Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
September 23, 2001
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for children 10:15 am

When in our music God is glorified

      Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!"
                                          (Isaiah 40:9)

  A verse in the wilderness          (solo, vs. 1, #44 - "When in our music God is glorified")

  A voice in the wilderness                     Isaiah 40:3-5

*Godís people sing!                        "O worship the King"                                66

*Opening in Prayer

  The voice continues                         Isaiah 40:6-8

  An old song             (vs. 1) "Let all mortal flesh keep silence"                         463

  Dedicating our Music to the glory of God

  Hymn                                  "A mighty fortress is our God"                          165

  Song                                         "The Heart of Worship"
                                    (lyrics/chords - midi file - short clip - full length)

  The voice continues                         Isaiah 40:9-11

  Dedication Prayer
                      (the children then leave for choir or pre-school play)

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


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

  Hymn                                   "My faith looks up to thee"                              565

  Pastoral Prayer

  Scripture                                     1 Peter 4:12-19

  Message                                "When utmost evil..."

*Hymn                            "When in our music God is glorified"                         44


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Opening in Prayer

         Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your Holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Adapted from Gregorian Sacramentary, 7th century,
For All Who Minister, ©1993, Brethren Press, p. 86)

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         Itís not just with our music that we glorify God. How do I give God glory when it comes to my possessions, my money, even my time? Thatís a question we can ask each and every day of our lives. Today, as we return our tithes and offerings, letís ponder the motto of Alexander Mack, an early leader among the Brethren. "For the glory of God and my neighborís good." Is that our motto also?
         Will the ushers come forward to serve.


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International Lesson thoughts
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Commentary by
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Commentary by
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(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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