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- Date: August 25, 2019
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
August 25, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“But to the younger me, it was simple. God is love. Jesus is the friend who shows us how to live. So go out and love and try to live like Jesus. If you fail, try harder. But don’t worry, for God loves and forgives you regardless. And remember always, at the end of the whirlwind of life, all of us are graced.”
-Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
PRELUDE To Walk on Faith D. Paxton
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
RINGING OF THE BELL
THE CALL TO WORSHIP -selected phrases from Psalm 90
Lord, you have been our dwelling-place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
Turn, O Lord! How long? Have compassion on your servants! Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Let your work be manifest to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands—O prosper the work of our hands!
- OPENING HYMN 572 Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above MIT FREUDEN ZART (verses 1,3,5)
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND WORDS OF FORGIVENESS
48 It is Good to Give Thanks to You, Lord NEW 106th
49 A Prayer of Confession and Assurance
- PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
The peace of Christ be with you!
And also with you!
(Please share a sign of peace if you are able.)
(The children remain in the Sanctuary for worship.)
REFLECTING ON GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE READING II Samuel 11:1-11 (p.284), 12:1-10 (p.285),
and Psalm 51 (p.520)
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
Message “CONFESSION: Praying the Psalms” Pastor Eric Nichols
SOLO OF REFLECTION Create in Me a Clean Heart Psalm 51:10-12
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Offertory Face to Face Medley arr. D. Wyrtzen
- 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 OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION…concluding with adapted phrases of Psalm 106
Praise the Lord!
O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
For our sake you have remembered your covenant, and showed compassion according to the abundance of your steadfast love. Happy are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times.
And let all the people say,
‘Amen.’ Praise the Lord!
- Closing HYMN 934 God of Mercy, God of Grace DIX
- BLESSING AND SENDING
- POSTLUDE Improvisation Hayes
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Reverend Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; 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#11100448