THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Second Sunday in Lent

February 25, 2018

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 256                                                            Nun Danket All’

“Lamp of Our Feet, Whereby We Trace”

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 (responsive):              Psalm 91      Selection 91               p. 529

*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. 127                                                                              Gabriel

“Higher Ground”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                         Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16

Epistle Lesson                                                                              Romans 4: 13-25

Gospel Lesson                                                                                  Mark 9: 31-38

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Take Up Your Cross”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  295                                                               Italian Hymn

“Christ for the World We Sing”

*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.

 

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 Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church

The Reverend David Choquette