THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
January 20, 2019
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.
Organist Brenda Pike
Call to Worship
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 68 Ellacombe
“I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
Prayer of Adoration and Lord’s Prayer (unison, using “debts”)
Prayer of Confession (unison):
ALMIGHTY AND MOST MERCIFUL GOD, WE HAVE BROKEN THY HOLY LAW. WE HAVE BEEN ANXIOUS AND TROUBLED ABOUT MANY THINGS, AND HAVE NEGLECTED THE THINGS THAT BELONG TO OUR PEACE. WE HAVE NOT LOVED OUR NEIGHBOR AS OURSELVES, NOR DONE TO OTHERS AS WE WOULD THAT THEY SHOULD DO TO US. CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN US, THROUGH THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. AMEN.
Assurance of Pardon
Psalter Reading (UNISON) Psalm 100 Selection 95 p. 531
The Fellowship of Prayer
Greetings and Announcements
Call to Prayer
Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer
Offertory Sentences & The Collection
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
An Order for the Reception of New Members
The Confesssion of Faith p. 497
“Owning” the Covenant
*Welcome to the Church
The Right Hand of Fellowship
The Declaration of Membership
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 272 Dennis
“Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
First Lesson Isaiah 62: 1-5
Epistle Lesson 1st Corinthians 12: 1-11
Gospel Lesson John 2: 1-11
Sermon Dr. Hedman
“The Wedding in Cana”
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 384 Diademata
“Soldiers of Christ, Arise”
TODAY we are honored that JOHN OJALA is joining the official membership of our church, as he has been worshiping with us for months.
TODAY is our ANNUAL MEETING following a BRUNCH after our service of worship this morning.
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.
John Carter is collecting CAMPBELL’S SOUP LABELS, which need to include the UPC strip, for our elementary school. Also, he is 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.
Pray for our Service Personnel:
Colin Bathgate, Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski
Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:
The Federated Church of Brooklyn
The Reverend Jane Emma Newall