August 23 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
August 23, 2009
Prelude
Gathering and Announcements
Introit
Call to Worship   Psalm 27:1-4  p.758

*Hymn  577  “God of Grace and God of Glory”

Peace

Confession  (unison)
Eternal God, you love us steadfastly, but we have trouble loving in return; you call us, but we have wax-filled ears; you reveal yourself, but our eyelids are heavy;  you  lead us toward our neighbor, but we build walls around ourselves; you hate evil, injustice and alienation, but we get used to them.  O God, we pray, help us to see ourselves both as we are and as we might be before you, and draw us by your Spirit’s tether into your forgiving, renewing, and serviceable grace, through the spirit of Christ.  AMEN  David B. Bowman
Silent prayer

Words of Assurance

Proclamation and Praise
Jeremiah  29:11-14a
Ephesians 6:10-19

Sermon: “On A Mission” Rev. Kwame  Osei Reed
*Hymn  #2130 in THE FAITH WE SING

Concerns and Celebrations
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

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

Prayer of Dedication (unison)
May these gifts bring light to those who walk in darkness, hope to those who live in despair, and justice to those who are oppressed.  Grant to each giver a sense of participation in the most important opportunity of all time: to share your love with the world. To this end, we dedicate our offerings and ourselves.  Amen    Lavon Baylor

*Hymn 670 “ Go Forth For God”

Benediction  (unison)
Give us, O lord, steadfast hearts, which no unworthy thought can drag downward, unconquered hearts, which no tribulation can wear out, upright hearts, which no unworthy purpose my tempt aside.  Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that my finally embrace you; through Jesus Christ . Amen  T. Aquinas

Postlude
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Organist:  Carol Loud
Guest Preacher:  Kwame Osei Reed

Worship Leader:  Marilyn Hollinshead
Next Week’s Lessons : Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2,   6-9; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

*Stand if you are able

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