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
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
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. 64 Crosby
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”
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.
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.