Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
September 23, 2007
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

      "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." (Revelation 21:1)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

*Responsive Call to Worship                                                                       666

*Hymn                          "Praise the Lord, sing hallelujah"                                50

*Invocation Prayer

  From the Beginning (the Law)                Leviticus 26:1-8, 27-33

  Unison Confession                                                                                    693

  From the Prophets                  Ezekiel 36:26-28

  Hymn                               "New earth, heavens new"                                 299

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


  From the Gospels                     Luke 17:11-19

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

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

*Response                        (vs. 1) "God, whose giving"                                 383


  From the Ending                    Revelation 21:1-4

  Message             "God’s long track record in our Bible"
                                        (brother Norman Bollinger)

*Hymn                                   "Blessed assurance"                                      332


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Responsive Call to Worship

Leader: Call a solemn assembly
                 And gather the people.
              Let the inhabitants of the land
                 tremble before our God.

People:   God knows all the secrets of our hearts
                 and understands all our ways.

Leader:   The day of God is coming;
                   it is near -
                    a day of clouds and shadows,
                     a day of darkness and great gloom.

People:  God's judgments are blameless and sure,
                 but God's grace is sufficient for all our needs.

Leader:   Rend your hearts and not your garments;
                   come to God with fasting,
                   come with weeping and mourning.

People:  We will worship God
                  with pure and loving hearts.
               We will seek to be faithful
                   to the One who has called us here.

Hymnal #666
by Lavon Bayler, from Refreshing Rains of the Living Word,
copyright © 1988, The Pilgrim Press, altered.

Invocation Prayer

to be written by the worship leader


Unison Confession

    I have sinned against heaven and before you.
I am not worthy to be called your child
    because I have not carried out your will.
But speak a word of comfort and my soul shall be healed.
God, be merciful to me, a sinner.  AMEN

Hymnal #693
by Balthasar Hubmaier, 16th c., based on Luke 15:18-19,21 and 18:13.
Translation copyright © 1991 John D. Rempel.


to be written by the worship leader


Returning our Tithes and Offerings

to be written by the worship leader



to be written by the worship leader



to be written by the preacher


(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)


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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