THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 23, 2018

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 195                                                                    Coronation

“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ALMIGHTY AND MOST MERCIFUL GOD, WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFESS THAT WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST THEE IN THOUGHT, WORD, AND DEED.  WE BESEECH THEE, O GOD, TO FORGIVE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN, TO HELP US TO AMEND WHAT WE ARE, AND OF THY MERCY TO DIRECT WHAT WE SHALL BE:  THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):           Psalm 145   Selection  107                p. 537

*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. 130                                                                               Gabriel

“O That Will Be Glory”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                               Jeremiah 11: 18-20

Epistle Lesson                                                                        James 3: 13- 4:3, 7-8

Gospel Lesson                                                                                  Mark 9: 30-37

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“True Greatness”

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

 

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.

 

Feel free to phone Bruce anytime at 860 377 6190.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bahedman@earthlink.net

 

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 Pomfret Congregational Church

The Reverend Thomas Crumb

 

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