Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
August 6, 2006
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
anger was greatly kindled against the man. He said to
Nathan, "As the Lord lives, the man who has
done this deserves to die..." (2
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Call to Worship
(back of bulletin)
"All praise to our redeeming
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
"Oh, how wondrous the
(Our younger children then leave for Sunday School)
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
be still, and know that I am God"
2 Samuel 11:26-12:1a
"Anger greatly kindled"
"For the healing of the
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
One: We are gathered together as one
All: One body in Christ!
One: Like pieces of a quilt, we are
each unique and
All: Joined as one through grace-filled stitches,
One: By the One who made and loves us.
All: We are joined as one body because of the love
we share in Christ Jesus.
One: Our differing gifts, skills and insights are gifts from God
All: For the purpose of building up Christ's
One: So we shall learn of our
All: But the love we share in Christ Jesus will
keep us side by side.
One: Never boastful nor envious, we will honor and build each
All: Because we are bound together through our
love of Jesus Christ. So be it!
Cline Detrick, pastor Daleville (VA) Church of the Brethren
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word
(this and the Call to Worship both refer to Ephesians
One body, one
Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and
Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all, take
this patchwork collection of persons and quilt together your church.
Like old pieces of cloth, take these words and songs and prayers in
this ‘order of worship,’ take our thoughts and inner hungers,
and join them all together into a new and living fabric - the
purpose of which is to cover and color your world (or at least our
corner of it) with grace and love. In Christ. Amen.
to be adapted from "Hungry for Love"
Sitting on the Rainbow, by Ruth
our Tithes and Offerings
eyes were bigger than your stomach," a parent says when a
plate of food sits partly uneaten before a child who ordered it in
a restaurant. Nearby, another diner sits engorged and almost
unable to move, thinking, "I can’t believe I ate it
all..." We often don’t know our appetites. We also can mix
up our hungers - filling our tummies when it’s our heart or
spirit that is empty.
wilderness, the Lord fed the children of Israel every morning with
manna from heaven, which was just enough for one day’s
sustenance, so that the people might learn to depend upon God one
step / one day at a time. Beside the sea, Jesus filled the
stomachs of the surrounding crowd with bread, but he also fed
their hearts, minds, and spirits with his words and his very
presence. He became the bread, broken and shared.
In worship, we
pay attention to our deeper hungers. Confession is the task of
trying to straighten out the mess inside, with all our hungers
mixed up demanding us to act upon them. We remember that God
provides us our daily manna as we journey through our own
wilderness. "I am the bread of life," Jesus reminds us,
step by step, along the way. His sharing becomes our sharing. As
he was broken and given, so we tear off a bit of what we have been
given and freely give ourselves away.
As the plates are
passed, think of your offering as bread freely given. The desire
to "share," by the way, is itself a deep hunger we all
have. As you give, prepare to make your confession, to let go of
lesser things, and thus make a straight path in your life today
for the Lord to enter. Ushers, would you help us to take the first
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 a 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.
written closer to the time (if not at the
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)