Sept 13 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
September 13,2009

Prelude: #9 from The Well-Tempered Clavier J.S. Bach

Gathering and Announcements
Introit: Love Knocks and Waits for Us to Hear Daniel Charles Damon

Call to Worship   (from Psalm 19)
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
And the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night knowledge.

*Hymn  2004 “Praise the Source of Faith and Learning”


Confession  (unison)
Dear God, let us draw near to you.  Forgive us when we turn away.  Let us listen to you, “ be secure and live at ease, without dread of disaster.”  (proverbs 1:20-33)
Silent prayer
Anthem:  “The Call” R. Vaughan Williams Lia Kahler, soloist

Psalm 19   ( responsively) p. 750 2nd sung response

Scripture and Discussion
Proverbs 1:20-33
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

*Hymn  145 “Morning Has Broken”

Concerns and Celebrations
Let us pray for those in need in the silence of our hearts.

Unison Prayer
O creator and mighty God, you have promised strength for the weak, rest for the laborers, light for the way, grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love.  O creator and mighty God, help us to continue in your promise.  Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”

Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Holy One, whose heart abounds with gifts, receive this offering as a sign of our intention to live surrounded by your mercy, inspired by your Spirit, open to the joy of your presence, hospitable to one another, and generous toward your world.  Amen

*Closing Hymn: # 336 “Of All the Spirit’s Gifts to Me”

Postlude:   Andantino Mozart

Organist:  Carol Loud

Next Week’s Lessons:  Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37
*Stand if you are able

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