Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 19, 2003
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages 11:15 am
"But he was
wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our
iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us
whole, and by his bruises we are healed." (Isaiah
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
104:1-9, 24, 35c
hallelujah, praise the Lord"
(vs. 1-3 only) "Are
(Pre-schoolers leave for worshipful play)
is your high priest ?"
"I stand amazed in the
Responsive Prayer of
(back of bulletin)
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
After each we either sing:
"We thank you, Lord; we thank you, Lord"
"For this we pray, for this we pray"
(listen to the tune)
Responding with our Tithes and Offerings
"Guide my feet"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
104:1-9, 24, 35c
(Contemporary English Version)
praise you, LORD God, with all my heart. You are glorious and
majestic, dressed in royal robes 2and surrounded by
light. You spread out the sky like a tent, 3and you built
your home over the mighty ocean. The clouds are your chariot with
the wind as its wings. 4The winds are your messengers,
and flames of fire are your servants. 5You built
foundations for the earth, and it will never be shaken. 6You
covered the earth with the ocean that rose above the mountains. 7Then
your voice thundered! And the water flowed 8down the
mountains and through the valleys to the place you prepared. 9Now
you have set boundaries, so that the water will never flood the
earth again. 24Our LORD, by your wisdom you made so many
things; the whole earth is covered with your living creatures. 35...I
praise you, LORD! I praise you!
soul, and mind, we praise you, LORD God. For the wonder of all you
have created, we thank you. For your steadfast love which does not
diminish, in spite of our human weakness and foolishness, we bless
you. For giving your Son to not only teach us how to live, but to
show us as well, to die for us that we might live eternally, we
lift up your name. For the presence of your Holy Spirit, who
empowers us to become more than we are, we are filled with
moments of worship, O Lord, that in them we might be more open to
your involvement in our lives, more ready to live as Jesus taught,
more willing to let go of sin and walk in the Spirit, more focused
upon your kingdom and your will. This we pray in your name. Amen.
brief: Using volunteers, the children are lined up
on the first step of the chancel as a royal court ("Who'd like
to be king, queen?" etc.) Ham it up as each is announced.
Then get a volunteer (or draft one) to be the lowly servant,
standing on the floor below the royal court. Ask, "in God's
eyes, who of all these people is the greatest?" Along the way
of their discussion, the servant is moved to the top step, the
lowliest is the greatest in God's kingdom. Briefly run through
gospel story and end with prayer. From Ruth
Gilmore, Sitting on the Rainbow, pp. 116-117. (Buy the book!)
Responsive Prayer of
Isaiah 53:4-7 NIV
he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him,
God, break into our self-satisfied lives. Strike us with
your power. Afflict us with the truth of our infirmities.
pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed
for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace
was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
God, heal us. In the name of the one pierced for our
transgressions, crush our pride and give us peace.
like sheep, have gone astray; each of us has turned
to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity
of us all.
God, rescue us. Lead us in your way that we
might walk with the one who bears our iniquity.
oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his
mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a
sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his
God, forgive us for our selfish silence. We ask
that you open our mouths to proclaim your goodness and
mercy. Open our mouths to proclaim your peace and justice.
Open our mouths to proclaim the name of the One who is
the world's peace: Jesus, the Christ. Amen.
Yaussy Albright, district minister
Illinois and Wisconsin District, Church of the Brethren
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word
with our Tithes and Offerings
In but a few
hours, some of us will be on the trail walking for the hungry. It
is our prayer that you CROP walkers will know the One who guides
your feet every step of the way; that you will know that what you
are doing for God and your neighbor’s good is not in vain, but
is rather supported by the rest of us.
In but a short
time, the rest of us will be on our way elsewhere. It is our
prayer that you also will know the One who guides your feet every
step of the way this week; that you will know that what you do for
God and your neighbor’s good is not in vain, but is rather
supported by the rest of us.
In the following
moments, you all are invited to bring your offering to the Lord in
response to the good news you have here and now received.
Remember, however, that the giving doesn’t end when the plates
are passed. Make this week an offering to God. Let the Lord guide
Will the ushers
come forward to serve.