THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for the Lord’s Supper
Worldwide Communion Sunday
October 1, 2017
Minister The Reverend Bruce A. Hedman, Ph.D.
Organist Brenda Pike
Call to Worship
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 195 Coronation
“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
Prayer of Adoration and Lord’s Prayer (unison, using “debts”)
The Ten Commandments (unison) Sel. 55 p. 513
The Great Commandment (unison) Sel. 56 p. 513
Prayer of Confession (unison):
HEAVENLY FATHER, AS WE APPROACH THY PRESENCE AND BEHOLD THY GLORY, WE REPENT OF OUR TRANSGRESSIONS. WE ARE UNWORTHY OF THE WONDERFUL COMMUNION TO WHICH THOU DOST ADMIT US IN THE TABLE OF THY SON. YET NOW, MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, HAVE MERCY UPON US. FOR THE SAKE OF JESUS CHRIST, FORGIVE US ALL OUR SINS. DELIVER US, BY THY HOLY SPIRIT, FROM ALL UNCLEANNESS IN SPIRIT AND IN FLESH, TO THE GLORY OF THY HOLY NAME. AMEN.
Assurance of Pardon
Greetings and Announcements
Offertory Sentences & the Collection
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
First Lesson Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32
Epistle Lesson Philippians 2: 1-13
Gospel Lesson Matthew 21: 23-32
Sermon Dr. Hedman
“By What Authority?”
Ascription of Glory
The Fellowship of the Table
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 287 Langran
“Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face”
*Nicene Creed Selection 52 p. 512
Words of Institution
Sursum Corda, Proper Preface, and Sanctus (responsive):
Pastor: Lift up your hearts.
PEOPLE: WE LIFT THEM UP UNTO THE LORD:
Pastor: Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
PEOPLE: IT IS MEET AND RIGHT SO TO DO.
Pastor: It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at
all times, and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ our Lord; who rose victorious from the dead, and doth comfort us with the blessed hope of everlasting life; for to thy faithful people, O Lord, life is changed, not ended; and when our mortal body doth lie in death, there is prepared for us a dwelling place eternal in the heavens. Therefore, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee, and saying:
ALL: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD OF HOSTS,
HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF THY GLORY;
GLORY BE TO THEE, O LORD MOST HIGH.
Prayer of Consecration
Distribution of the Elements and Agnus Dei
Prayer of Thanksgiving (unison):
ALMIGHTY AND EVERLIVING GOD, WE MOST HEARTILY THANK THEE THAT IN THY GREAT LOVE THOU HAST FED US AT THY TABLE WITH THIS SPIRITUAL FOOD, AND HAST ASSURED US OF THY GOODNESS TOWARD US: AND THAT WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE MYSTICAL BODY OF THY SON, THE BLESSED COMPANY OF ALL FAITHFUL PEOPLE, AND HEIRS OF THINE EVERLASTING KINGDOM. AND WE BESEECH THEE, O HEAVENLY FATHER, SO TO ASSIST US WITH THY GRACE THAT WE MAY CONTINUE IN THIS HOLY FELLOWSHIP, AND LIVE HENCEFORTH TO THY GLORY; THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, WHO LIVETH AND REIGNETH, AND IS WORSHIPED AND GLORIFIED, WITH THEE, O FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, WORLD WITHOUT END. AMEN.
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 384 Diademata
“Soldiers of Christ, Arise”
Remember that NEXT SUNDAY October 8th we are taking up our NEIGHBORS IN NEED offering. The theme this year is to provide clean water for all people. Please be as generous as you can.
If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Dr. Hedman anytime at (860) 377-6190. You may also e-mail at email@example.com
The Wolf Den Grange is collecting CAMPBELL’S SOUP LABELS, which need to include the UPC strip, for our elementary school. Also, they are collecting any label marked “Box Tops for Education.” Please pass along any of these to John Carter.
Remember to bring non-perishable food items to support our local POMFRET FOOD BANK. Ask John Carter for details.
Remember the DOMAIN NAME of our church’s website:
Copies of our ABINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH history are available for $15 in the bookcase in our narthex.
Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Remember to save loose change for our REPAINTING FUND. Our loose change is collected in a can in the narthex.
ALL WELCOME TO COMMUNION
Our Table is open to all Christians, and is not fenced by any denominational affiliation. All baptized Christians who seek to live in love and charity with their neighbor and who hunger for the bread of life are cheerfully welcomed to share in our celebration of the Lord’s Supper. As the plates and trays are passed, please hold the elements until all have been served, so that we may partake together.