan King, Director of Music Ministries
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470 973-694-5481