THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

THE TRANSFIGURATION

February 19, 2023

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 7                                                                           St. Denio

“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

HEAVENLY FATHER, FORGIVE OUR SELFISH CONCERNS WITH EARTHLY THINGS AND OUR FAILURE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THY GLORY IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST.  FORGIVE OUR BLINDNESS TO THE WONDER OF THY PRESENCE IN OUR DAILY LIVES.  GIVE US GRACE TO SEE THY GLORY AND TO SERVE THEE IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (UNISON)              Psalm 130           Selection  104         p. 536

*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

Old Testament                                                                             Exodus 24: 12-18

Epistle Lesson                                                                             2nd Peter 1: 16-21

Gospel Lesson                                                                               Matthew 17: 1-9

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“The Transfiguration”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  232                                                                  Morecambe

“Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.  We thank JOHN FOLSOM for taking them to the town hall.

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 Church of the Good Shepherd, Woodstock

The Reverend Paulette Harwood, interim