THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

January 16, 2022

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

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 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 (UNISON)               Psalm 100         Selection 95           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. 84                                                                                 Gabriel

“Since Jesus Came Into My Heart”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson                                                                       Isaiah 62: 1-5

Epistle Lesson                                                                    1st Corinthians 12: 1-11

Gospel Lesson                                                                                    John 2:  1-11

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“The Wedding at Cana”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymn No. 218                                                                   Angel’s Story

“O Jesus, I Have Promised”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Your ANNUAL COMMITTEE reports need to be in to Bruce by TODAY, so that he can copy and collate them for our ANNUAL MEETING on January 31st.

 

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, and JOHN CARTER will transport them to the collection.

 

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, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

The Hampton Congregational Church

The Reverend Bill Johnson, interim