THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 22, 2019

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 267                                                              Austrian Hymn

“Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”

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 (responsive):            Psalm 103    Selection  96                  p. 531

*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. 16                                                                                   Walch

“O Zion, Haste”

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                         Amos 8: 4-7

Epistle Lesson                                                                             1st Timothy 2: 1-7

Gospel Lesson                                                                                   Luke 16: 1-13

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“The Parable of the Unjust Steward”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  260                                                                        Aurelia

“The Church’s One Foundation”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

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

 

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 First Congregational Church, Canterbury

The Reverend Cheryl Caronna