Oct. 31,2010 Order of Worship

CHILMARK COMMUNITY CHURCH

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY October 31, 2010

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THE GATHERING TOGETHER

Prelude: “Prelude in F”, Francis Linley

Organist: Carol Loud

Welcome and Announcements

*Greet one another with words of peace and love.

Introit: hymn #328 “Surely the Presence …)

*CALL TO WORSHIP:

Leader: For all those who have paved the way for our freedom of worship, we give thanks.

People: For those who have taught us about witness and the power of love, we give thanks.

Leader: For all the saints, those who rest from their labors, and those who labor still, we give thanks.

People: Praise be to God, who continually inspires and guides us!

CHILDREN’S MOMENT:

PRAYER OF ENLIGHTENMENT

Lord God of love and peace, open our hearts today to receive the invitation of Jesus to come and be present in our lives. Release us from our smallness and create an atmosphere of confession and healing love in our hearts and our spirits. For we ask these things in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Hymn #711 “For all the Saints…. (vs. 1, 2, 6)

PROCLAMATION AND PRAISE:

SCRIPTURE: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

Psalm 150, hymnal page 962

(Response 1) Reader: Lorna Andrade

Special Music: “Adagio, John Bennett

SCRIPTURE: Luke 6:20-31

Ephesians 1:11-23

Sermon: “Something to Boast About”

Rev. Arlene Bodge

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

*Hymn #529 “How firm a Foundation” (vs. 1, 2, 5)

Morning Prayers: Concerns and Celebrations

Silent Prayer,

Pastoral Prayer

The Offering: *”The Doxology”

Prayer of Dedication:

Receive these gifts as a sign of our fidelity. We give not only of our wealth but of ourselves, our bodies, our souls, our minds, our ambitions, our visions, our present, and our future. Amen

*Hymn #2212 “My Life Flows On” (Faith we Sing)

*Benediction:

*Postlude “Let This Be A House of Peace”

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