THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Fifth Sunday of Easter

April 29, 2018

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 6                                                                                 Lyons

“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ETERNAL GOD, IN WHOM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING, WHOSE FACE IS HIDDEN FROM US BY OUR SINS, AND WHOSE MERCY WE FORGET IN THE BLINDNESS OF OUR HEARTS:  CLEANSE US FROM ALL OUR OFFENSES.  DELIVER US FROM PROUD THOUGHTS AND VAIN DESIRES.  WITH LOWLINESS AND MEEKNESS MAY WE DRAW NEAR TO THEE, CONFESSING OUR SINS, CONFIDING IN THY GRACE, AND FINDING THEE OUR REFUGE AND OUR STRENGTH, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST THY SON.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):         Psalm 33       Selection 73                    p. 519

*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. 100                                                                                   Bliss

“Let the Lower Lights Be Burning”

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                        Acts 8: 26-40

Epistle Lesson                                                                                 1st John 4: 7-21

Gospel Lesson                                                                                     John 15: 1-8

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Jesus is the True Vine”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  202                                                                   Duke Street

“Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”

*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.

 

Feel free to phone Bruce anytime at 860 377 6190.

 

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 East Woodstock Congregational Church

The Reverend Susan Foster