Category Archives: ORDERS OF WORSHIP (prayers,hymns,etc)

October 18, 2009

Chilmark Community Church
October 18,2009
Prelude:  Prelude #6  JS Bach

Gathering and Announcements
Introit;  The Moon and the Year by Richard Emery

Call to Worship  Psalm 104:1-9  p.826 (no musical response)

*Hymn  152 “ I Sing the Almighty Power of God”

Peace

Confession  Let us confess our short comings to God in the silence of our hearts.

(unison)
God of Grace and glory, we thank you that you judge us not by the perfection of our actions, but by our readiness to live boldly by faith.  Help us, as individuals and as a congregation, to trust you and follow where you lead, that your name may be glorified in all the earth.  AMEN

Anthem    Lia Kahler and Emily Broderick

Scripture readings and Discussion
May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to thee, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer.

Job 38:1-7 (34-41); Mark 10:35-45

*Hymn  # 525  “ We’ll Understand Better By and By”

Concerns and Celebrations

Unison Prayer:  Strong covenant God, save us from being self-centered in our prayers, and teach us to remember to pray for others.  May we be so bound up in love with those for whom we pray that we may feel their needs as acutely as our own, and intercede for them with sensitiveness, with understanding and with imagination.  In the Spirit of Jesus, AMEN
Silent prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Offering
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”

Prayer of Dedication (unison)
We offer ourselves with our gifts, confident that you have a purpose for them and for us.  AMEN

*Hymn “ O God You Send us Out to Walk”   back cover

Benediction  (unison)
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  AMEN

Postlude:  Adagio by John Bennett
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Organist: Carol Loud

Next Week’s Lessons:  Job 42:1-6,10-17; Psalm 34:1-8; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52

*Stand if you are able

Order of Worship Oct. 4

Chilmark Community Church
October4, 2009

Prelude:Invention 8 J.S.Bach

Gathering and Announcements
Introit: Prelude in E minor Alexander Scriabin

Call to Worship
Sing Praises to god, O you saints, and give thanks to God’s holy name!
We exalt you, O God, for you have restored us to life!
We may cry through the night, but your joy comes with the morning.
You hear us, O God, and  you are gracious in our distress.
You turn our mourning into dancing!
Our souls cannot be silent! O God, our Savior, we give thanks to you for ever!          BOW#453

*Hymn  # 117 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” vs.1-3

Peace

Confession
(unison)
You give us a vision of a new world, O god, yet we find it so easy to abide in the old.  You promise your presence among us, yet we seek our own way out of life’s wilderness.  Wipe away our fear of the unknown, and our obsession with the known.  Make us a pilgrim people, Lord.  Amen
Silent prayer
Word of Assurance (unison)
God has called us and will lead us, even in the wilderness places.  Amen

Proclamation and Praise
:  Job 1-2:10
Sermon    “God is Unfair” by Dan Cabot
*Hymn  #2216 “ When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise”

Concerns and Celebrations
Unison Prayer Lord, we pray not for tranquility, nor that our tribulations may cease; we pray for thy spirit and thy love, that thou grant us strength and grace to overcome adversity; in the spirit of Jesus Christ.  Amen
Let us pray for those who suffer:  Almighty God, shield of the oppressed, hear us as we pray for the friendless and the lonely, the tempted and at he unbelieving.  Be merciful to those who suffer, in body or in mind, to those who are in danger or distress, and who have suffered loss.  Let your love surround the infirm and the aged.  Be especially near to those who are passing through the valley of death.  May they find eternal rest, and light at evening time.  AMEN
The Lord’s Prayer composed and sung by Helen Stratford

Offering
*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  #117 “O God Our Help in ages Past” Vs 4-6
Benediction (unison) # .531

Postlude: St Catherine Rigaudon John Barret
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Organist:
Worship leader:  Ann Deitrich
Next Week’s Lessons: Job 23:1-9,16-17; Pslam 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31
*Stand if you are able

September 27 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
September 27, 2009

Prelude::#12 from the Well Tempered Clavichord J.S. Bach

Gathering and Announcements
Introit: Sheep May Safely Graze J.S. Bach Arr. by John W. Schaum
Call to Worship
The Lord is in His Holy Temple.
Let the whole earth keep silence before him.
I was glad when they said unto me
Let us go into the house of the Lord.
*Hymn  #128 “He Leadeth Me”

Peace

Confession  (unison)
Silent prayer
We confess to you, all-knowing God, what we are.  We are not the people we like others to think we are.  We are afraid to admit, even to ourselves, what lies in the depths of our souls.  But we cannot hide our true selves from you.  You know us as we are, and yet you love us.  Help us not to shrink from self-knowledge.  Teach us to respect ourselves for your sake.  Give us the courage to put our trust in your guiding power.  Raise us out of the paralysis of guilt into the freedom and energy of forgiven people. And for those who trough long habit find forgiveness hard to accept, we ask you to break their bondage and set them free; in the spirit of Jesus.  Amen   20 cent English

Proclamation and Praise
Psalm 124  p .846  (Followed by Helen Stratford musical interlude)

Lessons and discussion
May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, Our Rock and our Redeemer.
Esther 7:1-6.9-10, 9:20-22; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50

*Hymn  2146 “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”

Concerns and Celebrations Let us bring our thanks and petitions to God in the silence of our hearts.
Unison Prayer
Creating God, who brought us into this world, breathed your Spirit into us, and endowed us with your likeness:  we give thanks to you for our creation and for the cords of love that bind us and nourish us in the  community you have created.  We pray for your continued presence to feed and sustain us as a family you have formed and which bears your name.  R.W. Duke

The Lord’s Prayer

Offering
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Dear God, thank you for  your endurance,  our preservation, and your persistent presence. Let these gifts carry the salt of your spirit into the world . Amen

*Closing Hymn  #673 “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”

Postlude: Gott ist mein Heil Johann Walther
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Organist: Carol Loud:
Next Week’s Lessons:  Job 1-2:10
*Stand if you are able

September 20 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
September 20,2009

Prelude : Voluntary in D Minor William Walond

Gathering and Announcements:  Report on Annual Conference by Marilyn Hollinshead.
Introit: Adagio for glass harmonica Mozart
Call to Worship   Psalm 1 v.1-3 p. 738 (no sung response)

*Hymn  598  ”O Word of God Incarnate”

Peace

Confession   Let us confess our short comings to God in the silence of our hearts.                                          (unison)
O Great Spirit, whose voice we hear in the winds, and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear us.  We come before you as your children.  We are small and weak; we need your strength and wisdom.  Let us walk in beauty and make our eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.  May our hands respect the things you have made, our ears be sharp to hear your voice.  Make us wise, so that we may know the things you have taught your people, the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.  We seek strength not to be superior to our brothers and sisters, but to live in harmony with ourselves and all of your creation.  Help us to be ever ready to come to you, so when life fades as a fading sunset, our spirits may come to you without shame. AMEN Trad. Native Am.

Scripture Readings and Discussion
Proverbs 31:10-31; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37

*Hymn  712 “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God”

Concerns and Celebrations  followed by silent prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Offering
*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  581 “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”

Benediction  (unison)
Give us, Senor, a little sun, a little happiness, a little work. Give us a heart to comfort those in pain. Give us the ability to be good, strong, wise, and free, So that we may be as generous with others as we are with ourselves.
Finally, Senor, let us all live as your own one family. AMEN  from a Church wall in Mexico, 20th cent.

Postlude: Fughetta in A Charles Barney
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Organist:  Carol Loud

Worship Leader: Marilyn Hollinshead

Next Week’s Lessons: Esther 7:1-6,9-10;9:20-22; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50
*Stand if you are able

Sept 13 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
September 13,2009

Prelude: #9 from The Well-Tempered Clavier J.S. Bach

Gathering and Announcements
Introit: Love Knocks and Waits for Us to Hear Daniel Charles Damon

Call to Worship   (from Psalm 19)
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
And the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night knowledge.

*Hymn  2004 “Praise the Source of Faith and Learning”

Peace

Confession  (unison)
Dear God, let us draw near to you.  Forgive us when we turn away.  Let us listen to you, “ be secure and live at ease, without dread of disaster.”  (proverbs 1:20-33)
Silent prayer
Anthem:  “The Call” R. Vaughan Williams Lia Kahler, soloist

Psalm 19   ( responsively) p. 750 2nd sung response

Scripture and Discussion
Proverbs 1:20-33
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

*Hymn  145 “Morning Has Broken”

Concerns and Celebrations
Let us pray for those in need in the silence of our hearts.

Unison Prayer
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

The Lord’s Prayer

Offering
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”

Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Holy One, whose heart abounds with gifts, receive this offering as a sign of our intention to live surrounded by your mercy, inspired by your Spirit, open to the joy of your presence, hospitable to one another, and generous toward your world.  Amen

*Closing Hymn: # 336 “Of All the Spirit’s Gifts to Me”

Postlude:   Andantino Mozart

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Organist:  Carol Loud

Next Week’s Lessons:  Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37
*Stand if you are able

September 6, 2009 Order of Worship

September 6, 2009

Prelude

Gathering and Announcements

Introit

Call to Worship (from Psalm 130)

Leader: Rejoice for God is among us!

People: We give thanks, for in Christ we are a new people.

Leader: Sing praise, for we come to worship God,

All: The God of our mothers and fathers, the God of all creation! AMEN.

Prayer of Invocation (in unison)

Pull us together, God. Pull each of us together from the scattered pieces that our distracted way of life sometimes creates. Pull us together, God, from the conflicts and the fears that overwhelm us. Pull us together, each and all, by your example and your Word and by your Spirit which you have given us for all time in the person and presence of Jesus Christ. AMEN.

Passing of the Peace

Leader: God be with you

People: And also with you

Leader: Let us greet one another as a sign of God’s peace.

*Hymn: #61 Come, Thou Almighty King

Confession

Loving God, pardon and forgive all the sins we have committed knowingly or through ignorance, whether by word or deed: absolve us, for you are good and gracious; make us fit to be members of your body and temples of your Holy Spirit. AMEN

Words of Assurance

Scripture Reading

Mark 7:24-37

Sermon: “Just Who Does She Think She Is?” Rev. Nell Fields

*Hymn: #454 “Open My Eyes, That I May See”

Concerns and Prayers

In Silence

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory

*Doxology (#95)

*Prayer of Dedication

Communion
Words of Institution
Prayer of Thanksgiving:

We give thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us at your table. Strengthen our faith, increase our love for one another, and send us forth into the world in courage and peace, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

*Closing Hymn #664 “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”

Benediction

Postlude:

Postlude:    Allemand by J.S. Bach

*stand if you are able

August 30 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
August 30, 2009

Prelude:  Sinfonia 6 by JS  Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit:  “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Thomas Dorsey
Call to Worship  (see insert)  Emily Broderick, reader
*Hymn  #2202 in THE FAITH WE SING, “Come Away with Me”
Peace
Confession  (unison)
Dear God, you call us to be doers of the Word, not hearers only.  You call us to love the world with your passion, and to let that love be expressed in justice, forgiveness, peace.
Forgive us when our hearts are constricted with fear and do not let your transforming grace open us to the world you cherish.  Forgive us when we honor you only with our lips
and not with our actions.   Bonnie Tarwater
Silent prayer
Words of Assurance
Proclamation and Praise
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
James 1:17-27
Sermon: “Of Love’s Delights and Other Divine Mysteries” Rev. Erika K. R. Hirsch
*Hymn  #414 “Thou Hidden Love of God”
Concerns and Celebrations
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Offering
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
We bring these offerings because of the love you have poured out on us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  Your gift calls for a response that cannot be contained in envelopes or baskets.  Nothing less than all we have and all we are is good enough to dedicate to your will and purposes.  With fear and trembling, yet with joy, relief, and gratitude, we bring you all we have to give – ourselves.  Use us, that your rule may be realized among all people.  Amen    Lavon Baylor
*Hymn 451 “Be Thou My Vision”
Benediction  (unison)
Ever-loving God, reawaken our passions and enliven our senses, that we might seize each opportunity to love, to give, to imagine, and to reshape your created world.  May we go forth to grow in our relationship with you – our life, our hope, our all.  Amen.
Postlude:  2 Part Invention by JS Bach
*Stand if you are able

August 23 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
August 23, 2009
Prelude
Gathering and Announcements
Introit
Call to Worship   Psalm 27:1-4  p.758

*Hymn  577  “God of Grace and God of Glory”

Peace

Confession  (unison)
Eternal God, you love us steadfastly, but we have trouble loving in return; you call us, but we have wax-filled ears; you reveal yourself, but our eyelids are heavy;  you  lead us toward our neighbor, but we build walls around ourselves; you hate evil, injustice and alienation, but we get used to them.  O God, we pray, help us to see ourselves both as we are and as we might be before you, and draw us by your Spirit’s tether into your forgiving, renewing, and serviceable grace, through the spirit of Christ.  AMEN  David B. Bowman
Silent prayer

Words of Assurance

Proclamation and Praise
Jeremiah  29:11-14a
Ephesians 6:10-19

Sermon: “On A Mission” Rev. Kwame  Osei Reed
*Hymn  #2130 in THE FAITH WE SING

Concerns and Celebrations
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Offering
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

Prayer of Dedication (unison)
May these gifts bring light to those who walk in darkness, hope to those who live in despair, and justice to those who are oppressed.  Grant to each giver a sense of participation in the most important opportunity of all time: to share your love with the world. To this end, we dedicate our offerings and ourselves.  Amen    Lavon Baylor

*Hymn 670 “ Go Forth For God”

Benediction  (unison)
Give us, O lord, steadfast hearts, which no unworthy thought can drag downward, unconquered hearts, which no tribulation can wear out, upright hearts, which no unworthy purpose my tempt aside.  Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that my finally embrace you; through Jesus Christ . Amen  T. Aquinas

Postlude
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Organist:  Carol Loud
Guest Preacher:  Kwame Osei Reed

Worship Leader:  Marilyn Hollinshead
Next Week’s Lessons : Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2,   6-9; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

*Stand if you are able

August 9 Order of Worship

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Order of Worship August 9, 2009

Prelude

Gathering and Announcements

Introit

Call to Worship (United Methodist Clergywomen, USA)

Leader: Like the sun that is far away and yet close at hand to warm us,

People: Come Creator into our lives.

Leader: We live and move and have our very being in you.

People: Claiming us.

Leader: Summoning us to become more than we now are.

People: Open the windows of our souls. Amen.

Hymn 62 All Creatures of our God and King (vs. 1-4)

Peace

Call to Reconciliation (unison) (Iona Community)

O God, we gladly live and move and have our being in you. Yet always in the midst of this creation-glory, we often feel deep within ourselves, a striving against your Spirit. We feel beside us the broken, the hungry and the poor, the abuse of the earth, sea, and sky. O God, source of our being, give us the power of discernment to name these injustices and the power to change and act to end all injustices.

—-Silent Personal Confession—-

O God of all creation, who has come to us in Jesus, lead us in your way love and fill us with your Spirit. Forgive us that we may forgive one another, heal us that we may be people of healing. And renew us that we also may be makers of peace. Amen.

Words of Assurance (unison) (Prayer of St. Francis)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine One, grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console. To be understood as to understand. To be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned. Amen.

Proclamation and Praise

Psalm 130

Epistle Reading

Ephesians 4:25-5:2

Christian Scripture Reading

John 6:35, 41-51

Response to the Word (unison)

We give thanks, O God of our sacred stories, for the witness of our Holy Scriptures. Through them, you nurture our imaginations, touch our feelings, increase our awareness, and challenge us. Grant that by your Spirit, we may be hearers and doers of your Word. Amen.

Sermon “Slipping the Bonds of Heaven and Earth” Susan Thomas

Hymn 593 Here I Am, Lord

Concerns and Prayers

Prayers of the People

Silent Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn 384 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Benediction (unison)

Go out into the world in peace. Be of good courage; hold fast to what is good; render to no one evil for evil; strengthen the faint-hearted; support the weak; help the afflicted; honor all people. Be at peace among yourselves; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances. Love and serve the Lord, rejoice in the power of the Holy Spirit, and remain in the power of love until we meet again. Amen.

Postlude

August 2 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist

August 2, 2009
Prelude :   Invention #13, J.S. Bach

Gathering and Announcements
Introit:    Arietta by Eduard Grieg
Silent Meditation
Call to Worship
Invocation

*Hymn: # 147 All Things Bright and Beautiful

Confession
Caring and compassionate Creator, we enter this place set apart for your worship, knowing that we have failed to see you in other places.  We have ignored your beauty around us, in earth and sky, in plants and creatures, in the people who surround us.  We have chosen to live more by our fears than by our faith, to be weighed down by what we do not have, rather than rejoicing in your gifts to us.  In these moments together, draw us so close that we cannot help but know every day that you are with us, wherever we go.  Enlarge our capacity to care, so we may see you in all whom we meet.  In the spirit of Jesus.  Amen  Lavon Baylor
(silent reflection)
Words of Assurance
God says to us: You are my chosen ones.  I love you.  I’m proud of you.  Stand firm in your renewed commitment.  Know that I have forgiven you; I call you by name; you are mine.  I have entered into covenant with you and will stand by you in all times and all places.  Dare to live fully the life to which I have called you.  Amen   Lavon Baylor
The Word:  Exodus 16:2-4,9-15; Psalm 78: 23-29; Ephesians,  John 6:24-35

Sermon:  “If God Were A Bandit”   Rev. Phyllis Evelyn

*Hymn: 413 “A Charge to Keep I Have” Wesley

Concerns and Prayers
Pastoral Prayer
Silent Prayer
Lord’s Prayer  Instrumental Response

Call to Offering
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

Prayer of Dedication:
For the gift of creation, the gift of your love, and the gift of the spirit by which we live, we thank you and give you ourselves and  the fruit of our hands.  May your grace be proclaimed by the gifts that we give. AMEN

Hymn # 509 ” Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”

Communion  “Sanctus”
Institution
Prayer of Thanksgiving:  Hymnal  p.11
Benediction:
Response: God is good, All the Time; All the time, God is good. AMEN

Postlude:    Allemand by J.S. Bach
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Next Weeks Scripture: 2 Samuel 18:5-9,15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2;
John 6:35, 41-51
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Organist: Carol Loud
Guest Minister Rev. Phyllis Evelyn
*stand if you are able