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
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
The Fellowship of Prayer
Greetings and Announcements
Call to Prayer
Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer
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”
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.
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