Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
August 26, 2001
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for children 10:15 am

Camp Sunday

      "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."   (Romans 8:38-39)

  Calling                                        "Kum bah yah"


*Praising                             "Lord, I lift your name on high"


  Listening                                      Isaiah 43:1-7
                                                   Romans 8:28-39

  Yearning                                       "Sanctuary"

  Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise

  Drawing Together                           "Weave"


  Telling the Story ...... "Discoveries"

  Responding                                "Count on Me"

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

  Offertory                                    "Mo’ Betah Lif"                                Anderson

  Telling the Story ...... "Memories"

(all who participated in camp this summer, at Shepherd's Spring or Mardela, camper or staff, are invited to come forward. As we pass the microphone, each is invited to share a brief recollection of their experience this year)


*Responding                 "Here I am, Lord" (words and chordsmidi file)             395


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines


L: God loves us unconditionally. That means that God loves us,

A: No matter what!

L: Jesus seeks after us, longs for a relationship with us, walks with us, and gives us endless chances. Jesus really loves us,

A: No matter what!

L: God is faithful and is here for us,

A: No matter what!

L: We can be faithful and here for each other,

A: No matter what!

L: We are created by God, in the image of God, to be here for each other,

A: No matter what!

L: Even when we sin, even when we turn away from God and others, God loves us and is here for us,

A: No matter what!

L: No matter what!


from the 2001 Outdoor Ministry Resources developed by the Committee on Outdoor Ministries for the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCCC). These materials are ©2001, by the Cooperative Publication Assoc.

Opening Prayer

         Yes, Lord, we lift your name up, and praise you from the heart, not just the head. You are an awesome God! Your love is steadfast and true, no matter what! Thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus - his life, his teachings, his death for us, and his resurrection power.
         So often we fail to live into what he said and did. We take it all for granted, or forget, or purposely choose another way. Forgive and live in us, that we might have the power to live what we believe.
         Bless this time of worship, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

by John Thompson & Randy Scruggs, adapted
©1982, Full Armor Music; Whole Armor Music

                       D                     A
Lord, please make me a sanctuary,
               G                    D ... A
pure and holy, tried and true;
                         D                   A
and with thanksgiving, I'll be a living
         G    A    D
sanctuary for you.

to hear the music on a midi file, click here

©1979, Rosemary Crowe

    D       F#m     Em            D                              (bar up 1 fret)
Weave, weave, weave us together.
    Em            D        Em          A
Weave us together in unity and love.
    D       F#m     Em            D
Weave, weave, weave us together.
    Em           D            A            D
Weave us together, together in  love.

this is just the chorus. to hear the music on a midi file, click here

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         Jesus came, he said, that we might life - abundant life (John 10:10), life that is more than we dare imagine, better than anything this world has to offer. A favorite new song at Shepherd’s Spring this year was "Mo’ Betah Lif." In the background of it you can almost hear tin drums playing along with its Jamaican style.
        Since you might not fully understand the words to this song, which we’ll sing in a Jamaican way, let me read them in "mo bettah" English. Listen:
                More ... better life for life!   More ... better life - enjoy!
                More ... better life from the One who made you.
                More ... better life in the Lord, says the Lord!
                When you know the One who made you, More .. better life has begun
                              Hey, man - More ... better life to run!
                              I come for you to have more life, Better life than before.
         As some of us sing this fun song to the Lord, why don’t you respond to this "mo’ betah lif" out of the abundance that God has given you. Will the ushers come forward now to receive our tithes and offerings?

"Mo’ Betah Lif"
©1994, Yohann Anderson, Songs & Creations

            C                         F                     G
chorus:   Mo betta life for life       (oh-oh-oh)
            G                        C                  A
              Mo betta life in joy           (in joy)
            A                                        Dm                    G
              Mo betta life from oo made ja          (woo-woo)
            G                              C             F          C
              Mo betta life in de Lord        (say de Lord)

C                                         G7 
When you know de one oo made ja
When you know de one
When you know de one oo made ja
Mo betta life begun 

                                C                                         G7 
                bridge:    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey man
                               Mo betta life to run
                               Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey man
                               Mo betta life begun          (chorus)

C                             G7 
I kum fo you to hava mo life
I kum fo you to hava mo
I kum fo you to hava mo life
Betta life than befo          (chorus)


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