THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
November 24, 2019
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman,
Organist Brenda Pike
Call to Worship
Leader: O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love
PEOPLE: FOR HE SATISFIES THOSE WHO THIRST, AND THE
HUNGRY HE FILLS WITH GOOD THINGS.
Leader: Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the
Lord our Maker.
PEOPLE: FOR HE IS OUR GOD, AND WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF
HIS PASTURE, AND THE SHEEP OF HIS HAND.
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 461
“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
Prayer of Adoration and Lord’s Prayer (unison, using “debts”)
Prayer of Confession (unison):
ALMIGHTY AND ALL-HOLY FATHER, WE CONFESS THAT WE ARE UNWORTHY OF THINE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT. WE HAVE NOT LOVED THEE AS WE OUGHT, NOR HAVE WE ALWAYS BEEN LOVING TO ONE ANOTHER. THE GOOD GIFTS THOU HAST BESTOWED UPON US WE HAVE NOT USED TO RELIEVE THE BURDENS OF OTHERS. OUR THANKSGIVINGS TOO OFTEN HAVE GROWN COLD, AND WE HAVE TAKEN THY GIFTS FOR GRANTED. PARDON AND BLOT OUT OUR OFFENSES, WE PRAY THEE, THROUGH THE INCARNATE LIFE AND WILLING SACRIFICE OF THY HOLY SON, EVEN JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN.
Assurance of Pardon
Psalter Reading (responsive): Psalm 136 Selection 105 p. 536
Litany of Thanksgiving
Greetings and Announcements
Leader: Merciful Father, thy constant love sustains the world day by day. We
Thank thee for providing for our basic needs, for food, health, and shelter.
PEOPLE: WE GIVE THEE THANKS, O MERCIFUL FATHER.
Leader: Everlasting Father, to be in thy presence is happiness. We thank thee
for thy promise to be with us always, even through the valley of the shadow of death.
PEOPLE: WE GIVE THEE THANKS, EVERLASTING FATHER.
Leader: Eternal Son of God, for our sakes thou didst become man. We thank
Thee for our
redemption which thou didst purchase with thy blood on
PEOPLE: PRAISE TO THEE, ETERNAL SON OF GOD.
Leader: Lord Jesus, thou hast gone on before to prepare for us a place in thy
Father’s house. We thank thee for the hope of eternal glory all have whose faith forever unites them to thee.
PEOPLE: PRAISE TO THEE, LORD JESUS.
Leader: O Holy Spirit, thou dost quietly move within human hearts. We thank
Thee for bringing us to faith in Jesus as Savior.
PEOPLE: GLORY BE TO THEE, O HOLY SPIRIT.
Leader: Spirit of Jesus, thou dost shed abroad the love of God within our hearts.
We thank thee for uniting us with others in thy church that we may share thy love with them, both here and hereafter in thy kingdom which hast no end.
ALL: GLORY BE TO THEE, O FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT,
WORLD WITHOUT END. AMEN.
Offertory Sentences & The Collection
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 21 Kremser
“We Gather Together”
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
Old Testament Lesson: Jeremiah 23: 1-6
Epistle Lesson: Colossians 1: 11-20
Gospel Lesson: Luke 23: 33-43 Sermon Rev. Hedman
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 29 Nun Danket
“Now Thank We All Our God”
* = “congregation please stand”
NEXT WEEK Bruce is taking the Sunday off, as, hopefully, he and Sandy will be down in Philadephia for Thanksgivine. THE REVEREND BOB BLACKARD will again be supplying our pulpit. As always, we look forward to his message.
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.
To speak with Dr. Hedman please phone (860) 377-6190.
Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
The John Carter is collecting CAMPBELL’S SOUP LABELS, which need to include the UPC strip, for our elementary school. Also, they are collecting any label marked “Box Tops for Education.”
Remember to save loose change for our PAINTING FUND, which is collected in a can in the narthex.