THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

January 26, 2020

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 74                                                                      In Babilone

“O How Glorious, Full of Wonder”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

O MERCIFUL FATHER, THERE IS NO COMMANDMENT OF THY WORD WHICH WE HAVE NOT TRANSGRESSED IN SPIRIT OR IN ACT.  THERE ARE NO HIGH AND HOLY THINGS IN WHICH WE DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE OURSELVES TO HAVE COME SHORT.  WE HAVE WALKED IN SHADOWS, AND HAVE NOT BELIEVED THE LOVE WHICH THOU, O GOD, HAST TOWARD US.  HAVE MERCY UPON US, O GOD, ACCORDING TO THY LOVING KINDNESS.  ACCORDING TO THE MULTITUDE OF THY TENDER MERCIES BLOT OUT OUR TRANSGRESSIONS AND GRANT US THY PEACE. AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive)              Psalm 46           Selection  79          p. 523

*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. 137                                                                           Thompson

“Softly and Tenderly”

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                         Isaiah 9: 1-4

Epistle Lesson                                                                    1st Corinthians 1: 10-18

Gospel Lesson                                                                             Matthew 4: 12-23

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“The Mystery of the Cross”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  177                                                                       Hamburg

“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

TODAY we will have our ANNUAL MEETING after a POTLUCK BRUNCH following our service of worship.

 

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 Westford Congregational Church

The Reverend Peter Monahan