THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

SCOUT SUNDAY

February 12, 2023

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

*Flag Presentation and Pledge of Allegiance

Scout Oath and Scout Law

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 485                                                                    Terra Beata

“This Is My Father’s World”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

O MERCIFUL FATHER, WE CONFESS THAT WE HAVE NOT LOVED THEE WITH A PURE HEART FERVENTLY.  NEITHER HAVE WE LOVED OUR NEIGHBOR AS OURSELVES.  CREATE IN US A CLEAN HEART, O GOD, AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN US.  CAST US NOT AWAY FROM THY PRESENCE, AND TAKE NOT THY HOLY SPIRIT FROM US.  RESTORE UNTO US THE JOY OF THY SALVATION, AND UPHOLD US WITH THY FREE SPIRIT. AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive)              Psalm 25            Selection  71       p. 518

*Gloria Patri

 

 

The Fellowship of Prayer

Greetings and Announcements

 

Scout Awards

Participation Badges

Religion Medal Recipients

Prayer

 

Call to Prayer

Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer

Organ Response

The Offertory

Offertory Sentences & The Collection

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication

*Pilgrim Hymnal  No. 489                                                                               Peek

“I Would Be True”

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                       Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

Epistle Lesson                                                                        1st Corinthians 3: 1-9

Gospel Lesson                                                                             Matthew 5: 21-37

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“I Planted, Apollos Watered”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 495                                                              Jacob’s Ladder

“We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”

*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.

 

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 First Congregational Church, Woodstock

The Reverend Kevin Downer

 

 

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