Chapel Worship Guide 10.9.2011

The Nemmers Family Chapel
Advocate Condell Hospital
Order of Service for the Worship of God for October 9, 2011
First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville
Presiding – The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Paulson

 A Word of Welcome — Deacon Holland
Opening Sentences of Scripture — Dr. Paulson

Come to me, all you that are weary And are carrying heavy burdens,  And I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28

 The Lord is my light and my salvation Whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?  Psalm 27:1

Opening Hymn (#344)– Be Thou My Vision SLANE
The Call to Confession —Dr. Paulson
Prayer of Confession —Deacon Jepsen
(Rachel Henderlite ~ The first woman ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church: 1905-1991)

 We come to You, O Christ, confessing to You the fears that twist our  lives and keep us from the inner calm and peace that come from You:  The fear of ourselves, that we cannot do what is expected of us;  The fear of being found out for our littleness and pride in ourselves;  The fear of being left out when joy and richness come to others;  The fear of not being ready when opportunities present themselves  for service;  The fear of death, that when it comes out time to die,  we shall not have done the things we would have done, because we were afraid to venture out.  We find ourselves shrinking back before the unknown,  wanting assurance where we must have faith;  We find ourselves hesitating to follow You, O Christ, afraid the cost may be too great, and life may pass us by.  Give us the strength and peace that only You can give. Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness–Dr. Paulson 

Summary of the Law (sung)  

Prayer for Illumination–Deacon Holland

Guide us, O God, by your Word and Holy Spirit, That in your light we may see light, In your truth find freedom, And in your will discover your peace; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reading of Scripture

Genesis 39:20-41:40

SoloMy Shepherd Will Supply My Need Virgil Thompson– Robert Orth, baritone


Transforming Dreams Dr. Paulson


  • Steadfast Love–Regardless of our circumstance, God is ever beside us with eternal strength and love that never fails.
  • On Being Forgotten–Even the most stalwart spiritual giants have known a sense of abandonment. – It can be an occasion that forges the strength of your spirit.
  • Caretaking the Dreams of Others–Dreams are an undeniable gift in the prison places of life.  You can find purpose even in the hidden places.
  • Allowing Meaning to Come from God–Resist the temptation to control your process of spiritual discovery
  • Wisdom Drawn from the Steadfast Love of God–The steadfast love and mercy of God never ceases and as we open our lives to that constancy, a wisdom is found to sustain us through every trial.

Solo–How Can I Keep from Singing? arr. G. Krumes 

Prayers of Thanksgiving, IntercessionDeacon Jepsen 

& Lord’s Prayer

(Gail A. Ricciuti and the Book of Common Worship, PCUSA)

For all things bright and beautiful, For all things dark and mysterious and lovely, For all things green and growing and strong, For all things weak and struggling to push life up through rocky earth, For all human faces, hearts, minds, and hands which surround us, And for all nonhuman minds and hearts, paws and claws, fins and wings, For this Life and the life of this world, For all that you have laid before us, O God, We lay our thankful hearts before you.  Faithful Healer of the sick, In your loving mercy, Embrace each person in this hospital during their time of need. Guide the nurses, doctors, And others who attend to each person here.  Use their skills to restore each one to health and joy.  By your power, great God, Our Lord Jesus healed the sick, And gave new hope to the hopeless.  Though we cannot command or possess your power, We pray for those who want to be healed.  Mend their wounds, soothe fevered brows, And make broken people whole again.  Help us to welcome every healing as a sign that, Though death is against us, You are for us, And have promised renewed and risen life In Jesus Christ the Lord, who taught us to pray as we join in saying…

Solo–The Lord’s Prayer A.H. Mallotte, Bob Orth, Baritone

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

The Blessing– Deacon Holland
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord be kind and gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor
And give you peace.
~Numbers 6:24-26

Worship Leaders:
The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Paulson, Jane Orth, Robert Orth
Deacons: Maureen Jepsen, Gary Holland

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