THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

February 24, 2019

 

Minister                                                         The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 223                                                                           Azmon

“O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ETERNAL GOD, IN WHOM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING, WHOSE FACE IS HIDDEN FROM US BY OUR SINS, AND WHOSE MERCY WE FORGET IN THE BLINDNESS OF OUR HEARTS:  CLEANSE US FROM ALL OUR OFFENSES.  DELIVER US FROM PROUD THOUGHTS AND VAIN DESIRES.  WITH LOWLINESS AND MEEKNESS MAY WE DRAW NEAR TO THEE, CONFESSING OUR SINS, CONFIDING IN THY GRACE, AND FINDING THEE OUR REFUGE AND OUR STRENGTH, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST THY SON.  AMEN..

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive)              Psalm 32           Selection  72         p. 519

*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. 65                                                                                Fischer

“I Love to Tell the Story”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

First Lesson                                                                              Numbers 15: 32-36

Epistle Lesson                                                                          Colossians 1: 18-23

Gospel Lesson                                                                                     John 8: 2-11

Sermon                                                                                                 Dr. Hedman

“Casting the First Stone”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 375                                                                    Lancashire

“Lead On, O King Eternal”

*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:    bruce.hedman@gmail.com

 

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 Hampton Congregational Church

The Reverend Virginia Smanik