Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 8, 2003
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages 11:15 am
he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath,
prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the
Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe
upon these slain, that they may live." (Ezekiel
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Note: Music leader starts softly playing and singing "Fluye"
with guitar from the side, inviting people to quietly join in. Third
time through, while all are singing softly, the worship leader reads
2:1-4. After this, the congregation sings "Fluye"
one more time, then ends. The worship leader invites all to then stand
and leads them in the Litany.
Quiet Song of
Calling "Fluye, Espiritu, Fluye"
*A Litany for Pentecost
(back of bulletin)
"O Holy Spirit, making
(Pre-school thru 2nd grade children then leave for Sunday School)
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
"Spirit of God! descend"
bones get dry"
"Breathe on me, breath of
Responding with our Tithes and Offerings
(vs. 1 & 4)
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
Litany for Pentecost
From John 15:26-27;
16:4b-15; and Psalm 104:24-35b
One: Divine Creator, source of all being,
our lives are in your hands.
We wilt and
perish apart from you.
All: We look to you, O God, to feed us.
One: By your Spirit, dear God, truth is shown.
By your Spirit,
knowledge is known.
All: With open hand you fill our hearts, O God.
One: God as Spirit, we open ourselves to you.
Speak for us,
speak to us,
declare now what you see.
All: Move through us, Mighty Spirit.
and share your truth.
One: The Spirit sings from the teachings of Jesus.
glorifies the reign of the Christ.
All: The Spirit comes in truth;
let us join in song to the Lord of our lives.
Let us sing
praise to God with all of our being.
Lacey Community Church
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word
Focus: This little word study is a fun way to focus on
the meaning of ruach, the Hebrew word for Spirit, a
word that also means wind, breath, and life. Through an
understanding of this word, children should gain a better
understanding of the power we receive from Godís Spirit
- the power that was shown on the first Pentecost.
Experience: To experiment with a "windy"
pronunciation of various words related to the story of
Pentecost and to discuss what happened when God s Spirit
came upon the disciples.
Arrangements: None are needed.
LEADER: Good morning!
Who can tell us what special day this is?
CHILDREN: Sunday? My auntís birthday! Pentecost?
L: Itís all those things, evidently, but it is especially
Pentecost, a day that is a kind of birthday for the church. All
Christian churches, everywhere, were born on a day fifty days
after Easter when Godís Spirit blew on the disciples like the
sound of wind. What sound does the wind make?
L: Thatís really good! Can you say the word
"wind" in a windy way? (You may need to demonstrate.)
L: That works! OK, now try saying "breath" in a
L: Good! How about "life"?
L: Itís getting a little harder, isnít it? This one may
be the hardest of all, how about the word "spirit"?
L: (Pause.) That didnít sound too windy, Iím
afraid. But thereís hope! Did you know that thereís a word in
another language, a language called Hebrew, that not only sounds
windy, but means all the things weíve been saying with all these
other words? The word is ruach, and it means wind and
breath and life and spirit. Can we say "ruach" in
a windy way? (Ruach is pronounced roo-ach, with the "ch"
as in the Scottish word loch.)
L: That was really good! And what does ruach mean?
C: Wind. Spirit. Life.
L: And breath.
L: So when it says in the book of Acts that there was a
sound like a rushing wind that came around the disciples, it is
saying that there was a sound like what?
L: (Laughing) All right, but also a sound like this:
L: And when it says that the disciples were filled with the
Holy Spirit, the book of Acts is telling us that they were filled
L: Good! And what else were the disciples filled with? What
does the word ruach mean?
C: Breath. Wind. Spirit. Life.
L: Right. And when the disciples were filled with Godís
Holy Spirit - with breath and life - they began to tell everyone
else about where this wonderful life came from. They talked about
God and about what Jesus had done and how much God loves everyone.
And many people believed in Jesus and became his followers. Letís
have a prayer to thank God for life and breath and wind and Spirit
the Children (p.62-64), by Brandt D. Baker
this book - it's a great resource!
written closer to the time (if not at the
with our Tithes and Offerings
Please pray with me.
Flow, Spirit, flow. Do what you will do.
I offer myself to
you to use as you will.
Fluye_Espiri-tu Fluye*. Amen.
Will the ushers come forward now to serve?
(from above song)
will put my spirit within you, and you shall live..." So
God sang through the prophet Ezekiel (37:14a).
The apostle Paul continued the song, writing that "the
Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as
we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for
words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of
the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according
to the will of God" (Romans 8:26-27).
As you step forth into this new week, sing out and live out this
song of the Spirit. Go in Godís peace and power. Amen.