THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 9, 2022
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman
Organist Brenda Pike
Call to Worship
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 195 Coronation
“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
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 145 Selection 107 p. 537
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. 43 Newton
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
Old Testament 2nd Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15
Epistle Lesson 2nd Timothy 2: 8-15
Gospel Lesson Luke 17: 11-19
Sermon Rev. Hedman
“The Ten Lepers”
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 406 Morning Hymn
“Forth in Thy Name I Go, O Lord”
Today and next week we will be receiving our annual NEIGHBORS IN NEED offering. This year the focus is on the needs of Native Americans and support for a Living Wage.
The Woodstock Academy has taken in nine UKRANIAN students and one family. Pastor Kevin Downer of the Woodstock Church is coordinating donations to help them. Our church has donated and will continue to do so. If you wish to help further, you may send donations either through Pastor Kevin or through John Folsom from our church.
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.
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, Canterbury
The Reverend Cheryl Caronna