THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for the Lord’s Supper

Sunday after the Ascension

June 2, 2019

 

Minister                                                    The Reverend Bruce A. Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 195                                                                    Coronation

“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

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

First Lesson                                                                                      Daniel 7: 9-14

Epistle Lesson                                                                             Ephesians 4: 1-13

Gospel Lesson                                                                                 Luke 24: 45-53

Sermon                                                                                                Dr. Hedman

“The Ascension”

Ascription of Glory

 

 

 

 

The Fellowship of the Table

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 280                                                                     St. Flavian

“Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread”

*Nicene Creed                             Selection 52                                            p.  512

Invitation

Words of Institution

Sursum Corda, Proper Preface, 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, through thy dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who after his glorious resurrection manifestly appeared to his disciples; and in their sight ascended into heaven, to prepare a place for us; that where he is, there we might also be, and reign with him in glory. 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.  202                                                                   Duke Street

“Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”

*Benediction

*Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS.

 

 

If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Dr. Hedman anytime at (860) 377-6190.  You may also e-mail at  bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

Our elementary school is still collecting any label marked “Box Tops for Education.”  Please speak with John Carter.

 

Remember to bring non-perishable food items to support our local POMFRET FOOD BANK.  Ask John Carter for details.

 

Remember the DOMAIN NAME of our church’s website:

www.abingtonchurch.org

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.