Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
August 7, 2005
Worship 10:00 am

         "Then everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved..."
                    (Joel 2:32a, quoted by Paul in Romans 10:13)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Call to Worship

*Hymn                                    "We are one body"                           (see insert)
                                                                         sound clip
                           (vs. 1 & 5) "We praise thee, O God"                                   99

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                            Isaías 52:7 / Isaiah 52:7

  For Children                         "Beautiful Feet"

  Hymn                                 "I love to tell the story"                                    398
                                              (Pre-schoolers leave for playful worship)

  A good word from our Dominican sister

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

  Hymn                            "I want Jesus to walk with me"                             439

  Pastoral Prayer

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


  Scripture                  Mateo 14:22-33 (Reina-Valera Antigua)
                                          Matthew 14:22-33 (NRSV)

  Message           "When you can’t stand ... walk to Jesus"

*Hymn                        "When the storms of life are raging"                         558


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

         This is our third Sunday with our "sister church" guests from the Dominican Republic. Worship leaders today are a sister from this church and a sister from there, working together (it is not always the Dominican who will read the Spanish, or the "Anglo" who will read the English). We rejoice in the rainbow of cultures and tongues God provides!

Call to Worship

Salmos 85:8-13 (Reina-Valera Antigua)
Psalm 85:8-13 (NRSV)

Escucharé lo que hablará el Dios Jehová: Porque hablará paz á su pueblo y á sus santos, Para que no se conviertan á la locura.
Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
Ciertamente cercana está su salud á los que le temen; Para que habite la gloria en nuestra tierra.
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.
La misericordia y la verdad se encontraron: La justicia y la paz se besaron.
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
La verdad brotará de la tierra; Y la justicia mirará desde los cielos.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.
Jehová dará también el bien; Y nuestra tierra dará su fruto.
The LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
La justicia irá delante de él; Y sus pasos pondrá en camino.
Righteousness will go before him, and will make a path for his steps.
(pause) Come and worship the Lord, sisters and brothers.
                  We are one body in Christ, and in Him we do not stand alone!
                           Rise and sing!

Opening Prayer


Isaías 52:7 / Isaiah 52:7
(Reina-Valera Antigua / New International Version)

¡Cuán hermosos son sobre los montes los pies
         del que trae alegres nuevas,
         del que publica la paz,
         del que trae nuevas del bien,
         del que publica salud,
         del que dice á Sión:
                  Tu Dios reina!

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those
         who bring good news,
         who proclaim peace,
         who bring good tidings,
         who proclaim salvation,
         who say to Zion,
                  "Your God reigns!"

A good word from our Dominican sister

         One of our two guests from our sister church (the mother of the woman helping to lead worship this morning) will share with us what is on her heart.

For Children
"Beautiful Feet"
(based upon Romans 5:13-15)


(taken from Saving the Ants, by Ruth Gilmore, ©2001, pp. 94-95)

Pastoral Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings
1 Kings 19:11-13

      Long ago, the prophet Elijah was very troubled. As we read about it in the Bible (1 Kings 18 & 19), we may wonder why. After all, he had just proved with a fantastic miracle that the God of Israel was the One and only God. Still, he was afraid. In fact, he ran away. Have you ever been afraid? Have you ever run away from something?
     Elijah ran about as far away from his troubles as he could get - up a mountain, way into the back of a cave. The Lord met him there. You can’t run away from God, you know. The Lord called Elijiah out of that cave:
Sal fuera, y ponte en el monte delante de Jehová. Y he aquí Jehová que pasaba.
And a great wind
un grande y poderoso viento
blew past, splitting mountains and breaking rocks apart!
mas Jehová no estaba en el viento.
But the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake,
mas Jehová no estaba en el terremoto.
But the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire.
mas Jehová no estaba en el fuego.
But the Lord was not in the fire.
Y tras el fuego un silbo apacible y delicado.
And after the fire came a whistle calm and delicate. A whistle? Silbo?
Sí, silbo.
A "still small voice," a "gentle and quiet whisper" or "breeze," the "sound of sheer silence." However we translate it, Elijah heard the Lord in that moment, and left the cave and stood before the living God. As you return your offering just now, listen.
mas Jehová no estaba en el viento, o en el terremoto, o en el fuego.
Listen beyond the wind, earthquake, or fire for God to speak.
un silbo apacible y delicado.
In the quiet amid the storm, bring your offering to the Lord. Amen?



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


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