Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
November 22, 2009
Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:10am
Christ the King Sunday
“So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You
say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this
I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone
who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
"Thanks be to God"
Call to Worship
the Lord is king!"
affirmation of faith
we all our God"
Returning our Tithes
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
(vs. 2) "Come,
ye thankful people"
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
"Brethren, we have met to worship"
"Table of the King"
"Joy to the
"Nun Danket Alle Gott"
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
We enter into worship with a
1Our LORD, you are
Majesty and power
are your royal robes.
You put the world in place,
and it will never be moved.
2You have always ruled,
and you are eternal.
3The ocean is
The sea is pounding hard.
4Its mighty waves are majestic,
but you are more majestic,
and you rule over all.
5Your decisions are firm,
and your temple will always
be beautiful and holy.
(pause for a moment to indicate
the reading is ended)
Now, rise in body or in
spirit, and turn to #288 in your hymnal, and let us
the Lord is king!"
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.
Responsive Affirmation of Faith
(divide the congregation into
left and right sides,
and invite them to read the following responsively)
He was the Son of God.
He was the Son
He came down from heaven.
He was born in
Kings came to his cradle.
His first home
was a cave.
He was born to be a king.
He was a child
He was the greatest among rulers.
He was the
least among servants.
He was loved and honored.
despised and rejected.
He was gentle and loving.
He made many
He counseled perfection.
He was a
friend of sinners.
He was a joyful companion.
He was a man
He said, "Rejoice."
"Love God with all your heart."
your neighbor as yourself."
"Don't be anxious."
In him was life.
He died on a
He was a historic person.
He was Jesus of Nazareth.
He is Christ
adapted from We Gather Together, Kenneth I. Morse,
©1979 Brethren Press.
One of the room dividers will be situated in the front of the
sanctuary (in front of the organ). Each side will have the title
“Thank you, God” pinned at the top. Several persons (mostly
youth) will be asked beforehand to help out. The job is simple.
The children will be asked, “What are you thankful for?” Invite
those who can write, to write these “thanksgivings” down, each
on a different slip of paper. Helpers will guide the pinning of
these “thanksgivings” on the divider. The younger children will
need someone to write down what they are thankful for. This is
an activity where each child is being helped to do their own
thanksgiving. At a certain point, the organist will begin
playing the next hymn, and the congregation will sing while the
children work. The time ends when the song is over. Then the
children will return to their seats. After the service, the
ushers will take the divider back to the overflow area.
Needed: slips of paper, marking pens, pins, and a 2-sided room
our Tithes and Offerings
You are invited to
continue what our children began, the listing of our
thanksgivings. This divider will be taken back to the overflow
area. After worship, during our time together over coffee, or
after Sunday School as we wait for the specially prepared meal
to be ready, think about what you are thankful for. Then write
it down and pin it to either side of the divider. Feel free to
use as many pieces of paper as you need to do so. Paper, pens
and pins will all be on a table there for you. Think of it as an
active kind of prayer – counting your blessings and remembering,
as you do so, who to thank.
For now, let’s express our
gratitude to God through the giving of our tithes and offerings.
Mitchell and John, would you and your team of ushers guide us by
receiving what we are returning to the One who has given us all
Eternal God, with cheerful voices and thankful hearts, we offer to
you these gifts and our lives. May Christ the King rule in our
hearts so that we are powerful witnesses to the truth of your
kingdom of love, justice and peace. This we pray in Jesus’ name.
by Rev Moira Laidlaw, Uniting
Church in Australia. from
written closer to the time (if not at the
One: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and
who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his
throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the
firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
All: To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his
blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and
Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
One: Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see
him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the
tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen.
All: “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who
is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
One: Go in peace.
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