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
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
The Fellowship of Prayer
Greetings and Announcements
Call to Prayer
Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer
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”
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.
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