THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for the Lord’s Supper

Independence Day Weekend

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

July 2, 2017

 

Minister                                                        The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                      Mr. Robert Sloat

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 433                                                              National Hymn

“God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand”

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

The Ten Commandments (unison)                            Sel. 55                        p. 513

The Great Commandment (unison)                           Sel. 56                        p. 513

Prayer of Confession (unison):

WE DO NOT PRESUME TO COME TO THIS THY TABLE, O MERCIFUL LORD, TRUSTING IN OUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, BUT IN THY MANY AND GREAT MERCIES.  WE ARE NOT WORTHY SO MUCH AS TO GATHER UP THE CRUMBS UNDER THY TABLE.  BUT THOU ART THE SAME LORD WHOSE NATURE IS ALWAYS TO HAVE MERCY.  GRANT US, THERFORE, GRACIOUS LORD, SO TO EAT THIS BREAD AND DRINK THIS CUP, THAT WE MAY BE MADE PARTAKERS OF CHRIST’S BODY AND BLOOD, AND MAY EVERMORE DWELL IN HIM, AND HE IN US.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

The Offering

Greetings and Announcements

The Offertory

Offertory Sentences & The Collection

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson:                                                                 Jeremiah 28: 5-9

Epistle Lesson:                                                                             Romans 6: 12-23

Gospel Lesson:                                                                          Matthew 10: 40-42

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Three Rewards”

Ascription of Glory

 

 

* = “Congregation Please Stand”

 

 

The Fellowship of the Table

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 283                                                         Eucharistic Hymn

“Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken”

*Nicene Creed                             Selection 52                                            p.  512

Invitation

Words of Institution

Sursum Corda and Sanctus (responsive):

Pastor:  Lift up your hearts.

PEOPLE:  WE LIFT THEM UP UNTO THE LORD:

Pastor:  Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

PEOPLE:  IT IS MEET AND RIGHT SO TO DO.

Pastor:  It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at

all times, and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God, Creator of the light and source of life, who hast made us in thine image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee, and saying:

ALL:  HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD OF HOSTS,

HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF THY GLORY;

GLORY BE TO THEE, O LORD MOST HIGH.

Prayer of Consecration

Distribution of  the Elements and  Agnus Dei

Prayer of Thanksgiving (unison):

ALMIGHTY AND EVERLIVING GOD, WE MOST HEARTILY THANK THEE THAT IN THY GREAT LOVE THOU HAST FED US AT THY TABLE WITH THIS SPIRITUAL FOOD, AND HAST ASSURED US OF THY GOODNESS TOWARD US:  AND THAT WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE MYSTICAL BODY OF THY SON, THE BLESSED COMPANY OF ALL FAITHFUL PEOPLE, AND HEIRS OF THINE EVERLASTING KINGDOM.  AND WE BESEECH THEE, O HEAVENLY FATHER, SO TO ASSIST US WITH THY GRACE THAT WE MAY CONTINUE IN THIS HOLY FELLOWSHIP, AND LIVE HENCEFORTH TO THY GLORY; THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, WHO LIVETH AND REIGNETH, AND IS WORSHIPED AND GLORIFIED, WITH THEE, O FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, WORLD WITHOUT END. AMEN.

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 443                                                                  Battle Hymn

“Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory”

*Benediction

*Postlude

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bahedman@earthlink.net

 

HEATHER CUTLER is putting together the summer issue of our CHURCH NEWSLETTER.  Remember to give her any bits of family news, or clippings, or cartoons you’d like included.

 

We are now collecting NON-PERISHABLE FOODSTUFFS in a box in our narthex for the POMFRET FOOD BANK.  See John Carter for details.

 

Copies of our ABINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH history are available for $15 in the bookcase in our narthex.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL WELCOME TO COMMUNION

 

Our Table is open to all Christians, and is not fenced by any denominational affiliation.  All baptized Christians who seek to live in love and charity with their neighbor and who hunger for the bread of life are cheerfully welcomed to share in our celebration of the Lord’s Supper.  As the plates and trays are passed, please hold the elements until all have been served, so that we may partake together.