January 17 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
January 17,2010
Prelude:  Andante Mozart
Gathering and Announcements

Introit: 2-Part Invention #9 J.S. Bach

Call to Worship  Psalm 36:5-10 p.771

*Hymn  #140 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Peace Let us greet each other with the Peace of God.
Prayer of Reconciliation (unison)
A prayer from the Book of Worship for Martin Luther King jr. Day.
We remember Martin’s insight that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of  destiny.  Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”  Therefore, let us pray that we may see nothing in isolation, but may know ourselves bound to one another and to all people under heaven.

Silent prayer

Musical interlude: Every Time I Feel the Spirit Spiritual

Lectionary and Discussion:  May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, Our strength and our redeemer.

Isaiah 62:1-5
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11

*Hymn  384  “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

Concerns and Celebrations
Silent prayer.

Unison Prayer:
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, (at our weddings, at our meetings, at our meal times), turning the duties, the sorrows, and the joys of all our days into a living sacrifice to you; in the spirit of Jesus.  Amen
The Lord’s Prayer

Offering  :  It is more blessed to give than to receive.

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

Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Holy Spirit, you have honored each of us with unique spiritual gifts. We acknowledge that these gifts are to be used for your glory alone. Help us to offer our talents so that others may be encouraged to share abundantly. We are honored and humbled by the responsibility of using these gifts as stewards of your Kingdom.  Amen.

*Hymn  560 “Help Us Accept Each Other”

Benediction  Let us say the Sarum Blessing to each other:
God be in your head, and in your understanding.
God be in your eyes, and in your looking
God be in your mouth, and in your speaking
God be in your heart, and in your thinking.
God be in your end, and at your departing.
England 13th cent.

Postlude: Allemande J.S. Bach
Organist:  Carol Loud
Next Week’s Lessons: Nehemiah 8:1-3;5-6;8-10;  Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a;  Luke 4:14-21
*Stand if you are able