THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
January 23, 2022
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman
Organist Brenda Pike
Call to Worship
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 249 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 46 Selection 79 p. 523
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. 137 Thompson
“Softly and Tenderly”
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
Old Testament Lesson Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Epistle Lesson 1st Corinthians 12: 12-31
Gospel Lesson Luke 4: 14-21
Sermon Rev. Hedman
“Jesus’ First Sermon”
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 399 St. Margaret
“O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”
Bruce will be collating the ANNUAL REPORT on Tuesday, so if you haven’t gotten your committee report in to him, you need to email it by MONDAY night.
NEXT WEEK we will have our ANNUAL MEETING after church, preceded by a POTLUCK BRUNCH.
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, and JOHN CARTER will transport them to the collection.
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, Mansfield
The Reverend Joseph Blotz