THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 27, 2017

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 23                                                              Darwall’s 148th

“Ye Holy Angels Bright”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

MOST HOLY AND MERCIFUL FATHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFESS BEFORE THEE OUR SINFUL NATURE PRONE TO EVIL AND SLOTHFUL IN GOOD, AND ALL OUR SHORTCOMINGS AND OFFENSES.  BUT THOU, O LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US, WHO ARE ASHAMED AND SORRY FOR ALL WHEREIN WE HAVE DISPLEASED THEE.  TEACH US TO HATE OUR ERRORS.  CLEANSE US FROM OUR SECRET FAULTS, AND FORGIVE OUR SINS, FOR THE SAKE OF THY DEAR SON.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):            Psalm 96     Selection 93                    p. 530

*Gloria Patri

 

The Fellowship of Prayer

Greetings and Announcements

Call to Prayer

Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer

Organ Response

The Offertory

Offertory Sentences & The Collection

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication

*Gospel Song No. 245                                                                         McClelland

“Whispering Hope”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                       Isaiah 51: 1-6

Epistle Lesson                                                                                Romans 12: 1-8

Gospel Lesson                                                                           Matthew 16: 13-20

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Peter’s Confession”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 382                                                                  St. Gertrude

“Onward, Christian Soldiers”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Remember to bring canned goods and nonperishable food stuffs for our POMFRET FOOD BANK collection.  Speak with John Carter for details.  When you are in the store, and they are offering a come-on BOGO, think about buying the special for our neighbors less fortunate than ourselves.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bahedman@earthlink.net

 

Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Pray for our Service Personnel:

Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

The First Congregational Church, Putnam

The Reverend Thomas Meyer