Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
May 20, 2007
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
Jesus then asked
him, "What is your name?" He said,
"Legion"; for many demons had entered
him. (Luke 8:30)
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Call to Worship
sent his Son"
me, O thou great Jehovah"
The story of a prophet running from his
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
me, O thou great Jehovah"
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
"Healer of our every
The story of a man mobbed by his
praise thee, O God"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
(quotes Psalm 42:1-2a)
All: "As the wild deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul
longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God."
One: We have come together to strengthen our love and our worship
of the living God.
All: Our corporate worship is a sharing of faith and expectation.
One: We also bring our own unique and private joys, anxieties,
memories and hopes.
All: Our worship includes secrets known to God alone.
One: We gather with a common status as the children of one loving
All: Our worship unites a scattered family.
One: We offer our varied gifts and resources to the one common
All: Our worship is a fellowship in the one body of Christ.
One: We gather in the presence of the Holy Spirit, where each
soul may better know itself, understand its neighbour, and slake its
thirst on God’s love.
All: Our worship is a searching and finding, a loving and
Living God, like the author of the psalm, there are times when we
feel besieged by unbelief . Times when we are mocked for our
faithfulness and people still cry "where is your God?" So,
on this day of celebration, we praise and thank you for giving
meaning and shape to our faith in the person of Jesus Christ. You
strengthen us with the power of the Holy Spirit so that we can
affirm our unity in Christ with joy and hope for the future. There
are times of testing when doubts creep in, and there are sure to be
such times ahead, but we face the future with courage and
anticipation, in the knowledge that you have been - that you are -
and that you forever will be - our help, our rock, and our God. In
Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen
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Team has chosen a focus for each month of the year. On May's
theme of Mental, Linda Sonczewski (a public health nurse and
deacon), will speak briefly on this topic on this Health Promotion
our Tithes and Offerings
In the act of
worship, when we are honest with ourselves and with our God, we stop
running away from our problems and turn and face the source of our
strength. This requires leaving the comfort of the cave to which we
flee. It involves stepping forth in spite of the outer fury that
threatens to unravel us. It means listening for the still, small
voice of God who speaks in silence.
Don’t just give
your money just now. As the plates are passed, imagine yourself
turning away from the back wall of whatever cave you presently
occupy, and bracing yourself to meet the living God. This, after
all, is why we are here.
We feel that we
go in so many directions at once, O God. We spend money in many
places. We dart from activity to activity. Sometimes we wonder if we
have a center. These gifts are given with the prayer that we may
find a more Spirit-led focus for our pocketbooks and our lives.
Thank you for this opportunity to center our lives and our resources
on you and on your hope for the world. Amen.
from UMC Center
for Christian Stewardship
written by Herb Mather, retired staff member of
the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church.
Copyright © 2007 The General Board of Discipleship of
The United Methodist Church. Used with permission.
written closer to the time (if not at the
Go now, proclaiming to all how much Jesus has done for you.
Be as one with each other in Christ.
Wait for the Lord, and be ready to hear God’s voice,
even in the sounds of sheer silence.
And may God be your fortress;
May Christ Jesus release you from all that torments you;
And may the Holy Spirit give you light and truth
........to sustain you day and night.
©2001 Nathan Nettleton www.laughingbird.net
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)