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

April 26

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
April 26, 2009
Native American Sunday

Prelude  Fugue in C by William Zachau

Gathering and Announcements

Introit  ” Dream Song” from Chippewa

Call to Worship
May the warm winds of heaven blow softly on our house.
May the Great Spririt bless all who enter here. (Traditional Cherokee Nation Prayer)

*Hymn: # 2052 “The Lone, Wild Bird”

Peace

Confession   page 329 in Hymnal
Traditional Native American Prayer
(silent reflection)
Proclamation and Praise
Psalm # 4, p.741

New Testament:
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48

Response to the Word:

* Hymn 311″ Now the Green Blade Riseth”

Homily:   Some History of Christianity among the Wampanoags, by Chief Ryan Malonson

Concerns and Prayers

Silent prayer

Prayers of the People
You have come from afar and waited long and are wearied.  Let us sit side by side, sharing the same bread drawn from the same source to quiet the same hunger that makes us weak.  Then standing together let us share the same spirit, the same thoughts that once agian draw us together in friendship and unity and peace.  (Prieres D’Ozawamick, Canadian Indian, 20th Cent)

Lord’s Prayer

Offering 148 “Many and Great, O God” (Native American tune)

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

*Hymn:   “2146 His Eye is On the Sparrow”

Benediction: Before us it is blessed, behind us it is blessed, below us it is blessed, above us it is blessed, around us it is blessed as we set out with Christ.  Our speech is blessed as we set out for God.  With beauty before us, with beauty behind us, with beauty below us, with beauty above us, with beauty around us, we set out for a holy place indeed.  Amen (Trad. Navajo Prayer. Alt.)

Postlude:  “Spring” from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi

Next Week’s Scripture: Acts 4: 5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

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Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: __Ann Deitrich

*stand if you are able

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Order of Worship April 5, 2009

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist

April 5 , 2009

 

Gathering: Announcements

Prelude  Aria from  Partita # 4 by J. S. Bach

Call to Worship:   

As crowds of people welcomed Jesus when he rode into Jerusalem, acclaiming  him as their ruler, so we welcome you, God, Creaator, Christ, and Spirit.  Above all human powers and dominions, you lay rightful claim to our praise, our love, and our obedience.  Therefore we have come to worship you and to hear your word.  We love you, God, and we pray that we, with all people, might do your will on earth.

Hymn   280 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Peace Let us greet each other with the Peace of Christ

Confession

O God, we are like the people of Jerusalem so long ago. We are hungry for a  hero.  We crave some glimpse of greatness.  We are starving for the spectacular.  We are gathered here like those who watched the Passion-Parrade in Jerusalem, craning our necks to atch a glimpse of our Messiah.  As we sait here for the Savior to come let us not be disappointed when the special one appears even though we are certain to be surprised; and give us courage to follow where the one on the donkey might lead us.  Amen. 

Psalm  Page 839, Psalm 118:14-29

Prayer for illumination

May the words from our lips, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, our God.

Scripture

Philippians 2:5-11

Mark 11:1-11

Discussion

Hymn # 278 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

Concerns and Prayers

Let us bring our concerns and joys into the presence of God in our hearts in silence.

God of Joy and Arrival, enter our lives as Christ entered Jerusalem.  May we celebrate your coming.  May we cry out with the stones so the world might hear your glad arrival.  Yet do not leave us in the events to come.  This joyous crowd which greets you will turn and flee.  From a crowd of hosannas, we turn into a silent, denying crowd at the Cross.  Do not leave us in the events to come Even though we may leave you, do not leave us, O Christ! Then forgive us, so we can return to you changed.  Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Offering   Hymn 95

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving: God of all true pwer and glory, we thank you that Jesus Christ came to Jerusalem not with a sword to challenge the power of this world, but with love, recognizing your authority in human life.  Enable your church to choose your ways, winning the victory over sin and death.  Establish your righteous realm on earth.  Use our gifts and our lives to your glory.  Amen

 

Hymn # 288 “Were You There”

 

Benediction #673 verse 1

 

Postlude   Pastorale by Friedrich Burgmuller

 

Organist: Carol Loud

Leader: Marilyn Hollinshead

This week’s prayers were taken from Touch Holiness by Ruth C. Duck and Maren C. Tirabassi                                                                                                                                                     

Next Week’s scripture: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118:1-2,14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18

Holy Week: Read:Mark 14:1-15:47

      

March 22, 2009

 

Prelude:

Gathering and Announcements

Call to worship:

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist

March 22, 2009

Gathering and Announcements

 

Call to Worship

 

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.

And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices, and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.  Psalm 107 v 1-3, 21-22

 

*Hymn: # 102 “Now Thank We All Our God”

 

Peace

        Confession  Let us invite God to bring us into God’s presence.


Have mercy upon us, O God, according to your lovingkindness.  According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out our transgressions.  Wash us thoroughly from our iniquities, and cleanse us from our sins.  For we acknowledge our transgressions, and our sin is ever before us.  Create in us clean hearts, O God, and renew a right spirit within us; In the spirit of Jesus, Amen.

(silent reflection)

Words of Assurance: The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Proclamation and Praise

 

Hebrew Scriptures:  Numbers 21:4-9

New Testament: John 3:14-21

 

Response to the Word:

May the words from our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord.  AMEN

 

Sermon: Dan Cabot

 

*Hymn: # 378 “Amazing Grace”

 

Concerns and Prayers    

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 sensitivity, with understanding and with imagination. 

 

silent prayer

 

 

Lord’s Prayer

 

Offering *Hymn 94

 

Prayer of Dedication A Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Give us, O Lord, steadfast hearts, which no unworthy thought can drag downward, unconquered hearts, which no tribulation can wear out, upsright hearts, which no unworthy purpose may temp 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 may finally embrace you;   AMEN

 

*Hymn: #707 Hymn of Promise

 

Benediction: 

Hymn 671 verse 1 “Lord Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing”

 

 

 AMEN

 

Postlude: 

 

Next Week’s Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

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Organist: Carol Loud

Lay Leaders: Ann Deitrich and Dan Cabot

March 8 Prayers

Make us worthy, Lord,
To serve our fellow men
Throughout the world who live and die
In poverty or hunger.

Give them through our hands
This day their daily bread
And by our understanding love
Give peace and joy.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

You are never weary, O Lord, of doing us good.  Let us never be weary of serving you.  But as you have pleasure in the prosperity of your servants, so let us take pleasure in the service of our Lord, and abound in your work, and in your love and praise evermore.  O fill up all that is wanting, reform whatever is amiss in us, perfect what concerns us, let the witness of your pardoning love ever abide in all our hearts.
John Wesley

March 1 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
March 1, 2009

Gathering: Announcements

Prelude : Prelude in B Flat from the First Partita JS Bach
Call to Worship:
Come, Let us walk in the light of the Lord,
that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.  Isaiah 2:5, 3c
Hymn 508 Faith, While Trees Are Still in Blossom
Peace
Confession
O merciful God, we confess that we have not acknowledged you as the source of our successes, our substance, our selves.  We have been far more ready to complain when things go wrong than to praise when all is well.  We have fed our bodies a rich diet while neglecting to feed our souls.  Power and wealth have assumed greater importance to us than sensitivity and service.  We have allowed religious words and forms to substitute for living encounters with the persons you have called us to love.  Forgive us, compassionate Redeemer, and grant us the opportunity to start over again.  Keep us from repeating the mistakes of the past or from new evils that could mislead or destroy.  In the spirit of Jesus. AMEN

Psalm 25 p. 756

Proclamation and Praise
Genesis 9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15

Prayer for illumination
Open wide the window of our spirits, O Lord, and fill us full of light; open wide the door of our hearts, that we may receive and entertain thee with all our powers of adoration and love,.  Amen Christina G. Rosetti
Response to the Word
(commentary and discussion)

hymn # 480 O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

Concerns and Prayers
silent prayer
Prayer
O God, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives,bringing new life out of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty.  We thank you that you do not leave us alone but labor to make us whole.  Help us to perceive your unseen hand in the unfolding of our lives, and to attend to the gentle guidance of your Spirit, that we may know the joy you give your people.  Amen
The Lord’s Prayer
Offering
# 95
Prayer of Dedication
Bless these gifts, O Lord, that they may serve your purposes in the days ahead.

Hymn 122 God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale

Benediction Hymn 671 Lord Dismisss Us With Thy Blessing

Postlude Courante by Handel

Next Week’s scripture: Genesis 17:1-7,15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
Organist Carol Loud

Lay Leader      Ann Deitrich

Feb 22,2009

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist
February 22, 2009

Gathering and Announcements
Prelude :  From the First Partita, JS Bach
Call to Worship
God is our strength and our song.  God has become our salvation.
Hear the glad songs of God’s victory! We shall proclaim the deeds of our God!
God has not given us over to death.  Open are the gates of life.
We shall enter the gates of life and give thanks to God!
all: God has answered us and has become our salvation. We have been given light and love.  Hear the glad songs of God’s victory!  ( from psalm 118:14-15,17-19, 21,27. ) Jan Cather Weaver

*Hymn: # 454 “Open My Eyes”

Psalm: 50:1-6    p.783
Peace

Confession
Holy Happiness, Forgive our forgetting!  How often we’ve left shore in a boat, leaving the oars of your direction in the sand, or kept our sails furled to the wind of your love.  How often we’ve been stranded in a sea that was you and still not seen you!   AMEN   Ingrid Goff-Maidoff
(silent reflection)
Words of Assurance
Gof of compassion, we thank you that you forgive our sins, and blot out our transgressions.  Renew our hearts, O God, and teach us wisdom.  Grant us the joy of your salvation, and keep us steadfast in your service.  AMEN psalm 51:1, 10, 12-13. Ruth C. Duck

Proclamation and Praise

Hebrew Scriptures: 2Kings 2:1-12
New Testament: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

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: 258 O Wondrous Sight! O Vision Fair

Concerns and Prayers
Let us bring those for whom we pray into God’s presence in our hearts.
Silent prayer
Pastoral prayer
O thou Fount of Life, from whom flows springs of vitality and health: As we celebrate our worship, may our sorrows be lifted, our joys engaged, our hopes energized; that our living may reflect the beauties of freshness, wholeness and love divine.  AMEN Terence Elwyn Johnson

Lord’s Prayer

Offering *Hymn 94

Prayer of Dedication:
O God, yesterday is memory. Tomorrow is the unknown.  We have only today to open our hearts to others.  May they find with us what we’ve found with you. AMEN  Anton K. Jacobs

*Hymn: 451 Be Thou My Vision

Benediction:
Love all beings:  every flower, every cloud, every pebbled in the road.  Love each other and the world, and one day the light in your hearts will join the Divine Radiance of things, and each will be without beginning, without end.  AMEN Ingrid Goff-Maidoff

Postlude:  Trumpet Tune Vivaldi

Next Week’s Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25: 1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15
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Organist: Carol Loud
Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich

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February 15, 2009 Order of Worship

 

Chilmark Community Church

February 15, 2009

Gathering and Announcements

Prelude

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!

*Hymn: # 140 “ Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Peace

Confession
p.890 in Hymnal(silent reflection)

Words of Assurance

God is even now giving us the gift of repentance.  God is at work in the world.  It is not we who hope, but God who hopes in us. (WUMC)

 

Proclamation and Praise

Psalm: 30 p.762

Hebrew Scriptures

2 Kings 5:1-14

New Testament:

1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45

 

Response to the Word:

May the words from our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.   AMEN

( background of passages and open discussion.)

 

*Hymn: # 66 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (2Kings, Mark)

 

Concerns and Prayers    

Unison prayer

Eternal Light, shine into 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 upon us.

That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength we may seek your face and be brought by your infinite mercy to your holy presence; in the spirit of Jesus.  AMEN

Silent prayer

Lord’s Prayer

 

Offering *Hymn 95

Prayer of Dedication:

Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift, teach us to render to you all that we have and all that we are, that we may praise you, not with our lips only, but with our whole lives.   AMEN

 

*Hymn: #707 Hymn of Promise

 

Benediction:

May the blessing of God, fountain of living water, flow within us as a river of life.  May we drink deep of her wisdom.  May we never thirst again.  May we go through life refreshing many, as a sign of healing for all; through the One who is Life eternal.  AMEN

 

Postlude: 

 

Next Week’s Scripture :2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

Organist:Carol Loud

Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich

 

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February 8, 2009 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church

February 8, 2009

Prelude: Invention #8 J.S.Bach

Gathering and Announcements

Call to worship: Isaiah 40:21-31

Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning?Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?

It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to live in; who brings princes to naught, and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing.

Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows upon them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble.

To whom then will you compare me,or who is my equal: says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these?

He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name; because he is great in strength, mighty in power, not one is missing.

Why do you say, O Jacob,and speak, O Israel,”My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God? Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

*Hymn: 139 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Peace

Confession
Presider: Let us confess our sin and faithlessness to God and to each other:

All: God, our creator and redeemer,
you never grow weary or faint
but we have doubted your will or ability to care for us.
We have said, “My way is hidden from the LORD,
and my right is disregarded by my God”?
We have let anxiety to consume us
and we have let fear paralyze love for the poor and lonely.
Forgive us for holding to our doubt.
Free us to walk in faith
and the strength of your mercy, Amen

(silent reflection)

Presider to the people:
Hear the good news:
“Those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.”

Through God’s love, you are forgiven.

Proclamation and PraisePsalm: 147:1-11;20c

New Testament: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Mark 1:29-39

Response to the Word:

May our words and thoughts and reflections be acceptable, O Lord. AMEN

(background of passages and open discussion.)

*Hymn: 265 O Christ, the Healer

Concerns and Prayers

pastoral prayer; We ask that your healing love come into our world which is in great need. We pray that it reach the victims of storms and wars, and the victims of loneliness or pain. We pray that your love touch people in all corners of the earth, people whose names we do not know, but whose lives are precious to you.We pray for our parents, children, spouses and friends. Fill them with your love. Silent prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Offering

*Hymn 94

Prayer of Dedication: 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

*Hymn: 670 Go Forth in Peace

Benediction: 1 Thessalonians 5:14-23

Encourage the faint hearted; help the weak; be patient with all; seek to do good; rejoice always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances;” and so may God keep us till we meet again. AMEN

Postlude: Andante by Maurice Greene

Next Week’s Scripture

2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ; Mark 1:40-45

Organist: Carol Loud

Lay Leader: Ann Deitrich

Reader:

February 1

Arlene Bodge created the order of worship and it was not transferable to this site. But she spoke about the validity of the traditional order of worship.  The Gathering comes first,  remembering the early Jesus followers who met in their homes or synagogues.  The praise and celebration begins the service with the call to worship and a hymn.  The Peace comes before confession and prayer to symbolize our forgiveness of one another and our unity and brotherhood under God.  Confession is our turning to God’s presence, away from distractions, followed by words of assurance. Proclamation and Praise is the reading of the lessons.  The sermon or discussion for discernment  follows the lessons.  Prayer is followed by offering of our selves and service and dedication of gifts. Thansgiving and communion and Benediction close the gathering.

Jan. 25 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church, Methodist
January 25, 2009

Prelude: Little Prelude in C major by Bach
Gathering
Passing the Peace

*Call to Worship
And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the kingdom of God. Luke 13:29

*Hymn 428 “ For the Healing of the Nations

Prayers: Concerns and Celebrations

Silent prayer :Let us be in the attitude of prayer, bringing our concerns into the presence of God in our hearts.
Collect: O lord, who sees that all hearts are empty except thou fill them, and all desires balked except they crave after thee; give us light and grace to seek and find thee, that we may be thine and thou mayest be ours for ever. Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

Psalm 62:5-12 p.787

For the President and others in authority: (by Bishop White)

*Hymn 120 “Your love, O God”

Scripture: Jonah 3:1-5,10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1: 14-20
We give thanks, O god of sacred stories, for the witness of holy scripture. Through it, you nurture our imaginations, touch our feelings, increase our awareness, and challenge our assumptions. Bless, we pray,our hearing of your word this day. Grant that by the power of your Spirit, we may be hearer and doers of your word. Amen
Comments and discussion by those who feel like it. Don’t feel bad if you don’t.

Confession: Holy God, who loves us. We are sorry that we hurt our loved ones; that we turn our backs on need; that we seek revenge for petty wrongs in petty ways. Even as we speak these words, we know your presence and your love. We are sorry, O God, for what separates us from each other and from You. Make us strong and tender, we pray, that we may live more as you would have us live. Amen

Offering
Doxology p.588

Thanksgiving: Almighty and most merciful God, we give thanks to thee for the light of another day, for the work we have to do, and for the strength to do it. Guide us, we pray thee, by thy truth; uphold us by thy power; and purify us by the continual indwelling of thy spirit. Grant that in every circumstance we may grow in wisdom, and, knowing the things that belong to our peace, obtain strength to persevere.

Hymn 399 “Take My Life and Let it be”

Closing prayer: Grant, O Lord, that what has been said with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and that what we believe in our hearts we may practice in our lives as followers of Jesus. Amen
Postlude: Andante by Telemann

*Stand if you are able.

Organist: Carol Loud
Leader: Ann Deitrich

Next week’s scripture lessons: Deuteronomy 18:15-20;1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28