THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 20, 2017

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 271                                                            Nun Freut Euch

“We Come Unto Our Fathers’ God”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ALMIGHTY AND MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, IN THY PRESENCE WE DEPLORE THE COLDNESS OF OUR LOVE, THE FEEBLENESS OF OUR FAITH, THE POVERTY OF OUR SERVICE.  LEAVE US NOT, NEITHER FORSAKE US, O GOD OF OUR SALVATION.  FOR IN THY MERCY IS OUR HOPE, IN THY GOODNESS OUR STRENGTH AND STAY, AND IN THY LOVE OUR PERFECT LIFE:  THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):            Psalm 40     Selection 77                   p. 522

*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. 158                                                                                  Nichol

“We’ve A Story to Tell”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                   Isaiah 56: 1, 6-8

Epistle Lesson                                                                    Romans 11:  1-2, 29-32

Gospel Lesson                                                                           Matthew 15: 10-28

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“The Canaanite Woman”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 302                                                                          Tidings

“O Zion, Haste, Thy Mission High Fulfilling”

*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 Plainfield Congregational Church

The Reverend Terry Hood