THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2019

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Ministry of Praise

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 429                                                                           Melita

“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

MOST HOLY AND MERCIFUL FATHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFESS BEFORE THEE OUR SINFUL NATURE PRONE TO EVIL AND SLOTHFUL IN GOOD, AND ALL OUR SHORTCOMINGS AND OFFENSES.  BUT THOU, O LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US, WHO ARE ASHAMED AND SORRY FOR ALL WHEREIN WE HAVE DISPLEASED THEE.  TEACH US TO HATE OUR ERRORS.  CLEANSE US FROM OUR SECRET FAULTS, AND FORGIVE OUR SINS, FOR THE SAKE OF THY DEAR SON.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive): Psalm 139 “The Soldier’s Psalm  Sel. 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

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 437                                                                          America

“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

 

*  = “congregation please stand”

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                        Acts 16: 9-15

Epistle Lesson                                                               Revelation 21: 10, 22-22:5

Gospel Lesson                                                                                       John 5: 1-9        Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Jesus Heals Us”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 438                                                                     Duke Street

“O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Dr. Hedman anytime at (860) 377-6190.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

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.

 

JOHN CARTER is collecting for our elementary school  any label marked “Box Tops for Education.”

 

Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Remember to save loose change for our STEEPLE FUND, which is collected in a can in the narthex.

 

Pray for our Service Personnel:

Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

1The Eastford Congregational Church

The Reverend Michael Moran