Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
May 5, 2005
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
Mother’s Day

      "All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers." (Acts 1:14)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Call to Worship                                                                    (back of bulletin)

*Hymn                             "For the beauty of the earth"                                 89

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                                    Luke 8:4-15

  Alleluia choir                              "The Sower"

  Bearing Fruit

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


  Bearing more Fruit

  Hymn                                  "Faith of our mothers"                          (see insert)
                                              (Pre-schoolers leave for playful worship)

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

  Prayer of the People                                                                      (see insert)

  Scripture                                    Acts 1:6-14

  Message           "Don’t clap until the arms come down"

*Hymn                              "Rejoice, the Lord is king!"                                288


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship
We Come into Your Presence

Many: Our journey, as God's children, has brought us together
           in his house.

  One: Be joyful and know that God's glory rests upon us.

Many: Lord, sometimes our journey is so difficult and we struggle.

  One: We are blessed by God's spirit, and he holds us firmly in
           his hand.

Many: At times we grow anxious and fearful as we try to stand
          firm against the "trappings" of the world around us.

  One: Cast all your anxieties upon him who cares for you.

Many: The world around us tempts us and calls us to follow the
           easy way

  One: God's mighty hand will support and sustain us at all times.

    All: God of all grace calls to each of us.
          Come, let us worship the Lord God Almighty!

Linda K Gerber, chaplain/pastor
Faith Community Church of the Brethren
The Brethren Home Community
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"


Opening Prayer


"The Sower"
(by the Medical Mission Sisters)

Chorus: Sower went out to sow his seed, Sing a-men al-le-lu!
             Sowed the wheat a-mong the weed, Al-le-lu!
             Some fell away and some took root, Yielded a hundredfold of fruit,
             Believe in the word of the Lord!

1. Fell on the foot path into town. Hear the word of the Lord.
    Until a flock of birds swooped down and gobbled the word of the Lord.

2. Some fell on rocky ground. Withered the word of the Lord.
    Some among the thorns was found, they choked the word of the Lord.

3. Be like a fertile field. Receive the word of the Lord.
    Joy and peace will be your yield, believe the word of the Lord.

Returning our Tithes and Offerings


Bearing Fruit ... and more Fruit

1. Our Heifer International spokeswoman for this month-long emphasis will again plug this vital ministry and encourage us to "bear fruit" with our special offerings.

2. The children (some of the fruit "born" by this church) will distribute, with a hug, gift devotional booklets to all the women of the congregation, that they may read and continue to bear fruit.



(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)


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


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