THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

January 20, 2019

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 68                                                                        Ellacombe

“I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ALMIGHTY AND MOST MERCIFUL GOD, WE HAVE BROKEN THY HOLY LAW.  WE HAVE BEEN ANXIOUS AND TROUBLED ABOUT MANY THINGS, AND HAVE NEGLECTED THE THINGS THAT BELONG TO OUR PEACE.  WE HAVE NOT LOVED OUR NEIGHBOR AS OURSELVES, NOR DONE TO OTHERS AS WE WOULD THAT THEY SHOULD DO TO US.  CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN US, THROUGH THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR.  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

 

An Order for the Reception of New Members

The Confesssion of Faith                                                                              p. 497

“Owning” the Covenant

*Welcome to the Church

The Right Hand of Fellowship

The Declaration of Membership

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 272                                                                           Dennis

“Blest Be the Tie That Binds”

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                                       Isaiah 62: 1-5

Epistle Lesson                                                                    1st Corinthians 12: 1-11

Gospel Lesson                                                                                     John 2: 1-11

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“The Wedding in Cana”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 384                                                                     Diademata

“Soldiers of Christ, Arise”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

TODAY we are honored that JOHN OJALA is joining the official membership of our church, as he has been worshiping with us for months.

 

TODAY is our ANNUAL MEETING following a BRUNCH after our service of worship this morning.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

To speak with Dr. Hedman please phone (860) 377-6190.

 

Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

 

John Carter is collecting CAMPBELL’S SOUP LABELS, which need to include the UPC strip, for our elementary school.  Also, he is collecting any label marked “Box Tops for Education.”

 

Remember to save loose change for our PAINTING FUND, which is collected in a can in the narthex.

 

Pray for our Service Personnel:

Colin Bathgate, Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul       Slevinski

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

The Federated Church of Brooklyn

The Reverend Jane Emma Newall