October 16, 2011

Chilmark Community Church
October 16, 2011

Prelude in C from the Well-tempered Clavier
Gathering and Announcements

Introit : p.328 “Surely the Sprit”
Call to Worship    Psalm 96, p.815 (no musical response)

*Hymn  64 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Confession  (unison)

You know each of us by name, O God,
and in your sight we have found favor,
yet our minds cannot comprehend the vision of your glory
or the vastness of your love. Grant that as we glimpse your greatness, reflected in your many gifts, we may always return to you the praise that is yours alone. In the spirit of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Silent prayer

Words of Assurance
O creator and mighty God, you have promised strength for the weak, rest for the laborers, light for the way, grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love.  O creator and mighty God, help us to continue in your promise.  Amen

Proclamation and Praise
Isaiah 45:1-7
Special Music :  Meditation  From Thais

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 •
Matthew 22:15-22

Sermon :  Rev. Richard Olson

*Hymn  p. 103 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Concerns and Celebrations   Are there events in our lives for which we want to give thanks today?  …Let us name those in need of our prayers.
Unison Prayer
God of us all, your love never ends. When all else fails, you still are God. We pray to you for one another in our need, and for all, anywhere, who mourn today.  To those who doubt, give light; to those who are weak, strength; to all who have lost touch with You , mercy;  to all who strive, peace.  Keep true in us the love with which we hold one another.  In all our ways we trust you.  And to you, with your church on earth and in heaven, we offer honor and glory, now and forever.
The Lord’s Prayer

Offering  We give of our time, our talent and our treasure.
*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  p.671 “Lord Dismiss us with Thy Blessing”
Postlude:  Machs mit mir, Gott , Walther
Organist:  Carol Loud
Guest Preacher:  Rev.Richard Olson
Worship Leader: Marilyn Hollinshead
Next Week’s Lessons: Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46
*Stand if you are able

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