Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 26, 2011
Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:10am
can't tell you how to live. After all, you're not living
under that old tyranny any longer. You're living in the
freedom of God.”
(Romans 6:14 from The Message)
Beginning with Praise
(9:50 am) "Let
Call to Worship "The
A Beginning Word
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
Returning our Tithes
(Please sign the attendance
pad and pass it on)
Song "Grace like rain"
the freedom of God" (mp3)
"Make me a captive, Lord"
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
1 - Your love, God, is my song, and I'll sing it! I'm forever
telling everyone how faithful you are. I'll never quit telling
the story of your love- how you built the cosmos and guaranteed
everything in it. Your love has always been our lives'
foundation, your fidelity has been the roof over our world.
2 - You once said, "I joined forces with my chosen leader, I
pledged my word to my servant, David, saying, 'Everyone
descending from you is guaranteed life; I'll make your rule as
solid and lasting as rock.'"
1 - Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise, who
shout on parade in the bright presence of
2 - Delighted, they dance all day long; they know who you are,
what you do - they can't keep it quiet!
1 - Your vibrant beauty has gotten inside us - you've been so
good to us!
2 - We're walking on air! All we are and have we owe to
God, Holy God of
Israel, our King!
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1 - Faithful God,
2 - Lord of the dance,
1 - Holy God,
2 - merciful and mighty,
1 - our song begins with your love.
2 - We have gathered yet again to tell your
1 - which becomes our story,
2 - and to sing your song,
1 - to which we add our harmony,
2 - which flows from your Spirit.
1 - Your vibrant beauty has
gotten inside us,
2 - and our praise is but one way it rises
to the surface.
1 - May the way we live reflect your glory,
2 - not just in this hour,
1 - but throughout the week ahead.
2 - This we pray in the name of the One
1 - who sets us free to dance your dance.
2 - Jesus Christ.
1 - Amen!
Recognizing our Graduates
Our 2011 graduates from college or high school come forward for
us to celebrate with them this finish line, which is a starting
place for the next leg of their race through life. We give each
the opportunity to tell what their next steps are, and to share
with them a gift (a book).
A Franciscan Blessing
May God bless you with discomfort at easy
answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you
may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice,
oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for
justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed for
those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so
that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn
their pain into joy.
May God bless you with enough foolishness
to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that
you can do what others claim cannot be done.
And the Blessing of God, who Creates,
Redeems and Sanctifies, be upon you and all you love and pray
for this day, and forever more.
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
It’s a hot summer
day and you step into a convenience store to grab something to
quench your thirst. Arrayed before you are several glass doors,
behind which are refrigerated bottles or cans of this soda or
that tea, sometimes numbering over a hundred choices. And that
is but the beginning of the cold beverage options available.
How, then, are we
to hear this scripture about a simple cup of water? It’s not
Coke or Pepsi or Mountain Dew. It’s not Snapple or Sobe or
Nestea. It’s just water, and not some fancy bottled brand
imported from a clear mountain stream in Switzerland. It’s
simply a cup of water, drawn by hand from a well and thus colder
than the above-ground temperature in a hot, dry land.
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes
me,” Jesus said, and the giving or receiving of a simple cup of
water takes on a different meaning as we consider that Jesus is
in the middle of it all… As you return your offering, think
about the simple act of drawing water from a well and freely
sharing it with a stranger who then becomes a friend. Welcome
Jesus with your gift.
move on into the days that lie ahead,
live in the freedom of God!
Breathe in the fresh air of the Spirit.
Follow the One who said,
“My yoke is easy, and my burden is light,” and
get hooked on honesty and integrity
so that you will grow into the wholeness
that God intended for you.
Step out into the kingdom dance!
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)