Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
February 4, 2001                Worship 10:00 am Sunday School 11:10 am

         Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I; send me!"               (Isaiah 6:8)

  Call to Worship                           Psalm 138

*Hymn                          "Holy God, we praise thy name"                               121

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                                     Isaiah 6:1-8

  Hymn                                     "Here I am, Lord"                                         395
                                          (words and chordsmidi file)

  Message                    from "Woe is me" to "Send me"
                                  ("guest" speaker - the prophet Isaiah)

  Refrain                (sing refrain only, twice) "Here I am, Lord"                           395
                             (children and youth leave for choir or pre-school playtime)

  Responsive Confession
         One - Like Isaiah, we stand before our awesome God, and cry,
           All - "Woe is me!
        
One - My mind is too often full of unclean thoughts;
           All - Forgive me, Lord.
        
One - My heart is too often full of unclean emotions;
           All - Forgive me, Lord.
        
One - My lips too often release unclean words;
           All - Forgive me, Lord.
        
One - I am not alone in this.
           All - I live among a people of unclean lips.
        
One - And God sent his Messiah.
           All - For us he died.
        
One - The touch of his fire is forgiveness.
           All - For us he arose.
        
One - The touch of his fire is strength.
           All - For us he gave his Spirit.
        
One - "Your guilt has departed, your sin is blotted out."
           All - Thus says the Lord.
        
One - "Now, whom shall I send, who will go for me?"
           All - Here I am, Lord. Send me.

  Hymn                  (vs. 1 & 2) "Open my eyes, that I may see"                       517

  Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise

  Hymn                  (vs. 3 & 4) "Open my eyes, that I may see"                       517

  Pastoral Prayer

  Special Music                           "Lovest Thou Me?"

  Scripture                               1 Corinthians 15:1-11

  Responding with our Tithes and Offerings

  Offertory

*Hymn                                "This is the threefold truth"                                  335

*Spoken Benediction                    Isaiah 55:12

*Sung Benediction              "You shall go out with joy"                                  427
                                            (words and chordsmidi file)

 

 

This is the threefold truth

This is the threefold truth on which our faith depends,
and with this joyful cry worship begins and ends:
                                    Christ has died!   Christ is risen!     Christ will come again!

Made sacred by long use, new minted for our time,
our liturgies sum up the hope we have in him:
                                    Christ has died!   Christ is risen!     Christ will come again!

By this we are upheld when doubt or grief assails
our Christian fortitude, and only grace prevails:
                                    Christ has died!   Christ is risen!     Christ will come again!

This is the threefold truth which, if we hold it fast,
changes the world and us and brings us home at last:
                                    Christ has died!   Christ is risen!     Christ will come again!

 Fred Pratt Green, 1980, Hope Publishing Co. (see Later Hymns & Ballads and Fifty Poems)

 

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Commentary by
Edwin Elliott

 

2001 Peter L. Haynes

 

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