Worship Order for
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
your prayers, be aware of what you ask for.
You may get it! Just ask Isaac and Rebekah
Beginning with Praise
*Call to Worship
*A Hymn of Trust "Tis
so sweet to trust in Jesus"
*Prayer for Spiritual
For Children "My
Dad, Chosen by God"
Call to Prayer "Seek
ye first the kingdom of God"
The Gift of Silence
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
Call to the
"As the Dew, From Heaven Distilling"
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
*Offertory Response "Lord, thou dost
*Prayer of Dedication
Scripture Genesis 25:19-26
"Blessing From Burdens"
Bob Barr, preacher
*Hymn of Faith "My life flows
Union Reading #768
"Taken Thou My Hand"
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
L: Let us sing a new song to God who has done marvelous things.
P: We celebrate Godís unmoving love and rejoice in Godís
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
L: Rejoice that God has come in Christ, to call us beloved
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
"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
"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."
written closer to the time (if not at the
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
Prayer of Dedication
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
by Harold Z. Bomberger,
from We Gather Together, © 1979 Brethren Press.