Chilmark Community Church
June 10, 2012
Prelude: Little Prelude in F J.S.Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit #658 “This is the Day the Lord has Made”
Call to Worship Psalm 138 p. 853 (No musical response)
*Hymn 77 vs., 1&2
Prayer of Reconciliation (unison)
Let us in silence be mindful of what distances us from God.
Your hand is upon your people, O God,
to guide and protect them through the ages.
Keep in your service those you have called and anointed,
that the powers of this world may not overwhelm us,
but that, secure in your love, we may carry out your will
in the face of all adversity. Amen.
Special Music Helen Stratford
Proclamation and Praise Reader: Dr. Lorna Andrade
1 Samuel 8:4-20; (11:14-15)
2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1
Response to the word :
Unlike earthly kings, you, O Lord, are ever steadfast and faithful. You sent us your Son, Jesus the Christ,
to rule over us, not as a tyrant, but as a gentle shepherd.
Keep us united and strong in faith, that we may always know your presence in our lives, and, when you call us home,
may we enter your heavenly kingdom where you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
Report from Annual Convention Marilyn Hollinshead
*Hymn 103 “Immortal Invisible”
Concerns and Celebrations
God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.
Silent Prayer for those we’ve named and those in our hearts.
Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Father God, these gifts that we give to you are like seeds that your church will sow in the world. We will marvel at how they take root and grow, but will remember that while we sow and nourish these, you alone are the giver of the growth and the harvest. Help us to be conscious of where we invest the seeds of our lives: in our families, in our church, in our communities, and in places around the world we will never see, but where you will likewise bring growth and harvest. And when the harvest day comes, gracious God, help us to remember that all good gifts have their start in your generous giving. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen. (Mark 4:26-34)
Sung Benediction verse 1 #664 “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”
Postlude : Adagio Corelli
Organist: Carol Loud
Worship Leader: Emily Broderick
Next Week’s Lessons: 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13: Psalm 20;
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:2