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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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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

 

GATHERING TOGETHER 

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) 
  • SALUTATION 

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.)

 

        CHILDREN’S MESSAGE 

(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

      OFFERING 

      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