POMPTON REFORMED CHURCH A community where all experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ. October 26, 2014 (*Please stand if you are able) 10:00 a.m. … THE APPROACH TO GOD… Prelude Gathering Think about His love, think about his goodness, Think about His grace that's bro't us through. For as high as the heavens above, So great is the measure of our Father's love. Great is the measure of our Father's love. W. Harrah Prayer/Call to Worship from Psalm 99 The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake. The Lord is great in Zion, he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he! Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Extol the Lord our God; worship at his footstool. Holy is he! Grace, mercy and peace be yours in abundance, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. *Hymn (insert) Stars and Planets Flung in Orbit Stuempfle / Goss Unison Prayer of Confession Holy God, we confess the times we have chosen to live for ourselves, and for the gratification of our own wishes and desires. We can become so immersed in this world's ways that our sense of calling as disciples is diminished. for this, and for so much more, Lord, we ask your forgiveness. Take our lukewarm hearts, and set them afire for Jesus Christ. Bring us to true repentance, and lead us in the way of our Savior, in whose name we pray...(time of silent prayer) Change my heart, O God, make it ever true. Change my heart, O God, may I be like you. You are the potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me, this is what I pray. Change my heart, O God, make it ever true. Change my heart, O God, may I be like you. Words of Assurance and God’s Way of Living Chancel Choir I Am Not Afraid L. Larson Church Life Young Disciples Time Presenting Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory *Doxology and Offertory Prayer Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise him above, ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. …THE WORD OF GOD… Deuteronomy 6:4-9 OT page 163 Matthew 22:34-40 NT page 25 The Greatest Commandment -- Loving God with All You've Got Message Series: Lifting Faith to the Next Level …OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD… *Faith Affirmation from Our Song of Hope Christ elects His church. to proclaim His Word and celebrate the sacraments, to worship His name, and to live as His disciples. He creates His community to be a place of prayer, to provide rest for the weary and to lead people to share in service. Come, Lord Jesus: We are open to your Spirit. We await your full presence. Our world finds rest in you alone. Prayers of the People and 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. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. *Hymn # 622 (Blue) What A Friend We Have in Jesus *Benediction Postlude Today's anthem is sponsored by Mary & Tom Bartha in loving memory of their parents. TODAY’S WORSHIP LEADERSHIP Preacher: Rev. Thomas Bartha Liturgist: Gail Freeland Music Director: Patricia Kitchell Organist: Scott Burzynski Bell Choir Director: Janine Maletsky Ushers: Co-captains Jeff Anders and George Buckman, John Andreacci, Dan Douma, Emil Scarmazzo Deuteronomy 6:4-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.[a] 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6 Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7 Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. 8 Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem[b] on your forehead, 9 and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Matthew 22:34-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Greatest Commandment 34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets Pompton Reformed Church 59 Hamburg Turnpike Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442 973.835-0541 pomptonreformed.org Consistory Deacons Elder Care Teams Stan Dunitz Gail Freeland Jo-Ann Sisco Michael Earle Diane Goodell Cindi Petrides Vince Iraggi Elaine Peacock Gerry Mamalis Joanie Warner Pat Gordon Ken Waibel Jim Laux (A - C) (D - F) (G - K) (L - O) (P - S) (T - Z) Staff Rev. Thomas Bartha - Senior Pastor MIchele MacDonald - Business Manager/Cemetery Superintendent Lorna Carroll - Membership/Contributions Secretary Doris O'Connor - Custodian Charlie Mulder - Cemetery Caretaker/Handyman Patricia Kitchell - Music Director Scott Burzynski - Organist/Pianist Janine Maletsky - Bell Choir Director Jack Tice - General Operation Fund Treasurer Joanie Warner - Cemetery Treasurer A community where all experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
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