THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for the Lord’s Supper

Pentecost

June 4, 2017

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                               Robert Sloat

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 241                                                            Nun Danket All’

“Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers”

Prayer of Adoration and Lord’s Prayer (unison, using “debts”)

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ETERNAL GOD, WE ARE INDEED UNWORTHY OF PARTAKING BY A DIVINE MYSTERY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF THY DEAR SON.  WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST THEE IN THOUGHT, WORD, AND DEED.  WE HAVE BROKEN OUR PAST VOWS, AND HAVE DISHONORED THY HOLY NAME.  YET NOW, MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, HAVE MERCY UPON US.  ENABLE US HEARTILY TO FORGIVE OTHERS, AS WE BESEECH THEE TO FORGIVE US, AND TO SERVE THEE HENCEFORTH IN NEWNESS OF LIFE, TO THE GLORY OF THY HOLY NAME.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Litany for Pentecost                                 Selection 61                                p.  514

 

The Offering

Greetings and Announcements

The Offertory

Offertory Sentences & The Collection

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Reading:                                                                                       Acts 2: 1-21

Epistle Lesson:                                                                   1st Corinthians 12: 3-13

Gospel Lesson:                                                                               John 20:  19-23

Sermon                                                                                                Dr. Hedman

“Pentecost”

Ascription of Glory

 

 

 

* = “Congregation Please Stand”

 

 

The Fellowship of the Table

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 243                                                                           Vienna

“Holy Spirit, Truth Divine”

*Nicene Creed                             Selection 52                                            p.  512

Invitation

Words of Institution

Sursum Corda 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; according to whose true promise the Holy Spirit came down on Pentecost from heaven, lighting upon the disciples, to teach them and to lead them into all truth; uniting peoples of many tongues in the confession of one faith, and giving to thy Church the power to serve thee as a royal priesthood, and to preach the Gospel to all nations. 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

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.  245                                                           Redhead No. 76

“Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me”

*Benediction

*Postlude

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Dr. Hedman anytime at (860)  377-6190.  You may also e-mail at bahedman@earthlink.net

 

Remember the DOMAIN NAME of our church’s website:

www.abingtonchurch.org

There you can find our recent newsletter, notices of special services and events, photos of our church and congregation, cemetery and Civil War lists.

 

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 to help repaint our STEEPLE. 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.