Chilmark Community Church
February 15, 2009
Gathering and Announcements
Call to Worship
Sing Praises to God, O you saints, and give thanks to God’s holy name!
We exalt you , O God, for you have restored us to life!
We may cry through the night, but your joy comes with the morning.
You hear us, O God, and you are gracious in our distress.
You turn our mourning into dancing!
Our souls cannot be silent! O God, our Savior, we give thanks to you for ever!
*Hymn: # 140 “ Great is Thy Faithfulness”
p.890 in Hymnal(silent reflection)
Words of Assurance
God is even now giving us the gift of repentance. God is at work in the world. It is not we who hope, but God who hopes in us. (WUMC)
Proclamation and Praise
Psalm: 30 p.762
2 Kings 5:1-14
1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45
Response to the Word:
May the words from our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. AMEN
( background of passages and open discussion.)
*Hymn: # 66 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (2Kings, Mark)
Concerns and Prayers
Eternal Light, shine into our hearts.
Eternal Goodness, deliver us from evil.
Eternal Power, be our support.
Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.
Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us.
That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength we may seek your face and be brought by your infinite mercy to your holy presence; in the spirit of Jesus. AMEN
Offering *Hymn 95
Prayer of Dedication:
Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift, teach us to render to you all that we have and all that we are, that we may praise you, not with our lips only, but with our whole lives. AMEN
*Hymn: #707 Hymn of Promise
May the blessing of God, fountain of living water, flow within us as a river of life. May we drink deep of her wisdom. May we never thirst again. May we go through life refreshing many, as a sign of healing for all; through the One who is Life eternal. AMEN
Next Week’s Scripture :2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich