Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
July 19, 2009
Prelude: Prelude in C minor by JS Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit: Meditation on Thais by Jules Maffenet
Call to Worship Resonsive Reading:
Eternal light, shine in 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 on us.
That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
We may seek thy face
And be brought by thy infinite mercy to thy holy presence.
*Hymn: # 723 “Shall We Gather at the River”
Confession (silent reflection)
Words of Assurance: (Deltic Prayer)Unison
God to enfold me, God to surround me, God in my speaking, God in my thinking, God in my sleeping, God in my waking, God in my watching, God in my hoping, God in my life, God in my lips, God in my soul, God in my heart, God in my suffering, God in my slumber, God in mine ever-living soul, God in mine eternitiy.
Proclamation and Praise
Hebrew Scriptures : 2 Samuel 7:1-14
New Testament: Ephesians 2: 11-22
Response to the Word:
“The Dividing Wall” by Michael Hall
*Hymn: #393 Take Time to Be Holy
Concerns and Prayers
Offering *Hymn 95
Prayer of Dedication: ( Francis of Assisi)
O most high, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me a right faith, a certain hope and a perfect love, understanding and knowledge, O Lord, That I may carry out your holy and true command. AMEN
*Hymn: # 404 “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”
Benediction: “Our True Home” by Walter Brueggeman
2. God before and God behind,
God for us and God for your own self,
Maker of heaven and earth,
Creator of sea and sky,
Governor of day and night.
We give thanks for your ordered gift of life to us,
For the rhythms that reassure,
For the equilibriums that sustain,
For the reliabilities that curb our anxieties.
We treasure from you,
Days to work and nights to rest.
We cherish from you,
Days to control and nights to yield.
We savor from you,
Days to plan and nights to dream.
Be our day and our night,
Our heaven and our earth,
Our sea and our sky,
And in the end our true home.
Postlude: Andante by Teleman
Next Week’s Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1-15;Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21 We’ll concentrate on Samuel and John in our discussion.
Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich
Guest Preacher: Michael Hall
*stand if you are able