THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
July 22, 2018
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.
Organist Brenda Pike
Call to Worship
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 79 Dominus Regit Me
“The King of Love My Shepherd Is”
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 89 Selection 89 p. 528
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. 151 Bradbury
“Just As I Am”
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
First Lesson Jeremiah 23: 1-6
Epistle Lesson Ephesians 2: 11-22
Gospel Lesson Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56
Sermon Dr. Hedman
“The Intestines of God”
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 225 St. Agnes
“Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee”
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.
Feel free to phone Bruce anytime at 860 377 6190.
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 Westford Congregational Church
The Reverend Peter Monahan