Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
June 14, 2009
Gathering and Announcements
Introit : “Which Way to Heaven” Helen Stratford
Call to Worship: from psalm 92
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High.
To declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.
All: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
*Hymn: # 454 “Open My Eyes, That I May See”
Loving God, you are Sovereign over all our days. When the winds of faith blow strong and our spirits are invigorated, you are with us. When the burdens of life seem oppressive as humid hot air and our spirits become listless, you are with us. Whe a sense of calm purpose moves us from the depths of our bieng, you are present. And when a turbulence of confusion or pain storms within us, you are present still. Forgive us when we neglect to acknowledge or to rely upon your steadfast love. Forgive us, and grant us the wisdom to trust you,and the courage to serve you. In the spirit of Jesus, AMEN
Proclamation and Praise
Hebrew Scriptures:1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
New Testament: 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34
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: 508 “Faith,While Trees Are Still in Blossom
Concerns and Prayers
O creator and mighty God, you have promised strength for the weak, rest for the laborers, light for the way, grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love. Be with us, with those we have named and with those whom we name in silence in our hearts.
Offering *Hymn 588
Prayer of Dedication:
We offer ourselves with our gifts, confident that you have a purpose for them and for us. Expand our limited vision to embrace new possibilities. In the Spirit of Christ, we would pray and live. AMEN
*Closing Hymn: 671 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing”
Next Week’s Scripture:1 Samuel17:1a,4-11,19-23,32-49; psalm9:9-20;
2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41.
Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leaders: Ann Deitrich and Marilyn Hollinshead
*stand if you are able