THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Last Sunday after the Epiphany
February 23, 2020
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman
Organist Brenda Pike
Call to Worship
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 19 Llanfair
“Praise the Lord, His Glories Show”
Prayer of Adoration and Lord’s Prayer (unison, using “debts”)
Prayer of Confession (unison):
ALMIGHTY AND MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, IN THY PRESENCE WE DEPLORE THE COLDNESS OF OUR LOVE, THE FEEBLENESS OF OUR FAITH, THE POVERTY OF OUR SERVICE. LEAVE US NOT, NEITHER FORSAKE US, O GOD OF OUR SALVATION. FOR IN THY MERCY IS OUR HOPE, IN THY GOODNESS OUR STRENGTH AND STAY, AND IN THY LOVE OUR PERFECT LIFE: THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN.
Assurance of Pardon
Psalter Reading (responsive) Psalm 32 Selection 72 p. 519
The Fellowship of Prayer
Greetings and Announcements
Call to Prayer
Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer
Offertory Sentences & The Collection
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
*Gospel Song No. 199 Webster
“Sweet By and By”
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
First Lesson Exodus 24: 12-18
Epistle Lesson 1st John 4: 1-6
Gospel Lesson Matthew 17: 1-9
Sermon Rev. Hedman
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 383 St. Gertrude
“Forward Through the Ages”
NEXT SUNDAY our local GIRL SCOUT TROOP will have an event next door in the Tracy House where we can purchase their famous COOKIES..
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.
Our CHURCH COOKBOOK is now available to download on your computer. Just follow the link on our church website www.abingtonchurch.org.
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 Church of the Good Shepherd, Woodstock
The Reverend Alice O’Donovan, interim pastor