August 2 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist

August 2, 2009
Prelude :   Invention #13, J.S. Bach

Gathering and Announcements
Introit:    Arietta by Eduard Grieg
Silent Meditation
Call to Worship

*Hymn: # 147 All Things Bright and Beautiful

Caring and compassionate Creator, we enter this place set apart for your worship, knowing that we have failed to see you in other places.  We have ignored your beauty around us, in earth and sky, in plants and creatures, in the people who surround us.  We have chosen to live more by our fears than by our faith, to be weighed down by what we do not have, rather than rejoicing in your gifts to us.  In these moments together, draw us so close that we cannot help but know every day that you are with us, wherever we go.  Enlarge our capacity to care, so we may see you in all whom we meet.  In the spirit of Jesus.  Amen  Lavon Baylor
(silent reflection)
Words of Assurance
God says to us: You are my chosen ones.  I love you.  I’m proud of you.  Stand firm in your renewed commitment.  Know that I have forgiven you; I call you by name; you are mine.  I have entered into covenant with you and will stand by you in all times and all places.  Dare to live fully the life to which I have called you.  Amen   Lavon Baylor
The Word:  Exodus 16:2-4,9-15; Psalm 78: 23-29; Ephesians,  John 6:24-35

Sermon:  “If God Were A Bandit”   Rev. Phyllis Evelyn

*Hymn: 413 “A Charge to Keep I Have” Wesley

Concerns and Prayers
Pastoral Prayer
Silent Prayer
Lord’s Prayer  Instrumental Response

Call to Offering
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

Prayer of Dedication:
For the gift of creation, the gift of your love, and the gift of the spirit by which we live, we thank you and give you ourselves and  the fruit of our hands.  May your grace be proclaimed by the gifts that we give. AMEN

Hymn # 509 ” Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”

Communion  “Sanctus”
Prayer of Thanksgiving:  Hymnal  p.11
Response: God is good, All the Time; All the time, God is good. AMEN

Postlude:    Allemand by J.S. Bach
Next Weeks Scripture: 2 Samuel 18:5-9,15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2;
John 6:35, 41-51
Organist: Carol Loud
Guest Minister Rev. Phyllis Evelyn
*stand if you are able

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