THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Memorial Day Weekend

May 28, 2016

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                       Mr. Robert Sloat

 

The Ministry of Praise

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 429                                                                           Melita

“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”

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 139 “The Soldier’s Psalm”  Sel. 106 p. 537

*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

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 437                                                                          America

“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

 

*  = “congregation please stand”

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Reading:                                                                                       Acts 1: 6-14

Epistle Lesson:                                                                 1st Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11

Gospel Lesson:                                                                                  John 17: 1-11

Sermon                                                                                               Dr. Hedman

“Ascension Day”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                         p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 438                                                                   Duke Street

“O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Dr. Hedman anytime at (860) 456-8733.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bahedman@earthlink.net

 

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.

 

JOHN CARTER is collecting CAMPBELL’S SOUP LABELS, which need to include the UPC strip, for our elementary school.  Also, they are collecting any label marked “Box Tops for Education.”

 

Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Remember to save loose change for our STEEPLE 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:

Putnam Baptist Church

The Reverend Gil Bourquin