August 30 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
August 30, 2009

Prelude:  Sinfonia 6 by JS  Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit:  “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Thomas Dorsey
Call to Worship  (see insert)  Emily Broderick, reader
*Hymn  #2202 in THE FAITH WE SING, “Come Away with Me”
Confession  (unison)
Dear God, you call us to be doers of the Word, not hearers only.  You call us to love the world with your passion, and to let that love be expressed in justice, forgiveness, peace.
Forgive us when our hearts are constricted with fear and do not let your transforming grace open us to the world you cherish.  Forgive us when we honor you only with our lips
and not with our actions.   Bonnie Tarwater
Silent prayer
Words of Assurance
Proclamation and Praise
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
James 1:17-27
Sermon: “Of Love’s Delights and Other Divine Mysteries” Rev. Erika K. R. Hirsch
*Hymn  #414 “Thou Hidden Love of God”
Concerns and Celebrations
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
We bring these offerings because of the love you have poured out on us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  Your gift calls for a response that cannot be contained in envelopes or baskets.  Nothing less than all we have and all we are is good enough to dedicate to your will and purposes.  With fear and trembling, yet with joy, relief, and gratitude, we bring you all we have to give – ourselves.  Use us, that your rule may be realized among all people.  Amen    Lavon Baylor
*Hymn 451 “Be Thou My Vision”
Benediction  (unison)
Ever-loving God, reawaken our passions and enliven our senses, that we might seize each opportunity to love, to give, to imagine, and to reshape your created world.  May we go forth to grow in our relationship with you – our life, our hope, our all.  Amen.
Postlude:  2 Part Invention by JS Bach
*Stand if you are able

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