Chilmark Community Church
June 21, 2009
Prelude: Prelude in F major by Francis Linley
Gathering and Announcements
Introit: Simple Melody , English, from an Ancient Air
Call to Worship
O God, you are all around us and in us.
We thank you for your presence.
From the east we hear you call us to freshness and newness of the day.
Deliver us, God, from ruts and stagnant waters.
From the west we hear you call us to the completeness and wholeness we are created to be.
Deliver us, God, from our broken hearts and incompleted dreams.
From the south we hear you call us to warmth and growth.
Deliver us, God, from hard hearts and cold hands.
From the north we hear you call us to the refreshment and peace of a cool, bubbling spring.
Deliver us, God, from our boiling, destructive anger.
From below we hear you offer us a solid foundation.
Deliver us, God, from our unstable faith.
From above we hear you call us to life beyond what we experience here.
Deliver us, God, from our limited perception.
All: Praise be to God! Ruth C.Duck
*Hymn: # 710 “Faith of our Fathers”
Eternal God, from the beginning of time you have called your children into communion with you. Yet we confess that like all the rest, we have turned to our own way and refused your love and grace. Restore us to the joy of knowing you, and of recognizing your reign among us, through Jeusu Christ, bringer of your good news. AMEN Ruth C. Duck
Concerns and Celebrations
*“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” p. 94
Prayer of Dedication
We dedicate our lives and all that we have to the work of life, love, and peace. Receive our gifts and lead us in wisdom and courage. Amen
Anton K. Jacobs
Time of Reflection “Stories of our Fathers”
*Hymn: # 127 “Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
Scripture “Stories of the Patriarchs” – excerpts from Genesis 11-50
Abraham, Father of the Hebrew People
Isaac, Second Father of Promise
Jacob, Father of the Nation of Israel
Joseph, Leader in Egypt
“Walking the Bible: Part I, The Hebrew Scriptures” Lia Kahler
Walk – The walk will take place inside the church if the weather is inclement.
Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings, with your most gracious favor, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name. AMEN
*Closing Hymn: “ God be With You Till We Meet Again” v. 1, no chorus
Next Week’s Scripture: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27: Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43
Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: Lia Kahler
Lay Readers: Daniel Cabot, Warren Hollinshead, Thomas Huber, Jules Worthington
*stand if you are able