THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

November 17, 2019

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Ministry of  Praise

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 202                                                                    Duke Street

“Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

IF THOU, LORD, SHOULDST MARK INIQUITIES, O LORD, WHO SHALL STAND?  BUT THOU, O GOD, ART GRACIOUS, LONG-SUFFERING, AND PLENTEOUS IN MERCY, FORGIVING INIQUITY, TRANSGRESSIONS, AND SIN.  O MERCIFUL FATHER, LET THY PARDONING MERCY ABSOLVE US FROM ALL OUR GUILT:  THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive)              Psalms 13, 15   Selection  66         p. 516

*Gloria Patri

 

The Fellowship of  Prayer

Greetings and Announcements

Call to Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Organ Response

The Offertory

Offertory Sentences & The Collection

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication

 

 

 

*  = “congregation please stand”

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Order for the Sacrament of Baptism

Sentences                                                                                                      p. 498

Address to Parents                                                                                        p. 499

Questions to Parents, Sponsors, and Congregation

Prayer for God’s Grace

Administration of the Sacrament                                                                 p. 500

Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 277                                                         Sicilian Mariners

“Jesus, Friend, So Kind and Gentle”

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                     Malachi  4: 1,2

Epistle Lesson                                                                 2nd Thessalonians 3: 6-13

Gospel Lesson                                                                                  Luke 21:  5-19 Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

Endtimes

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                         p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  160                                                              St. Chistopher

“Beneath the Cross of Jesus”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

TODAY we have the honor of sharing the Sacrament of Baptism with the Harris family.  Charlotte Mable was born to Ray and Stephanie Harris  on July 17, 2019 in Bristol, CT.  Standing with Ray and Stephanie are Tonya and Kurt St. Marie as godparents. The family is having a reception following in the Tracy House.

 

When you are on-line visit our website whose  DOMAIN NAME is

www.abingtonchurch.org

Email bruce at bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

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

 

Pray for our Service Personnel:

Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

The First Congregational Church, Mansfield

The Reverends Ann Plumley & Joseph Blotz