Chilmark Community Church
Prelude : Voluntary in D Minor William Walond
Gathering and Announcements: Report on Annual Conference by Marilyn Hollinshead.
Introit: Adagio for glass harmonica Mozart
Call to Worship Psalm 1 v.1-3 p. 738 (no sung response)
*Hymn 598 ”O Word of God Incarnate”
Confession Let us confess our short comings to God in the silence of our hearts. (unison)
O Great Spirit, whose voice we hear in the winds, and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear us. We come before you as your children. We are small and weak; we need your strength and wisdom. Let us walk in beauty and make our eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. May our hands respect the things you have made, our ears be sharp to hear your voice. Make us wise, so that we may know the things you have taught your people, the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. We seek strength not to be superior to our brothers and sisters, but to live in harmony with ourselves and all of your creation. Help us to be ever ready to come to you, so when life fades as a fading sunset, our spirits may come to you without shame. AMEN Trad. Native Am.
Scripture Readings and Discussion
Proverbs 31:10-31; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37
*Hymn 712 “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God”
Concerns and Celebrations followed by silent prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
All Things Come of Thee, O Lord, And of thine own have we given thee.
*Hymn 581 “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”
Give us, Senor, a little sun, a little happiness, a little work. Give us a heart to comfort those in pain. Give us the ability to be good, strong, wise, and free, So that we may be as generous with others as we are with ourselves.
Finally, Senor, let us all live as your own one family. AMEN from a Church wall in Mexico, 20th cent.
Postlude: Fughetta in A Charles Barney
Organist: Carol Loud
Worship Leader: Marilyn Hollinshead
Next Week’s Lessons: Esther 7:1-6,9-10;9:20-22; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50
*Stand if you are able