April 18 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
April 18, 2010

Prelude: Sinfonia #10 J.S.Bach

Gathering and Announcements

Peace  Let us greet each other with the peace of the Lord.

Introit:  Simple Melody from an Ancient Air

Call to Worship
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever. psalm96; Rev 5

*Hymn  90 “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones”

Confession  (unison)
Holy and awesome god, we stand in your presence filled with regret for our many short comings.  Though there is greatness in us and a deep longing for goodness, we have often denied our better selves and refused to hear your voice calling us to rise to the full height of our humanity.  For there is weakness in us, as well as strength.  At times we choose to walk in darkness, our vision obscured.  We do not care to look within, and we are unwilling to look beyond at those who need our help.  O God, we are too weak to walk unaided.  Be with us as a strong and wise friend, and teach us to walk by the light of your truth. AMEN
Silent prayer
Musical Amen

Psalm 30 p.762 (responsively with no musical interlude)

Lessons and Discussion
Acts 9:1-20
Revelations 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

*Hymn  344 “Lord, You Have Come to the Lake Shore” v.1,3,4

Concerns and Celebrations  Let us lift up our celebrations, our concerns and the names of those in need of God’s healing touch.
Silent Prayer
Unison Prayer
O God, our help in ages past, bless us today and those for whom we pray.  Bring us and them your Peace which passes all understanding. Amen
The Lord’s Prayer

Offering
*Hymn (back cover) “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift, teach us to render to you all that we have and all that we are, that we may praise you, not with our lips only, but with our whole lives, turning our duties, the sorrows and the joys of all our days into a living sacrifice to you.  AMEN

*Hymn  p.593 “ Here I Am, Lord”

Benediction  (unison)
May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that we may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 15:13

Postlude: Andante, J.S. Bach
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Organist:  Carol Loud
Worship Leader:  Ann Deitrich
Next Week’s Lessons: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17;  John 10:22-30
*Stand if you are able

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