THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

July 28, 2019

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 23                                                              Darwall’s 148th

“Ye Holy Angels Bright”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

O MERCIFUL GOD, FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, WE HUMBLY CONFESS OUR SINS AND IMPLORE THY MERCY.  WE HAVE NOT DONE JUSTLY, NOR LOVED MERCY, NOR WALKED HUMBLY WITH THEE OUR GOD.  HAVE MERCY UPON US, O LORD, ACCORDING TO THY LOVING KINDNESS.  ACCORDING TO THE MULTITUDE OF THY TENDER MERCIES, BLOT OUT OUR INIQUITY, FOR THE SAKE OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN,.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading:                    Psalms 61, 62            Sel.  82                          p. 524

*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. 138                                                                            Bradbury

“My Hope Is Built”

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                               Genesis 18:  20-32

Epistle Lesson                                                                            Colossians 2: 6-19

Gospel Lesson                                                                                    Luke 11:1-13

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“God Loves Small Churches”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymn No. 218                                                                   Angel’s Story

“O Jesus, I Have Promised”

*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:

Christ’s Church (Episcopal), Pomfret

The Reverend Gary Sturni, Interim