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  • Date: August 18, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

August 18, 2019    10:00 A.M.

 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“Some children grow up with pictures of athletes or Elvis or Kurt Cobain or Beyonce on the wall; some children of doctors grow up around the medical world; some children of musicians grow up with sounds all around them…I grew up with my father’s photographs of Kierkegaard, Barth, Schleiermacher, Tillich and Wittgenstein on the wall; so I grew up with ideas about God and justice.” 

                                           Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary

 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

GATHERING TOGETHER

 

GATHERING MUSIC              Lord I Need You                          Matt Maher           

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

CALL TO WORSHIP    -selected phrases from Psalm 124,125,127,128 & 129

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth!

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.

Happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways.

The blessing of the Lord be upon you!

We bless you in the name of the Lord!

 

  • OPENING SONG OF PRAISE You are My Vision        Rend Collective

                                                                 (page 4) 

  • SALUTATION 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O God, your call for justice is so clear that we are amazed at how easily we fail to hear you over the noise of daily life.  We want to stop evil.  We want to learn to do good.  Yet, we rarely do all we can to rescue, defend, and plead for those in need.  As you have sought us out, so we seek your forgiveness today.  Grant us courage, we pray, as persons, as communities, and as nations, to bring about the justice you desire…

                                     (Silent prayers of confession)

WORDS OF GRACE AND FORGIVENESS    

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 Grove for worship.) 

REFLECTING ON GOD’S WORD 

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION     

SCRIPTURE READING                                               Psalm 1

     This is the Word of the Lord.

     Thanks be to God!  

Message              “WISDOM: Looking at the Trees”           Pastor Eric Nichols 

SONG OF REFLECTION           The Way                              Pat Barrett

                                                                (page 5)

 

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

OFFERING

Offertory                                   Above All                     LeBlanc & Baloche

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION…concluding with adapted phrases of Psalm 37

                Lord help us, to trust in the Lord and do good; to commit our ways to the Lord.                                

                Lord help us, to be still and wait patiently for the Lord; and to refrain from anger.                

                Lord help us, to depart from evil and to love justice; so you shall abide forever.                                         

                Lord help us, to utter wisdom and to speak justice; hold us by your hands.                                 

                Lord help us, to have the law of God in our hearts.

                Lord God we pray for, your righteousness, your salvation, your help and your shelter. AMEN!               

  • Closing SONG        I Will Go                   Weaver, Ingram & Mosley

                                                            (page 6) 

  • BLESSING AND SENDING 
  • SENDING SONG Stand In Your Love Baldwin, Hulse, Springer & Harris                                                                                                                                       

Assisting God’s people in worship this morning are: Pastor Eric Nichols, worship leader;
Jacob Ullman, liturgist & The Berdan Hall Band. 

Preakness Reformed Church – 131 Church Lane, Wayne NJ   07470   973-694-5481 

www.preaknessreformed.org CCLI#11100448 

You Are My Vision                                  Rend Collective arrangement 

You are my vision, O King of my heart
Nothing else satisfies, only You Lord
You are my best thought by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Your presence my light           

You are my wisdom, You are my true word
I ever with You, and You with me Lord
You're my great Father, and I'm Your true son
You dwell inside me, together we're one 

You are my battle-shield, sword for the fight
You are my dignity, You're my delight (my shelter)
You're my soul's shelter and You're my high tower
Come raise me heavenward, O power of my power 

I don't want riches or man's empty praise
You're my inheritance, now and always
You and You only, the first in my heart
High king of Heaven, my treasure You are 

High King of Heaven, when victory's won
May I reach Heaven's joy, O bright Heaven's Son
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all 

 

The Way                                                                               Pat Barrett

Through every battle through every heartbreak

Through every circumstance,

I believe That You are my fortress oh You are my portion

You are my hiding place oh I believe You are,

 

CHORUS

The Way, the Truth,

The Life, I believe, You are

The Way, the Truth,

The Life, I believe,

 

Through every blessing through every promise

Through every breath I take,

I believe, That you are provider You are protector

You are the One I love I believe You are, 

CHORUS 

BRIDGE

It’s a new horizon and I’m set on You,

And You meet me here today, with mercies that are new,

All my fears and doubts, they can all come too

Because they can’t stay long when I’m here with You, (REPEAT) 

CHORUS (REPEAT)

 

I Will Go                              M.Weaver, J. Ingram, S. Mosley

Standing in the place where doubt and faith collide,

Staring in the face of fear that has to die,

When You call my name, there’s only one reply,

No I won’t wait, I’ll give you my whole life,

CHORUS

I will go, where You send me,

To the ends of the earth, just say the word and I’ll go,

I will go, where You lead me,

I’ll follow Your heart, wherever You are I’ll go

 

I’ve packed my bags, and now I’m headed out

No I won’t look back until the lost are found,

Cause I’ve been losing sleep over the least of these,

And I’ll find Your riches among poverty,

CHORUS

In Your name the blind will see, the lame will walk, the bound are free,

In Your name the darkness hides, the mountains move, the dead will rise

In Your name, oh in Your name,

CHORUS

I’ll follow Your heart, wherever You are I’ll go