Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
November 25, 2007
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
Reign of Christ Sunday
therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I
have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always,
to the end of the age.
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
How Majestic in all the Earth
Responsive Call to Worship
(congregation reads all words in bold)
O Lord, our Lord, how
How Wonderful the Grace
grace of Jesus 150
not always a bad thing,
being swallowed by a fish
How Sweet to Trust
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of
testimony or praise
so sweet to trust in Jesus
Returning our Tithes
(Please sign the attendance pad
and pass it on)
Proclaim the tidings
On a clear
tidings near and far
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Responsive Call to
Psalm 8:1, 3-9
Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all
You have set your glory above the heavens.
I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you
what are human beings that you are
mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?
you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and
have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under their
sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, and the fish
of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all
New Revised Standard Version
come to us in the glory of your risen power;
come to us in the humility of your wondrous
Come and reign among us!
Let new life course through our veins,
new love bind us together,
and new vision spur us on to follow you forever.
Even so, come Lord Jesus. AMEN
#677, The Iona
The New Book of Christian Prayers,
© 1986 Tony Castle. Edited by Tony Castle.
Crossroad/Continuum Publishing Company.
not always a bad thing, being swallowed by a fish
(to be shared by children's storyteller, Ed Lewis)
here know the story of Jonah? You know, the story of the man who
got swallowed up by a large fish? Well, this is how the story
goes: Jonah was a holy man of God. God wanted Jonah to go to a
town, full of people that Jonah did not like. He was supposed
to carry a message from God, that he cares about them and wants
them to be good. Jonah did not want to do this for God, he did
not like these people and he believed that it was not worth his
time to do this job. Jonah tried to run away from God and
hide. While on a ship sleeping, God caused a great storm to
happen and the ship was in danger of sinking. When the men on
the ship woke Jonah and told him that God must be angry at them,
Jonah told them it was because of him. He told the men to cast
him off the ship. He was picked up and thrown into the
water. Jonah surely would have drowned, if it were not for the
great fish that God had sent to swallow him up.
"Can you imagine how Jonah must have felt? One minute he was
in trouble, trying to swim in these dangerous waters. The next
he saw a giant fish, with its big mouth wide open, swallow him
up. He would have surely drowned in the water, but now he was
inside the belly of this fish. All he could do was pray and
think about what he had done.
"When I would do something bad as a child, I can remember being
given a "time out" or sent to my room. I hated this and it
seemed like the end of the world. I would be angry, but I had
to sit and think about what I had done. Sometimes I would
pray, because it didn't seem fair. Just like Jonah I wanted to
do things my way, not the way my parents wanted me to do. God
was saying to Jonah, I do not want you to drown in the sea, I
will send a great fish to swallow you and save you from certain
death. Parents are saying to you - when you get punished: 'I
do not hate you, but you need to think about what you have done
or doing and choose the correct thing, that make you a better
loves you and so do your parents, and when you are doing
something bad or not doing what your parents ask you to do, you
need to take time to think of how much God and your parents love
you. God loved Jonah so much that he created a giant fish to
swallow him up, and your parents love you so much that they need
to give you some time to sit and think about what you've done.
By the way the fish spat Jonah up on the shore and that was a
lot harder on Jonah than your mom and dad telling you to get up
from your "time out" chair and go play."
you do not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is your steadfast love toward those who fear you;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far you remove our transgressions from us. AMEN
103:10-12, adapted from New Revised Standard Version
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
Note to worship leader: Read
aloud, then share a brief personal reflection on it - in your own
words, and invite people to respond to this good news with their own
offering. Keep it simple, but speak from the heart - your own
offering in non-monetary form.
(para traducir a espaρol, presione la bandera de Espaρa)