THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Second Sunday of Easter
April 23, 2017
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.
Organist Mr. Robert Sloat
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):
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 145 Selection 107 p. 537
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. 12 Bradbury
“Sweet Hour of Prayer”
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
First Lesson Acts 2: 14, 22-32
Epistle Lesson 1st Peter 1: 3-9
Gospel Lesson John 20: 19-31
Sermon Dr. Hedman
“Why John Wrote His Gospel”
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 213 Pilot
“Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”
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
Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:
Christ’s Church (Episcopal), Pomfret
The Reverend David Carter