Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
March 11, 2001
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School 11:10 am
Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones
those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to
gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood
under her wings, and you were not willing!"
*Call to Worship
"The Lord is my
Lord is my Light and my salvation.
Whom shall I fear, whom shall I fear?
The Lord is my Light and my salvation.
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is my strength, the strength of my life,
of whom, then, shall I be afraid?
(Psalm 27:1, music by Pauline M. Mills, ©1966, Fred Bock Music, CCLI
praise thee, O God"
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
3:17 - 4:1
"God of my Belly"
(vs. 1-3) "When
I survey the wondrous cross"
(children and youth leave for choir or preschool playtime)
(Heifer Project International)
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(vs. 4) "When
I survey the wondrous cross"
high the cross"
Yes, Lord, you are our "light," our
"salvation," as well as our "strength."
Forgive us for allowing fear to rule us, as it does much more than
we care to admit. This fear has a thousand names, but your perfect
love casts it out. We come to you this hour as those who need:
the breath of your Spirit to blow through us,
the brightness of your light to shine in us and around us,
the fire of your love to bring us to life right now, and
the sight and sound of your glory to bring forth our
Yes, Lord, revive us again! Again, and again, and again! This we
pray, in the name of the One who set his face to Jerusalem - your
Son Jesus, our Christ. Amen!
of my Belly
The other week I met with my doctor. Can you guess what she told
me I needed to do?... She said I needed to lose some weight. How
am I going to do that? What do you think I should do?... (eat
less, exercise etc.) Do you think I can do that? You do! It sure
helps having someone believe in you, that you can do something -
I wonder if I shouldn’t also pray about it. What do you think?
Would it help? Why? How does prayer help? (With questions such as
this, nudge the children toward:
- recognizing that God made this body to start with,
- that God cares about health,
- that God is God of my belly, too!
- that as a "citizen of heaven," I/we
beyond my/our own ability, strength even to:
- say no to extra food not needed,
- to exercise.
Do you still think I can lose some weight? Especially if God helps
me, you say? I really appreciate your faith! The doctor says if I
lose some weight, it might help me not to snore as much. I’ll be
healthier, too. You all have been a big help! Would you pray with
Lord, thank you for this body you gave me. Help me to take care
of it. Help me not to eat so much. Help me to get more exercise.
Thank you for this body we call the church, and especially for all
my little brothers and sisters here. Help them, too. Finally,
thank you for what you will do someday with this body, in heaven.
our Tithes and Offerings
across a list of hymns, the way we would sing them if we were
"I Surrender Some"
"What An Acquaintance We Have in Jesus"
"Take My Life and Let Me Be"
"My Hope Is Built On Nothing Much"
"I'm Fairly Certain That My Redeemer Lives"
"Blest Be The Tie That Doesn't Cramp My Style"
"I've Got Peace Like A Trickle"
"A Comfy Mattress Is Our God"
"Just As I Pretend 2 BE"
aside, brothers and sisters, the words we’ll soon sing are true:
"Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were an
offering far too small. Love so amazing, so divine, demands my
soul, my life, my all." ... Let’s worship God with our
you, Lord, for your good humor, your good news, and for how this
goodness seems to just overflow into our lives, even when things
don't turn out as we think they should. Yes, God, you are
great and you are good. Amen!