Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 17, 2012
Worship 10:00 am

A Worship of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Fatherís Day Recognition

In your prayers, be aware of what you ask for.
You may get it!  Just ask Isaac and Rebekah

  Beginning with Praise (9:50 am)
  Prelude                                         "Fantasia"                                    Pachelbel

*Call to Worship

*A Hymn of Trust           "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus"                              340

*Prayer for Spiritual Guidance

  For Children                    "My Dad, Chosen by God"

  Call to Prayer            "Seek ye first the kingdom of God"                          324

  The Gift of Silence

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

  Pastoral Prayer

  Call to the Offering

  Offertory                 "As the Dew, From Heaven Distilling"                  Daynes 
                                        (Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)         

*Offertory Response             "Lord, thou dost love"                           387 (vs.1)

*Prayer of Dedication

  Scripture                                 Genesis 25:19-26

  Message                        "Blessing From Burdens" (mp3)
                                               Bob Barr, preacher

*Hymn of Faith                         "My life flows on"                                       580

*Benediction                                                                     Union Reading #768

*Postlude                            "Taken Thou My Hand"                              Silcher

*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

L:  Let us sing a new song to God who has done marvelous things.

P:  We celebrate Godís unmoving love and rejoice in Godís faithfulness.

L:  Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; break forth in songs of praise.

P:  With the trumpets and horns, we make melody in thanks to God!

L:  Rejoice that God has come in Christ, to call us beloved friends.

P:  We sing for joy that Christ chooses us to go out and bear much fruit.

(adapted from Psalm 33 & 100)

Prayer for Spiritual Guidance


For Children
"My Dad, Chosen by God"

            Our children's storyteller, Ed Lewis, writes : "I want to talk about Dads. Why is that? What is today? That's right - it is Father's day. It is only right that we take time in church to talk about Dads on Father's Day. What are some things that Father's do, to be a good Dad? Most important is love, and since God made Dads, He gives them lots of love. That is easy! Let's put on our thinking caps and come up with other things that make a good Dad. Things that my Dad did that made him a great Dad, is tour guide, protector, hard worker (made money for us to live), entertainer (used to make me laugh), teacher, and advisor. These are just a few of the things that I remember about my Dad. My Dad died when I was seven, but, I remember all these things about him.
            "The day my first son, Eric, was born, Nov. 13th, 1979, they placed this baby in my arms. I remember I started to cry. At that moment I thought of my Dad and I felt like I was standing there in his shoes looking down at me as a baby in his arm. It was like God gave me a moment that I shared with Dad. Then when I started to think about me being a Dad, that I had been chosen for this job, chosen by God. We went on to have two other children and at each birth I felt choen again and again. We all are lucky that God chooses are Fathers. It is important for Dad's to know how special they are, that God loves them so much that he gives them a big responsibility. It is also, important to know how much we appreciate them and how much we love our Dads."

Pastoral Prayer


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


Call to the Offering

            Let us do what pleases God; think beyond ourselves and give to the causes greater than our own wants.  Let us minister to the needs of our neighbor.

Prayer of Dedication



Eternal Lord,
         as we leave this place of worship and communion,
         may we go, knowing that you never leave or forsake us.
Help us to go with the song of faith in our hearts,
         the peace of Christ in our lives,
         the protection of the Spirit beside us,
         and the security of your presence beneath us. AMEN

Hymnal #768
by Harold Z. Bomberger,
from We Gather Together,  © 1979 Brethren Press.


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:
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)

International Lesson:
International Bible Lesson
a weekly column by L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
in "The Oklahoman" newspaper
also found

International Lesson:
Living Web Sunday School Project

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)


©2012 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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