Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
September 26, 2010
Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:10am
devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich
simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we
entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless,
if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet,
(1 Timothy 6:6-8 from The Message)
Beginning with Praise
(9:50 am) "Sing to the Lord
Call to Worship
is the Lord"
From the Prophets
"Brothers and sisters of mine"
Our children and the
let me walk with thee"
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"
Returning our Tithes
the attendance pad and pass it on)
1 Timothy 6:6-19
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
1 - Praise the Lord!
2 - Praise the Lord, O my soul!
1 - I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
2 - I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
1 - Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there
is no help. When their breath departs, they return to the earth;
on that very day their plans perish.
2 - Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope
is in the Lord their God,
1 - God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in
2- God, who keeps faith forever;
1 - God, who executes justice for the oppressed;
2 - God, who gives food to the hungry.
1 - The Lord sets the prisoners free;
2 - the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
1 - The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
2 - the Lord loves the righteous.
1 - The Lord watches over the strangers;
2 - he upholds the orphan and the widow,
1 - but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
2 - The Lord will reign forever,
1 - your God, O Zion, for all generations.
2 - Praise the Lord!
Please rise in body or spirit, and let us sing, “Great is the
Lord,” #87 in your hymnal.
from the New Revised Standard Version,
copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the
Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Praise the One who hears the cry of the
who lifts up the weak and gives them strength.
Praise the One who feeds the hungry
and satisfies the longing of those in need.
Praise the One who holds with tenderness the orphan and widow
and gives the stranger a land and a home.
adapted from More Than Words,
by Pat Kozak, C.S.J., and Janet Schaffran, C.D.P.
First edition copyright © 1986 Pat Kozak, C.S.J., and Janet
second revised edition copyright © 1988. Crossroad/Continuum
Also adapted from New Revised Standard Version
Preface to reading from the Prophet
The New Oxford
Annotated Bible prefaces the Old Testament book of Amos, by
noting that this prophet "was active in the first half of the
eighth century BC, during the long and peaceful reign of
Jeroboam II. In this period, Israel attained a height of
territorial expansion and national prosperity never again
reached. At the same time, this prosperity led to gross
inequalities between rich and poor. Through manipulation of debt
and credit, wealthy landowners amassed capital and estates at
the expense of small farmers. The smallest debt served as the
thin end of a wedge that lenders could use to separate farmers
from their family land and personal liberty. Into this scene
We will be reading
from the 6th chapter of this compilation of sayings
by this prophet. As you listen, don’t automatically place
yourself among the poor. Like our current economic woes, we have
met the problem, and the face we see is partially our own. As
Jesus said, “let those who have ears, listen.”
* from the
New Oxford Annotated Bible
Augmented Third Edition
Michael D. Coogan, ed.
©2007 Oxford University Press
Our children and the Gospel Story
Depending upon how many children come
forward, divide the group up into the following parts:
man, Lazarus, Dogs/Angels, Abraham
and have them act out the story of Luke
16:19-31 as you read it.
19There was once a rich man who wore expensive
clothes and every day ate the best food. 20But a poor
beggar named Lazarus was brought to the gate of the rich man's
house. 21He was happy just to eat the scraps that
fell from the rich man's table. His body was covered with sores,
and dogs kept coming up to lick them. 22The poor man
died, and angels took him to the place of honor next to Abraham.
The rich man also died and was buried. 23He went to
hell and was suffering terribly. When he looked up and saw
Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side, 24he said to
Abraham, "Have pity on me! Send Lazarus to dip his finger in
water and touch my tongue. I'm suffering terribly in this fire."
25Abraham answered, "My friend, remember that while
you lived, you had everything good, and Lazarus had everything
bad. Now he is happy, and you are in pain. 26And
besides, there is a deep ditch between us, and no one from
either side can cross over."
27But the rich man said, "Abraham, then
please send Lazarus to my father's home. 28Let him
warn my five brothers, so they won't come to this horrible
29Abraham answered, "Your brothers can
read what Moses and the prophets
wrote. They should pay attention to that." 30Then the
rich man said, "No, that's not enough! If only someone from the
dead would go to them, they would listen and turn to God."
31So Abraham said, "If they won't pay
attention to Moses and the prophets, they won't listen even to
someone who comes back from the dead."
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
With the words of the Psalmist,
the prophet Amos,
and our Lord Jesus ringing in our
let us return to God our tithes and offerings, recognizing that
for some of us what we place in the plate
is stretching us financially and spiritually,
for others of us our gifts are part of a
long-range plan of faithful following.
Please pray with me:
Patient God, our ears listen attentively, yet our understanding
is lacking. Our eyes look wide open, yet human suffering is
squarely in front of us. Our hands stretch outward, yet remain
listless. Our voice encourages others, yet remains silent to
those in despair. Every day, we are faced with opportunities to
respond. Forgive us. Awaken us. Encourage us. Call us again
to respond by offering your salvation and your abundant life to
others every day. We humbly place these gifts before you. Amen.
Copyright © 2010 David S.
Reprinted with permission from
As you head into this week, filled as it is
activities and responsibilities,
bills and duties,
deadlines and downtime,
difficult people and collegial co-workers,
be fully aware of the simple gifts of God
which are woven through each and every day.
Be content with what you have,
There is treasure there.
Take hold of the life that is really life.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
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