July 16, 2017

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

 Prelude: Trumpet Voluntary                     Jeremiah Clarke

Chiming of the Hour

*Hymn: #724            O Jesus I Have Promised


Joys and Concerns

Choral Introit: A Beautiful Morning Rogers & Hammerstein

 Call to Worship

One:    God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Open yourselves this day to receive the Word.

All:      We have committed ourselves to follow the light. We come now to be instructed by God’s law.

One:    Minds set on the flesh are hostile to God. Let us, therefore, open ourselves to the Spirit.

All:      We reach out for more than we can see and hear. We long to know Love’s embrace deep within.

One:    The Spirit of God raised Jesus from the dead. That Spirit dwells in you and offers you new life.

All:      We praise God, who saves us and gives us hope. God cares for the earth and for each one of us.

One:    Come, let us worship together!

 Opening Prayer (in unison)

All-powerful God, we celebrate the freedom you give us to make our own response to all the possibilities you lay out before us. We are grateful for the revelation you provide through the witness of many in the Scriptures. Through their words, help us to discern your Word. Come to us in the midst of our diversity to bring understanding and mutual caring. Open us to a new appreciation of our birthright as your children. Beyond all our clamor for the things of this world, we long for the richness of spirit you alone can provide. Feed us here, we pray. Amen.

Call to Confession

 Prayer of Confession (in unison)

All-knowing God, we know you understand us more deeply than we understand ourselves. You know how much the cares of this life weigh us down. Our thoughts and actions are often very shortsighted. We take so much for granted, failing to value the wonder of life all around us, the gift of family and friends, the amazing reality of your Spirit dwelling in us. We want to be like good soil, receiving the seed of your word with understanding that nourishes roots of trust and joy. Free us from all that keeps bearing fruit for you. Hear us now as we turn to you with our silent confessions, seeking your mercy, forgiveness and grace.

Moment of silent prayer

 Assurance of God’s Love

*Gloria Patri: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 Responsive Reading – Psalm 46

(Page 636 HS in pew bible)

Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures – Genesis 28: 10-17

(Page 30 HS in the pew bible)

Reflection on Internship Experience       Olivia May

 *Hymn: #727 Will You Let Me Be Your Servant

Offering of our Gifts

Anthem: All Er Nothin’                  Rogers & Hammerstein

*Doxology: Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*Prayer of Dedication

 Gospel Reading – Luke 10: 1-12

(Page 86 NT in the pew bible)

Sermon: “Go On Your Way”

Reverend Dr. Diane Monti-Catania

Pastoral Prayer, Silent Prayer & Lord’s Prayer (debts)

Choral Response: Amen (to be sung by all)

 * Hymn: #69 I the Lord of Sea and Sky


Response: A Beautiful Morning       Rogers & Hammerstein

Postlude: La Rejouissance                             G.F. Handel

(* Please stand if able.)

Welcome Statement

We, the Salisbury Congregational Church, seek to love God with all our hearts, souls and minds and love our neighbors as ourselves.

This Church declares itself to be Open and Affirming to all for participation, membership, leadership and employment regardless of race, ancestry, class, gender identity, physical/mental ability or sexual orientation.

We further declare ourselves to be Affirming of each individual as a child of God, celebrating the total identity of each person.

As a declared Open and Affirming Congregation, we commit ourselves to work toward ending ignorance, fear, hatred, prejudice and discrimination against any person.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

If you are visiting us today, Welcome!

Please sign the guestbook at the front door and introduce yourself to our Pastor or to one of the Deacons.

We hope you enjoyed a little music this morning from the hit musical Oklahoma! Come hear more at Music On The Farm, Saturday at 5:00 pm.

Please join us in the Parish Hall for refreshments and fellowship following worship. All are welcome.

Our host today is the Hospitality Committee.

Please see an usher if you would like to use a hearing device

There is no Nursery Care for young children, Sunday School or Youth Discussion today.

Many thanks to:

Sheryl Kennedy for serving as lay reader

Kathy Mera & Stephanie Tierney for ushering

Prayer List

Pauline Moore Gaylord, Robert Hall, Elizabeth Adam, Bobbie Olsen, Gail Weigel, Ransom Larson, Nancy Rossi, Audrey Ericksson, Emma Mae, Paul McAbee, Shirley Rogers, Jane Fitting, Nancy Tuckerman, Barbara Jacquette, Gloria Buckley, Petie Robinson, Gay Ayers, Sosnoff Family, Sorenson Family, Wilma Tillerman, Holly, Alex, John, Will, Nina, Jack and Linda, family & friends of Peggy Connelly, those among us who struggle with anxiety, depression and addiction.


Wednesday:     7 pm         Music on the Farm Rehearsal Parish Hall

Saturday:         3-5 pm      Private Memorial Service in the  Parish Hall

Next Sunday:   10 am       Worship at Silver Lake



On Friday, July 21st at 7 PM in the Parish Hall, there will be a dinner of delicious Mediterranean cuisine prepared by Alia Al Ghanem and Zeina Mehio to benefit Salisbury’s very own Syrian refugee family. A limit of 50 tickets are available for:

$35 per person, $15 for children 12 and under. Only advance reservations: SyrianRefugees@comcast.net or call 860-596-4460. Please provide your name, number of tickets, telephone number, and e-mail address. All reservations will be confirmed by return e-mail or phone.










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