June 10, 2018

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: Prelude in D Major             Dietrich Buxtehude

Chiming of the Hour

*Hymn: #610 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing


Joys and Concerns

Introit: #372 O For A World (verse 1)          Sung by all

Call to Worship                                     

One:                Gather to give thanks with your whole heart. Rejoice in God’s love and faithfulness.

All:                 We bow down, for this is God’s holy temple. We pour out our thanks in songs of praise.

One:               God answers us when we call. Our Creator increases our strength of soul.

All:                 Great is the glory of our God! We rejoice in God’s steadfast love.

One:               Wait for God, and hope in God’s Word. Open your hearts to the holy presence in our midst.

All:                  Our ears are attentive to the voice of God. We open our lives to God’s direction.

One:                Come, let us worship God together!

Prayer of Invocation (in unison)      

Our souls wait for you, O God. Our ears are attentive to your word. We hope for a clear understanding of your will for us. Let this time of meeting draw us together in unity, with a sense of direction and purpose for our church and our individual lives. Renew us within so that nothing we face around us can undermine our faith or cause us despair. Claim us all as sisters and brothers of Jesus Christ, and help us reflect this kinship in all we do or say. Amen.

Call to Confession                           

Prayer of Confession (in unison)      

We confess, O God, that we often act as if we know better than you what is right for us. We make decisions without considering your larger purposes. Our own convenience and desires are more important to us than your commands. We go our own way and then blame others for our mistakes. Our inner confusion creates division and brokenness. We hide from you rather than admitting our needs. O God, we want to face our sin and find forgiveness. Help us! 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: #583 Glory to God, glory to God, glory in the highest! Glory to God, glory to God, alleluia, alleluia!

Responsive Reading – Psalm 130

(Page 705 HS in the pew bible)

Reading from Hebrew Scriptures – Genesis 3:8-15

(Page 3 HS in the pew bible)

(Children will collect food donations, bless them and leave for Planned Activities)

*Hymn: #47 Bless All Who Trust in God

Offering of our Gifts

Anthem: O Saviour, Hear Me!               Gluck, arr. Buck

Christiane Olson, soprano

*Doxology: #607 Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Christ, all people here below; praise Holy Spirit ever more; praise Triune God whom we adore. Amen.

Prayer of Dedication

Scripture ReadingMark 3:20-35

(Page 45 NT in the pew bible)

Sermon: “Families!”

Reverend Dr. Diane Monti-Catania

Pastoral Prayer, Silent Prayer & Lord’s Prayer

Response: #372 O For A World (verse 3)   Sung by all

*Hymn: #36 For the Fruit of All Creation


Response: #372 O For A World (verse 5)     Sung by all

Postlude: Fugue in D Major            Dietrich Buxtehude

(* 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 our guest book and introduce yourself to our Pastor or to one of the Deacons. Fill out a welcome card in the pew to be put on our email list!

Please join us in the Parish Hall for refreshments and fellowship following worship. Today’s hosts are Linda & John Estabrook.

Please see an usher:

If you would like to use a hearing device.

If you would like to bring your child to the Nursery.

Many thanks to:

Clare Rashkoff for serving as lay reader.

Christiane Olson for special music this morning.

Prayer List

Sarah Zarbock, John & Jan Hazard, Stan & Pam Brown, Ron Ham, Mary Davidson, Sal Accardo, Don & Bonnie Cuneo, Violet Hvasta, Bob “Bullet” Sherwood, Sandra Schafer, Mary O’Neill, Laura Hawks, Debbie Merwin, Jessica Whelton, Keith Grant, Jack Ritchie, Marian Ferguson, Jane Fitting, Libby Bishop, Miles Bishop, Chuck Carroll, Andrew Gunderson, Gail Weigel, Paula & Herman Blumberg, Harriet, Emily, Anne, Bill, Peter, Connie, Cheryl and those among us who struggle with anxiety, depression and addiction


Monday:          3:30 pm Parish Hall Library in use

Wednesday:     11 am Worship at Noble Horizons

Sunday:            10 am Silver Lake Commissioning with

Reverend Ryan Gackenheimer preaching



The Coffee Hour sign up is in the Parish Hall. If you have never served at Coffee Hour and would like to “learn the ropes,” please sign your name in the column marked “helper” and you will be paired with an experienced Coffee Hour server. If you have served before, please sign up for a Sunday or two and consider inviting someone new to join you!




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