Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
May 24, 2009
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

      "They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper. (Psalm 1:3)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Gathered by Prayer                                                                                  671

*Hymn                                    "Here in this place"                                           6

  Scripture                                        Psalm 1

  Special Music                             "Tree Song"           (join in the chorus - insert)

  Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
                                 (please be brief, and aware of God’s listening presence)

  Hymn                           "I heard the voice of Jesus say"                              493

  Morning Prayer

  Scripture                                   1 John 5:9-13

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

  Offertory              (Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)

*Response                                (vs. 1) "God, whose giving"                                383


  Scripture                                   John 17:6-19

  Message                          "I have planted them" (mp3)

*Hymn                                 "How firm a foundation"                                   567



*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Gathered by Prayer

Leader:  O God,
                we come seeking you in our worship together.
            We come to you for truth
                because we are untrue.
            We come to you for strength
                because we are weak.
            We come to you for wisdom
                because we are unwise.
  Move in our midst;
                show us your truth, your strength, and your wisdom,
                through our Savior, Jesus Christ.  AMEN

Hymnal #671
by Mervin Cripe,
from We Gather Together,
copyright © 1979 Brethren Press, adapted.

Morning Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings

to be written by the worship leader



to be written by the worship leader



May God protect you through your time of trial.

May the love of Christ,
            seen in what he did, and
            heard in what he said,
                        fill you with joy and hope.

May the Holy Spirit advocate for you,
            leading into all truth,
            lighting the way of faith, and
            strengthening you to follow Jesus,
                        so that you will become
                                    like a strong, young tree,
                                                growing deep and
                                                bearing much fruit.

(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

International Lesson:
Adult Bible Studies
from The United Methodist Publishing House
(click "supplemental resources" and "current events supplement" under both the "Student" and "Teacher" sections in the left hand column)

While one of our adult classes follows the International lesson above (see also), 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)


©2009 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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