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  • Date: October 6, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:15am

PREAKNESS REFORMED CHURCH

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY

October 6, 2019    10:00 A.M.

 

Welcome to the Preakness Reformed Church! 

“St. Paul reminds discouraged believers of all times and places that we are not called to “succeed,” but rather to keep the faith. And God’s powerful and presence is always there to inspire us as we strive to present a compelling alternative to all the cheap tricks and silly slogans out there.” –Alan Brehm 

  • Congregation standing, as able

      Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation

 

GATHERING TOGETHER

 

PRELUDE                           By the River                                     E.L. Ashford           

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

BLESSINGS OF LIFE AND CELEBRATIONS IN THE PRC COMMUNITY 

THE RINGING OF THE BELL 

INTROIT            Holy, Holy, Holy, My Heart                   Traditional Argentine

 

  • CALL TO WORSHIP                   -adapted from Psalm 111 

Praise the Lord!

We will give thanks to the Lord with our whole heart.  Great are the works of the Lord.  The Lord is gracious and merciful.

God is ever mindful of the covenant.  The works of God’s hands are faithful and just.

God redeems us all.  Holy and awesome is the Name of God!

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

We come today, to seek this wisdom. Our praise for the Lord endures forever!

 

  • OPENING SONG OF PRAISE 502 O Give the Lord Wholehearted Praise          GERMANY

                                                             (verses 1-5)

  • SALUTATION 

 

      CHILDREN’S MESSAGE 

                                      (The Children are invited to Sunday School.)

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

God of love and mercy, at times we believe that we live in an uncertain world.  Time and time again we turn to people who promise us security and the meaning of life.

Our hearts wander far from you. Help us turn to you, because you are the source of every blessing.  Forgive us when we are wrong in our actions and in our thoughts. Renew within us a spirit of love and commitment to follow Jesus…

     (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               Come Share the Lord                            Bryan Jeffery Leech 

    PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION   

   SCRIPTURE READING                                          II Timothy 1:1-14 (p.211)

     This is the Word of the Lord.

     Thanks be to God! 

     Message             “World Religion Class”                   Pastor Eric Nichols

 

SONG OF REFLECTION  282    O God of Every Nation                   LLANGLOFFAN 

                                                                            

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

      OFFERING 

      Offertory                     Baal, We Cry to Thee                    F. Mendelssohn

  • 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.

 

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 

         Invitation and Meaning of the Sacrament 

         The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving 2 811 

         Words of Institution and Communion

 

        All baptized Christians; children and adults, are invited to share the sacrament of communion. You will be served the bread and the cup at your seat. To indicate our unity in Christ, please wait until all have received the Bread and Cup. We will eat and drink together. The Cup of Salvation is offered in red wine and amber juice. Wheat-free wafers are available in the paper cup.   

            Prayers Around the Table               ……concluding with the Lord’s Prayer           

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.                 

  • Closing HYMN 219                 Jesus Shall Reign               DUKE STREET 
  • BENEDICTION 
  • POSTLUDE Sonata in E Flat Major II mvt.                            Schubert                                                                                                                                        

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,   and Daniel King, Director of Music Ministries. 

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

 www.preaknessreformed.org CCLI#11100448

            

Celebration of Marriage:

Kelly (Curtin) and Josh Cohen 9/1/19 

Chandler and Meagan Weston 9/7/19

Matthew DeBlock and Taylor Leemtjes 9/6/19 

Brooke O’Connell and Eddie Shireman 10/12/19

 

Birth Announcements:

Liam James Tanis – August 29, 2019 (Parents, Brian and Jordan Tanis)

(Grandparents, Ken and Cathy Tanis)

Stella Van Lunen – September 7, 2019 (Parents, Jacob and Tara Van Lunen)

(Grandparents, Rick and Cindy Van Lunen)

Caleb John King – April 23, 2019 (Parents, Daniel & Amanda King)

 

Engagements:

Amanda Beodeker and Anthony Pellechia

Brenda Belohoubek and Michael Spafford Jr.

Reagan Nichols and Aaron Brumley