THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

THE TRANSFIGURATION

February 23, 2020

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 19                                                                            Llanfair

“Praise the Lord, His Glories Show”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ALMIGHTY AND MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, IN THY PRESENCE WE DEPLORE THE COLDNESS OF OUR LOVE, THE FEEBLENESS OF OUR FAITH, THE POVERTY OF OUR SERVICE.  LEAVE US NOT, NEITHER FORSAKE US, O GOD OF OUR SALVATION.  FOR IN THY MERCY IS OUR HOPE, IN THY GOODNESS OUR STRENGTH AND STAY, AND IN THY LOVE OUR PERFECT LIFE:  THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive)              Psalm 32           Selection  72         p. 519

*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. 199                                                                                Webster

“Sweet By and By”

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                 Exodus 24: 12-18

Epistle Lesson                                                                                   1st John 4: 1-6

Gospel Lesson                                                                               Matthew 17: 1-9

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“False Prophets”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 383                                                                    St. Gertrude

“Forward Through the Ages”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

NEXT SUNDAY our local GIRL SCOUT TROOP will have an event next door in the Tracy House where we can purchase their famous COOKIES..

 

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.

 

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:

Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Woodstock

The Reverend Alice O’Donovan, interim pastor