THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
November 11, 2018
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.
Organist Brenda Pike
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
The Fellowship of Prayer
Greetings and Announcements
Call to Prayer
Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer
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
“O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand”
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.
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