THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

January 23, 2022

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 249                                                                            Melita

“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

MOST HOLY AND MERCIFUL FATHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFESS BEFORE THEE OUR SINFUL NATURE PRONE TO EVIL AND SLOTHFUL IN GOOD, AND ALL OUR SHORTCOMINGS AND OFFENSES.  BUT THOU, O LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US, WHO ARE ASHAMED AND SORRY FOR ALL WHEREIN WE HAVE DISPLEASED THEE.  TEACH US TO HATE OUR ERRORS.  CLEANSE US FROM OUR SECRET FAULTS, AND FORGIVE OUR SINS, FOR THE SAKE OF THY DEAR SON.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive)              Psalm 46           Selection  79          p. 523

*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. 137                                                                           Thompson

“Softly and Tenderly”

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson                                                  Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Epistle Lesson                                                                  1st Corinthians 12: 12-31

Gospel Lesson                                                                                   Luke 4: 14-21

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“Jesus’ First Sermon”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 399                                                                 St. Margaret

“O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Bruce will be collating the ANNUAL REPORT on Tuesday, so if you haven’t gotten your committee report in to him, you need to email it by MONDAY night.

 

NEXT WEEK we will have our ANNUAL MEETING after church, preceded by a POTLUCK BRUNCH.

 

The Pomfret FOOD BANK has re-opened under the coordination of TEEG, the Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group.  So bring you food donations to our church, and JOHN CARTER will transport them to the collection.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

Our CHURCH COOKBOOK is now available to download on your computer.  Just follow the link on our church website www.abingtonchurch.org.

 

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

 

Pray for our Service Personnel:

Seth Platt, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

The First Congregational Church, Mansfield

The Reverend Joseph Blotz