Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
November 21, 2004
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
Thanksgiving Sunday

      "The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah"   (Psalm 46:7)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Hymn                           (vs.1 only) "We gather together"                               17

  Call to Worship                    Colossians 1:11-20

*Hymn                             "Sing to the Lord of harvest"                                 98

*Responsive Invocation                                                           (back of bulletin)

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

  Pastoral Prayer

  Witness Christmas Project

  Scripture                                    John 6:1-13

  Anthem                       "Whatta Buncha Lunch!"                David Culro
                                                   Alleluia Choir

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings                        John 6:35

                                             (Pre-schoolers leave for playful worship)

*Response                (vs. 3) "We plow the fields and scatter"                         96

*Dedication (off-c-2)

  Scripture                                       Psalm 46

  Message                            "Between the lines"

*Hymn                       "Glorious things of thee are spoken"                          619


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Share in the Inheritance
An Invocation

Leader:   Light of the World, your light shines, yet there are
               many who do not see or understand it.
People:   Deliver us from the darkness into which we were born,
               that we might be light in the world.

Leader:   Giver of Life, you have forgiven our sins and prepared
               us for the inheritance.
People:   By your grace and mercy, we have received forgiveness.
              Just as you have forgiven us, we share in the inheritance
              by forgiving others.

Leader:   Sustainer of Life, we are unworthy to partake of the gift,
               yet you gave your Son so that we may be saved.
People:   Your infinite love has made us fit to share in the inheritance,
               and in love we share it with others

Leader:   Wisdom of Life, the unfolding of your word gives 
               understanding to our lives.
People:   The knowledge of your promise is our hope as we share
               in the inheritance of eternal life.

All:         God, as your children, we share in the inheritance 
               knowing that we have not earned it. We were once in
               darkness, but now we are light. By forgiving our 
               trespasses, you have shown us the way of salvation.
               Today we share in the inheritance of eternal life.

Ernie Thakor
Naperville, IL Church of the Brethren
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"

Pastoral Prayer


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


Witness Christmas Project

         This year, the Witness commission has planned a project in conjunction with the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore Co. (a ministry with which we are heavily involved), helping families currently in or recently released from the shelter. Beginning next Sunday, there will be a Christmas tree in the area behind the sanctuary. On it will be paper "ornaments" of various colors. On each is listed a gift to purchase and donate, many with the first name of the person. The colors determine the approximate cost of the suggested gift. You are invited to pick up as many of these as you wish, bringing the gift, with the ornament attached, back on or before Sunday, December 19th, and place it under the tree. Wrapping paper will be provided for each family in crisis, so that they can wrap and give the gifts to each other.

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         "I am the bread of life," Jesus said. "Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35). Remember this as you return your offering this morning.      Ushers?




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International Lesson thoughts
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Mennonite Publishing House

International Lesson
Commentary by
Richard Hughes
(posted on Saturday)

International Lesson
Commentary by
Edwin Elliott


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


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