Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
August 2, 2009
Worship 10:00 am
"We are all
children of the one God, who surrounds everything,
permeates everything, and embraces everything. That
doesn’t mean we're a bunch of clones though. In his
extraordinary generosity, Christ takes care to give us
each the gifts that are just right for us."
(Ephesians 4:6-7, Laughing Bird Version)
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
the beauty of the earth" arr. Earl Larson
Call to Worship
*Hymn "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" 37
For Children "Jonah
got into a whale of trouble"
(children leave for mini-VBS)
Song "Jonah" (see insert)
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
so sweet to trust in Jesus" 340
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
"Andante in F" Beethoven
(Please sign the attendance pad
and pass it on)
a bunch of clones"
"Here I am,
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
1 - O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast
love endures forever.
2 - Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from
trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from
the west, from the north and from the south.
1 - Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the
mighty waters; they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous
works in the deep.
2 - For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up
the waves of the sea.
1 - They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
their courage melted away in their calamity; they reeled and
staggered like drunkards, and were at their wits' end.
2 - Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought
them out from their distress; he made the storm be still, and
the waves of the sea were hushed.
1 - Then they were glad because they had quiet, and he brought
them to their desired haven.
2 - Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his
wonderful works to humankind.
1 - Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and
praise him in the assembly of the elders.
1 – Please rise in body or in spirit, and let us give our
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the king of creation." #37 in
text is from
New Revised Standard Version
Some who are
gathered here have recently gone "down to the sea in ships," O
Lord, but not many. Still, plenty of us have known times when
stormy winds have blown and courage melts away and we, like
sailors, at our wits end cry out to you. And you have answered,
and we have seen your "wondrous works in the deep." Maybe not in
some grand display of power that the world craves; perhaps more
in the stilling of the storm and the quiet voice of real
strength do you speak, O God.
We thank you for your steadfast love, through times
of calm as well as stormy seas. You redeem us from trouble, and
gather us together from east and west and north and south.
Indeed, all that is within us adores you, and with a loud voice
in Jesus' name, all God's people say:
got into a whale of trouble"
will share with our little ones this week's Bible story
installment. Then they will head out for snacks and crafts and
other fun, building upon Jonah and the whale.
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
"Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus"…
(open dictionary and find entry,
read the below as if reading the entry)
- assured reliance on the character,
ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
- dependence on something future – hope
- a property interest held by one person
for the benefit of another
- a charge or duty imposed in faith or
confidence or as a condition of some relationship
(close dictionary, and ponder a
moment, then speak the following pensively)
Hmmm… "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus"…
We rely upon Christ's character, ability, strength, and truth…
upon God and have hope for the future…
We hold in
interest what the Lord has given us…
We grow in
becoming trustworthy with what we have been given…
(pause and look at congregation
How do you define trusting in Jesus?
Ushers, it's your turn.
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)