Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
March 29, 2009
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
Fifth Sunday of Lent
I will put my law
within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I
will be their God, and they shall be my people."
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Lord Jesus" German folk
and seek Jesus" (see overhead)
*Turning to God in song "There is a place of quiet rest"
*Hearts unfolding in
(vs. 1) "Praise
him, praise him!"
Repenting and Trusting
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
(Contemporary English Version)
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of
testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God’s listening presence)
"O Love that will not let me go"
Written on our hearts
let me walk with thee"
"Blessing, Honor, and Glory"
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
"Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were
some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida
in Galilee, and said to him, 'Sir, we wish to see
Jesus.'" (John 12:20-21)
We wish to see Jesus.
That's the yearning which
leads us into worship.
We wish to see Jesus.
"Come and see" is the
response of the One who has been waiting for us.
Join me in the responsive
reading you’ll find projected upon the screen.
"Come and seek Jesus"
hymn read instead of sung)
Come and seek Jesus all you who are
He’ll give a value and place for your pain,
Offered in faith to the God who knows suffering,
Even death’s anguish is turned into gain.
Come and seek Jesus all you who are hiding,
He’ll give you healing for trust that is torn,
Binding your heart with God’s covenant promise,
All earth’s sad history freshly new born.
Come and seek Jesus all you who want
In him is priesthood that lasts throughout time,
Showing God’s glory in all that is human,
Living a truth beyond reason and rhyme.
Come and seek Jesus all you who are
He will enfold you wherever you fare.
Though like a seed you may fall to earth’s darkness,
You have God’s promise that rich fruit you’ll bear.
Come and seek Jesus all you held in
His judgement puts all oppression to flight,
It harrows Hell and casts out all false rulers,
Freeing God’s people to live in the light.
Alan Hinton ©2000
Please rise in body or in spirit and let us turn to God in song.
“There is a place of quiet rest,” #5 in your hymnal or upon the
Hearts unfolding in prayer
We praise you, O God, not only with our hearts, but with our minds -
indeed - with every part of our lives. We praise you for being our
God and for claiming us as your people.
As your people.
Such easy words to say and yet such astounding words to own. You -
great Creator of the universe - acknowledge that each person is
special to you. We shake our heads in disbelief at such an unlikely
action - and yet - you have proved its truth through the person of
Jesus Christ, your Son, our Savior and Lord. He even went to the
length of dying to demonstrate the depth of his love for us - the
intensity of divine love for all humanity. Accept our worship,
gracious God, for we offer it with glad and grateful hearts, hearts
energized and renewed by our relationship with you. This we pray in
Jesus' name. Amen
by Moira B Laidlaw, from
Please remain standing and let’s praise “Jesus, our
blessed Redeemer,” verse 1 of #100 in the Hymnal.
Repenting and Trusting God’s Mercy
Tough words from Jesus, a challenge for which we are
all-too-inadequate. The following prayer begins with
words that I will speak. When you hear me say, “Listen, Lord, to
the cry of your people,” open your eyes and pray in unison the
prayer projected overhead – words gleaned from Psalm 51… Now,
let us return unto God, who will have mercy and abundantly
pardon. Let us pray.
Most mysterious and loving God, we come before you,
not as those who are adept practitioners of Christ’s
method, but as those who have sincerely admired him,
yearned to be like him, yet have only applied his
truth in fragmentary ways. We admit to each other
and to you, God:
We have grabbed at life and hoarded it for
ourselves, rather than sharing and losing it in the
cause of the Gospel.
We have sought the shabby glory of this world’s
praise and have badly compromised our faith in this
We have tried to nullify our anxieties by
surrounding ourselves with possessions, but have
reaped only deep discontents.
We have trodden over the lives of others in our
hurry to get what and where we want, but have ended
up missing out on much love.
Every now and then we have dared to be bold in
faith, hope and love, and have briefly tasted the
profound joy of Christ, only to slip back again into
a no-risk policy of self preservation
Listen, Lord, to the cry of your people:
Have mercy on
me, O God, according to your loving
according to your abundant mercy, blot
out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sins.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit with in me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Through the grace of Christ Jesus, we pray.
students in the school of life, know for certain
that God in Christ has acted once and for all for
our complete rescue and healing. Your teacher has
become your Savior. Trust in his saving grace and no
longer weary yourself with guilt and frustration.
"The time is coming, says our God,
when all people shall know me, from the
least of them to the greatest, for I
will forgive their iniquity, and I will
remember their sins no more."
Thanks be to God!
Bruce Prewer, Uniting Church in Australia
Indeed. Thanks be to God! Let’s trust God with our offerings.
written closer to the time (if not at the
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)