Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 13, 2013
Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:10am
As he entered a village, ten lepers
approached him. Keeping their distance,
they called out,
Master, have mercy on us!”
Beginning with Praise
"Jesus, the very thought of thee"
Stretching with Word
*Stretching with song
"Awake, arise, O sing a new
*Call to Praise
is the Lord"
Moment for Mission
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
"This Is Our
by Hyewon Yum
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
"Healer of our every
2 Timothy 2: 8-15
Laughing Bird Version
our Tithes and Offerings
(Please sign the attendance pad and
pass it on)
thanks with a grateful heart"
he was a Samaritan
"O bless the Lord, my
"A Wonderful Savior is Jesus..."
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Stretching with Word
(the choir gets into place up front
during the Prelude, where they stand during this reading)
1 - Make a joyful noise to God, all the
2 - sing the glory of his name;
1 - give to him glorious praise.
2 - Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
1 - Because of your great power, your enemies
cringe before you.
2 - All the earth worships you;
1 - they sing praises to you,
2 - sing praises to your name.
(pause to indicate scripture reading has
1 - God’s Word stretches our spiritual
2 - Let us stretch our physical muscles as we
1 - Please rise as you are able
2 - and follow the choir with your body and
1 - We will sing thru the song first, without motions.
2 - The 2nd time thru, we’ll start stretching.
Call to Praise
(as they read, the choir moves from
center to side, no longer the focus)
1 - Come and see what God has done:
2 - he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.
1 - He turned the sea into dry land;
2 - they passed through the river on foot.
1 - There we rejoiced in him,
2 - who rules by his might forever,
1 - whose eyes keep watch on the nations –
2 - let the rebellious not exalt themselves.
1 - Bless our God, O peoples,
2 - let the sound of his praise be heard…
Great God, we open ourselves to you this hour, seeking your
guidance and energy for the path which lies ahead of us this week.
We are trying to follow your Son, Jesus. Sometimes, however, we
stumble or get lost. Thank you for picking us up and helping us to
walk again. Thank you for seeking out and finding us wherever we
have wandered and then leading us back on our Way. We trust that
you are here with us now through your Holy Spirit. We pray that we
will receive what we each need to receive from you, whether it be
in the words spoken, in the silences or the songs, in the
connections we make with your people gathered here, or in what is
unseen but no less real. Bless this time, O Lord. In your name we
A Moment for
is coming up on Oct. 27. Our congregation has
been an active part of this event since it started in our local
area 18 years ago. We walk on the
NCR Trail, with registration at the Papermill entrance,
beginning anytime between 12:30-1:30pm. Car-pooling is encouraged
since the parking lot there can fill up quickly, especially when
the weather is good. Folks from our church will host a refreshment
table along the way. As the starting and ending point is the same,
walkers can travel the 3 miles up to Sparks and return, or they
can choose a sooner turn-around spot. It depends upon what you
feel capable of doing. Port-a-pots are located at Papermill and
The first CROP Hunger Walk was in the 1960s (other non-profits
have since copied the walk format to raise funds). Now more than
2,000 communities across the U.S. join in CROP Hunger Walks each
year. The original concept was both to raise money to help
alleviate world and local hunger, and to raise awareness that in
many places around the globe people need to walk great distances
for water or food. Having help start a local CROP Walk in his
previous church, Pastor Pete was part of the initial planning
committee in 1995 that began this event in our community. Then,
the added benefit of encouraging church-folk from various
denominations to come and walk together was part of the rationale.
Won't you join in - as a walker, as a sponsor of a walker, or as a
host at our hospitality table along the way?
Is Our House"
Storypath (an excellent resource) as a good read for children
connected to the Jeremiah passage,
This Is Our House by
Hyewon Yum tells a simple story of a house becoming a home
over the years by an immigrant family. The prophet Jeremiah
instructed God's people long ago to settle into the foreign land
to which they were exiled and "build houses and live in them;
plant gardens and eat what they produce. Take wives and have sons
and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters
in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply
there, and do not decrease"
(29:5-6). This family in Hyewon Yum's delightful picture
book does just this. We are currently making use of story books
during worship to help our youngest ones, who understand "circle
time," to enter into our service.
As we shift from this book to our sharing of joys and concerns, we
pay attention to the rest of Jeremiah's encouragement: "But
seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and
pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find
your welfare" (29:7).
Another book we could have chosen with this latter verse in mind,
as suggested by
Carolyn Brown, is
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert
Coles. Follow that link to listen to it read in video format.
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
It is time to collect the offering. In passing the plate, however,
don’t pass up your own calling. God gives each of us work to do,
and provides the energy to do it. As you give toward the ministry
of this church, think about your own ministry, what God might be
inviting you to do or be this week. Hold your head high as you
prayerfully move in that direction.
Ushers, please come forward and receive our offering. Everyone,
please remember to sign and pass the attendance booklets. If there
is a need you have, please alert us to it.
Go now, and live fruitfully where God has
Pray and strive for the welfare of those you live
and do your best to present yourselves to God
faithful workers with no need to be ashamed.
And may God open the pathways before you;
May Christ Jesus cleanse you and make you whole;
And may the
Holy Spirit keep your spirits alive
and your feet from stumbling.