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

July 26 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
July 26, 2009

Prelude: Prelude in C minor by JS Bach
Gathering and Announcements
John Daggett re. Lambert’s Cove pew

Call to Worship: responsively ( Partially Psalm 14)
“Fools say in their hearts, ‘There is no God’.
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is no one who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise,
who seek after God.”
For all those in our past who influenced our worship today, for their faith and gifts as represented in this pew,
We thank you, O God.
May we learn from their stories and the stories we hear in scripture.
Be with us, Lord, in our hour of worship.

*Hymn:  ”Let the Lower Lights be Burning”

Peace

Confession
Holy and awesome God, we stand in your presence filled with regret for failing to be all you would have us be.  Though there is greatness in us, and a deep longing for goodness, we have often denied our better selves and refulsed to hear your voice calling us to rise to the full height of our humanity.  For there is weakness in us , as well as strength.  O God, we are too weak to walk unaided.  Be with us as a strong and wise friend, and teach us to walk by the light of your truth.  AMEN(silent reflection)
Words of Assurance:
The Lord God is merciful and gracious, endlessly patient, loving and true, showing mercy to thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and granting pardon. AMEN (Jewish prayer for forgiveness.USA , 20th cent)
Proclamation and Praise
Hebrew Scriptures: 2 Samuel 11:1-15
New Testament: John 6:1-21
May the words from our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord.  AMEN
Response to the Word:
( background of passages and open discussion.)

*Hymn:`476 “Lonely the Boat”

Concerns and Prayers
Almighty God, shield of the oppressed, hear us as we pray for the friendless and the lonely, the tempted and the 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 especailly near to those who are passing through the valley of death. May they find eternal rest, and light at evening time.
Silent prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Offering
*Hymn 95
Prayer of Dedication:
Our spiritual ancestors offered sacrifices to glorify you, O God; so would we honor you by these gifts.  May they express the depth of our love for you.  As your church , we put them to work on your behalf in programs of outreach toward those who long for meaning in addition to  life’s other necessities.  Grant your joy to all who give and all who receive. AMEN   (Lavon Bayler)

*Closing Hymn: #671 “Lord Dismiss us With Thy Blessing”
Postlude: Sciliano by John Alcock
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Next Week’s Scripture:2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a;Psalm 51:1-12; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35
Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich
Reader: Dan Cabot

*stand if you are able

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July 19 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
July 19, 2009

Prelude:   Prelude in C minor by JS Bach

Gathering and Announcements

Introit:  Meditation on Thais by Jules Maffenet

Call to Worship Resonsive Reading:
Eternal light, shine in our hearts.
Eternal goodness, deliver us from evil.
Eternal power, be our support.
Eternal wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.
Eternal pity, have mercy on us.
That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
We may seek thy face
And be brought by thy infinite mercy to thy holy presence.

*Hymn: # 723 “Shall We Gather at the River”

Peace

Confession   (silent reflection)
Words of Assurance: (Deltic Prayer)Unison
God to enfold me, God to surround me, God in my speaking, God in my thinking, God in my sleeping, God in my waking, God in my watching, God in my hoping, God in my life, God in my lips, God in my soul, God in my heart, God in my suffering, God in my slumber, God in mine ever-living soul, God in mine eternitiy.
Proclamation and Praise

Hebrew Scriptures : 2 Samuel  7:1-14

New Testament: Ephesians 2: 11-22

Response to the Word:
“The Dividing Wall” by Michael Hall

*Hymn: #393 Take Time to Be Holy

Concerns and Prayers

Pastoral prayer
Silent prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Offering *Hymn 95

Prayer of Dedication: ( Francis of Assisi)

O most high, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me a right faith, a certain hope and a perfect love, understanding and knowledge, O Lord, That I may carry out your holy and true command.  AMEN

*Hymn: # 404 “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”

Benediction: “Our True Home” by Walter Brueggeman

2. God before and God behind,
God for us and God for your own self,
Maker of heaven and earth,
Creator of sea and sky,
Governor of day and night.
We give thanks for your ordered gift of life to us,
For the rhythms that reassure,
For the equilibriums that sustain,
For the reliabilities that curb our anxieties.
We treasure from you,
Days to work and nights to rest.
We cherish from you,
Days to control and nights to yield.
We savor from you,
Days to plan and nights to dream.
Be our day and our night,
Our heaven and our earth,
Our sea and our sky,
And in the end our true home.

Postlude: Andante by Teleman

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Next Week’s Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1-15;Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21 We’ll concentrate on Samuel and John in our discussion.

Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader:  Ann Deitrich
Guest Preacher: Michael Hall
*stand if you are able

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July 12 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
July 12, 2009

Prelude

Gathering and Announcements
Introit
Call to Worship Psalm 24 p.755 no musical response

*Hymn: # 68 “When in Our Music God Is Glorified” (2 Sam.)

Peace

Confession
Almighty God, we confess that we are often swept up in the tide of our generation.  We have failed in our calling to be your holy people, a people set apart for your divine purpose.  We live more in apathy born of fatalism than in passion born of hope.  We are moved more by private ambition than by social justice.   We dream more of privilege and benefits than of serice and sacrifice.  We try to speak in your name without relinquishing our glories, without nourishing our souls, without relying wholly on your grace. Forgive us, revive us, and reshape us in your image. Amen  Lydia s. Martinez
(silent reflection)

Proclamation and Praise

Hebrew Scriptures: 2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19
New Testament: Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

Response to the Word:  May the words from our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord.  AMEN
( background of passages and open discussion.)

*Hymn: #87 ‘What Gift Can We Bring”

Concerns and Prayers
Silent prayer

Congregational prayer:
O eternal God, in whose appointment our life stands, and who committed our work to us, we commit our cares to you.  We thank you that we are your children, and that you have assured us that, while we ae intent upon your will, you will heed our wants. Fill us with that compassion for others’ troubles which comes from forgetfulness of our own; with the charity of those who know their own unworthiness; and with the glad hope of the children of eternity.  And to you, the Beginning and the End, Lord of the living, Refuge of the dying, be thanks and praise for ever.  Amen      James Martineau

Lord’s Prayer

Offering *Hymn 95

Prayer of Dedication:
All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee.  AMEN

*Closing Hymn: #108 “God Hath Spoken by the Prophets”

Benediction:
God be in our heads, and in our understanding.
God be in our eyes, and in our looking.
God be in our mouths, and in our speaking.
God be in our hearts, and in our thinking.
God be at our ends, and at our departing.   AMEN

Postlude:
Next Week’s Scripture
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Organist: Carol Loud

Lay Leader: Dr. Connie Williams
*stand if you are able

June 28 Susan E. Thomas leader

Order of Worship June 28, 2009

Prelude

Gathering and Announcements

Introit

Call to Worship
Leader: The Spirit of God calls to us,
People: With sighs too deep for words.
Leader: The Spirit of God calls to us,
People: Claiming us.
Leader: Summoning us to become more than we now are.
People:  Calling us by name: God’s children.

Hymn    122    God of the Sparrow

Peace

Call to Reconciliation        (Reinhold Niebuhr)
Leader:  Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime;
People: Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Leader:  Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate
context of history;
People: Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Leader:  Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
People: Therefore we are saved by love.
Leader:  No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as
from our own;
People: Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.

Silent, Personal Confession

Words of Assurance

Proclamation and Praise

Psalm 85:8-13

Hebrew Scripture Reading
Genesis 17:15-17; 18:13-15

Christian Scripture Reading
Mark 3:19b-21; 31-35
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    “Lives of Jesus”                Susan Thomas

Hymn    454    Open My Eyes That I May See

Concerns and Prayers

Prayers of the People
Silent Prayer
Lord’s Prayer

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn    102    Now Thank We All Our God

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

June 21, 2009

Chilmark Community Church

June 21, 2009

Prelude: Prelude in F major by Francis Linley

Gathering and Announcements

Introit: Simple Melody , English, from an Ancient Air

Call to Worship
O God, you are all around us and in us.
We thank you for your presence.
From the east we hear you call us to freshness and newness of the day.
Deliver us, God, from ruts and stagnant waters.
From the west we hear you call us to the completeness and wholeness we are created to be.
Deliver us, God, from our broken hearts and incompleted dreams.
From the south we hear you call us to warmth and growth.
Deliver us, God, from hard hearts and cold hands.
From the north we hear you call us to the refreshment and peace of a cool, bubbling spring.
Deliver us, God, from our boiling, destructive anger.
From below we hear you offer us a solid foundation.
Deliver us, God, from our unstable faith.
From above we hear you call us to life beyond what we experience here.
Deliver us, God, from our limited perception.
All: Praise be to God!                    Ruth C.Duck

*Hymn: # 710 “Faith of our Fathers”
Peace

Confession
Eternal God, from the beginning of time you have called your children into communion with you.  Yet we confess that like all the rest, we have turned to our own way and refused your love and grace.  Restore us to the joy of knowing you, and of recognizing your reign among us, through Jeusu Christ, bringer of your good news. AMEN                 Ruth C. Duck
(silent reflection)
Concerns and Celebrations
(Silent prayer)
Lord’s Prayer

Offering
*“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” p. 94

Prayer of Dedication
We dedicate our lives and all that we have to the work of life, love, and peace.  Receive our gifts and lead us in wisdom and courage.  Amen
Anton K. Jacobs

Time of Reflection “Stories of our Fathers”

*Hymn: # 127 “Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Scripture  “Stories of the Patriarchs” – excerpts from Genesis 11-50
Abraham, Father of the Hebrew People
Isaac, Second Father of Promise
Jacob, Father of the Nation of Israel
Joseph, Leader in Egypt

“Walking the Bible: Part I, The Hebrew Scriptures”   Lia Kahler

Walk – The walk will take place inside the church if the weather is inclement.

Benediction:
Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings, with your most gracious favor, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name.  AMEN

*Closing Hymn: “ God be With You Till We Meet Again” v. 1, no chorus
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Next Week’s Scripture: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27: Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: Lia Kahler
Lay Readers: Daniel Cabot, Warren Hollinshead, Thomas Huber, Jules Worthington

*stand if you are able

June 14 Order of Worship

Confession
Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist

June 14, 2009
Prelude
Gathering and Announcements
Introit : “Which Way to Heaven” Helen Stratford
Call to Worship: from psalm 92
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High.
To declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.
All: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
*Hymn: # 454 “Open My Eyes, That I May See”
Peace
Confession:
Loving God, you are Sovereign over all our days.  When the winds of faith blow strong and our spirits are invigorated, you are with us. When the burdens of life seem oppressive as humid hot air and our spirits become listless, you are with us.  Whe a sense of calm purpose moves us from the depths of our bieng, you are present.  And when a turbulence of confusion or pain storms within us, you are present still. Forgive us when we neglect to acknowledge or to rely upon your steadfast love.  Forgive us, and grant us the wisdom to trust you,and the courage to serve you.  In the spirit of Jesus, AMEN
(silent reflection)
Proclamation and Praise
Hebrew Scriptures:1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
New Testament: 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34
Response to the Word:
May the words from our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord.  AMEN
( background of passages and open discussion.)

*Hymn: 508 “Faith,While Trees Are Still in Blossom
Concerns and Prayers

Congregational  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.  Be with us, with those we have named and with those whom we name in silence in our hearts.
Silent prayer
Lord’s Prayer
Offering *Hymn 588
Prayer of Dedication:
We offer ourselves with our gifts, confident that you have a purpose for them and for us.  Expand our limited vision to embrace new possibilities. In the Spirit of Christ, we would pray and live. AMEN

*Closing Hymn: 671 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing”
Postlude:
Next Week’s Scripture:1 Samuel17:1a,4-11,19-23,32-49; psalm9:9-20;
2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41.
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Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leaders:  Ann Deitrich and Marilyn Hollinshead

*stand if you are able

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June 7 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist

June 7, 2009

Prelude   Little Prelude in Eb by JS Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit  Traumerei by Schumann

Call to Worship
As a hart longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Send me your light and your faithful care,
let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you dwell
Then I will go to the altar of God. I will go to God, my joy and my delight.
I will praise you, O God, my God.  (Psalms 42, 43)

Prayer of Invocation

*Hymn: #64 “Holy, Holy, Holy!”

Peace

Confession:
Loving God, whose Word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path, we recognize and confess that we have failed to respond fully to your grace. When you call us, we pretend not to hear. When our sisters and brothers need us, we turn away. And when our hearts ache, when we are lonely, when we are broken, we do not reach out to you, our comforter and redeemer. O God, forgive us; forgive all our sin and strengthen us anew for life as you intended it. Amen

Words of Assurance

Scripture Reading
Genesis 12:1-9

Sermon:  “Are We There Yet?”

*Hymn: #593 “Here I Am, Lord”

Concerns and Prayers
In Silence
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory
*Doxology  (#95)
*Prayer of Dedication

*Closing Hymn: #127 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Benediction

Postlude:  Bourree by JS Bach

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Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich
Guest Preacher:  Nell Fields
*Stand if you are able
Next Week’s Lessons: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20 or psalm 92; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34

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May 24

Order of Worship May 24, 2009

Prelude:   Sinfonia #10 J.S.Bach

Gathering and Announcements

Introit:  The Enchanted Garden by Robert Volkman

Call to Worship
Leader: “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
People: There is a feeling of life and wholeness here that we need for living.
Leader: There is a celebration of Christ’s presence here that renews our spirits.
People: Let us rejoice in Christ’s presence and sing the glories of his name!

*Hymn     185    When Morning Gilds the Skies

Peace

Unison Call to Reconciliation
Jesus entered into the heart of despair to challenge and defeat the powers of evil that sought the destruction of life. But Christ did so by acknowledging their reality, calling them by name, and taking them under his command. We too are called on to name the evils that continue to claw at us, to snare, and topple us. They are defeated when we name them, admit the contribution that we ourselves make to their success, and then seek to reconcile our lives anew—with both words and deeds. Let us admit how things are with us, as we seek God’s forgiveness. Spirit of Truth, open our hearts and our minds, forgive us, and abide in us as we continue our journey to find life anew with you. Amen.

Silent, Personal Confession

Words of Assurance

Proclamation and Praise

Psalm 139:1-18

Hebrew Scripture Reading
Isaiah 61:1-4

Christian Scripture Reading
Luke 13:10-17

Response to the Word
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     “Ought Not This Woman”  ,Susan Thomas

*Hymn    402    Lord, I Want to Be a Christian

Concerns and Prayers

Prayers of the People
Silent Prayer
Lord’s Prayer

*Offering   P.95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn    334    There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Benediction
Leader: When the way is long—
People:  Let us go together.
Leader: When the way is difficult—
People:  Let us help each other.
Leader: When the way is joyful—
People:  Let us share in it.
Leader: The way is open before us, let us go—
ALL:    With the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the leading of the Spirit of all Life. Amen.

Postlude:  Adagio by Corelli
* Stand if you are able
Guest Preacher  Susan Thomas
Organist  Carol Loud

May 17 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist

May 17, 2009

Prelude    Prelude in C Major by JS Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit

Call to Worship
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Sing Praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the king, the Lord.
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it. Psalm 98

*Hymn: # 87 “What Gift Can We Bring”

Peace

Confession
We have entered your chapel, O God, where there are memories of saints, messages of peace, imperatives of prophets; where death is overcome by resurrection and the pain of living turned into redemption; where sin is erased by grace, arrogance overcome by humility, and despair replaced with hope.  We are here, and you are waiting for us to receive these gifts; Make it possible during our time together to move closer to you and your will.  Amen                Paul B. Robinson(silent reflection)
Proclamation and Praise

Act 10:44-48
Psalm: 98  p.818
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17

Response to the Word:

May the words from our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord.  AMEN
( background of passages and open discussion.)

*Hymn: 156 “ I Love to Tell the Story”

Concerns and Prayers
O eternal God,in whose appointment our life stands, and who committed our work to us, we commit our cares to you.  We thank you that we are your children, and that you have assured us that, while we ae intent upon your will, you will heed our wants.  Fill us with that compassion for others’ troubles which comes from forgetfulness of our own; with the charity of those who know their own unworthiness; and with the glad hope of the children of eternity.  And to you, The Beginning and the End, Lord of the living, Refuge of the dying, be thanks and praise for ever.  Amen James Martineau, England 10th cent.

silent prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Offering
Hymn 95

Prayer of Dedication:
O God, most merciful and gracious, of whose bounty we have all received, accept this offering of your people.  Remember in your love those who have brought it and those for whom it is given, and so follow it with your blessing that it may promote peace and goodwill among all peoples, and advance your kingdom on earth.  AMEN

*Hymn: 438 “ Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go”

Benediction:

AMEN

Postlude:  St. Catherine Rigaudon

Next Week’s Scripture: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

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Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich

*stand if you are able

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May 10

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist

May 10, 2009

Prelude :  Little Prelude in F Major by JS Bach

Gathering and Announcements
Introit:  Reality by Vladimir  Cosma
Call to Worship
No one has ever seen God;
If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.   John4:12

*Hymn: # 557 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”

Peace

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
“A Few Words about the Masons”

Proclamation and Praise:
Isaiah 53: 1-12
Acts 8:26-40

Response to the Word:

May the words from our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord.  AMEN
( background of passages and open discussion.)

*Hymn: 2114 “At the Font We Start Our Journey”

Concerns and Prayers

Unison prayer
In you, O god, every family on earth receives its name.  Illumine the homes of this earth with the light of your love, granting courage to those who are hurt or lonely, endurance to those who care for sick family members, and wisdom to those in fearful times of change.  We thank you for gifts of love we have received from mother, father, spouse, child, or companion.  As we have been loved by you and by others, so may we love.  Grant us your peace.  Amen

Silent prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Offering *Hymn 95

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 the fruit of our hands.  May your grace be proclaimed by the gifts that we give. AMEN

*Hymn: 447 “Our Parent, by Whose Name”

Benediction:  Sam Carroll

AMEN

Postlude:  Adagio  by Franz Schubert

Next Week’s Scripture:Acts:10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

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Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich
*stand if you are able

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