Chilmark Community Church
Prelude:Invention 8 J.S.Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit: Prelude in E minor Alexander Scriabin
Call to Worship
Sing Praises to god, O you saints, and give thanks to God’s holy name!
We exalt you, O God, for you have restored us to life!
We may cry through the night, but your joy comes with the morning.
You hear us, O God, and you are gracious in our distress.
You turn our mourning into dancing!
Our souls cannot be silent! O God, our Savior, we give thanks to you for ever! BOW#453
*Hymn # 117 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” vs.1-3
You give us a vision of a new world, O god, yet we find it so easy to abide in the old. You promise your presence among us, yet we seek our own way out of life’s wilderness. Wipe away our fear of the unknown, and our obsession with the known. Make us a pilgrim people, Lord. Amen
Word of Assurance (unison)
God has called us and will lead us, even in the wilderness places. Amen
Proclamation and Praise : Job 1-2:10
Sermon “God is Unfair” by Dan Cabot
*Hymn #2216 “ When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise”
Concerns and Celebrations
Unison Prayer Lord, we pray not for tranquility, nor that our tribulations may cease; we pray for thy spirit and thy love, that thou grant us strength and grace to overcome adversity; in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen
Let us pray for those who suffer: Almighty God, shield of the oppressed, hear us as we pray for the friendless and the lonely, the tempted and at he unbelieving. Be merciful to those who suffer, in body or in mind, to those who are in danger or distress, and who have suffered loss. Let your love surround the infirm and the aged. Be especially near to those who are passing through the valley of death. May they find eternal rest, and light at evening time. AMEN
The Lord’s Prayer composed and sung by Helen Stratford
*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 #117 “O God Our Help in ages Past” Vs 4-6
Benediction (unison) # .531
Postlude: St Catherine Rigaudon John Barret
Worship leader: Ann Deitrich
Next Week’s Lessons: Job 23:1-9,16-17; Pslam 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31
*Stand if you are able