Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
March 18, 2012
Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:10am
Fourth Sunday of Lent
in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He
took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ…"
(Ephesians 2:4-6, from The Message)
Beginning with Praise
"Come, let us all unite to
"Thanks Be To God"
"To God be the
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
"Lord, listen to your
from The Message
Returning our Tithes
"The King of Love My Shepherd Is"
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
"There’s a wideness in God’s
John 3: 14-21
high the cross"
"Christ is the World’s True Light"
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Give thanks to the LORD,
for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the LORD
tell their story -
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west,
from north and south.
Psalm 107:1-3 from
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All praise to you, Giver of light
that swallows up the darkness of fear and
All praise to you, Essence of love
that comforts in the midst of uncertainty,
agony, and pain.
All praise to you, Sender of the Word,
the great Healer of the weary and lost,
of the wounded and broken.
All praise to You, the Giver of life
and life eternal in Jesus Christ,
the Living Word.
All praise to you,
who sends forth your word, assurance,
and strength in the storms of life.
We yearn for your healing touch
upon our brow. Renew us, restore us
according to your holy purpose.
Florida Church of the Brethren
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"
With the simple
statement, “I need your help,” we (children and pastor) will
together set up a cross in the center aisle of the congregation.
It belongs there instead of up on a wall far from everybody.
Make the moving of it a challenge – “how do you think we should
do this?” There is a heavy base that needs to be moved. Do we
all stand around it and walk it down? Where do we place it “in
the middle”? Be conscious of elderly members with walkers who
may find it difficult to maneuver around it after the service,
perhaps choosing to place the stand in front of their pew rather
than behind it. Everybody helps. Enlist grown-ups if needed.
Then the hefty wooden cross which is leaning against the worship
center – how should we carry that? Who stands where? Do we put
in the stand ‘Iwo Jima’ style? There is a paper wedge to make it
snug. If possible, drape a purple cloth over the arms (and “how
should we do that?”).
This is an experiential exercise. We are not exploring what it
means. Such involves a lifetime of learning. The important
points are that the cross belongs in the middle of God’s people,
and that the children are an important part of putting it there.
Use a lot of affirmation along the way, and end with a
simple prayer thanking God for this cross we just lifted up.
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
Would you pray with me?
Thank you, Lord,
for your gift which keeps on giving. We didn’t start it, nor
will we finish it, but still you draw us into the good work of
Jesus. What we are about to give is part of our calling by you.
When we each said, “yes,” we promised to be faithful with “our
time and our talents, our substance and our service.” These
offerings are one of the many ways in which we are fulfilling
our vows and continuing the work of Jesus – simply, peacefully,
and together. May these gifts “shower your grace and kindness
upon us (and others) in Christ Jesus.” Amen!
Wherever you go this week,
lift high the cross.
Notice, I didn’t say,
wear it around your neck on a chain, or
stick it on the bumper of your car, or
make a poster and hold it up for all to see, or
write “John 3:16” somewhere on your body.
While these might be appropriate upon
it perhaps is more fitting
that the cross be lifted up in your own life,
that it be there before your own eyes
as you approach the world around you
which God so loved -
helping you to be "born from above,"
seeing through the eyes of heaven.
The “only begotten Son” was sent for all,
you and me included,
not to condemn, but to save.
Thanks be to God!
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