Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
August 13, 2006
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
Elijah went a
dayís journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down
under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die:
"It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for
I am no better than my ancestors." (1
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Call to Worship
Unison Affirmation of faith
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(vs. 1 & 4)
"Lord, thou dost
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
Learning a song
"Dios, Quiero ser como tķ"
(Our younger children leave for Sunday School)
(hum song softly)
"Dios, Quiero ser como tķ"
a broom tree"
firm a foundation"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Psalm 34:1-8, NRSV
1 - From the 34th Psalm - words to call us to worship.
2 - Tradition says King David wrote these words
1 - "when he feigned madness before Abimelech, so that he
drove him out, and he went away."
2 - Thatís what it says in the prescript.
1 - Some say it is a "madness" to worship God,
2 - especially when there are so many other things to do;
1 - that itís crazy to trust in the Lord,
2 - when circumstances might seem to indicate otherwise.
1 - All I know, all we know, is that, as the hymns says,
2 - "though the darkness hide thee,
1 - "though the eye made blind by sin thy glory may not see,
2 - "only thou art holy;
1 - "there is none beside thee."
2 - So, then, may this supposed "madness" drive away our
1 - May it lead us into the arms of God.
2 - Therefore, listen to the Psalmist, and open your arms to the
1 - I will bless the LORD at all times;
2 - his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
1 - My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
2 - let the humble hear and be glad.
1 - O magnify the LORD with me
2 - and let us exalt his name together.
1 - I sought the LORD,
2 - and he answered me,
1 - and delivered me from all my fears.
2 - Look to him, and be radiant;
1 - so your faces shall never be ashamed.
2 - This poor soul cried,
1 - and was heard by the LORD,
2 - and was saved from every trouble.
1 - The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
2 - and delivers them.
1 - O taste and see that the LORD is good;
2 - happy are those who take refuge in him.
1 - Stand, if you are able, and sing, "Holy, holy,
Holy God - our Creator, Savior, and Advocate - may we be drawn
closer to you this hour. May we, indeed, "taste and see"
that you are good, even when circumstances might say otherwise; that
you surround us with your steadfast presence, and deliver us from
that which causes us fear. If it be madness to worship you, Lord
God, then may we gladly announce that we are but "fools for
Christís sake." We add our voices this hour to the saints and
angels who are gathered around your throne, for you alone are worthy
of praise. Bless these moments, O Lord, that we may later go forth
from this place touched by your holiness - wherever you may lead. In
Jesusí name. Amen.
Affirmation of faith
believe in God,
the giver of grain
and in Jesus Christ,
the bread of
life broken for us,
and in the Holy Spirit,
power in every grain and loaf.
I believe that Christ is to be leaven in us,
so that we may offer the bread of
to the hungers of every human heart.
Alvin Franz Brightbill, (adapted)
from We Gather Together,
©1979 Brethren Press.
our Tithes and Offerings
have just affirmed that Jesus Christ, the bread of life, "is to
be leaven in us, so that we may offer the
bread of life to the hungers of every human heart." Do you
truly believe that? Is it really your desire that this
"leaven" might expand the person you are, such that you
grace-fully grow to offer yourself freely to others? If so, then it
is appropriate to bring your offering to God just now, for it is not
a payment to help you avoid Godís call upon your life. Rather, in,
through, and beyond your gift, you are revealing the leavening power
of Christ Jesus in your life. Grow, brothers and sisters, grow!
Will the ushers
come forward to receive our offerings. As they do, please sign and
pass the attendance booklets found at the center aisle of each pew.
With open hearts and hands, O Lord, we seek to be cheerful givers,
revealing your leaven in our lives. Enlarge our living that we might
really become a blessing to you and to others. Amen.
With a clean
cooking pot and a large spoon for pretending to stir, as well as a
pot that has a burned crust in the bottom, we'll explore with the
children the effect of anger that simmers too long without being
dealt with. Based upon Ephesians
4:25-5:2, this lesson is borrowed from Sitting on the
Rainbow, by Ruth
Gilmore, p. 96.
written closer to the time (if not at the
Go out and imitate God, living in love.
Put your hope in Godís Word
and let your own words be truthful and constructive.
May sin rouse your anger,
........but never let anger cause you
Donít allow any room for evil.
And may God always hear your voice.
May Christ Jesus raise you to new life;
and may the Holy Spirit nourish you for the life of love.
©2003 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net
(para traducir a espaŮol, presione la bandera de EspaŮa)