Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
March 18, 2007
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
Sunday of Lent
the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving
the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins.
God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is
doing." (2 Corinthians 5:19 from The
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Call to Worship
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"
child and her family
"Jesus loves me"
Loves Even Me"
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
"Take, O take me as I
(Our younger children leave for bell practice &
(preface to singing this hymn)
"Far, far away from my loving
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
(chorus to) "I
am a Servant"
divine, all loves excelling"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
(based on Psalm 32)
Happy are those whose sins are forgiven.
Happy are those to whom God attributes no wrong, those in whose
heart there is no deceit.
When we keep silent about our wrongdoings, our lives disintegrate
with worry and guilt;
when we struggle to hide from God, the heaviness in our hearts
consumes our strength.
But when we seek your truth, O God, and acknowledge our sin, we
experience your forgiveness.
Let all people reach out to you in prayer, O God, and know your
protection and strength.
Surrounded by your grace-filled presence and filled with your
undeserved forgiveness, we sing your praise; we shout for joy.
Stubbornness melts away and tempers are controlled when we listen
for Godís word and follow Godís direction for our lives.
When we fail to listen, and persist in following other than Godís
way, our hearts are hardened and our lives tormented.
But when we put our trust in God, we are surrounded and filled
with Godís steadfast love.
Rejoice and shout for joy all those who are upright in heart.
paraphrase and format by
Moira B. Laidlaw, from Liturgies
God of steadfast
love, you give us so many reasons to rejoice - the best reason of
all is having been brought so close to you in Jesus . Through him
you enable us to be new people - part of your new creation. And you
have entrusted us with the task of continuing to give shape to this
new creation by commissioning us as ambassadors of Christ. By
aligning our hearts with yours, we can speak the words to others
which you have spoken to us in Christ: "You are loved. You are
forgiven. You are saved." We praise you and adore you, O God,
as we offer this prayer in Jesusí name. Amen
by Moira B. Laidlaw
written closer to the time (if not at the
Preface to singing
"Far, far away from my loving
story told through music - thatís the setting for our next hymn.
The words date back to the nineteenth century, where they were
combined with an old southern folk melody. As we sing, we each
wonder, "am I all that far removed from the Ďprodigal soní
of whom Jesus spoke? How far have I wandered from my loving
Father?" ... Imagine yourself, just now, in a small wooden
chapel somewhere in Appalachia, (Organ begins
playing quietly) with a pump organ in the background,
and penitent hearts gathered all around. Sing this simple song and
make this story your own.
our Tithes and Offerings
As you return your offering, ponder these encouragements,
written by someone to whom Pastor Pete turns for a good word
when he needs it. Listen:
Let go of big things and embrace little things.
Ignore loud things and listen for quiet things.
Put aside obvious things and seek out hidden things.
Forget easy things and learn hard and ancient things.
Stop saving your life and start losing it.
Let your thinking and believing become doing and serving.
Quit trying to arrive and become at home on the journey.
Lose your road maps and find a wise guide to walk with you.
Love the idea of
God with all your heart, soul, mind, body, life, work, and strength.
And while you're at it, try loving other people as much as you love
yourself. You won't be able to do either of these, but trying will
be very good for you.
Do these things all of your days and forever. Do
these things and live.
quote from Gordon Atkinson,
pastor of Covenant Baptist Church,
San Antonio, TX
O God, that giving money away is foolish in our present economy.
Through our giving this day, we claim that we have different
priorities. In giving, we find strength to walk in your light
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
by the Rev.
David S. Bell
Director of the Center for Christian Stewardship
General Board of Discipleship
The United Methodist Church
(para traducir a espaŮol, presione la bandera de EspaŮa)