THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 9, 2022

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 195                                                                    Coronation

“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

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 145   Selection  107                  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. 43                                                                                 Newton

“Amazing Grace”

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament                                                                       2nd Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15

Epistle Lesson                                                                          2nd Timothy 2: 8-15

Gospel Lesson                                                                                 Luke 17: 11-19

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“The Ten Lepers”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 406                                                               Morning Hymn

“Forth in Thy Name I Go, O Lord”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today and next week we will be receiving our annual NEIGHBORS IN NEED offering.  This year the focus is on the needs of Native Americans and support for a Living Wage.

 

The Woodstock Academy has taken in nine UKRANIAN students and one family.  Pastor Kevin Downer of the Woodstock Church is coordinating donations to help them.  Our church has donated and will continue to do so.  If you wish to help further, you may send donations either through Pastor Kevin or through John Folsom from our church.

 

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 First Congregational Church, Canterbury

The Reverend Cheryl Caronna