Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
November 2, 2008
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me
and I in them bear much fruit…”
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
*Call to Worship/Opening Prayer
(back of bulletin)
"I sing the mighty power
*Affirming our Faith
and Fig Tree" Israeli
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
"For we are strangers
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of
testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God’s listening presence)
Commit, Grow, and Bear Fruit"
"Thou true Vine, that
*Closing Prayer (in unison)
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
One: O God, you are almighty.
We worship your majesty.
All: Hear us, O
One: You transcend time and space;
You bring new life every day.
All: Refresh us, O
One: Our hearts are prone to wander
and our sins are revealed
in your holy presence.
All: Forgive us, O
One: Direct our minds toward you,
and bring wisdom for this hour.
All: Teach us, O Lord.
One: O God, come into this place and
move among us.
May your Spirit bring a fresh
your glory that we may gain a
Dickey Church of the Brethren Ashland, Ohio
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word
Affirming our Faith
The word “creed” simply means, “I believe.” The words we just
sang constituted a statement of faith, a “this I believe.” Were
you listening? Every growing plant or flower glorifies God.
That’s what we sang. Do you believe that? God is the power
behind what really happens in this world? Do you believe that?
All life comes from and is cared for by God. Do you believe
that? Finally, wherever we go, even when we try to run away, God
is there. Do you believe that?
A real creed is not a test, something that defines who passes
and who fails, who wins and who loses. That kind of “creed” is
what Brethren do not believe in. That’s what we mean when we say
we have “no creed but the New Testament.” Rather, a real creed
is something to be lived. At the heart of this New Testament we
claim as our creed is someone to be utterly trusted and
followed. With that in mind, please join in affirming our faith
using a written creed shared by our Mennonite brothers and
sisters. It’s found in the back of your hymnal, #713.
|We believe in Jesus Christ,
who was promised to the people of Israel,
who came in the flesh to dwell among us,
who announced the coming of the rule of God,
who gathered disciples and taught them,
who died on the cross to free us from sin,
who rose from the dead to give us life and
who reigns in heaven at the right hand of
who comes to judge and bring justice to
We believe in God,
who raised Jesus from the dead,
who created and sustains the universe,
who acts to deliver God's people in times of need,
who desires everyone everywhere to be saved,
who rules over the destinies of people and
who continues to love us even when we turn
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
who is the form of God present in the church,
who moves us to faith and obedience,
who is the guarantee of our deliverance,
who leads us to find God's will in the word,
who assists those who are renewed in prayer,
who guides us in discernment,
who impels us to act together.
We believe God has made us a people,
to invite others to follow Christ,
to encourage one another to deeper commitment,
to proclaim forgiveness of sins and hope,
to reconcile people to God through word and deed,
to bear witness to the power of love over hate,
to proclaim Jesus the Ruler of all,
to meet the daily tasks of life with purpose,
to suffer joyfully for the cause of right,
ends of the earth,
end of the age,
praise of Christ's glory.
adapted from The Mennonite Hymnal,
© 1969 Faith & Life Press/Mennonite Publishing House.
our Tithes and Offerings
Would you join me in prayer?
Lord, we get it… For the most part, that is. You haven’t handed
us magic glasses that enable us to see everyone’s needs, but you
have provided your Spirit. To live by, to be led by your very
presence in us – may that be our heart’s desire. As we place our
offerings in the plate just now, we open our eyes to the world
that surrounds us and begin to “get” that there is a purpose
behind what you have given to us. Our prayer is that we
might live out that purpose, following Jesus. Amen.
written closer to the time (if not at the
grant that the
words we have heard this day
may be so grafted
within our hearts
that they bring
to the honor and
praise of your name,
Christ, our Lord. AMEN.
adapted from "Order of Worship," Worship the Lord.
©1987, Reformed Church in America & Eerdmans Pub. Co.
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)