Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
May 1, 2005
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

"If we love one another, God lives in us..."
(1 John 4:12)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)
  Announcements
  Prelude

*Call To Worship

*Hymn                              "Wonderful grace of Jesus"                                150

*Invocation

  Children's Story "Seeing is Believing"
based on John 20:24-29

  Joys and Concerns

  Prayer Song             "Gentle Shepherd, come and lead us"                        352

  Pastoral Prayer

  Scripture                                   1 John 4:7-21

  Reflection #1                   (based upon a Bible study)

  Drama                                  "Will You Believe?"                     Rice/Yaconelli

  Offering

*Hymn                                   "God, whose giving"                                     383

*Dedication

  Reflection #2                   (based upon a Bible study)

  Drama                            "Why Didn't You Tell Me?"                               Pole

  Reflection #3                   (based upon a Bible study)

*Hymn                                   "Blessed assurance"                                      332

*Benediction

*Postlude


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship
Adapted from I John 4: 7-9,12,20

Leader: Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

 Group: Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

      All: Lord, may we see you through love!

Leader: Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

 Group: God showed his love by sending his one and only son into the world that we might live through him.

      All: Lord, may we see you through love!

Leader: No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

 Group: Anyone who says, I love God, yet hates his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

      All: Lord, may we see you through love! Amen!

Jennifer L. Quijano
Brooklyn, First Church of the Brethren
from National Youth Sunday resources
   

Invocation

         God, we pause this morning to recognize your presence. We have never seen you, God, but you have taught us that in loving each other, you live in us. And when our hearts are filled with your live, we come to know you, and through knowing you, we become whole. Through our worship this morning, may you be glorified, and through knowing you, may we learn to love. Amen

Jerri Heiser Wenger
Middle Pennsylvania District
from National Youth Sunday resources
  

For Children

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

written closer to the time (if not at the moment)

 

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         This week I gave a dollar to a friend who was thirsty for a soda. I smiled at a beggar on the street as I dropped a coin in her hand. I winked at a child who was crying. I know how to give, and I did it well all week long, but this morning I am reminded that all-good gifts come from God. If a smile, a wink, and a small coin are helpful to a few, just think what can happen when we all give to God!

Jerri Heiser Wenger
Middle Pennsylvania District
from National Youth Sunday resources
  

Dedication

         Lord of Love, Living in love is a concept that is so difficult for us to understand. It is often easier and more natural to organize our lives around our own selfish desires. Breaking that way of thinking is tough but you were an example of a life that lived and breathed love. You gave yourself and call us to do the same. True love is more than just a feeling; it is a consistent attitude of giving ourselves for others and it is only through love that we can truly see you. Teach us to love as you did so that your love would be completed and so we would fully see you at last! In your merciful name we pray.. Amen.

Jennifer L. Quijano
Brooklyn, First Church of the Brethren
from National Youth Sunday resources
   

Benediction

 

 

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International Lesson thoughts
from the
Mennonite Publishing House

"Jesus is all"
commentary on the
International Lesson

Living Web Sunday School Project

 

2005 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)

 

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