THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

St. John’s Sunday

June 24, 2018

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 204                                                           Darwall’s 148th

“Rejoice, the Lord is King”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ALL-HOLY FATHER, WE CONFESS OURSELVES UNWORTHY OF THINE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT.  WE HAVE NOT LOVED THEE AS WE OUGHT, NOR HAVE WE ALWAYS BEEN LOVING AND FORGIVING TO ONE ANOTHER, EVEN AS THOU, FOR CHRIST’S SAKE, HAST FORGIVEN US.  WE HAVE LIVED IN SELFISHNESS AND WORLDLY PRIDE, AND THE GOOD GIFTS THOU HAST BESTOWED UPON US WE HAVE NOT USED TO RELIEVE THE BURDENS OF OTHERS.  PARDON AND BLOT OUT OUR OFFENSES, THROUGH THE INCARNATE LIFE AND WILLING SACRIFICE OF THY HOLY SON.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):     Psalms 121,122      Selection 103              p. 536

*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. 176                                                                Old English Air

“I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                         Job 38: 1-11

Epistle Lesson                                                                     2nd Corinthians 6: 1-13

Gospel Lesson                                                                                  Mark 4: 35-41

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Stilling the Storm”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 322                                                                           Galilee

“Jesus Calls Us, O’er the Tumult”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

TODAY we are pleased to have worshipping with us the MASONS of PUTNAM LODGE NO. 46 and their Lodge Master Michael Gibeault.  In fact today is the 301st anniversary of the founding of the first Grand Lodge of England on St. John’s Sunday June 24, 1717.  WELCOME!

 

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 Scotland Congregational Church

The Reverend Paul Doyle