THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26, 2019
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.
Organist Brenda Pike
The Ministry of Praise
Call to Worship
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 429 Melita
“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”
Prayer of Adoration and Lord’s Prayer (unison, using “debts”)
Prayer of Confession (unison):
MOST HOLY AND MERCIFUL FATHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFESS BEFORE THEE OUR SINFUL NATURE PRONE TO EVIL AND SLOTHFUL IN GOOD, AND ALL OUR SHORTCOMINGS AND OFFENSES. BUT THOU, O LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US, WHO ARE ASHAMED AND SORRY FOR ALL WHEREIN WE HAVE DISPLEASED THEE. TEACH US TO HATE OUR ERRORS. CLEANSE US FROM OUR SECRET FAULTS, AND FORGIVE OUR SINS, FOR THE SAKE OF THY DEAR SON. AMEN.
Assurance of Pardon
Psalter Reading (responsive): Psalm 139 “The Soldier’s Psalm” Sel. 106 p. 537
The Fellowship of Prayer
Greetings and Announcements
Call to Prayer
Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer
Offertory Sentences & The Collection
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 437 America
“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”
* = “congregation please stand”
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
First Lesson Acts 16: 9-15
Epistle Lesson Revelation 21: 10, 22-22:5
Gospel Lesson John 5: 1-9 Sermon Dr. Hedman
“Jesus Heals Us”
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 438 Duke Street
“O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand”
If you have any pastoral concerns, please phone Dr. Hedman anytime at (860) 377-6190.
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.
JOHN CARTER is collecting for our elementary school any label marked “Box Tops for Education.”
Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Remember to save loose change for our STEEPLE FUND, which is collected in a can in the narthex.
Pray for our Service Personnel:
Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski, Michael Ryan McCabe
Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:
1The Eastford Congregational Church
The Reverend Michael Moran