THE LORD’S DAY

An Order for Worship

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 19, 2021

 

Minister                                                                    The Reverend Bruce Hedman

Organist                                                                                                Brenda Pike

 

 

The Preparation

Organ Prelude

Call to Worship

*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 263                                                               Regent Square

“Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”

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

Prayer of Confession (unison):

ALMIGHTY GOD, WHO ART RICH IN MERCY TO ALL THOSE WHO CALL UPON THEE, HEAR US AS WE COME TO THEE HUMBLY CONFESSING OUR SINS AND TRANSGRESSIONS, AND IMPLORING THY MERCY AND FORGIVENESS.  WE HAVE BROKEN THY HOLY LAWS BY OUR DEEDS AND BY OUR WORDS, AND BY THE SINFUL AFFECTIONS OF OUR HEARTS.  HAVE MERCY UPON US, MOST MERCIFUL FATHER:  THROUGH THE MERIT AND MEDIATION OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter Reading (responsive)              Psalm 57    Selection 81                    p.524

*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. 34                                                                                  Crosby

“Near the Cross”

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word

Collect of the Day

Old Testament Lesson                                                             Jeremiah 11:  18-20

Epistle Lesson                                                                                James 3: 13-4:8

Gospel Lesson                                                                                  Mark 9: 30-37

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Hedman

“True Greatness”

Ascription of Glory

*The Apostles’ Creed                      Selection 51                                          p. 511

*Pilgrim Hymnal No.  217                                                                            Slane

“Lord of All Hopefulness”

*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:

The Windham Congregational Church

The Reverend James Beesley