THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 30, 2017

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 14                                                                                Leoni

“The God of Abraham Praise”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

O MERCIFUL FATHER, THERE IS NO COMMANDMENT OF THY WORD WHICH WE HAVE NOT TRANSGRESSED IN SPIRIT OR IN ACT.  THERE ARE NO HIGH AND HOLY THINGS IN WHICH WE DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE OURSELVES TO HAVE COME SHORT.  WE HAVE WALKED IN SHADOWS, AND HAVE NOT BELIEVED THE LOVE WHICH THOU, O GOD, HAST TOWARD US.  HAVE MERCY UPON US, O GOD, ACCORDING TO THY LOVING KINDNESS.  ACCORDING TO THE MULTITUDE OF THY TENDER MERCIES BLOT OUT OUR TRANSGRESSIONS AND GRANT US THY PEACE. AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):            Psalm 25      Selection 71                  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. 225                                                                              Cowper

“There Is a Fountain”

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                   1st Kings 3: 5-12

Epistle Lesson                                                                             Romans 8: 26-39

Gospel Lesson                                                               Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“The Parables of Jesus”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 389                                                                         Dundee

“O God of Bethel, by Whose Hand”

*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.

 

Pray for our Service Personnel:

Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

The Hampton Congregational Church

The Reverend Virginia Smanik