THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for the Lord’s Supper
June 4, 2017
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.
Organist Robert Sloat
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
Greetings and Announcements
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
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
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
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 245 Redhead No. 76
“Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me”
If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Dr. Hedman anytime at (860) 377-6190. You may also e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember the DOMAIN NAME of our church’s website:
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.