Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
August 25, 2002
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages 11:15 am

Camp Sunday

      "That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together."     (Luke 24:33)

                            "Turn Around"

*Call to Worship                       "Kum bah yah"                                 (see insert)

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn                             "For the beauty of the earth"                                  89

  The Scripture stories
                               (camp participants drawn to act out each one)
                   The road to Emmaus                             Luke 24:13-35
                   Saul and Ananias                                       Acts 9:1-19
                   Ten Lepers                                             Luke 17:1-19
                   Jacob & Esau                                        Genesis 32-33
                   The Woman at the Well                  John 4:1-26, 39-42

  "He's my rock..."                    led by mini-campers                          (see insert)

  Sharing about camp

  "The Sheep Song"               led by the Scala family                          (see insert)

  More Sharing about camp

  One more Scripture Story
                   The Good Samaritan                             Luke 10:25-37

  Responding with our Tithes and Offerings
                                     (camp participants return to their seats)


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

  Prayer Song                                "Sanctuary"                                  (see insert)

  Pastoral Prayer

*Song                               "More Precious than Silver"                      (see insert)


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

         note: prayers and other responses are "spur of the moment," as led by the Spirit. Much of what happens at camp is this way, anyhow.

The Scripture stories

         Simply and briefly acting out each Bible story, calling forward campers as needed. For instance, in acting out the Emmaus story, 3 persons will be tapped to portray the 2 disciples and the stranger who joins tehm on the way. They'll slowly walk down the aisle during the brief retelling and sit together, pretending to eat, once they reach the raised area up front, where the stranger will be revealed "in the breaking of the bread" as Jesus, the 2 will then turn around and start "walking back to Jerusalem," freezing in place along the way for the beginning of the next quick story. Same format for all the scripture narratives - simplified and quick - until everyone who was at camp this summer is up front (the last story of the woman at the well provides an easy way of getting "the townspeople" (i.e. the rest who haven't yet been called) to come forward.
         After the mini-campers led a song, we'll pass the mic for each to share something memorable from their experience at camp, pausing part way thru for another song. The time will close with a final story, which can include everyone, after which they'll return to their seats. The scriptures are all connected to the theme of the summer's curriculum, "turn around," each tied to a particular day of the week in which it was explored at camp.

Heís my rock...

Heís my rock, my sword, my shield,
Heís the wheel in the middle of the wheel,
Heís the lily of the valley,
Heís the bright and shining star,
Makes no difference what you say
Iím gonna get on my knees and pray
and Iíll serve him til the day
that Jesus comes. Amen!                                        (hear the music)

The Sheep Song

Chorus:    I just want to be a sheep, baa!
                I just want to be a sheep, baa!
                I just want to be a sheep, baa!
I just want to be a sheep, baa!

1.  I donít want to be a Hypocrite
     I donít want to be a Hypocrite
     Cause theyíre not hip with it
     I donít want to be a Hypocrite         ...Chorus

2.  I donít want to be a Sadducee
     I donít want to be a Sadducee
     Cause theyíre so sad ya see
     I donít want to be a Sadducee          ...Chorus

3.  I donít want to be a Pharisee
     I donít want to be a Pharisee
     Cause theyíre not fair ya see
     I donít want to be a Pharisee            ...Chorus

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


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