Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
December 28, 2003
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages 11:15 am
The Sunday after Christmas
"Did you not know that
I must be in my Fatherís house?"
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Call to Worship
Him, all ye little children" (vs.1)
(repeat 7 times)
I will praise Him, (repeat 7 times)
Him, all ye little children" (vs.2)
"Father I Adore You,
lay my life before you;
how I love you.
Jesus, I adore you,
lay my life before you;
how I love you." (chords)
Him, all ye little children" (vs.3)
Christian friends, rejoice"
about Jesus would I know"
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(Pre-schoolers then leave for playful worship)
Prayer of the People
me the stories of Jesus"
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
tell it on the mountain"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD
A reflection on Psalm 148
Praise the name of the Lord.
The voices of children raise in uninhibited praise.
Their eyes look to
the choir director for guidance, yet search
the congregation for a glimpse of the face of a parent.
The young voices are supported by the rhythms and tones of
Tender hands, yet to know the struggles of life, reach high
in praise to the Lord.
Praise the name of the Lord...
Oh, to so freely offer the same praise as adult children of God!
Our inhibitions often prevent us from offering childlike praise.
And yet, our eyes
look toward God, our Guide as we journey through life.
Our voices can join together - young, old, male, female - in a
chorus of praise.
Our hands, work-worn and toughened by life occurrences,
can praise through service in so many ways.
May we praise the name of the Lord.
children - together raising voices and hands in
a chorus of praise to God...
The Babe in the Manger.
The Teacher of disciples.
The Resurrected Christ.
Our God who walks with us daily.
Praise the name of the Lord!
Director of Academy Training
Susquehanna Valley Satellite
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word
With simple praise, we come to you, Lord. Bless these moments with
your presence. Not the kind that are wrapped and placed under a
tree, but the kind that was wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a
manger. We have made room in our Inn. Come, our door is open. Amen.
friends, we are in the middle of the "twelve days of
Christmas." Our celebration of Jesusí birth did not end
with the setting of the sun on December 24th. The gifts
we give now, however, are no longer packages to be unwrapped.
Instead, we offer arms to be opened, as we visit with loved ones
At this time
of year we often find ourselves on the road. Thatís definitely
the case for the family in this morningís three
part drama. Imagine, if you will, an automobile ride.........
you have given us
grace at this time with one accord
to make our common supplications to you,
and you have
promised through you well-beloved Son
that when two or three are gathered together
you will hear their requests.
Fulfill now our desires and petitions,
as may be best for us,
granting us in
knowledge of your truth,
and in the age to
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN
Attributed to St. John Chrysostom, 4th c., adapted
our Tithes and Offerings
children grow. One minute they are infants. The next they on the
edge of adolescence. All-too-quickly they are launched into
adulthood. In the gospel story as we have received it, there are no
childhood recollections of Jesus between his birth and the episode
we heard earlier, when he remained behind in his "Fatherís
house." Perhaps those who were inspired to pull together our
New Testament prayerfully decided to leave out the childhood stories
of Jesus to emphasize that he was still a boy, just like any one of
our children in this room today. However, just like all of Godís
children, he belonged in his "Fatherís house."
As you return
your offering just now, consider what resolutions you might be
making this week, as we approach the start of a new year. How might
you resolve to be in your heavenly "Fatherís house" more
throughout 2004? Pray for the ability to live out your resolutions,
as you place your offering in the plate.... Ushers?
Leader: Go in love,
People: for love alone endures.
Leader: Go in peace,
People: for it is the gift of God.
Leader: Go in safety,
People: for we cannot go where God is not.
Hymnal #764, by Earle W. Fike, Jr.,
from Book of Worship, © 1964 Brethren Press.