Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 21, 2015
Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:10am
David said, “The
Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear,
will save me from
the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go,
and may the Lord be
(1 Samuel 17: 37)
Beginning with Praise
of our fathers”
*Call to Worship
mighty fortress is our God”
Corinthians 6: 1-13
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)
Lord and Father of mankind”
1 Samuel 17
(booklet with text and directions)
there a living God in Israel? ”
of grace and God of glory”
*Rise in body or in spirit
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
1 - Rise in body or spirit and be called
into worship with a psalm,
2 - words written by David, according to
1 - The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a
place of safety in times of trouble.
2 - Those who know you, Lord, will trust you;
you do not abandon anyone who comes to you.
1 - Sing praise to the Lord, who rules in
Zion! Tell every nation what he has done!
2 - God remembers those who suffer; he does
not forget their cry, and he punishes those who wrong them.
1 - Be merciful to me, O Lord! See the
sufferings my enemies cause me!
2 - Rescue me from death, O Lord, that I may
stand before the people of Jerusalem and tell them all the things
for which I praise you.
1 - I will rejoice
2 - because you saved me.
1 - Let us sing to our God, who is to us “a
2 - a “bulwark,” a protecting wall which will
not fall. #165 in our hymnal.
Psalm 9:9-14 from the
(Today’s English Version, Second Edition)
Copyright © 1992
American Bible Society.
All rights reserved.
Center us, O God,
to worship you this day.
Remove our needless armor.
Be our stronghold.
Grant us calm.
Give us joyful hearts and ready minds,
that we may be open to your grace. Amen.
Ministry Matters - Worship Elements: June 21, 2015
originally in “The
Abingdon Worship Annual 2009,”
Mary J. Scifres and
Copyright © 2008 by Abingdon Press.
our Tithes and Offerings
“Open up your hearts. Live
generously and expansively!” (2
Corinthians 6:13, Laughing
Bird version). Those are good words to guide us on this
Father’s Day… During worship on the previous two Sundays
6/14), we introduced our
to Feed” program - a fun, intergenerational way to raise funds
to feed hungry people around the world through
International. Instead of repeating ourselves this week
for those of you who weren’t here, just ask someone who was here
to tell you about it. The materials are on the back table.
As the ushers collect our offering, we’ll sing a song about Dan
West, who started Heifer Project over seventy years ago. Our
children’s choir sang it at least once, so I know some of us know
it. Anyone who would like to help me lead us in singing it, please
come forward, bringing with the words to the song, printed in your
bulletin. Hand your offering to someone else to put in the plate.
Jan West Shrock was one of Dan’s own children.
She once wrote:
“Growing up, I often heard my father speak his values. He
said, “If a person has more than three pairs of shoes in
their closet, someone is doing without.” These days we
have running shoes, golf shoes, cross-training shoes,
winter shoes, sandals, comfort sandals, dress sandals,
ergonomically proportioned support shoes for high arches.
Whoa! What's happened? What's gone wrong? What do I want?
What do I need?”
On this day of celebrating the role of fathers, it’s good to hear
about a father’s values being passed on, influencing yet another
generation. By the way, Jan West Shrock went on to become a
teacher, to direct Brethren Volunteer Service, to direct
the AmeriCorps program with the National Council of
Churches, and to serve as director of the Church and Community
Relations program for
International. She even wrote a book for children,
a Goat.” Her father would be proud.
Let’s sing together this Andy Murray song about this father while
the ushers pass the plates.
written closer to the time (if not at the
start by tapping a heartbeat on
remaining constant through & beyond all the
End with heartbeat.)
May the Lord
of grace and glory
pour wisdom and courage upon you
for the facing of this hour,
and the living of this day,
for standing up to giants,
and living Jesus’ way.
May the Lord of peace and justice
empower you this week
to turn from warring
fears that bind your soul,
to serving God with gladness,
with a heart
that’s ever whole.