Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
March 9, 2014
Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:10am
First Sunday of Lent
“The Spirit then led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the devil. Jesus fasted for 40 days and
40 nights. After this fast, He was, as you can imagine, hungry. But He was also curiously
(Matthew 4:1-3a from
Beginning with Praise
want Jesus to walk with me"
Responsive Call to Worship
"Oh, how wondrous the
Genesis 6:11-22 Contemporary
Romans 3:23-26 from
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(Please sign the attendance pad
and pass it on)
a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)
still, my soul"
Pastoral Prayer (mp3)
Matthew 4:1-11 from
led into the desert" (mp3)
"When peace, like a
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Our hearts sing with joy when we know that we
are free from deceit, and our sins are forgiven, but our lives
disintegrate with worry and guilt when we keep silent about our
we seek your truth, O God, and acknowledge our sin, we experience
Let all people reach out to you in prayer, O
God, and know your protection and strength, so that embraced by
your grace-filled presence and filled with your undeserved
forgiveness, they sing your praise and shout for joy.
we listen for God's word and follow God's direction for our lives,
our stubbornness melts away and our tempers are controlled
When we fail to listen, and persist in
following other than God's way, our hearts are hardened and our
when we put our trust in God, we are surrounded and filled with
God's steadfast love.
Let all those who are upright in heart
rejoice and shout for joy.
written by Rev.
a retired minister in the Uniting Church
from "Liturgies Online"
How deep, indeed, are the riches of your grace, O Lord, and how
great is your love! We have only begun to scratch the surface, to
catch but a glimpse of who you are, and who we are in relation to
you. Even so, we are filled with awe and wonder. We praise you,
and thank you. May this time of worship be less about us and more
Through your Spirit, help us to open the door of our heart, soul,
and mind and allow you entrance into our lives today. This we pray
in the name of the One who said, "Behold, I stand at the door and
Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest! Amen.
Feb. 17, 2002)
We're involving our children in the launching of our
the Ark" fund raiser. After simply explaining how
International passes on the gift of living critters to folks
who can use them to feed themselves (and then give to others),
we'll bring out the Ark banks and fold them into boxes. The
children will pass these banks and the accompanying calendars to
everyone in the congregation.
our Tithes and Offerings
Pray with me.
O God, who placed the rainbow in the sky as a sign, we thank you
for going beyond your promise to never again destroy the whole
earth because of human cruelty and violence
8:20-22). Through Jesus the Anointed, you have
demonstrated your restorative justice, saving and setting right
with you all who have sinned. Our offerings just now are not
futile attempts to reach you, but rather are an overflowing of
gratitude for your free gift of grace. In your name we pray. Amen.
May God fill us with the sort of strength
that can only be discovered
and developed in the wilderness:
the power to resist the seductions of our foolish desires
and the tempter's vain delights;
the will to walk in obedience and righteousness,
rejoicing with an upright heart. Amen.