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
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
The Fellowship of Prayer
Greetings and Announcements
Call to Prayer
Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer
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”
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.
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