Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
May 27, 2007
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

Pentecost Sunday

      "But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, ĎMen of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.." (Acts 2:14)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)
  Announcements
  Prelude

  Gathering Song                     "Let the Redeemed"              (see insert/overhead)
                                                                      (chords, clip)

  Call to Worship                                                                       (back of bulletin)

*Hymn                           "O Holy Spirit, making whole"                                 300

*Unison prayer for the empowering of Godís Spirit                   (back of bulletin)

  Scripture                                 Psalm 104:24-35

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

  Offertory              (Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)

  Scripture                                 Romans 8:14-17

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

  Prayer Song                       "Fluye, Espiritu, Fluye"             (see insert/overhead)

  Pastoral Prayer

  The Story of Pentecost from Acts 2

  "Radio Zion FM"

  Hymn                          "Open my eyes, that I may see"                                517

  Message           "But Peter, standing with the eleven"

  Hymn                                "Spirit of the living God"                                     349

  Prayer

*Closing Song                         "Shout to the north"               (see insert/overhead)
                                                                (words/chords, mp3)

*Postlude


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

    One: What is this that we are hearing?

    Two: What is this that we are seeing?

       All: What does this mean? Our senses are overwhelmed!

Women: What sound is this, this powerful wind that blows upon us, even into us?

     Men: What fire is this, this fire of speech, creating praises rising to God?

       All: Truly this is the Holy Spirit promised to us! Truly this is new birth,
              new mission, new passion, new hope! Yes, indeed, it is.
              Praise God! Praise Jesus our Lord!

    One: Let us then be bold in worship, prayer, and singing.

    Two: Let us be bold in the proclamation of the Good News.

       All: It is Pentecost! A new day is upon us. Glory to God!

by William Haldeman-Scarr, pastor Pomona (CA) Fellowship
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"
   

Unison Prayer for the empowering of God's Spirit

         God of power, who blesses us with the Spirit of Christ, we pray that in this celebration of worship you will empower this community to be a Pentecost people. Fill us with forgiveness, mercy, justice, kindness, and peace. Send us on Spirit-led missions and make us new in all things. Amen.

by William Haldeman-Scarr, pastor Pomona (CA) Fellowship
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"
   

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         "In the beginning," the book of Genesis affirms, "a wind from God swept over the face of the waters." And Godís voice called forth light, sky, land, and all of creation. Ever since, the Psalmist echoes, it is the wind of Godís Spirit that "renews the face of the earth." ... Thatís easy to see at this time of year when the land gives birth to new life all around us, clothing the world with color. The Jewish festival of Pentecost is a celebration of the abundance God richly provides - a harvest that feeds and restores. In Bible times, Jews from distant lands came to the Temple in Jerusalem to glorify the Lord in thanksgiving. Thatís the backdrop for our Christian celebration of Pentecost.

         Letís "come to the Temple" ourselves, just now, and glorify the Lord by giving thanks with our offerings. God has provided what we need, day in and day out. And the Holy Spirit continues to renew and refresh the face of the earth. Amen? ... Itís your turn to serve now, ushers.
   

Pastoral Prayer

 

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

 

Prayer

         Fall afresh on your people, O Lord. Through the melding and molding of the disciple-making process, fill and use us. Blow through us with the fresh breath of your Holy wind, that our sails may unfurl and our boats take us where we need to be this week. Empower us to leave this house and come alive wherever these feet lead us, sharing our faith in word and deed. Help us to rise to the occasion, knowing that we do not stand alone, for we have a message worth shouting about. Amen.
   

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

 

Interested in Sunday School?
Below is a growing list of possible sites to visit. As you discover others, please let us know.

International Lesson:
Faith and Life Resources
Mennonite Publishing House

International Lesson:
Mennonite Weekly Review

(scroll down on left to "Sunday School lessons)

International Lesson:
Christian Standard
(one week ahead)

International Lesson:
Living Web Sunday School Project

While one of our adult classes follows the International lesson above, using
A Guide for Biblical Studies,
published quarterly by our denomination,
another class often uses one of the
Good Ground series,
also published by Brethren Press.

For children and youth, we use the new
Gather Round curriculum
(developed jointly by the Church of the Brethren and the Mennonite Church)

 

©2007 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)

 

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