Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 6, 2004
Worship 10:00 am

Trinity Sunday

      "When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come."    (John 16:13)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Call to Worship          "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic"                          112

  Responsive Scripture Reading                                                                  812

*Hymn                                    "Holy, holy, holy!"                                       120

*Opening Prayer  (#a-8)

  Scripture                                Proverbs 8:22-31

  For Children                   "Walls canít hold God"
                                         (Pre-schoolers then leave for playful worship)

  Scripture                                   Romans 5:1-5                     (from The Message)

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


  Scripture                                  John 16:12-15

  Hymn                     (vs. 1-2) "Gracious Spirit, dwell with me"                      507

  Message                          "Isnít that the truth!"

  Hymn                     (vs. 4-5) "Gracious Spirit, dwell with me"                      507

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

  Hymn                      (vs. 3) "Gracious Spirit, dwell with me"                        507

  Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn                                "Come, come ye saints"                                   425


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Responsive Scripture Reading
Psalm 8:1, 3-9

O LORD, our Sovereign,
         how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
         the moon and the stars that you have established;
         what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
                  mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
                  and crowned them with glory and honor.

You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
         you have put all things under their feet,

all sheep and oxen,
         and also the beasts of the field,
         the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
                  whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Sovereign,
         how majestic is your name in all the earth!

#812, New Revised Standard Version

For Children
"Walls canít hold God"

         Shared by one of our storytellers, Ed Lewis. "I want to start by asking the children what they think God can't do?   Then point out some unbelievable things (miracles) that God, through his son, did in the Bible (blind to see, crippled to walk, the dead to come alive, etc.). I can share a story in my life that I never thought that God could do - but, he did."

Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(after reading Romans 5:1-5)

Indeed, God is generous. Letís pray.

         Keep us alert, O Lord. Help us to pay attention, to keep our eyes and ears open - even when troubles come our way - that we might see and hear what you are doing in our lives. If we were to return to you everything you have so generously given, these offering plates would never be big enough, and our ushers would have hernias trying to collect it all. Help us to make wise use of it all, for your glory and our neighborís good. In Jesusí name, we pray. Amen.

Pastoral Prayer


written closer to the time (if not at the moment)





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International Lesson thoughts
from the
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International Lesson
Commentary by
Richard Hughes
(posted on Saturday)

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Commentary by
Edwin Elliott


©2003 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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