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Sunday Worship Service (Sanctuary 10am)

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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

 

GATHERING TOGETHER

 

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      
  • SALUTATION 

      CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

                                      (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

      OFFERING 

      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
  • BENEDICTION
  • 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 

 www.preaknessreformed.org CCLI#11100448