Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 3, 2010
Worship 10:00 am              Sunday School 11:10am

World Communion Sunday

      But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”  (Lamentations 3:21-23)

  Beginning with Praise (9:50 am)             "O God, your constant care"             481
  Prelude                              "Adagio" (from Sonata III)                            Guilmont

  Call to Worship

*Hymn                         "God of Grace and God of Glory"                            366

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                             2 Timothy 1:1-14 (NIV)

  Affirmation of Loyalty                                                       (see back of bulletin)

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

  Offertory                                    "Hymn of Praise"                                Schreiner
                                        (Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)

  For Children                         "Show and Tell"

  Scripture                                    Psalm 37:1-9

  Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
                                 (please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)

  Hymn                                "I need thee every hour"                                    555

  Pastoral Prayer

  Scripture                                    Luke 17:1-10

  Message                              "Being Constant" (mp3)

*Hymn                             "O God, your constant care"                                481


*Postlude                                "Allegro Moderato"                               DeMonti

*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

            God has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done, but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Let us worship God.

by Norman D. Yeater, chaplain
Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"

Opening Prayer

            Spirit of God, enlighten our hearts to the reality of divine presence in our midst. Let our worship be pleasing in your sight, so that our gathering is an experience of deep communion with you and one another. In the name of Jesus Christ, this is our prayer. Amen.

by Norman D. Yeater, chaplain
Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"

Affirmation of Loyalty

All: We present ourselves to God and one another in devotion to remain in the faith declared at our baptism.

Pastor: Fan into flame the gift of redemption in you ...

All: As far as we can discern, peace and union prevail with others of like faith.

Pastor: Fan into flame the gift of reconciliation in you ...

All: It is our desire to labor together for an increase of holiness, both in spirit and in union with each other.

Pastor: Fan into flame the gift of God in you ...

by Norman D. Yeater, chaplain
Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

Please pray with me,

         Faithful God, receive and bless these gifts which we bring as signs of our faithfulness.  Bless us also as we seek not to be served, but to serve as Jesus did, humbly and wholeheartedly.  Amen

Ushers, please step forward and receive our tithes and offerings as partial evidence of God's work in us.

prayer by Rev Moira Laidlaw,
Uniting Church in Australia.

For Children
"Show and Tell"

            Our story teller, Ed Lewis, will recall with our children the joy and excitement he felt in elementary school with "show and tell."  He'll then branch our into a Bible "show and tell," moving quickly from Moses and the tablets, David and the rock that slew the giant etc., to wondering what people who met Jesus might "show and tell" from their experience. For instance: "See these eyes, I was totally blind, could not see a thing, Jesus touched me and now I can see." Or, "see my legs, I could not walk, but Jesus touched me and now I can." Or, "see this body,  I had died and this body was put in a tomb, and Jesus came in and told me to get up and walk out, he gave me my life."
            Shifting from Bible "show and tell" to personal "show and tell" (testimony), Ed will turn to his own experience. "Jesus has touched this body and healed it in so many ways, and blessed me with so much happiness I want to tell the world and show them myself." This is the way we can do "show and tell" today.

Pastoral Prayer

written closer to the time (if not at the moment)



Imagine what a mustard seed of faith
      might do this week in your life.
            Not a quart,
                  nor a gallon,
                        nor a truckload.
            Just a mustard seed.
Now go and live out that grace.
      Yes! Let it be so! Amen!

(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)


Interested in Sunday School?
Below is a growing list of possible sites to visit. As you discover others, please let us know.

International Lesson:
Faith and Life Resources

Mennonite Publishing House

International Lesson:
Mennonite Weekly Review

(scroll down on left to "Sunday School lessons)

International Lesson:
Christian Standard
(one week ahead)

International Lesson:
Living Web Sunday School Project

International Lesson:
Adult Bible Studies
from The United Methodist Publishing House
(click "supplemental resources" and "current events supplement" under both the "Student" and "Teacher" sections in the left hand column)

While one of our adult classes follows the International lesson above (see also), using
A Guide for Biblical Studies,
published quarterly by our denomination,
another class often uses one of the
Good Ground series.

For children and youth, we use the new
Gather Round curriculum
(developed jointly by the Church of the Brethren and the Mennonite Church)


©2010 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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