Chilmark Community Church
January 29, 2012
Prelude: Sinfonia 10 J.S. Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit: hymn 328 “ Surely the Presence of the Lord”
Call to Worship Psalm 111 p.832 (no musical response)
*Hymn 127 “Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
Prayer of Reconciliation:
Holy and awesome God, your Son’s authority is found in integrity and living truth, not the assertion of power over others.
Open our imaginations to new dimensions of your love,
and heal us of all that severs us from you and one another,
that we may grow into the vision you unfold before us. Amen.
Musical Interlude : Arietta Edvard Grieg
Lessons and Discussion
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Hymn words p.264”Silence, Frenzied, Unclean Spirit” tune p. 581
Concerns and Celebrations
Heavenly Parent, we thank you for glimpses of your truth and the wisdom of the prophets. We thank you for your presence in Jesus and in the Holy Spirit with us now. Visit those whom we have named in love and concern that they may know they are not alone in their struggles.
Perfect Light of revelation, as you shone in the life of Jesus,
whose epiphany we celebrate, so shine in us and through us,
that we may become beacons of truth and compassion,
enlightening all we do in our humble walk with thee. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn 430 “O master, Let Me Walk with Thee”
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Awesome God, you sent Jesus to teach people firsthand the power of your love, grace, and authority. Jesus washed away unclean spirits and performed countless other miracles so that even the faithless would experience your love. You call us to be mindful and vigilant of the extraordinary miracles that you continue to work in our lives today. May this offering undergird ministries that show others your miraculous love, grace, and authority. Amen.
Benediction : Hymn 673 “ God Be with You till We Meet Again”
Postlude: Gott ist mein Heil Johan Walther
Please join us for coffee in fellowship hall after service.
Organist: Carol Loud
Worship Leader: Emily Broderick
Discussion Leader: Dan Cabot
Next Week’s Lessons: Isaiah 40:21-31: Psalm 147:1-11, 20c;
1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39
*Stand if you are able