Sept. 25 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
September 25th, 2011
Prelude: Invention #7 J.S. Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Peace

Introit: p. 328
Call to Worship   Page 799   Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 (No musical response.)
*Hymn  p. 731 vs. 1&2 “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”
Children’s Moment

Confession  (unison)
God of our salvation,
we falter before the demands of your word
and turn away from your call to life.
Pour out your mercy on us
as you showed mercy to your people of old,
that we may turn from our sinfulness
and walk the path of self-emptying love
made known in Jesus . Amen
Silent prayer
Hymn:  (seated ) p.382 vs. 1,2 “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”

Interlude Ave Verum Corpus Mozart

Proclamation and Praise  Let us say together:
Loving God, open our ears to hear your word
and draw us closer to you, that the whole world may be one with you  as you are one with us . Amen.
Exodus 17:1-7
Philippians 2:1-13
Matthew 21:23-32
Discussion  :  Lia Kahler

*Hymn  p.130 “God Will Take Care of You”

Concerns and Celebrations  Let us hold those we’ve named in the silence of our hearts.
Unison Prayer
We thank you, compassionate God, that you hear the prayer of every heart:  for those who celebrate, for those who mourn, for those whose bodies or spirits need your healing touch.  Thank
You for hearing us in every situation. Help us to support each other, rejoicing with whose who rejoice, and weeping with those who weep.  Help us to respond to each human being who crosses our path with sensitivity and compassion, in the spirit of Jesus, AMEN
The Lord’s Prayer
Musical AMEN

Offering
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Redeeming Sustainer, visit your people
and pour out your strength and courage upon us,
that we may hurry to make you welcome not only in our concern for others, but by serving them generously and faithfully in your name. Amen.

*Hymn  p.160 vs.1-4 “Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart”
Benediction  (unison)
God of all who wander in the wilderness, you go before us as beacon and guide. Lead us through all danger,
sustain us through all desolation, and bring us home to the land
you have prepared for us. Amen
Postlude: Courante Handel
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Organist:  Carol Loud
Worship Leader:  Emily Broderick
Next Week’s Lessons:Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20: Psalm 19
Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-4

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