THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

First Sunday in Lent

February 18, 2024

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 153                                                                     St. Flavian

“Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

O MERCIFUL GOD, FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, ESPECIALLY IN THIS SEASON OF LENT WE HUMBLY CONFESS OUR SINS AND IMPLORE THY MERCY.  WE REMEMBER THAT WE ARE BUT DUST, AND TO DUST WE SHALL RETURN. ONLY BY THY GRACIOUS GIFT ARE WE GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE. HAVE MERCY UPON US, O LORD, ACCORDING TO THY LOVING KINDNESS.  ACCORDING TO THE MULTITUDE OF THY TENDER MERCIES, BLOT OUT OUR INIQUITY, FOR THE SAKE OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN,.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive)               Psalm 51           Selection  80        p. 523

*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. 30                                                                                Bennard

“The Old Rugged Cross”

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson                                                                   Genesis 9:  8-17

Epistle Lesson                                                                              1st Peter 3: 18-22

Gospel Lesson                                                                                    Mark 1: 9-15

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“Man’s Extremity is God’s Opportunity”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                         p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  157                                                                       Rathbun

“In the Cross of Christ I Glory”

*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 yellow CHANGE CAN for any monetary contributions.

 

If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Bruce anytime at (860) 377-6190.

 

Copies of our ABINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH history are available for $15 in the bookcase in our narthex.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

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 Southern New England Conference of the UCC

The Reverend Darrell Goodwin

 

Prayer Concerns:  Charles Dingwell

John Hallbach

Jacob Cutler

World Peace

Peg Pittman