THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 21, 2024

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 267                                                              Austrian Hymn

“Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, WE CONFESS BEFORE THEE OUR DISOBEDIENCE AND INGRATITUTE, OUR PRIDE AND WILFULNESS, AND ALL OUR FAILURES AND SHORTCOMINGS TOWARD THEE AND TOWARD OUR NEIGHBORS.  OF THY GREAT GOODNESS GRANT THAT WE MAY HEREAFTER SERVE AND PLEASE THEE IN NEWNESS OF LIFE:  THROUGH THE MERIT AND MEDIATION OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):         Psalm 16       Selection 67                    p. 517

*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

*Gospel Song No. 84                                                                                 Gabriel

“Since Jesus Came Into My Heart”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Reading                                                                                        Acts 4: 5-12

Epistle Lesson                                                                               1st John 3: 16-24

Gospel Lesson                                                                                 John 10: 11-18

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“The Good Shepherd”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  335                                                                              Erie

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.  We thank JOHN FOLSOM for taking them to the town hall.  And there is a change can in the narthex for monetary contributions.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

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:

Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

Christ’s Church (Episcopal), Pomfret

The Reverend  Sandra Cosman

 

Prayer Concerns:   Charles Dingwell

John Hallbach

Jacob Cutler

World Peace