Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
April 7, 2002
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages 11:15 am
Second Sunday of Easter
"I believe in Jesus, God's only
Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary.
suffered under Pontius Pilate.
was crucified, died, and buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day, he rose again...."
the Lord is risen today"
(children then leave for choir or pre-school play )
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
Responding with our Tithes and
"I know that my
Receiving a new member
"Heart with loving heart
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
is the "week after" Easter, we continue to sing Godís
resurrection song. Letís begin our worship this morning with
another version of what happened on the first Easter, as told by
the gospel storyteller Mark. Listen.
May we, unlike
those first witnesses, not be so silenced by "terror and
amazement" at the empty tomb that we fail to go and tell that
"Christ the Lord is risen." May we proclaim that He is
alive, not just 2,000 years ago, or even last week, but
Please stand and
God who rolled away the stone from the tomb, push aside those
things that get in the way of worship today - be it our pride, or
anger, or fear, or any of a multitude of other sins which get in
the way of resurrection. O God whose angel pointed the way to see
Jesus, help us to open our eyes and behold his presence before us
every step ahead. There is no place you send us that he is not
We praise you as
those who are not alone, for your Holy Spirit is our constant
companion, lifting up our sagging spirits, empowering us to live
the resurrection life your Son made possible. Guide us this hour,
this day, this week - that at every moment we might know, and go,
and tell that "Christ the Lord is risen ... Alleluia!"
Responding with our Tithes and
resurrection Bible story for this "week after" Easter.
This one takes place on the road to Emmaus. Two disciples have
begun a sad journey, disappointed over the crucifixion and
confused but rumors of an empty tomb. A stranger joins them along
the way, listens to their tale, and opens a door to the scriptures
- that reveal the Messiah. Listen to how this story ends:
Please pray with me.
Lord, like those
two disciples on the road to Emmaus, we can be slow learners. Just
now, in the "breaking" open of our wallets and purses to
place our "bread" into the plate being passed, may you
be made known to us. After all, itís not what we are doing that
matters. Itís what you are doing. As our eyes are opened, may we
go and tell. Amen.
Will the ushers come forward to serve?
Leader: These persons now presented to you
have witnessed to their faith in Jesus Christ
and offer themselves as companions in our obedience to Christ.
It is our privilege and joy to welcome them into our family of faith.
People: We freely receive you, even as Christ has received us.
We open ourselves to fellowship with you
in worship, study, service, and discipline.
We pledge our willingness to give and receive counsel,
to offer and accept forgiveness in the redeemed community.
We joyfully accept you as partners,
both in the care of our spiritual family,
and in our mission to the world.
#794 - by John H. Mosemann, adapted from The Mennonite Hymnal,
copyright©1969 Faith & Life Press/Mennonite Publishing House.