Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
July 4, 2010
Worship 10:00 am
on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into
the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals…”
Beginning with Praise
country,' tis of thee”
Call to Worship
"Praise, my soul, the God of heaven!"
2 Kings 5:1-14
Unison Prayer of
(back of bulletin)
"Healer of our every
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
"Healer of our every
Returning our Tithes
(Please sign the attendance pad
and pass it on)
beautiful for spacious skies"
light, with purpose"
"The work is thine, O Christ"
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
(based on Psalm 30)
1 - I praise you, O God, for you heard my cry for help and
raising me up from my distress, you healed me.
2 - It is only through your grace, O God, that I have been given
a fresh start in life.
1 - Let the whole congregation give thanks and sing praises to
2 - For the anger of God lasts but a moment, while the favor of
God rests on us for a lifetime.
1 - Weeping may linger for a night, but joy assuredly comes in
2 - I formerly gloried in my own achievements but now see them
all as your gracious gifts.
1 - It took the fear of death to bring me to my senses and see
how much I rely on your mercy and grace.
2 - You have transformed my life, O God, from mourning to joy,
making my spirit dance and my heart sing your praise forever and
by Moira Laidlaw, adapted
Most holy God, in
Christ Jesus you have shown us a light and love which is
overwhelming. As we worship you, let us not be frightened by
your glory but enraptured with your love.
confidence, may we take authority over all those negative
influences that burden, handicap and seek to ruin humanity.
with your Spirit that we may be enabled to take charge of our
own lives, without looking over our shoulder or fearing what
lies around the next bend.
Christ our Savior. Amen!
by Bruce Prewer, Uniting Church in Australia.
Resources: Based on the Revised Common Lectionary
Unison Prayer of Confession
O God of hope and healing, we confess that our lives are often
marked by brokenness and sin. We turn to you in the hope that
your hand will pass over us and we will be healed. Yet in our
desire for salvation, we prefer healing that comes in our own
way and on our own terms. When you do not respond according to
our expectations, we turn away in anger and disappointment. Have
mercy on us when we grow impatient with your timing, desiring
our own. Grant us the humility to receive the words of the
humble and lowly. Open our ears to the council of the servants
you send us, so that we may be guided into your path of healing.
Make us whole we pray. Wash us and make us clean. And grant us
faith beyond all fear, so that we may be clothed with your joy
and give you thanks forever. Amen.
by Michael L. Hostetter, pastor
Salem Church of the Brethren,
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"
Assurance of Forgiveness
You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my
sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise
you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
We continue with Paul’s letter to the
Galatians, as paraphrased in The Message.
careful exploration of who you are and the work you
have been given, and then sink yourself into that.
Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare
yourself with others. Each of you must take
responsibility for doing the creative best you can
with your own life.
6Be very sure now, you who have been trained
to a self-sufficient maturity, that you enter into a
generous common life with those who have trained
you, sharing all the good things that you have and
7-8Don't be misled: No one makes a fool of
God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The
person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of
others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All
he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the
one who plants in response to God, letting God's
Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of
real life, eternal life.
9-10So let's not allow ourselves to get
fatigued doing good. At the right time we will
harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit.
Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance,
let us work for the benefit of all, starting with
the people closest to us in the community of faith.
Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002
Eugene H. Peterson
Ushers, please guide our giving.
Go now, and proclaim that the reign of God
Travel lightly, but bear one another’s burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Work for the good of all,
and pray that God will send more labourers into the harvest.
And may God give you mercy and peace;
May Christ Jesus give you power over all that would harm you;
And may the Holy Spirit produce within you
a rich harvest of joy and life.
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)