Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
January 22, 2006
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
And Jesus said
to them, "Follow me and I will make you fish
for people." (Mark 1:17)
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Call to Worship
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"
prophet, waiting people"
(Pre-schoolers then leave for Sunday School)
Responsive Prayer of Confession
(see back of bulletin)
"Lord, you have come to the
Responding with our joys, concerns, testimonies, or
Responding with our Tithes and
is thy faithfulness"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
(based on Psalm 62 :5-8)
One: For God alone, we are still; we wait in silence.
All: (sing) "Be still and know" (lyrics/chords,
One: For God alone, we are still; we wait in silence assured of
strength and healing.
All: If we put our trust and our hope in other than God,
we are setting our hearts on vain hopes and worthless distractions
One: Trust therefore in God at all times and rejoice in the
knowledge that we can safely reveal our most innermost thoughts
within the safety of God's heart
to simply and actively tell the story of Jonah, playing up the
dramatic elements which the children can act out:
- God pointing one way, walking the other way
- Getting on a boat
- Stormy seas
- "tossing," being "tossed" overboard
- imagining the belly of the big fish
- deciding to go God's way
- telling the congregation (Ninevah) to repent
- Being mad that they repented
- God teaching a lesson
Make it fun.
Prayer of Confession
Leader: Have mercy on us, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
People: Blot out all our transgressions,
according to your great compassion;
Leader: Wash away all our iniquities
and cleanse us from our sin.
People: For we know our transgressions,
and our sin is always before us.
Leader: We have sinned against you
and have done what is evil in your sight.
ALL: as sacrifice we bring our broken and
(pause for silence)
Leader: God will create in each of us a pure
God will not take the Holy Spirit form us.
God will restore to us the joy of salvation
and grant us willing spirits to sustain us.
ALL: Praise to the God of mercy who loves
and forgives us.
©1988, Ruth A. Yoder
26175 Woodridge Dr., Elkhart, IN 46517.
One: For Simon and Andrew, and for James and John, leaving
their nets meant....
All: Leaving a comfortable place, leaving the safety and
security of what they knew well.
One: But Jesus said, "Follow me!"
All: And "they left their nets and followed him."
One: For you and for me, leaving our nets might mean....
All: Venturing into a new area of ministry,
One: Or sharing my faith in a way that I haven't before,
All: Or letting go of some unhealthy pattern in my life with
which I have become very comfortable.
One: But Jesus still says, "Follow me!"
All: And we respond...
by Larry M. Dentler, pastor
Bermudian Church of the Brethren, East Berlin, PA
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
When Jesus calls
us, we may get "shifted," just like the disciples. Our
directions may change, we may lay aside old nets and take up new
ones. Even so, As God "shifts" us, so God
"gifts" us. With all that God supples, we are able to
respond - to be response-able, responsible for our the boat we float
with the Lord.
Part of that
responsibility includes our finances. Now is the time for us to be
faithful in this regard for the mission of this church. Are you
ready and willing? If so, the ushers are waiting. Let’s go.
secure in the steadfast love of God
rejoicing in the call of Jesus Christ
strong in the power of the Holy
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)