Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 12, 2005
Worship 10:00 am
since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ..." (Romans
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
*Responsive Call to Worship (Psalm
"When in our music God
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(Pre-schoolers then leave for playful worship)
as I am, without one plea"
Hymns (as needed)
Jesus, I have promised"
I want to be a Christian"
know that Christ is raised"
Responding with our Tithes and
we walk with the Lord"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Call to Worship
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!
Serve the Lord with
Come into his presence
Know that the Lord is God!
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and
the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with
Give thanks to him, bless
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love
and his faithfulness to
#821 (Revised Standard
written closer to the time (if not at the
(After candidate is introduced to the congregation
by a member)
Today you are being received into this community of faith and into the Church of the Brethren. As part of the whole church of Jesus Christ, we offer you our rich heritage and invite you to share fully in our life and mission.
As you are received into the
Long Green Valley Church, we intend to be a true family of faith to you. We commit ourselves to be for you a loving fellowship, to be a means of grace in your life, and to offer opportunities for worship, study, and service. One of the happiest times in our life as a church is when new people choose to become members. We welcome you with joy.
Do you believe that Jesus is God's Son and do you receive and trust him as your Savior and Lord?
Will you turn away from all sin and will you endeavor by God's grace to live according to the example and teachings of Jesus?
Will you be loyal to the church, upholding it by your prayers and your presence, your substance and your service?
from For All Who Minister,
©1993, Brethren Press, p.135-137.
As we now receive you into the fellowship of the
we make this covenant with you
as we renew our own covenant with God:
each others' burdens,
in times of need,
our gifts and possessions,
as Christ has forgiven us,
each other in joy and sorrow,
and in all things to work for the common good,
known Christ's presence among us
to the glory of God
As we unite with each other now,
may we all be joined with Christ, our
Adapted from The Mennonite Hymnal,
©1969 Faith & Life Press/Mennonite Publishing House,
based on Anabaptist baptismal vows, 16th c.
___________, upon your confession of faith made before God and these people, you are baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
As each name of the Trinity is spoken, the minister shall immerse the candidate forward, pushing the head gently and fully into the water. Then, laying both hands upon the head of the kneeling person, the minister shall pray:
O God, we are thankful for the commitment made today by (name) May (she/he) experience your forgiveness, acceptance, and peace. Send your Holy Spirit upon (her/him) to guide and to empower. Enable (her/him) to walk in newness of life, using (her/his) gifts in praise to you and in service to others. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the minister shall help the baptized person rise, extend the hand of Christian fellowship, speak a word of blessing, and assist the person in leaving the water.
from For All Who
Minister, ©1993, Brethren Press, p.137-138.
our Tithes and Offerings
"Amen," our "yes" to God is not the first word,
nor is it the last. Our vow to God is a response to God's promise.
Without the Lord's faithfulness, how could any vow on our part last?
It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we live in Christ....
As you return your
offering, which is part of your "yes" to God today, ponder
all the ways you have heard and seen God's "yes" this past
week. Pray for the continued ability to live out of this
"yes" - for yourself, as well as for those we have just
Will the ushers now
come forward to serve...
Leader: We came to worship.
People: We go now to serve.
Leader: We have been given the light.
People: We go now to let it shine.
Leader: We have been blessed by God's love.
People: We go now to share it.
Leader: We are Christ's disciples.
People: We go now to witness to all.
#763, by Jimmy R. Ross,
from We Gather Together,
© 1979 Brethren Press.
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)