Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
May 15, 2005
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and
that the LORD would put his spirit on them!" (Numbers
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Call to Worship
(back of bulletin)
(from The Message)
(Pre-schoolers then leave for playful worship)
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
"Spirit divine, inspire our prayers"
Dramatic Reading of Acts 2:1-21
Responding with our Tithes and
Spirit, making whole"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
until we are full. We busy ourselves until there is no time
left. We crowd our houses and lives with things.
filled, but are we? When we eat enough to be filled, but do
not eat a healthful variety of foods, we become malnourished.
Do our souls suffer from the same problem? We gorge ourselves
on worry, anxiety, shallow relationships, unhealthy
competition, and stress. We do, indeed, seem to be filled. But
filled with what?
brother, friend, family—what fills us?
seek you today. In the quiet moments of our living, we become
aware that we are not filled with your Spirit as you want us
to be. We wonder what a spirit-filled life would be like. What
might happen to violence, depression, hunger, and the other
problems we've caused, if we allow ourselves to be filled by
Spirit, fill us. Holy Spirit, fill us!
|Fill us to
overflowing with your compassion and love. Fill us with your
vision for our world. Fill us to the brim with the desire to
continue the work of Jesus, modeling our lives after his. Fill
us, God, with your Holy Spirit!
us, God, with your Holy Spirit!
Ullom, Director of Identity and Relations
Church of the Brethren General Board, Elgin, Illinois
Church of the Brethren Living Word
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word
"God’s Tool Box"
Props Needed - An assortment of hand tools in a
paper bag or tool box
to church this morning, I went to my workbench in the garage and
picked up several things to show you. Here s the first thing. (Hold
up a hammer.) Does anyone recognize what this is? (Pause
for answers.) A hammer, that s right. What is a hammer used
for? (Pause.) Yes, you hammer nails with it. You might
hammer a nail into the wall to hang a picture, or you might...
...The church is like these
tools. Each person in the church is different. We each have our
own skills and abilities. Each one of us in the church has a
different job to do. Some of us are teachers, some leaders, some
ushers, some singers. Some of us are... God has given each
of us a special job to do in the church.... etc.
For more, see A Time with our Children:
Stories for Use in
Worship, Year A, by Diane E. Deming ©1992, The Pilgrim Press,
Cleveland, p. 70.
written closer to the time (if not at the
Reading of Acts 2:1-21
|When the day of Pentecost had come, they were
all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there
came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled
the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues,
as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each
of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and
began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them
ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under
heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd
gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them
speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and
astonished, they asked,
Voices 1-16 are seated scattered throughout the
congregation. They stand and speak (loud and clear!)
their line, and remain standing until the whole
scripture reading is completed. Then they sit. Only
the narrator, voice 1, and the voice of Peter use
(click on the links
below to hear pronunciation of these words)
|Voice 1 -
|"Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
(gal-ih-LEE-uhnz) And how is it
that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?
|Voice 2 -
|Voice 3 -
|Voice 4 -
|Voice 5 -
||and residents of Mesopotamia,
|Voice 6 -
|Voice 7 -
|Voice 8 -
|Voice 9 -
|Voice 10 -
|Voice 11 -
|Voice 12 -
|Voice 13 -
||and the parts of Libya
(LIH-bih-uh) belonging to Cyrene,
|Voice 14 -
||and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
|Voice 15 -
|Voice 16 -
|Voice 1 -
|in our own languages we hear them speaking
about God's deeds of power."
||All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one
|Voices 1-16 -
||"What does this mean?"
||But others sneered and said,
|Voice 1 -
||"They are filled with new wine."
||But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised
his voice and addressed them,
|Voice of Peter -
|"Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem
(dzheh-ROU-suh-lehm), let this
be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are
not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in
the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet
(DZHO-ehl): ‘In the last days
it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit
upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old
men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and
women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they
shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky
mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to
blood, before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious
day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall
New Revised Standard Version
our Tithes and Offerings
That was the story of the first birthday of the church of Jesus
Christ, complete with God's gift of the Holy Spirit. Today, we
celebrate this special occasion one more time. Did you bring a gift?
Birthday parties usually involve presents, you know. God continues
to give his gifts. How about you? The ushers are here to receive
them. As they pass the plates, sing a happy birthday song to the
body of Christ. You don't need words, just a grateful heart. Ushers?
Organ Offertory is Mendelsohn's "Song without
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)