THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for the Lord’s Supper
Independence Day Weekend
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
July 3, 2022
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman
Organist Brenda Pike
Call to Worship
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 433 National Hymn
“God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand”
Prayer of Adoration and Lord’s Prayer (unison, using “debts”)
The Ten Commandments (unison) Sel. 55 p. 513
The Great Commandment (unison) Sel. 56 p. 513
Prayer of Confession (unison):
WE DO NOT PRESUME TO COME TO THIS THY TABLE, O
MERCIFUL LORD, TRUSTING IN OUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, BUT IN THY MANY AND GREAT
MERCIES. WE ARE NOT WORTHY SO MUCH AS TO
GATHER UP THE CRUMBS UNDER THY TABLE.
BUT THOU ART THE SAME LORD WHOSE NATURE IS ALWAYS TO HAVE MERCY. GRANT US, THERFORE, GRACIOUS LORD, SO TO EAT
THIS BREAD AND DRINK THIS CUP, THAT WE MAY BE MADE PARTAKERS OF CHRIST’S BODY
AND BLOOD, AND MAY EVERMORE DWELL IN HIM, AND HE IN
Assurance of Pardon
Greetings and Announcements
Offertory Sentences & The Collection
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
Old Testament Lesson: Deuteronomy 7: 6-11
Epistle Lesson: Galatians 3: 23-4:7
Gospel Lesson: John 15: 12-17
Sermon Rev. Hedman
“Friends of Jesus”
Ascription of Glory
* = “Congregation Please Stand”
The Fellowship of the Table
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 283 Eucharistic Hymn
“Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken”
*Nicene Creed Selection 52 p. 512
Words of Institution
Sursum Corda and Sanctus (responsive):
Pastor: Lift up your hearts.
PEOPLE: WE LIFT THEM UP UNTO THE LORD:
Pastor: Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
PEOPLE: IT IS MEET AND RIGHT SO TO DO.
Pastor: It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at
all times, and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God, Creator of the light and source of life, who hast made us in thine image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee, and saying:
ALL: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD OF HOSTS,
HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF THY GLORY;
GLORY BE TO THEE, O LORD MOST HIGH.
Prayer of Consecration
Distribution of the Elements and Agnus Dei
Prayer of Thanksgiving (unison):
ALMIGHTY AND EVERLIVING GOD, WE MOST HEARTILY THANK
THEE THAT IN THY GREAT LOVE THOU HAST FED US AT THY TABLE WITH THIS SPIRITUAL
FOOD, AND HAST ASSURED US OF THY GOODNESS TOWARD US: AND THAT WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE MYSTICAL BODY
OF THY SON, THE BLESSED COMPANY OF ALL FAITHFUL PEOPLE, AND HEIRS OF THINE
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 443
“Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory”
If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Dr. Hedman anytime at (860) 377-6190.
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.
Copies of our ABINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH history are available for $15 in the bookcase in our narthex.
Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
ALL WELCOME TO COMMUNION
Our Table is open to all Christians, and is not fenced by any denominational affiliation. All baptized Christians who seek to live in love and charity with their neighbor and who hunger for the bread of life are cheerfully welcomed to share in our celebration of the Lord’s Supper. As the plates and trays are passed, please hold the elements until all have been served, so that we may partake together.