THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 24, 2017

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 64                                                         Lasst Uns Erfreuen

“All Creatures of Our God and King”

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 34     Selection  74                  p. 520

*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. 186                                                                                  Mason

“Are Ye Able, Said the Master”

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                   Jonah 3:10- 4:11

Epistle Lesson                                                                         Philippians 1: 21-30

Gospel Lesson                                                                             Matthew 20: 1-16

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“God’s Values”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 327                                                                       Bradbury

“Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

*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 Thompson Congregational Church

The Reverend Greg Gray