Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
August 28, 2005
Worship 10:00 am

Camp Sunday

      Then the LORD called, "Samuel! Samuel!" and he said, "Here I am!" (1 Samuel 3:4)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)
  Announcements
  Prelude

*Gathering Song                     "Grab another hand"                          (see insert)

*Scripture                                       Psalm 150

*Hymn                                 "For the beauty of the earth"                            89

*Opening Prayer

  2005 Summer Camp Program Theme

  Song                                            "God's calling"                           (see insert)

  Godís Calling: Are you seeking?                            Acts 16:13-15

  Song                             "Seek ye first the kingdom of God"                      324

  Godís Calling: What do you hear?                         1 Samuel 3:1-10

  Song                                          "Obey my voice"                                    163

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

  Song                                           "Sanctuary"                                (see insert)

  Pastoral Prayer

  Godís Calling: What are you waiting for?                  Luke 2:36-38

  Song                                "They that wait upon the Lord"                          584
                                                                (lyrics/chords ... midi file)

  Godís Calling: What do you make of it?                    Luke 2:41-52

  Song                               "This is my Fatherís world"                                 154

  Godís Calling: Will you share?                                   John 6:1-13

  Song                                        "Magic Penny"                               (see insert)  
                                                                    (words/chords)

  Prayer

  Offertory

  Godís Calling: Will you follow?                                  Mark 1:16-20

  Telling the story (all campers and helpers come forward)

*Song                                            "God's calling"                            (see insert)

*Benediction


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Grab Another Hand
(aka: "A La La")

Grab another hand, grab a hand next to ya,
Grab another hand and sing this song.
Grab another hand, grab a hand next to ya,
Grab another hand and sing,.... sing along.

Al-la,la,la,la,la,la,le-lu-ya Al-la,la,la,la,le-lu-ya
Al-la,la,la,la,la,la,le-lu-ya Al-la,la,la,la,la,..le-lu-ya.

         2. Shake another hand, shake a hand next to ya, etc.
         3. Clap another hand, clap a hand next to ya, etc.
         4. Raise another hand, raise a hand next to ya, etc.
         5. Hug another friend, hug a friend next to ya, etc.
    

Opening Prayer

         "Grateful praise!" Thatís what you deserve, O Lord. Not the mumbling, grumbling variety, offered because thatís what we should do; but instead the joyful, thankful raising up of adoration is our heartís desire. Thatís what we want to give back to you this day, this hour, this very moment, for you are a wonderful, marvelous God. When we look at the works - great and small - of your hands, we stand amazed.
         Thank you for your call upon our lives, raising us up to greater things. Help us just now to seek, to listen, to wait, to wonder, to share, to follow ... in Jesusí name. AMEN!
   

2005 Summer Camp Program Theme

      Brief intro by Pastor Pete, leading into the theme song and the 6 discoveries.
   

Godís Calling: Are you seeking?
Acts 16:13-15

Worship Leader - Everybody comes to camp seeking something - fun, friends, fresh air and - deep down - God. The first discovery has to do with "seeking." Does God call us if we arenít first seeking Him? In the Bible, God called the apostle Paul to seek out new followers of Jesus in a brand new place. When he got there, the first people he met were women seeking God. One was Lydia, and it was in her home that the first church in Europe began. As you listen to her story, ask yourself, are you seeking God like she was?

a camper reads:

         13On the Sabbath, we left the city and went down along the river where we had heard there was to be a prayer meeting. We took our place with the women who had gathered there and talked with them. 14One woman, Lydia, was from Thyatira and a dealer in expensive textiles, known to be a God-fearing woman. As she listened with intensity to what was being said, the Master gave her a trusting heart--and she believed!
         15After she was baptized, along with everyone in her household, she said in a surge of hospitality, "If youíre confident that Iím in this with you and believe in the Master truly, come home with me and be my guests." We hesitated, but she wouldnít take no for an answer.

The Message © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson
   

Godís Calling: What do you hear?
1 Samuel 3:1-10

Worship Leader -  The following is a familiar story about a boy who heard Godís call in the middle of the night. Samuel grew up to become a famous judge and prophet and priest of Israel. It was Samuel who eventually became Godís voice in calling another boy named David to be king. However, it all had to start somewhere, and discovery 2 is about listening for Godís call. Letís listen to Samuelís story, asking ourselves, "am I hearing God speak to me today?"

a camper reads:

         1-2Samuel served the LORD by helping Eli the priest, who was by that time almost blind. In those days, the LORD hardly ever spoke directly to people, and he did not appear to them in dreams very often. But one night, Eli was asleep in his room, 3and Samuel was sleeping on a mat near the sacred chest in the LORDís house. They had not been asleep very long 4when the LORD called out Samuelís name. "Here I am!" Samuel answered. 5Then he ran to Eli and said, "Here I am. What do you want?"
                  "I didnít call you," Eli answered. "Go back to bed."
                           Samuel went back.
         6Again the LORD called out Samuelís name. Samuel got up and went to Eli. "Here I am," he said. "What do you want?"
                  Eli told him, "Son, I didnít call you. Go back to sleep."
         7The LORD had not spoken to Samuel before, and Samuel did not recognize the voice. 8When the LORD called out his name for the third time, Samuel went to Eli again and said, "Here I am. What do you want?"
         Eli finally realized that it was the LORD who was speaking to Samuel. 9So he said, "Go back and lie down! If someone speaks to you again, answer, `Iím listening, LORD. What do you want me to do?í "
                           Once again Samuel went back and lay down.
         10The LORD then stood beside Samuel and called out as he had done before,
                                    "Samuel! Samuel!"
                  "Iím listening," Samuel answered. "What do you want me to do?"

CEV © 1995 by American Bible Society

 

Sanctuary
by John Thompson & Randy Scruggs, adapted
©1982, Full Armor Music; Whole Armor Music

                       D                     A
Lord, please make me a sanctuary,
               G                    D ... A
pure and holy, tried and true;
                         D                   A
and with thanksgiving, I'll be a living
         G    A    D
sanctuary for you.

to hear the music on a midi file, click here
   

Pastoral Prayer

 

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

 

Godís Calling: What are you waiting for?
Luke 2:36-38

Worship Leader -  How much of prayer is talking to God, and how much is it listening, waiting patiently for God to speak? "Waiting" was the key word for Discovery 3, and the Bible story behind it had to do with a woman who waited a very long time for Godís Messiah. Her life was not an easy one, and we shall hear, but her waiting was rewarded. She was there when a young couple brought their baby to the Temple for the first time. Listen.

a camper reads:

         36The prophet Anna was also there in the temple. She was the daughter of Phanuel from the tribe of Asher, and she was very old. In her youth she had been married for seven years, but her husband died. 37And now she was eighty-four years old. Night and day she served God in the temple by praying and often going without eating. 38At that time Anna came in and praised God. She spoke about the child Jesus to everyone who hoped for Jerusalem to be set free.

CEV © 1995 by American Bible Society
   

Godís Calling: What do you make of it?
Luke 2:41-52

Worship Leader -  That baby grew up. When he was the age of some of our children who went to camp this summer, some interesting things happened in that same Temple. His parents didnít exactly know what to make of it all, just like parents today who send their children to camp praying for life changing experiences and then wonder about some of the strange tales they tell when they come home. In this gospel story, Jesus was right where he should have been, but what are we to make of it? What do you make of it?

a camper reads:

         41Every year Jesusí parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Feast of Passover. 42When he was twelve years old, they went up as they always did for the Feast. 43When it was over and they left for home, the child Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents didnít know it. 44Thinking he was somewhere in the company of pilgrims, they journeyed for a whole day and then began looking for him among relatives and neighbors. 45When they didnít find him, they went back to Jerusalem looking for him.
         46The next day they found him in the Temple seated among the teachers, listening to them and asking questions. 47The teachers were all quite taken with him, impressed with the sharpness of his answers. 48But his parents were not impressed; they were upset and hurt.
         His mother said, "Young man, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been half out of our minds looking for you."
         49He said, "Why were you looking for me? Didnít you know that I had to be here, dealing with the things of my Father?" 50But they had no idea what he was talking about.
         51So he went back to Nazareth with them, and lived obediently with them. His mother held these things dearly, deep within herself. 52And Jesus matured, growing up in both body and spirit, blessed by both God and people.

The Message © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson
     

Godís Calling: Will you share?
John 6:1-13

Worship Leader -  Okay, weíre approaching that time in worship when we take up the offering. By the way, if you havenít already, would you fill out and pass down your aisle the attendance pads as the plates are likewise passed? Discovery 5 from camp this summer revolved around our willingness to share. And what better scripture could there be than the story of a young boy, fives loaves and two fish. As you listen, ask yourself, will your share like he did?

a camper reads:

         1Jesus crossed Lake Galilee, which was also known as Lake Tiberias. 2A large crowd had seen him work miracles to heal the sick, and those people went with him. 3-4It was almost time for the Jewish festival of Passover, and Jesus went up on a mountain with his disciples and sat down. 5When Jesus saw the large crowd coming toward him, he asked Philip, "Where will we get enough food to feed all these people?" 6He said this to test Philip, since he already knew what he was going to do.
         7Philip answered, "Donít you know that it would take almost a yearís wages just to buy only a little bread for each of these people?" 8Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the disciples. He spoke up and said, 9"There is a boy here who has five small loaves of barley bread and two fish. But what good is that with all these people?" 10The ground was covered with grass, and Jesus told his disciples to have everyone sit down. About five thousand men were in the crowd. 11Jesus took the bread in his hands and gave thanks to God. Then he passed the bread to the people, and he did the same with the fish, until everyone had plenty to eat.
         12The people ate all they wanted, and Jesus told his disciples to gather up the leftovers, so that nothing would be wasted. 13The disciples gathered them up and filled twelve large baskets with what was left over from the five barley loaves.

CEV © 1995 by American Bible Society
    

Dedication

         Love IS something if we give it away. Youíve taught us that, Lord, over and over again. Thank you for the loaves and fishes - the money and talents and time - which you freely shower upon us. Thank you also for the joy we find in release these gifts, sharing them freely in Jesusí name. AMEN

Ushers? Your turn!
   

Godís Calling: Will you follow?
Mark 1:16-20

Worship Leader -  Another fish story, this one about God calling Simon Peter and his brother Andrew. They left their nets and went on to, as Jesus said, "fish for people." The last Discovery from camp and for this morning has to do with our own willingness to follow Jesus and go where God is calling us to go and do what God is calling us to do. Are we seeking? Are we listening? Are we waiting? Are we wondering? Are we willing to share? Will we follow? Listen to this last Bible story.

a camper reads:

         16As Jesus was walking along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were fishermen and were casting their nets into the lake. 17Jesus said to them, "Come with me! I will teach you how to bring in people instead of fish." 18Right then the two brothers dropped their nets and went with him.
         19Jesus walked on and soon saw James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boat, mending their nets. 20At once Jesus asked them to come with him. They left their father in the boat with the hired workers and went with him.

CEV © 1995 by American Bible Society
   

Telling the story

         All campers and helpers come forward and sit on the raised area up front. The microphone will be passed and each given the opportunity to briefly share something from their camp experience this summer.
    

Benediction

 

(para traducir a espaŮol, presione la bandera de EspaŮa)

 

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

 

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