Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
July 18, 2004
Worship 10:00 am

      "I will lift up my eyes to the hills; From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth."        (Psalm 121:1-2)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Hymn                        "Unto thy temple, Lord, we come"                                4

  Call to Worship                           Psalm 121

  Hymn                             "I to the hills will lift my eyes"                               169

  Opening Prayer

  Scripture                            Isaiah 40:11-17, 28-31

  Hymn                            "All things bright and beautiful"                             156

  For Children                            "Old Turtle"                   by Douglas Wood

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


  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


  Scripture                          Matthew 10:26-31, 39-42

  Sermon     "There's plenty of mountain left to climb over here"
                                               brother Ellis Shenk

*Hymn                                    "In thee is gladness"                                     114



#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Opening Prayer

      God, like the Psalmist, we see you as our mighty fortress, the height to which we look in praise as well as in our need. This church, this congregation, is a refuge for us, a hill where we acknowledge your goodness and greatness, and seek your presence, you love and your aid. Be with us as we worship here today. Amen

by Ellis Shenk

Pastoral Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         God brought this bountiful earth into being. We take pleasure in so many things we experience from day to day. Our bodily needs are provided in supermarkets, and rarely on our hands and knees in the garden. Our homes increase in value. Our pension accounts grow according to fixed formulas. Yet we take none of this with us when we leave. We are stewards - not owners. We now acknowledge our stewardship with our weekly sharing of tithes and offerings........The ushers will come to receive them.

by Ellis Shenk




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