Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 29, 2006
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
Jesus said to
him, "Go; your faith has made you well."
Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on
the way." (Mark 10:52)
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
"Gentle Shepherd, come and lead
Call from God
ye thankful people"
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(from "Psalm 126," softly repeated)
"May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy"
(Our younger children leave for bell practice & Sunday School)
thou my vision"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
We call out to
our "Gentile Shepherd," who remains faithful every step
along the way, and who has loved us with an everlasting
love before we even knew how or where to call (Jer.
31:2). Listen to the long-ago invitation of our God, through
the prophet Jeremiah, to his flock scattered in exile. May God’s
call to them then beckon us now to come home.
1 - This is what the Lord says:
2 - "Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the
foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say,
‘O Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’
1 - See, I will bring them from the land of the north
and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will
be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in
labor; a great throng will return.
2 - They will come with weeping; they will pray as I
bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on
a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s
father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
1 - "Hear the word of the Lord, O nations; proclaim
it in distant coastlands: ‘He who scattered Israel will
gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’
2 - For the Lord will ransom Jacob and redeem them from the
hand of those stronger than they.
1 - They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will rejoice in the bounty of the Lord-- the grain,
the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds.
They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will
sorrow no more.
2 - Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and
the old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness;
I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
1 - I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and my
people will be filled with my bounty,"
2 - declares the Lord.
1 - "Come, ye thankful people, come." Stand, if you are
able, and sing a song of praise. #94.
Jeremiah 31:7 - 14
of all life,
we thank you
for the signs of your love that surround us,
for sun and warmth and all that comes to life
for all that sleeps within the earth awaiting birth.
We praise you
for the wisdom of your care,
water on the earth,
sunlight on our spirits,
hands on blinded eyes.
Continue to touch us.
Reach out to sue with compassion and forgiveness
that we may receive your gifts,
that we may know your love and grace
and rise to new life in Jesus Christ. AMEN
#680, adapted from More
by Pat Kozak, C.S.J., and Janet Schaffran, C.D.P.
1st edition ©1986 by the authors;
2nd revised edition ©1988. Crossroad/Continuum Publishing Company.
A young single
mother in our congregation will share about her baptism and what
it has meant since she first said "yes" to Jesus.
our Tithes and Offerings
In a court of
law, to give "testimony" is to bear witness to the truth
as you perceive it. It is a form of evidence through which
decisions are made by those who listen. What would you say if you
were to speak about what God has done in your life? Would there be
evidence there to share?
Every day we
testify. It may not be with words that we bear witness. Our
actions often speak more clearly than anything we say. Just now,
as you return your offering (which, by the way, gives evidence of
what you value most) think about the testimony that you have
shared this past week, through your words or actions at work, at
school, at home. Would there be enough evidence for a jury of your
peers to decide whether or not you follow Christ, or whether this
Jesus is someone worth following? ... Please pray with me.
confess, O Lord, that we too often care more about what people
think of us than what they think of you. The evidence we
reveal, when we do "bear witness," is usually on the
‘meager’ side. In your mercy, God, remind us of the fresh
start you offer us each and every day. Help us to step into
faith, starting again right now. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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