THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 22, 2018

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 252                                                                          Munich

“O Word of God Incarnate”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

IF THOU, LORD, SHOULDST MARK INIQUITIES, O LORD, WHO SHALL STAND?  BUT THOU, O GOD, ART GRACIOUS, LONG-SUFFERING, AND PLENTEOUS IN MERCY, FORGIVING INIQUITY, TRANSGRESSIONS, AND SIN.  O MERCIFUL FATHER, LET THY PARDONING MERCY ABSOLVE US FROM ALL OUR GUILT:  THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):         Psalm 16       Selection 67                    p. 517

*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. 27                                                                                 Wilson

“Alas and Did My Savior Bleed”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                          Acts 4: 5-12

Epistle Lesson                                                                               1st John 3: 16-24

Gospel Lesson                                                                                 John 10: 11-18

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“The Good Shepherd”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 221                                                                         St. Peter

“How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”

*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.

 

Feel free to phone Bruce anytime at 860 377 6190.

 

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 Central Village Congregational Church

The Reverend Ken Ferguson