Chilmark Community Church
October 25, 2009
Prelude: “Autumn Leaves” by Johnny Mercer
Gathering and Announcements
Introit: 2-Part Invention #7 by J.S.Bach
Call to Worship psalm 34: 1-8, p. 769 (no musical response)
*Hymn : #101“ From All That Dwell Below the Skies” vs. 1,2,4.
Peace Let us greet each other with word of Peace .
Confession (unison) by Sandra E. Graham
Powerful, gentle God, you can take desert waste and make it grow into fruitful land. We need your power to change life. Our lives are so often full of drudgery. Often we forget to live thankful lives, and we get bogged down in self-pity and blame. Empower us, God. Help us to feel your Spirit changing us, each day, that our lives may be full and glowing in your love. Through the Spirit, whose breath sustains us, we pray. AMEN
Word of Assurance by Ruth C. Duck
The good news in Christ is that God offers us life at every moment, forgiving us, and inviting us to the freshness of new beginnings. Let us praise this God of Grace!
Proclamation and Praise Let us ask for God’s blessing on our reading and understanding of the scriptures.
May the Words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable to thee, O Lord. AMEN
Job 34:1-6, 10-17; Mark 10:46-52
*Hymn 2212 “How Can I Keep From Singing”
Concerns and Celebrations
O God, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing new life out of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty. We thank you that you do not leave us alone but labor to make us whole. Help us to perceive your unseen hand in the unfolding of our lives, and to attend to the gentle guidance of your Spirit, that we may know the joy you give your people. AMEN Ruth Duck
The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
We offer ourselves with our gifts, confident that you have a purpose for them and for us. May our offerings reach beyond our former thinking and doing. In the Spirit of Christ , we would pray and live. AMEN adapted from Lavon Baylor
*Hymn “ O God you sent us out to Walk”(back cover)
Postlude “The Oneness of Everything” by Jim Scott.
Organist: Carol Loud
Next Week’s Lessons: Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24’ Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11: 32-44
*Stand if you are able