Chilmark Community Church
September 27, 2009
Prelude::#12 from the Well Tempered Clavichord J.S. Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit: Sheep May Safely Graze J.S. Bach Arr. by John W. Schaum
Call to Worship
The Lord is in His Holy Temple.
Let the whole earth keep silence before him.
I was glad when they said unto me
Let us go into the house of the Lord.
*Hymn #128 “He Leadeth Me”
We confess to you, all-knowing God, what we are. We are not the people we like others to think we are. We are afraid to admit, even to ourselves, what lies in the depths of our souls. But we cannot hide our true selves from you. You know us as we are, and yet you love us. Help us not to shrink from self-knowledge. Teach us to respect ourselves for your sake. Give us the courage to put our trust in your guiding power. Raise us out of the paralysis of guilt into the freedom and energy of forgiven people. And for those who trough long habit find forgiveness hard to accept, we ask you to break their bondage and set them free; in the spirit of Jesus. Amen 20 cent English
Proclamation and Praise
Psalm 124 p .846 (Followed by Helen Stratford musical interlude)
Lessons and discussion
May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, Our Rock and our Redeemer.
Esther 7:1-6.9-10, 9:20-22; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50
*Hymn 2146 “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”
Concerns and Celebrations Let us bring our thanks and petitions to God in the silence of our hearts.
Creating God, who brought us into this world, breathed your Spirit into us, and endowed us with your likeness: we give thanks to you for our creation and for the cords of love that bind us and nourish us in the community you have created. We pray for your continued presence to feed and sustain us as a family you have formed and which bears your name. R.W. Duke
The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Dear God, thank you for your endurance, our preservation, and your persistent presence. Let these gifts carry the salt of your spirit into the world . Amen
*Closing Hymn #673 “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”
Postlude: Gott ist mein Heil Johann Walther
Organist: Carol Loud:
Next Week’s Lessons: Job 1-2:10
*Stand if you are able