THE LORD’S DAY
An Order for Worship
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
October 21, 2018
Minister The Reverend Bruce Hedman, Ph.D.
Organist Brenda Pike
Call to Worship
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 8 Hymn to Joy
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
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 119 Selection 102 p. 535
The Fellowship of Prayer
Greetings and Announcements
Call to Prayer
Pastoral Prayer and Silent Prayer
Offertory Sentences & The Collection
*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
An Order for the Reception of New Members
The Confesssion of Faith p. 497
“Owning” the Covenant
*Welcome to the Church
The Right Hand of Fellowship
The Declaration of Membership
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 272 Dennis
“Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
The Proclamation of the Word
Collect of the Day
First Lesson Isaiah 53: 4-12
Epistle Lesson Hebrews 5: 1-10
Gospel Lesson Mark 10: 35-45
Sermon Dr. Hedman
Ascription of Glory
*The Apostles’ Creed Selection 51 p. 511
*Pilgrim Hymnal No. 385 Webb
“Stand up, Stand up for Jesus”
TODAY we are honored that MICHAEL and GILDA GREEN are joining the official membership of our church, as they have been worshiping with us for months. Following our service of worship everyone is invited to stay for a BRUNCH to welcome of new members!
To speak with Dr. Hedman please phone (860) 377-6190.
Remember to save PULL-TABS off of cans in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
John Carter is collecting CAMPBELL’S SOUP LABELS, which need to include the UPC strip, for our elementary school. Also, he is collecting any label marked “Box Tops for Education.”
Remember to save loose change for our PAINTING FUND, which is collected in a can in the narthex.
Pray for our Service Personnel:
Colin Bathgate, Seth Platt, Rito Soricco, Lucas Santerre, Paul Slevinski
Cycle of Prayer for Area Churches:
The South Woodstock Baptist Church
The Reverend Robert Beckwith