THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 29, 2019

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 82                                                                               Truro

“High in the Heavens, Eternal God”

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 34     Selection  74                  p. 520

*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. 89                                                                                      Scott

“Open My Eyes, That I May See”

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                     Amos 6: 1, 4-7

Epistle Lesson                                                                           1st Timothy 6: 6-19

Gospel Lesson                                                                                 Luke 16: 19-31

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Lazarus and the Rich Man”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  193                                                         Judas Maccabeus

“Thine Is the Glory”

*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:    bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

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