Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
February 20, 2011
Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:10am
you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s
Spirit dwells in you?”
(1 Corinthians 3:16)
Beginning with Praise
(9:50 am) "Blessed Jesus, at your word"
Call to Worship
holy, holy!" 120
The Holy Way
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
"Prelude in B Minor"
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
The Holy Way
"An eye for an
Hymn "O day of peace"
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
Prayer Song "Sanctuary"
1 Corinthians 3:10-23
"The church's one foundation"
"God of Our Strength"
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
1 - God, teach me lessons for living
so I can stay the course.
2 - Give me insight so I can do what you
tell me -
my whole life one long, obedient response.
1 - Guide me down the road of your
I love traveling this freeway!
2 - Give me a bent for your words of
and not for piling up loot.
1 - Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets,
invigorate me on the pilgrim way.
2 - Affirm your promises to me -
promises made to all who fear you.
1 - Deflect the harsh words of my critics -
but what you say is always so good.
2 - See how hungry I am for your counsel;
preserve my life through your righteous ways!
taken from The
Message. Copyright © 1993,
1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by
Eugene H. Peterson.
Used by permission of
God, you have revealed yourself to us in a trinity of ways:
as our powerful Creator,
our dying Savior, and
our comforting Spirit.
But we also know you
as a loving parent;
a risen Lord; and
a dynamic breath of fresh air.
We're never really sure of how
you are able to be all these things to us,
but you are. And we praise you.
Holy God, lead us down your Holy Way
that we may grow in becoming
who you have created and redeemed us to be.
As we hear what may seem to our limited minds
to be an impossible call,
teach us the grace to place our limitations
within the wonder of your unlimited hands.
In Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
our Tithes and Offerings
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself” … I guess
Jesus wasn’t the first person to say that, was he? He was
quoting the Law of Moses, God’s Holy Way. It sounds like
down-to-earth wisdom from a heavenly source. Of course, this
holy way is not always the easy way, is it? For instance,
consider what Leviticus says about not harvesting everything in
our field or vineyard. According to the Torah, we’re to leave
part of it behind so that those who have less than we do might
step onto our property and take what we have not harvested. That
almost sounds like leaving yourself open for someone to steal
from you, doesn’t it? It’s hard to figure out the difference
between gleaning and stealing, especially in an age where few of
us are farmers. What does it mean for us today to leave space
for others to glean from our wealth? Let me ask that again. What
does it mean for us today to leave space for others to glean
from our wealth? That’s a good question to ask as we approach
this time of returning our tithes and offerings. Think about it
as you put your envelope in the plate. Ushers?
We realize, O Lord, that it’s easy to say that we love our
neighbor as ourself. The doing of it is much more difficult.
Help us to grow in living out your holy way. After all, we are
your field, O God. This is your vineyard. Amen.
"An eye for an
Telling the true story of
Green, a seven year-old boy from California who was killed by
highway robbers in 1994 while vacationing in Italy with his family.
His parents agreed to donate his organs and corneas, which went to
seven Italians waiting for transplants. Reg and Maggie Green spoke
openly to the media, with no bitterness, about their loss and
decision. The world took the story--and the Greens--to its heart.
Organ donations in Italy have quadrupled since Nicholas was killed
so that thousands of people are alive who would have died. The
world's response to the Green's personal tragedy is called "the
Nicholas effect." Idea borrowed from
the Ants (©2001, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, p.
56-57) by Ruth Gilmore, p. 38.
written closer to the time (if not at the
Let me close with a prayer by the French
priest/writer, Michel Quoist. It is simply entitled,
The bricklayer laid a brick on the bed of
Then, with a precise stroke of his trowel, spread another layer
And, without a by-your-leave, laid on another brick.
The foundations grew visibly,
The building rose, tall and strong, to shelter men.
I thought, Lord, of that poor brick buried
in the darkness
at the base of the big building.
No one sees it, but it accomplishes its task, and the other
bricks need it.
Lord, what difference whether I am on the rooftop or in
the foundations of your
building, as long as I stand
faithfully at the right
Michel Quoist, ©1963, Avon Books, p. 23.
Amen! My friends, go
and “be” God’s Temple
right where you are.
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)