Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
May 6, 2007
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
Fifth Sunday of
"Then I saw
a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the
first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more..."
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
*A Gathering Hymn "Come,
we that love the Lord"
*Psalm 148 (read responsively)
*A Song of
(by Debi Gliori)
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
Offertory (Please sign the attendance pad
and pass it on)
know we are Christians by our love" (vs. 3)
"We will work with each other; we will work
side by side.
We will work with each other; we will work side by side.
And we’ll guard each one’s dignity, and save each one’s
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
by Peter Scholtes
©1966 F.E.L. Publications
Assigned 1991 Lorenz Publishing Company
(a div. of the Lorenz Corporation)
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony
you see what I see?"
"Beyond a dying sun"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Praise God from the heavens
praise God in the heights;
praise God all you angels;
praise God all you heavenly hosts.
Praise God, sun, and moon;
praise God, all you shining stars.
Praise God, you highest heavens
and you waters above the heavens
Let all praise the name of God,
Who commanded and they were created.
God established them forever and ever
and gave a decree which shall not pass away.
Praise God, all the earth,
you sea monsters and all depths,
fire and hail, snow and frost,
stormy winds that fulfill God's word.
Praise God, you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
wild beasts and all tame animals,
creeping things and flying birds.
Let the rulers of the earth and all peoples
and all the judges of the earth -
men and women alike,
old and young together -
let them praise the name of God
whose name alone is exalted;
whose majesty is above the earth and heaven.
and who has raised the fortunes of the people.
May this God be praised by all the faithful ones.
by the children of Israel, the people close to God.
Alleluia! Praise God!
Hymnal #684 - Psalm 148.
Adapted from Psalms Anew,
edited/paraphrased by Nancy Schreck and Maureen Leach,
©1984 Saint Mary's Press, 702 Torrance Heights, Winona, MN 55927.
Also adapted from New Revised Standard Version
This is your
house, O Lord. We are your people. You are our God. It is you who,
in Christ, have paid our debt and set us free. It is you who have
broken the chains of our bondage to sin. It is you who have
reclaimed and restored us by the blood of the lamb. Help us never to
forget that you are our Redeemer, and therefore we are "the
redeemed of the Lord."
When we insist on
going our own way, remind us of your way, and lead us back on track.
Forgive us and live in us. When we continue to beat ourselves over
the head for sins we have already repented and you have long ago
forgiven, refresh us with your Word, "Fear not for I have
redeemed you, I have called you by my name, you are mine" (Isaiah
43:1). Empower us to live in Christ. Not tomorrow (manana),
but today. This is your day. This is your house, O Lord. We are your
people. You are our God. Amen!
our Tithes and Offerings
I have loved you," Jesus said, "you also should
love one another" (John 13:34). The
question is, will we love, "no matter what?"
In the gospel of
John, right after Jesus gives his disciples this "new
commandment" to love each other, Peter asks where Jesus is
going. Our Lord replies, "where I am going, you cannot
follow me now." When Peter boldly disagrees, saying, "I
will follow you (no matter what!)," Jesus speaks of how
this disciple will soon fail at love - three times denying our Lord
- before a rooster crows... (John 13:36-38).
Love gets tested.
I invite you to
return your offering just now as a response to God’s love. You don’t
have to earn this love. No amount of money could ever buy it. God’s
love is given to you free of charge, with a challenge to live out of
that love, to share it freely with others. Are you willing? It’s
not always easy. In fact, it may be the hardest thing you ever do.
But remember this, even if you fail, God still loves you, no matter
By the way, in John’s
gospel, after Jesus mentioned Peter’s upcoming denial, he answered
his question. "Where am I going? I go to prepare a place for
you... I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where
I am, there you may also be" (John 14:2b,3).
Ponder that promise as the offering plates are passed. Ushers?
Because you have first loved us, and have promised - no matter what
- to continue to do so, O Lord, we will walk with each other and
work side by side in your love. May these offerings be a reflection
of your promise. In Christ Jesus. Amen.
written closer to the time (if not at the
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