Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
November 7, 2010
Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:10am
the Lord isn't the God of the dead, but of the living.
This means that everyone is alive as far as God is
(Luke 20:38 CEV)
Beginning with Praise
(9:50 am) "Praise, I will
praise you, Lord"
Call to Worship
is the Lord"
From the Prophets
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
my eyes, that I may see"
From the Epistles
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Returning our Tithes
(Please sign the attendance pad
and pass it on)
"Grant us, Lord, the
From the Gospels
in Christ is your Real Life"
bulb there is a flower"
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
1 - I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name
forever and ever.
2 - Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and
1 - Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; his greatness
2 - One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall
declare your mighty acts.
1 - On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your
wondrous works, I will meditate.
2 – Yes, I will keep thinking about your marvelous glory and
your mighty miracles.
Both - We will fill our minds with your splendor and glory, and
with the stories of your amazing exploits.
– “Great is the Lord,” #87 in your hymnal. Rise in body or
spirit and let us sing.
Psalm 145:1-5 from the
New Revised Standard Version,
© 1989 by the
Division of Christian Education of the
Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of
Psalm 145:5 also from the Contemporary English Version,
1995 by American
©2001 Nathan Nettleton
Redeeming God, come and heal our lives this day. Open our hearts to
receive your words of hope and joy that we may become faithful
servants of yours in this world which you have loaned to us. For we
ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.
written by the
Rev. Nancy Townley, Abingdon author.
(A tower of children’s building blocks is already built
(somewhat precariously) on the worship center table. Invite the
children up to it.)
This morning I
built this tower, and I wanted to show it to you. Wait, this is
not quite right. Let me move some blocks to make it better.
Oops! (the tower comes crashing down). Oh, no! What a
mess! This just won’t do. It looks terrible up here. This is
supposed to be neat and clean up here and now it is looks like a
tornado blew through. What am I going to do? Will you help me
clean up? What should we do? You think we should rebuild my
tower? You think we should put the blocks away? Let’s decide.
(Go with whatever they choose. While they work, talk with them.)
You know, a long
time ago God’s people came home from being away in exile and
found their place to be a big mess. The walls and towers of
Jerusalem had crashed to the ground. The temple was a shambles.
Everything had been destroyed. It was pretty depressing. The
people were very sad. They didn’t know what to do or where to
start. Should they pick it all up and put it away? Should they
Well, God sent a
prophet by the name of Haggai. Can you say that name – Haggai.
His job from God was to encourage the people. He told them that
something even better could arise from the mess that they
returned to. But the question was, could they trust that God
would help them clean up and rebuild, even if it seemed more
than they could do on their own. Many were afraid that if they
did rebuild, some bully would just come and tear everything down
ago. That was what happened before. They needed to stop being
afraid and start rebuilding. Haggai promised that if they did,
God would provide what they needed to complete the task.
Thank you. You’ve
been a big help. That really looks nice. For the rest of this
morning’s service, all of us - even the big people - can look at
this and remember the prophet Haggai, and how God helps us clean
up and rebuild.
Idea borrowed from
Talks to Children,
by Rev. Donald McCorkindale,
Dalgety Parish Church, Fife, Scotland
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
We have heard the
words “do not be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed,” and
“stand firm and hold fast” in the face of troubling
events and the alarming way some interpret what’s happening
around us. God is still at work in this world, Paul affirms, and
this is where we are called to grow as “first fruits” of
the Lord’s saving, sanctifying purpose in Christ and the Holy
Spirit. Don’t be afraid (remember last week’s theme?).Instead,
focus on believing and doing what you have received and know to
be the truth in Christ. Focus on letting the Holy Spirit make
your lives into examples of holiness for others, right here,
How you are
letting the Spirit make you holy? How are you living out the
truth you know, right where God has planted you? What does it
mean for you to stand firm here and now? Is it about defending a
position or being grounded and rooted? Think about these things
as you return your offering… Ushers?
O God our Father, who through our Lord Jesus Christ has loved us and
through grace has given us eternal comfort and good hope, make our
hearts strong for the work which lies ahead. Indeed, help us to “not
be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed,” and to “stand firm and
hold fast” as we cooperate with your Spirit in the holy task of
bearing fruit. These offerings are part of your harvest. Help us to
put them to good use. Amen.
As you go to love and serve the Lord, I
offer you this old Celtic benediction.
God bless to you the earth beneath your
the path whereon you go,
the place wherein you rest.
Evermore and evermore, God bless the way you take.
God bless to you the faith whereon you set
the love whereon you set your heart,
the hope whereon you set your life.
Evermore and evermore, God bless to you your life.
Bruce Prewer, Uniting Church in Australia
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)