Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 14, 2007
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
with Holy Confession
approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience
and our bodies washed with pure water."
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Entering into Godís presence
"Oh, how wondrous the
"Like a pumpkin"
light your world"
O take me as I am"
Affirming our faith
Responding with a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or
O take me as I am"
Responding with our Tithes and
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
be the tie that binds"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
into God's presence
1 - Last week the story of Godís calling of Isaiah began
our worship as we remembered how this prophet responded to the
holiness of God with the following confession:
2 - "Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean
lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have
seen the King, the Lord of hosts! " (Isaiah
1 - Todayís worship begins with another Bible story, that
of the calling of Moses. Be prepared to enter into this scripture,
when prompted, by reading the words projected on the screen. Come,
let us enter into Godís presence.
2 - (slight pause) Moses was
keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian;
he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the
mountain of God.
1 - There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame
of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it
was not consumed.
2 - Then Moses said, (motion to congregation)
Congregation - "I must turn aside and look at this
great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up."
2 - When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God
called to him out of the bush,
1 - "Moses, Moses !"
2 - And Moses replied, (motion to congregation)
Congregation - "Here I am."
2 - Then God said,
1 - "Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your
feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."
2 - He said further,
1 - "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob."
2 - And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at
1 - (slight pause) Please stand, if you
are able, and let us sing the song printed on your insert. If you
feel so led, take off your shoes as we sing, for worship is
O God who truly is and who really sees,
not from a distance, but up close and personal;
who knows intimately the sufferings of your people; and
who responds to the cry of human heart by sending a Savior;
O God who spoke through burning bush,
and in still, small voice,
speak to us today through your Word and your Messenger.
Help us to tread lightly upon this ground,
our bare feet touching what is holy,
aware that life is full of such places
if only we would turn aside to see.
Help us to turn toward you just now
and walk in the light of your grace.
This we pray in the name of your Son
and our Deliverer, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Leader: Have mercy on us, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
People: Blot out all our transgressions,
according to your great compassion;
Leader: Wash away all our iniquities
and cleanse us from our sin.
People: For we know our transgressions,
and our sin is always before us.
Leader: We have sinned against you
and have done what is evil in your sight.
ALL: as sacrifice we bring our broken and
(pause for silence)
Leader: God will create in each of us a pure
God will not take the Holy Spirit form us.
God will restore to us the joy of salvation
and grant us willing spirits to sustain us.
ALL: Praise to the God of mercy who loves
and forgives us.
©1988, Ruth A. Yoder
26175 Woodridge Dr., Elkhart, IN 46517.
"Like a pumpkin"
Ness will share a good word with the children. As Halloween
approaches and jack-o-lanterns adorn many homes, he'll use a
pumpkin to get across the following message: "Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see...."
(For those who say good
Christians should have nothing to do with Halloween,
take a gander at this article
in Christianity Today.)
Hopeless, confused, torn,
Lonely, tired, worn,
Helpless, deceived, poor;
Many are the reasons for turning from God.
words from the letter to the Hebrews may sound harsh as we read
them, but they are written by someone who longs for the light of
Christ to burn brightly in every soul. Listen.
Leader: We affirm that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Hannah, and Mary is our God.
People: We affirm that God has come to us in our likeness,
the form of a servant in Jesus of Nazareth.
Leader: We believe that god, in Christ, suffered the pain and
the cross to provide for our salvation.
People: We believe that God demonstrated power over sin and
raising Jesus from the dead
and declaring that the risen Christ is Lord.
Leader: God has given us new life and freedom
the fullness of the Holy Spirit,
who is the guide and power of the community of believers.
ALL: We believe that in the end, God's rule of peace
be fully established
and that Jesus Christ will reign forever and ever.
Adapted from a liturgy of baptism by Assembly Mennonite Church,
Baptism and Church Membership, Worship Series 3, ed. James H.
copyright © 1979 Faith & Life Press/Mennonite Publishing House.
written closer to the time (if not at the
with our Tithes and Offerings
loves a cheerful giver." Thatís what the apostle Paul
once wrote to the church folks in Corinth. Or to put it differently,
God does not want guilt offerings - you know, money we put in the
plate to make us feel better about things weíve done wrong. In the
first place, we canít buy our way into Godís grace. Thatís
already taken care of. In the second place, God out-gives us every
time. Indeed, as Paul wrote, "Each of you must give as you
have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God
loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every
blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of
everything, you may share abundantly in every good work." (2
Ushers, help us out.
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