THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Third Sunday of Easter

April 30, 2017

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                        Mr. Robert Sloat

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 16                                                               Praise My Soul

“Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ALMIGHTY GOD, WHO ART RICH IN MERCY TO ALL THOSE WHO CALL UPON THEE, HEAR US AS WE COME TO THEE HUMBLY CONFESSING OUR SINS AND TRANSGRESSIONS, AND IMPLORING THY MERCY AND FORGIVENESS.  WE HAVE BROKEN THY HOLY LAWS BY OUR DEEDS AND BY OUR WORDS, AND BY THE SINFUL AFFECTIONS OF OUR HEARTS.  HAVE MERCY UPON US, MOST MERCIFUL FATHER:  THROUGH THE MERIT AND MEDIATION OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (unison):         Psalm 23              Selection 69                    p. 518

*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. 57                                                                                Stebbins

“Take Time To Be Holy ”

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                  Acts 2: 14, 36-41

Epistle Lesson                                                                              1st Peter 1: 17-23

Gospel Lesson                                                                                 Luke 24: 13-35

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“The Road to Emmaus”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  225                                                                     St. Agnes

“Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee”

*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.

 

Remember to save loose change for our PAINTING FUND, which is collected in a can in the narthex.

 

Pray for our Service Personnel:

Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

The Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church

The Reverend David Choquette