THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 30, 2018

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 246                                                                 Italian Hymn

“Come, Thou Almighty King”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, WE CONFESS THAT WE HAVE NOT LOVED THEE WITH ALL OUR HEART AND SOUL, WITH ALL OUR MIND AND STRENGTH, AND THAT WE HAVE NOT LOVED OUR NEIGHBOR AS OURSELVES.  FORGIVE US, AND RENEW US, SO THAT WE MAY HERCEFORTH WALK IN THE WAY OF THY COMMANDMENTS, AND DO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE PLEASING IN THY SIGHT:  THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):           Psalm 139   Selection  106                p. 537

*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. 16                                                                                   Walch

“O Zion, Haste”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                            Numbers 11: 4-6, 10-16, 24-29

Epistle Lesson                                                                                 James 5: 13-20

Gospel Lesson                                                                                  Mark 9: 38-50

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Have Salt in Yourselves”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 418                                                                        Maryton

“O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee”

*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.

 

Feel free to phone Bruce anytime at 860 377 6190.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bahedman@earthlink.net

 

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 Scotland Congregational Church

The Reverend Peter Doyle

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