THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Thanksgiving Sunday

November 18, 2018

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

Leader:  O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love

endures forever.

PEOPLE:  FOR HE SATISFIES THOSE WHO THIRST, AND THE

HUNGRY HE FILLS WITH GOOD THINGS.

Leader:  Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the

Lord our Maker.

PEOPLE:  FOR HE IS OUR GOD, AND WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF

HIS PASTURE, AND THE SHEEP OF HIS HAND.

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 461                                                    St. George’s Windsor

“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ALMIGHTY AND ALL-HOLY FATHER, WE CONFESS THAT WE ARE UNWORTHY OF THINE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT.  WE HAVE NOT LOVED THEE AS WE OUGHT, NOR HAVE WE ALWAYS BEEN LOVING TO ONE ANOTHER.  THE GOOD GIFTS THOU HAST BESTOWED UPON US WE HAVE NOT USED TO RELIEVE THE BURDENS OF OTHERS.  OUR THANKSGIVINGS TOO OFTEN HAVE GROWN COLD, AND WE HAVE TAKEN THY GIFTS FOR GRANTED.  PARDON AND BLOT OUT OUR OFFENSES, WE PRAY THEE, THROUGH THE INCARNATE LIFE AND WILLING SACRIFICE OF THY HOLY SON, EVEN JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):         Psalm 136            Selection 105           p. 536

*Gloria Patri

 

Litany of Thanksgiving

Greetings and Announcements

Leader:  Merciful Father, thy constant love sustains the world day by day.  We

Thank thee for providing for our basic needs, for food, health, and shelter.

PEOPLE:  WE GIVE THEE THANKS, O MERCIFUL FATHER.

Leader:  Everlasting Father, to be in thy presence is happiness.  We thank thee

for thy promise to be with us always, even through the valley of  the shadow of death.

PEOPLE:  WE GIVE THEE THANKS, EVERLASTING FATHER.

Leader:  Eternal Son of God, for our sakes thou didst become man.  We thank

Thee for our redemption which thou didst purchase with thy blood on Calvary’s cross.

PEOPLE:  PRAISE TO THEE, ETERNAL SON OF GOD.

Leader:  Lord Jesus, thou hast gone on before to prepare for us a place in thy

Father’s house.  We thank thee for the hope of eternal glory all have whose faith forever unites them to thee.

PEOPLE:  PRAISE TO THEE, LORD JESUS.

Leader:  O Holy Spirit, thou dost quietly move within human hearts.  We thank

Thee for bringing us to faith in Jesus as Savior.

PEOPLE:  GLORY BE TO THEE, O HOLY SPIRIT.

Leader:  Spirit of Jesus, thou dost shed abroad the love of God within our hearts.

We thank thee for uniting us with others in thy church that we may share thy love with them, both here and hereafter in thy kingdom which hast no end.

ALL:      GLORY BE TO THEE, O FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT,

WORLD WITHOUT END. AMEN.

Organ Response

The Offertory

Offertory Sentences & The Collection

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication

*Pilgrim Hymnal  No. 21                                                                          Kremser

“We Gather Together”

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson:                                                                     Daniel 12: 1-3

Epistle Lesson:                                                                          Hebrews 10: 11-25

Gospel Lesson:                                                                                   Mark 13: 1-8 Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Signs of the Times”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                         p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 29                                                                     Nun Danket

“Now Thank We All Our God”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

*   = “congregation please stand”

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

NEXT WEEK Bruce is taking the Sunday off, and THE REVEREND BOB BLACKARD will again be supplying our pulpit.  As always, we look forward to his message.

 

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

 

To speak with Dr. Hedman please phone (860) 377-6190.

 

Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

 

The John Carter is collecting CAMPBELL’S SOUP LABELS, which need to include the UPC strip, for our elementary school.  Also, they are collecting any label marked “Box Tops for Education.”

 

Remember to save loose change for our PAINTING FUND, which is collected in a can in the narthex.