Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
November 4, 2007
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

Junior High Youth Sunday

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Hymn                (vs. 1 & 4) "Brethren, we have met to worship"                       8

*Call to Worship

*Praise Songs                 "Lord, I lift your name on high"
                            (vs. 1 & 3) "All hail the power of Jesus’ name"                   106
                                           "My life is in you, Lord"


  Scripture                                  Luke 9:23 - 27

  Message                            The amazing race

  Skit                                When You Pray, Say…
             “Praying is a dangerous thing. You could wind up changed, you know.”
                                              (by  Clyde Lee Herring)

  Song                                       “Grace like rain”
                                                                (lyrics/chords, mp3)

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

  Praying Together

  Responding with our Tithes and Offerings


*Hymn                                       "Guide my feet"                                          546
                                                                       (vs. 1, 2, 3, 6)


*Challenge and Sending


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

One: God welcomes us to this place of worship.

All: We stand on holy ground!

One: God smiles on and through everyone here.

All: We are among friends!

One: God knows and understands each one of us.

All: We have nothing to hide!

One: God calls us to consider our options.

All: We are free to choose!

One: God respects our choices.

All: We are loved!

All: Loving God, we receive your welcome and we welcome your presence. Move among us and transform us. Help us see who Jesus is and give us the courage to follow.

(by Russell Jensen)


            Oh God, as we worship, make yourself known to us at this moment for we cannot choose the time that we live in, yet we know that Jesus calls us to choose what we do with the time we are given when he offers us the invitation to follow him.
Our lives are about choices, yet we have chosen to be here. May that be a step in which we set aside the choices that pull us away from you and open our hearts to your word and to your call. Amen.

(by David Steele)

Pastoral Prayer


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


Responding with our Tithes and Offerings

            Have you ever played the game ‘follow the leader?’ It’s probably been awhile, huh? But we follow leaders every day. Think about it: we follow the lead of our parents by listening to their advice and rules; we follow advertisements by buying products from Coke, Pepsi, Nike, Verizon, Abercrombie, Microsoft and McDonald’s; we follow the lead of our peers in how we spend our free time. But as Christians, we’re called to follow Jesus. So what will you choose to do with the time you are given? Are you following the ways of the world or are you following Jesus?

(by Wendi Hutchinson)


Voice 1: The amazing race!

Voice 2: Continuing the work of Jesus.

1: Brethren, we have met to worship.

2: The amazing race!

1: Continuing the work of Jesus.

2: Hundreds of health kits.

1: The Global Food Crisis Fund.

2: Brethren Volunteer Service.

1: The amazing race.

2: National Youth Conference.

1: Christian Citizenship Seminar.

2: Continuing the work of Jesus.

1: Missionary work in the Dominican Republic and Nigeria .

2: Workcamps.

1: The amazing race.

2: I’m being changed for good.

1: Continuing the work of Jesus.

2: The amazing race.

1: Disciples of Christ, running the amazing race.

2: Disciples of Christ, continuing the work of Jesus.

1: But who are the disciples?

2: You!

1: Me?

2: You…and you and you and you and you and you!

1: And you!

2: All of us together, peacefully, simply, together.

1: All of us together, continuing the work of Jesus.


(by Becky Ullom)

Challenge and Sending

May God deny you an easy peace,
      and grant you instead, passion,
      a revolutionary passion that spills over into the world
      in acts of compassion and love, justice and integrity.
Go in the spirit and way of Christ,
      who is our strength, our passion, and our true peace!

(by Becky Ullom)

(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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