THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
October 29, 2017
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.
Organist Brenda Pike
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
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. 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
“O Word of God Incarnate”
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.
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