THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Reformation Sunday

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

October 29, 2017

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 363                                                              Ein’ Feste Berg

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFESS BEFORE THEE OUR MANY SINS.  WE HAVE TRANSGRESSED THY HOLY LAWS.  WE HAVE NEGLECTED THY WORD AND ORDINANCES.  MOST GRACIOUS GOD, WHO PARDONS AND ABSOLVES ALL WHO TRULY REPENT AND BELIEVE THY HOLY GOSPEL, SHOW THY MERCY UPON US, AND FOR THE SAKE OF THY BELOVED SON OUR ONLY MEDIATOR, FORGIVE US OUR OFFENCES.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive)               Psalm 148   Selection  108            p. 538

*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. 37                                                                                  Wesley

“O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson                                                      Leviticus 19: 1-2, 15-18

Epistle Lesson                                                                    1nd Thessalonians 2:1-8

Gospel Lesson                                                                           Matthew 22: 34-46

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Whose Son is He?”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                         p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 252                                                                          Munich

“O Word of God Incarnate”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Remember that we are having a POTLUCK BRUNCH the second Sunday of November, Nov.12th.  Come and enjoy great food and fellowship!

 

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, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

The First Congregational Church, Woodstock

The Reverend Jocelyn Gardner Spencer