THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

November 11, 2018

Veterans’ Day

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 429                                                                           Melita

“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”

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 139 “The Soldier’s Psalm”  Sel. 106 p. 537

*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

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 437                                                                          America

“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson:                                                               1st Kings 17: 8-16

Epistle Lesson:                                                                            Hebrews 9: 24-28

Gospel Lesson:                                                                               Mark 12: 38-44 Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“The Widow’s Mite”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                         p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 438                                                                   Duke Street

“O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Please feel free to phone our pastor anytime at 860 377 6190.

 

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

 

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.

 

Remember to save loose change for our PAINTING FUND, which is collected in a can in the narthex.

 

Pray for our Service Personnel:

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

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

Christ’s Church (Episcopal), Pomfret

The Reverend David Carter