THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 22, 2017

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 33                                                                         Innocents

“As the Sun Doth Daily Rise”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

O MERCIFUL GOD, FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, WE HUMBLY CONFESS OUR SINS AND IMPLORE THY MERCY.  WE HAVE NOT DONE JUSTLY, NOR LOVED MERCY, NOR WALKED HUMBLY WITH THEE OUR GOD.  HAVE MERCY UPON US, O LORD, ACCORDING TO THY LOVING KINDNESS.  ACCORDING TO THE MULTITUDE OF THY TENDER MERCIES, BLOT OUT OUR INIQUITY, FOR THE SAKE OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN,.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):              Psalm 37   Selection  76                 p. 521

*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. 64                                                                                Crosby

“Blessed Assurance”

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                       Isaiah 45: 1-7

Epistle Lesson                                                                  1st Thessalonians 1: 1-10

Gospel Lesson                                                                           Matthew 22: 15-22

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Render Unto Caesar”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 404                                                                          Vienna

“Take My Life and Let It Be”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Because many folk are away this month, we are planning our next POTLUCK BRUNCH for the second Sunday in November, November 12th.  Come and share in food and fellowship!

 

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:

First Congregational Church, Willimantic

The Reverend Richard Haverly, Jr.