Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
May 17, 2009
Prelude Prelude in C Major by JS Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Call to Worship
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Sing Praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the king, the Lord.
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it. Psalm 98
*Hymn: # 87 “What Gift Can We Bring”
We have entered your chapel, O God, where there are memories of saints, messages of peace, imperatives of prophets; where death is overcome by resurrection and the pain of living turned into redemption; where sin is erased by grace, arrogance overcome by humility, and despair replaced with hope. We are here, and you are waiting for us to receive these gifts; Make it possible during our time together to move closer to you and your will. Amen Paul B. Robinson(silent reflection)
Proclamation and Praise
Psalm: 98 p.818
1 John 5:1-6
Response to the Word:
May the words from our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord. AMEN
( background of passages and open discussion.)
*Hymn: 156 “ I Love to Tell the Story”
Concerns and Prayers
O eternal God,in whose appointment our life stands, and who committed our work to us, we commit our cares to you. We thank you that we are your children, and that you have assured us that, while we ae intent upon your will, you will heed our wants. Fill us with that compassion for others’ troubles which comes from forgetfulness of our own; with the charity of those who know their own unworthiness; and with the glad hope of the children of eternity. And to you, The Beginning and the End, Lord of the living, Refuge of the dying, be thanks and praise for ever. Amen James Martineau, England 10th cent.
Prayer of Dedication:
O God, most merciful and gracious, of whose bounty we have all received, accept this offering of your people. Remember in your love those who have brought it and those for whom it is given, and so follow it with your blessing that it may promote peace and goodwill among all peoples, and advance your kingdom on earth. AMEN
*Hymn: 438 “ Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go”
Postlude: St. Catherine Rigaudon
Next Week’s Scripture: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53
Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich
*stand if you are able