Worship Order for Sunday

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

      "As far as I am concerned, God turned into good what you meant for evil."
                     - Joseph to his brothers (Genesis 50:20 NLT)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)
  Announcements
  Prelude                                       "In Summer"                                   Stebbins

  Call to Worship

*Hymn                              "O bless the Lord, my soul"                                 80

*Opening Prayer   (e-5)

  Scripture                                Matthew 18:19-20

  For Children           "Why do we come to church?"
                                         (Pre-schoolers then leave for playful worship)

  Scripture                               Matthew 18:21-22

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

  Responsive Lordís Prayer                                                                     (351)

  Offertory Litany                                                                    (back of bulletin)

  Offertory                             "Oh, Rest in the Lord"                    Mendelssohn

*Response                   (vs. 1) "O bless the Lord, my soul"                           600

*Dedication

  Scripture                                Genesis 50:15-21

  Message      "Turning into good what was made for evil"

*Hymn                             "I will sing of my Redeemer"                               344

*Benediction

*Postlude                 "Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"                  Jarman


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

Voice 1 - Bless the LORD, O my soul,
Voice 2 - Bless the LORD, O my soul,
Voice 3 - Bless the LORD, O my soul,
Voice 1 - and all
Voice 2 - all
Voice 3 - ALL that is within me, bless his holy name.
Voice 1 - Bless the LORD, O my soul,
Voice 2 - Bless the LORD, O my soul,
Voice 3 - Bless the LORD, O my soul,
Voice 1 - and do not forget
Voice 2 - Donít forget!
Voice 3 - ALL his benefits--
Voice 1 - who forgives all your iniquity,
Voice 2 - who heals all your diseases,
Voice 3 - who redeems your life from the Pit,
Voice 1 - who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
Voice 2 - who satisfies you with good as long as you live
Voice 3 - so that your youth is renewed like the eagleís.
Voice 1 - If you are able, stand and sing #80, "O Bless the Lord, my soul."

Psalm 103:1-5, NRSV
  

For Children
"Why do we come to church?"

         Our resident children's storyteller, Ed Lewis, writes: I base this story on a good friend of mine in school. I asked him "would you like to come to church with me?" to which he replied, "Iím going fishing on Sunday." "Believe me," he continued, "youíd more likely find God fishing with me than sitting in a hot stuffy church." It raised a lot of questions in my mind when I was a kid, questions I intend to explore with the kids of our church.
   

God is Generous
Offertory Litany on Psalm 103:2

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
         Do not forget Godís generosity.

In times of pain, we focus on our discomfort,
         In times of anger, we fix on our rage;
In times of grief, we remember our loss,
         In times of worry, we expect the worst.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
         Do not forget Godís generosity.

In times of pleasure, we enjoy our feelings,
         In times of success, we remember our hard work;
In times of abundance, we consume easily,
         In times of happiness, we sing joyfully.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
         Do not forget Godís generosity.

In the words of the Bible, we listen to Godís mercy,
         In the melody of the hymns, we hear Godís grace;
In the ministries of the church, we see Godís compassion.
         In the offertory of worship, we respond to Godís generosity.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
         Do not forget Godís generosity.

- Eugene F Roop, President,
Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, IN
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"
  

Dedication

         We will not forget your generosity, Lord God. Help us to make the connection between our deep yearning to help others and what you have done, and continue to do, to help us. One common thread woven through all. O bless the Lord, my soul. AMEN
   

Benediction

 

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

 

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

 

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