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- Date: October 20, 2019
- Time: 10:00am – 11:15am
PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY
NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
October 20, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church!
“Jacob’s struggle at Jabbok reminds us of this truth, that God is so very good, but God is not safe. We may well struggle with God through the night, but by daybreak God only intends to bless us.” –Daniel B. Clendenin
- Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
PRELUDE I call to you, Lord Jesus Christ J.S. Bach Chorale Prelude BWV 639
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE RINGING OF THE BELL
INTROIT Sweet Hour of Prayer SWEET HOUR
Arr. Jay Rouse QUINTET
- CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us come joyfully to the house of the Lord.
We bring our praise and offer our lives to God.
This is our gift and our sacrifice - an act of devotion to God.
Let us celebrate God’s love with our voices and our lives.
Today we will sing, pray and proclaim God’s love.
As followers of Jesus, we give, serve and bless others. But we do all of these things with God’s great love!
- OPENING SONG OF PRAISE 579 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise DENIO
(The Children are invited to Sunday School.)
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord Jesus, we need your guidance.
But even as we listen for your direction,
other voices compete for our attention
with teachings that suit our desires.
Holy One, open our hearts and minds.
By your Spirit, convince, correct, and encourage us as only you can;
teach, inspire, and move us in the ways of your salvation…
(Silent prayers of confession.)
WORDS OF GRACE AND FORGIVENESS
- PASSING OF THE PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you!
And also with you!
(Please share a sign of peace if you are able.)
REFLECTING ON GOD’S WORD
ANTHEM Down to the River to Pray TRADITIONAL
Arr. Sheldon Curry
Soloist: Jessica Amato, Soprano
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING Genesis 32:22-32 (p.30)
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
THE READING OF THE GOSPEL Luke 18:1-8 (p.81)
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ!
Message “No Wrestling or Boxing in the House! But Church is ok?” Pastor Eric Nichols
SONG OF REFLECTION 446 We Cannot Measure How You Heal YE BANKS AND BRAES
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Offertory Prayer G. Tritant
- 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
- THE LORD’S PRAYER 912
- POSTLUDE I’ve Got That Old Time Religion Milsap
Arr. S. Whitmire
Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Reverend Mary L. Marcus, liturgist; the Chancel Choir, Anna Keiserman, accompanist; Quintet, Jessica Amato, Brenda Belohoubek, Dan King, Lee Mamolen & Michael O’Reilly; Soloist, Jessica Amato and Dan King, Director of Music Ministries.
Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ 07470 973-694-5481