THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 26, 2021

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

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”)

Prayer of Confession (unison):

WE CONFESS TO THEE, O GOD, THAT WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST HEAVEN AND IN THY SIGHT, AND ARE NOT WORTHY TO BE CALLED THY CHILDREN.  WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THEE, AND HAVE BROKEN THY HOLY LAWS.  WE HAVE BEEN WAYWARD AND DISOBEDIENT.  WE HAVE BEEN SELFISH AND UNKIND. FOR THE SAKE OF THY DEAR SON OUR SAVIOR WE BESEECH THEE TO PARDON OUR SINS, TO MAKE CLEAN OUR HEARTS WITHIN US, AND TO GRANT US THY PEACE.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive):           Psalm 145   Selection  107                  p. 537

*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. 241                                                                                 Ackley

“He Lives”

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson                                           Numbers 11: 4-6, 10-16, 24-20

Epistle Lesson                                                                                James 5:  13-20

Gospel Lesson                                                                                  Mark 9: 38-50

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“Salt as a Symbol”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 228                                                                         Beecher

“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

*Benediction

*Organ Postlude

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The Pomfret FOOD BANK has re-opened!   We are grateful to Gary Brown for his years of service operating our Food Bank.  And after his retirement the FOOD BANK is reopening under the coordination of TEEG, the Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group.  So bring you food donations to our church, and JOHN CARTER will transport them to the collection.

 

WEBSITE:  www.abingtonchurch.org

E-MAIL:    bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

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, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe

 

Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:

Christ’s Church (Episcopal), Pomfret

The Reverend  Alon White