Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 10, 2001
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for children 10:15 am
Trinity Sunday

      "O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens."                                          (Psalm 8:1,9)

  Call to Worship               Romans 5:1-5 (from The Message)

*Praise Medley             (vs. 1)     "Holy, Holy, Holy!"                                      120
                               (vs. 1) "Holy God, we praise thy name"                            121
                                     "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic"                            112

*Opening Prayer

  Song                                "Jesus loves me" (try it in Spanish)                          341

  Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
                               (children then leave for Sunday School)

  Ladies Quartet                        "On Eagleís Wings"                                  Joncas
                                             (hear brief choral rendition)

  Pastoral Prayer

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


*Response         (refrain to:) "Lord, you have come to the lakeshore"               229
                                       (in Spanish, if you are able - weíre still learning)


  Hymn                               "This is my Fatherís world"                                  154

  Scripture                                      Psalm 8

  Message                  "Listening ... Looking ... asking"

*Hymn                                "God, who stretched"                                         414


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Call to Worship

Listen to God speaking through the apostle Paul, in his letter to the Romans, who writes:

        "By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us - set us right with him, make us fit for him - we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And thatís not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand - out in the wide open spaces of Godís grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise."
                                             Romans 5:1-5 (from The Message)
         Okay, brothers and sisters, letís stand tall in the wide open spaces of Godís grace and glory, and sing out our praise!

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         At the end of this month our visitors from the Dominican Republic will come. They are very "rich" people, you know. Maybe not "rich" as our society thinks of "wealth." They possess a great deal in what really matters! And so do we!
         In the Christian calendar, today is "Trinity Sunday," when we recall the threefold way in which God is at work in, around, and beyond us. To think of God in just one way isnít enough to cover everything. We are the creation of Godís hand. God loves us far more than any earthly parent - so much so that he sent the Son to save us. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit is Godís presence and power among us right now.
         Creator, Savior, Presence Now ... Father, Son, Holy Spirit ... We are rich beyond measure. Such wealth cries out to be shared, for the Lord overflows this (point to yourself) container. Ponder this with an open heart and mind as you return your offering.


         Thank you, Lord, for wealth that is real, for riches beyond measure that we already possess in your Spirit. Thank you for our upcoming guests. Bless them along their journey here, as well as those whom they will leave behind. Bless these offerings, and the mission and ministry for which they were given. In Jesusí name we pray. Amen.


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International Lesson thoughts
from the
Mennonite Publishing House

International Lesson
Commentary by
Richard Hughes
(posted on Saturday)

International Lesson
Commentary by
Edwin Elliott


©2001 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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