Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 24, 2001
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for children 10:15 am
a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for
you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God."
Call to Worship
*Unison Opening Prayer
(vs. 1) "As
"Come, let us all unite
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(children then leave for Sunday School)
(vs. 2) "As
"After the demons leave"
Words of Welcome and Vows of Commitment
(Congregation - 777)
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(vs. 3) "As
leadeth me" (verses sung as needed)
Eaton & Hartley
praise thee, O God"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God." So begins
Psalm 42, a refreshing thought for a hot summer day. Are you
thirsty for the Lord today? Have you come to drink from his living
Word? If so, please join me in our unison Opening Prayer, #686 in
your hymnal. Please stand, if you are able.
O God, you are my God.
I seek you, my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you
as in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So will I bless you as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands and call on
your name. AMEN
(Hymnal #686 - Psalm 63:1-4, adapted from the New
Revised Standard Version)
Minister: Do you believe that Jesus is God's Son and do
you receive him as your Savior and Lord?
Candidate: I do.
Minister: Will you turn away from all sin and will you
endeavor by God's grace to live according to the example and
teachings of Jesus?
Candidate: I will.
Minister: Will you be loyal to the church, upholding it
by your prayers and your presence, your substance and your
Candidate: I will.
As we now receive you into the fellowship of the
we make this covenant with you
as we renew our own covenant with God:
each others' burdens,
in times of need,
our gifts and possessions,
as Christ has forgiven us,
each other in joy and sorrow,
and in all things to work for the common good,
known Christ's presence among us
to the glory of God
As we unite with each other now,
may we all be joined with Christ, our
Hymnal #777 - Adapted from The
Mennonite Hymnal, copyright©1969 Faith & Life Press/Mennonite
Publishing House, based on Anabaptist baptismal vows, 16th c.
our Tithes and Offerings
before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law
until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our
disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by
faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a
disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God
through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have
clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek,
there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and
female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong
to Christ, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to
(Galatians 3:23-29, NRSV)
about this as you return your offering.
Go forth in peace, bound not by
a legion of demons, but by the love of God in Jesus Christ. "Return
to your home and declare how much God has done for you" (Luke