Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 20, 2002
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages 11:15 am

      "I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you."  (2 Timothy 1:5)

  Call to Worship                         Psalm 96:1-9

*Hymn                            "Lord, with devotion we pray"                              79

*Litany of Confession                                                                                 691

  Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
                        (children then leave for choir practice or pre-school play)

  Prayer of the People

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


*Doxology (119A) and Prayer

  Hymn                        "I know not why Godís wondrous"                          338

  Scripture                                2 Timothy 1:1-10

  Message                           "Beautiful Ugliness"                Rev. Paul Groff
                                                                        (not online)

*Hymn                                  "Faith of our Fathers"                           (see insert)


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Litany of Confession

Leader: Almighty God, Spirit of purity and grace 
                   whose dwelling is with the humble and contrite heart,
                         hear your children's confession of sin and grant us mercy.
            For all that has been evil in our lives;
                   for unholy thoughts and impure motives,
                   for any scorn of goodness, trifling with truth,
                         and indifference to beauty,
                   for being petty when we could have been gracious,

People: forgive us, O God.

Leader: For lack of love toward you,
                         whose love has never failed;
                   for doubt in your providence,
                   for acts of ingratitude,
                   and for disobedience to visions we have been able to see,

People: forgive us, O God.

Leader: For the ong we have done our neighbors;
                   for silence in the face of war,
                   for neglect of charity and failure in justice,
                   for forgetfulness of other's pain,
                   and for advantage taken of another's weakness,

People: forgive us, O God.

Leader: For our faulty following of the Master;
                   our slow faith in his power to save,
                   our timid, hesitant answers to his call of service,
                   our insensibility to the meaning of the cross;
                for all that mars our discipleship
                   and makes it difficult for others to believe in him,

People: forgive us, O God.

Leader: May God, who is almighty and merciful
                   forgive our sins,
                   empower us to overcome temptation,
                   and enable us to love as Jesus loved.

People: AMEN 

Hymnal #691
Adapted from a litany of repentance,
by Edward K. Ziegler, The Adventurous Future,
ed. Paul H. Bowman, © 1959 Brethren Press.

Other worship materials (prayers, etc.) to be written by the worship leader.


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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


©2002 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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