Feb 7 Order of Worship

CHILMARK COMMUNITY CHURCH, UNITED METHODIST

EPIPHANY 5 February 7, 2010

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THE GATHERING TOGETHER

Prelude- in B minor, Chopin

Carol Loud, organist

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Let us greet one another with the peace of Christ.

Introit: Variation 19, J.S. Bach

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Help us through this hour of worship,

People: to become more aware of your presence,

Leader: to become more obedient to your will,

People: to become more alert to our opportunities,

Leader: to become more aware of our obligations,

People: to become more thankful for our blessings,

All: In the name of the one who treats us with mercy and steadfast love.

INVOCATION

We draw near to you God and yet we know that in doing so we are merely responding to the drawing of your Spirit. We recognize with the Psalmist that it is good for us to draw near and to put our trust in you for you alone are the source of life. Help us today to hear and apply your word. Open our eyes to your work in our midst. Find joy in our praise. Empower us to serve in your name.

(Adapted from “Word and Witness”)

*Hymn #64 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8

Psalm 138 hymnal #853 with response

Reader: Pam Goff

Scripture: Luke 5:1-11

Sermon: “Tipping the Boat”

Rev. Arlene Bodge

*Hymn #398 “Jesus Calls Us”

MORNING PRAYERS

Concerns and celebrations:

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,

Lord’s Prayer

The Offering:

*“We Give Thee But Thine Own”

UNISON PRAYER OF DEDICATION:

O Holy One, when we read of your love and your faithfulness we are overwhelmed by your grace upon grace. Thank you for promising to care for our every need. Thank you for your faithfulness in the past and thank you for your faithfulness for today and for the morrow. Open our eyes to the abundance of your provision and enable us to respond accordingly with what you have provided in our lives. Help us to respond with our resources of time, talent, gift, expertise and finance. Amen

Thanksgiving and Communion:

*Hymn #344“Lord, you have come to the lakeshore”

Benediction:

Postlude: Moderato, Anton Scherer

Please join us in the fellowship hall after the service

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