THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Father’s Day

June 16, 2024

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Ministry of Praise

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 271                                                             Nun Freut Euch

“We Come Unto Our Fathers’ God”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

O LORD OUR GOD, WHO HAST SEARCHED US AND KNOWN US, AND ART ACQUAINTED WITH ALL OUR WAYS, THOU KNOWEST OUR FOOLISHNESS, AND OUR SINS ARE NOT HID FROM THEE.  CLEANSE US FROM SECRET FAULTS.  KEEP BACK THY SERVANTS ALSO FROM PRESUMPTUOUS SINS.  RESTORE UNTO US THE JOY OF THY SALVATION, AND UPHOLD US WITH THY FREE SPIRIT:  THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Unison Reading :      Ecclesiasticus 44: 1-15          Selection 124                p. 544

*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. 438                                                                  Duke Street

“O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand”

 

 

 

*  = “congregation please stand”

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson                                                                 Ezekiel 17: 22-24

Epistle Lesson                                                                     2nd Corinthians 5: 6-17

Gospel Lesson                                                                                  Mark 4: 26-34

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“A Mustard Seed”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                         p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  365                                                                St. Catherine

“Faith of Our Fathers”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Bruce anytime at (860) 377-6190.

 

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.  And there is a change can in the narthex for monetary contributions.

 

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:

Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

Emanuel Lutheran Church, North Grosvenordale

as they search for a new pastor

 

Prayer Concerns:   Charles Dingwell

John Hallbach

Jacob Cutler

World Peace