THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Second Sunday of Easter

April 23, 2017

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                        Mr. Robert Sloat

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 6                                                                                 Lyons

“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFESS BEFORE THEE OUR MANY SINS.  WE HAVE TRANSGRESSED THY HOLY LAWS.  WE HAVE NEGLECTED THY WORD AND ORDINANCES.  MOST GRACIOUS GOD, WHO PARDONS AND ABSOLVES ALL WHO TRULY REPENT AND BELIEVE THY HOLY GOSPEL, SHOW THY MERCY UPON US, AND FOR THE SAKE OF THY BELOVED SON OUR ONLY MEDIATOR, FORGIVE US OUR OFFENCES.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):         Psalm 145        Selection 107               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

*Gospel Song No. 12                                                                               Bradbury

“Sweet Hour of Prayer”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                  Acts 2: 14, 22-32

Epistle Lesson                                                                                  1st Peter 1: 3-9

Gospel Lesson                                                                                 John 20: 19-31

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Why John Wrote His Gospel”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  213                                                                             Pilot

“Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”

*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.

 

Remember to save loose change for our PAINTING 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:

Christ’s Church (Episcopal), Pomfret

The Reverend David Carter