THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Third Sunday in Lent

March 24, 2019

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike            

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 252                                                                          Munich

“O Word of God Incarnate”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ALL-HOLY FATHER, WE CONFESS OURSELVES UNWORTHY OF THINE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT.  WE HAVE NOT LOVED THEE AS WE OUGHT, NOR HAVE WE ALWAYS BEEN LOVING AND FORGIVING TO ONE ANOTHER, EVEN AS THOU, FOR CHRIST’S SAKE, HAST FORGIVEN US.  WE HAVE LIVED IN SELFISHNESS AND WORLDLY PRIDE, AND THE GOOD GIFTS THOU HAST BESTOWED UPON US WE HAVE NOT USED TO RELIEVE THE BURDENS OF OTHERS.  PARDON AND BLOT OUT OUR OFFENSES, THROUGH THE INCARNATE LIFE AND WILLING SACRIFICE OF THY HOLY SON.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):              Psalm 65      Selection 83                p. 525

*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. 27                                                                                 Wilson

“Alas and Did My Savior Bleed”

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                     Exodus 3: 1-15     

Epistle Lesson                                                                    1st Corinthians 10: 1-13

Gospel Lesson                                                                                     Luke 13: 1-9        Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Three Symbols for God”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 372                                                              Adeste Fideles

“How Firm a Foundation”

*Benediction                                                                       

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Remember that NEXT SUNDAY we begin our collection for the ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING.

 

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 First Congregational Church, Putnam

The Reverend Thomas Meyer