Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
August 29, 2010
Worship 10:00 am
not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by
doing that some have entertained angels without knowing
Beginning with Praise
(see back of bulletin)
"God of the earth, the sky, the sea"
(from The Message)
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
let me walk with thee"
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Returning our Tithes
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
(vs. 4) "Lord,
thou dost love"
Luke 14:1, 7-14
"Will you let me be your servant"
"Who is So Great a God"
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Leader: Sing aloud to God our strength.
People: We celebrate our God, who provides
stability in difficult times.
Leader: Shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
People: We praise our God, who loves us more than
we can imagine.
Leader: Proclaim the grace and mercy of the God who says,
"I brought you up from the land of Egypt, so that you would no
longer be slaves."
People: We praise our God, who gives us freedom to
live, to dance, to thrive in spacious places of rest and
Leader: Listen to God and walk in the ways of Wisdom.
People: We will hear the Words of Life as "honey
from the rock" that sustain us through our journey in this
All: We sing songs of joyful praise to God
our strength, to the God of Jacob, who grants us peace.
Schweitzer, academic dean
Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"
Holy God, we praise you as the one who is the same yesterday, today
and forever. Your yearning to shower blessings on your people has
not changed. As you delivered the people of old from slavery in
Egypt, so you deliver us from whatever enslaves us through the
sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. He endured death so that he could
nourish us with the sweetest gift of all - his life Accept our
praise and adoration, we pray, for we offer them in Jesus’ name and
through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen
B. Laidlaw, from
Adding onto the summer theme of church camp, as shared last week
by our children, Ed Lewis will explore with them what it means
to be an ordinary "hero" in Christ.
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
Eugene Peterson paraphrases that last verse in the following
way: “Make sure you don’t take things for granted and go
slack in working for the common good; share what you have with
others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship - a
different kind of ‘sacrifice’ - that take place in kitchen and
workplace and on the streets.”
As you return your offering this morning, think about how you
have worshipped God this week “in the kitchen, the workplace,
or on the streets.” What have you done to “let mutual
love continue”? Have you shown “hospitality to strangers,”
perhaps entertaining angels without knowing it? How have you
built up your own marriage, or the marriage of someone else?
Have you been content with what you have, and how has this been
evident in your lifestyle? Let this be your offering just now,
in addition to the money you place in the plate. And if your
money is your only offering from this week, offer up a
confession, and look ahead to next week.
Ushers? Please guide our
you invite us to participate in a hospitality which is something
Help us not only to accept it with thanksgiving,
but to freely share it with those whose lives are restricted or
by the meanness of this world.
Make us not only receivers
but generous and unpretentious givers.
To the glory of your name, through Christ Jesus.
Bruce Prewer, adapted
Uniting Church in Australia
As you move on from this place, you are not leaving behind God’s
table. The Lord is welcoming you to a feast outside the walls of
this building, beyond the doorway of our fellowship. Open your
eyes to the little things that matter in your everyday world,
where God is living and active. Open your hearts to those around
you and welcome them to your table. You may just be entertaining
angels in the process. Wonders never cease!
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)