Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 8, 2006
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

      I ask, "Why do you care about us humans? Why are you concerned for us weaklings?" You have made us a little lower than yourself, and you have crowned us with glory and honor. You let us rule everything your hands have made. And you put it all under our power...
                               
(Psalm 8:4-6 CEV)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)
  Announcements
  Prelude

  Responsive Call to Worship                                                                     812

*Hymn                         "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic"                          112

*Opening Prayer (C-9)

  Scripture                             Hebrews 2:5-12 (CEV)

*Praise Songs                 "Lord, I lift your name on high"                 (see insert)
                                              "Let the Redeemed"

  Giving glory to God (a testimony)

  Song                                         "Step by step"                              (see insert)

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

  Offertory

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

  Hymn                          "Breathe on me, breath of God"                            356
                          (Our younger children leave for bell practice & Sunday School)

  Pastoral Prayer

  Scripture                                   Mark 10:2-16

  Message                  "Commitment along the way"

  Invitation

*Hymn                                    "Savior of my soul"                                     549

*Benediction

*Postlude


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

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Responsive Call to Worship

                                            (Worship Leader prefaces with these words:)
         Please turn in the back of your hymnal to #812 and letís read responsively Psalm 8 as our Call to Worship. Note that we will begin and end together with the words that are both in bold and italic script. My part is plain text, while yours is wherever the print is bold. As you read the line, "Yet you have made them a little lower than God..." please stand if you are able. And now, letís begin our worship with Godís Word.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
        how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
        the moon and the stars that you have established;
        what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
                mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
                and crowned them with glory and honor.

You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
        you have put all things under their feet,
all sheep and oxen,
        and also the beasts of the field,
        the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
                whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
        how majestic is your name in all the earth!


Hymnal #812
New Revised Standard Version
   

Giving glory to God (a testimony)

         A second in a series of sharings by members of this congregation, reflecting upon their baptism and its effect upon their life. Today's "testimony" is from one of our college students. She quickly writes: 

         "im not totally sure what im gonna say yet, but here's my general theme: i think when i speak, altho i will be speaking to everyone, i am gonna mainly be trying to talk to the youth. i guess i just really want them to know that even tho baptism is a big commitment sort of step, its not like as soon as ur foot hits the water...you become super-holy or something. i guess i just wanna talk about how its another step in the journey of faith. how it all really starts with a sort of realization or acceptance (like that retreat we had back in the day), and baptism is like a tangible way of saying that you are ready to really take on this journey. i want them to kno that the journey after that is sometimes difficult and sometimes like God turns on a light and you just kinda get that "DUH!!" feeling. i know im kinda rambling and almost kinda brainstorming right now as i write this...but i guess im just trying to let you know in what direction heading.
    

Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(The Worship Leader reads all the text in italics, as well as the "Amen? ... Ushers?" at the end. A second voice reads side comments.)

Trust in the Lord...

         Have faith, step by step, even when you canít see very far down the road.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart...

         Donít check your mind, your will-power, your self at the door.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not...

         If youíre going to Ďleaní against anything, make sure itís solid.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding...

         The older we get the more we realize we donít know everything.

In all your ways...

         Not just in some things, but in everything.

In all your ways acknowledge him...

         That is, let God lead you, not the other way around.

In all your ways acknowledge him and he will...

         A promise is a promise.

In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight...

         Arenít you tired of moving all those obstacles in the way by yourself?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
         and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge him
         and he will make your paths straight.

... Amen? (pause for echo of "Amen!") Ushers?

    

Pastoral Prayer

 

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

 

Invitation

 

Benediction

 

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

 

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