Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
February 13, 2005
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

The First Sunday of Lent

      "Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered." (Psalm 32:1)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

Call to Worship                             "Sing amen"                                             64

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn                               "We praise thee, O God"                                    99

  Scripture                                 Matthew 4:1-11

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

  Pastoral Prayer

  Scripture                               Matthew 22:34-40

  Alleluia Choir                  "The Great Commandment"            Page/Shafferman
                                                    "Magic Penny"                               Reynolds
                                         (Pre-schoolers then leave for playful worship)

  Scripture                                       Psalm 32

  Message         "Hold it tight and you won’t have any"

  Hymn                           "Forgive our sins as we forgive"                            137

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


*Hymn                            "Heart with loving heart united"                             420

*Benediction                                 "Sing amen"                                             64

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Opening Prayer

         Amen! You alone are God. With heart, soul, and mind we love you and praise your name. May the words we speak, as well as the meanderings of our thoughts and emotions, be pleasing to you who know us better than we know ourselves. Bless this time and place. In the name of  "the Son of your love."  Amen

Pastoral Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings

Listen to the apostle Paul:

         1By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us--set us right with him, make us fit for him--we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. 2And that's not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand--out in the wide open spaces of God's grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.         (Romans 5:1-2, The Message)

Pray with me,

         With these offerings, O Lord, "we throw open our doors" to you. Help us, through them (as well as through our lives this coming week), to stand tall and shout your praise - out in the wide open spaces of your grace and glory. Amen.

         If you haven't already, please sign and pass the attendance registers found along the center aisle of each pew... Ushers? Your turn.


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International Lesson thoughts
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©2005 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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