THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 23, 2018
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.
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):
ALMIGHTY AND MOST MERCIFUL GOD, WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFESS THAT WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST THEE IN THOUGHT, WORD, AND DEED. WE BESEECH THEE, O GOD, TO FORGIVE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN, TO HELP US TO AMEND WHAT WE ARE, AND OF THY MERCY TO DIRECT WHAT WE SHALL BE: THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. 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. 130 Gabriel
“O That Will Be Glory”
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
First Lesson Jeremiah 11: 18-20
Epistle Lesson James 3: 13- 4:3, 7-8
Gospel Lesson Mark 9: 30-37
Sermon Dr. Hedman
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymn No. 218 Angel’s Story
“O Jesus, I Have Promised”
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.
Feel free to phone Bruce anytime at 860 377 6190.
Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Pray for our Service Personnel:
Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe
Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:
The Pomfret Congregational Church
The Reverend Thomas Crumb