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
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
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. 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”
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.
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