July 12 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
July 12, 2009


Gathering and Announcements
Call to Worship Psalm 24 p.755 no musical response

*Hymn: # 68 “When in Our Music God Is Glorified” (2 Sam.)


Almighty God, we confess that we are often swept up in the tide of our generation.  We have failed in our calling to be your holy people, a people set apart for your divine purpose.  We live more in apathy born of fatalism than in passion born of hope.  We are moved more by private ambition than by social justice.   We dream more of privilege and benefits than of serice and sacrifice.  We try to speak in your name without relinquishing our glories, without nourishing our souls, without relying wholly on your grace. Forgive us, revive us, and reshape us in your image. Amen  Lydia s. Martinez
(silent reflection)

Proclamation and Praise

Hebrew Scriptures: 2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19
New Testament: Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

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: #87 ‘What Gift Can We Bring”

Concerns and Prayers
Silent prayer

Congregational prayer:
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

Lord’s Prayer

Offering *Hymn 95

Prayer of Dedication:
All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee.  AMEN

*Closing Hymn: #108 “God Hath Spoken by the Prophets”

God be in our heads, and in our understanding.
God be in our eyes, and in our looking.
God be in our mouths, and in our speaking.
God be in our hearts, and in our thinking.
God be at our ends, and at our departing.   AMEN

Next Week’s Scripture
Organist: Carol Loud

Lay Leader: Dr. Connie Williams
*stand if you are able

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