Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
August 21, 2005
Worship 10:00 am

      "And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Sung Call to Worship                 "To the saints"                              (see insert)

  Scripture                                    Romans 12:1

*Hymn                        "Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing"                         110

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                                  Romans 12:2-3

  Unison Confession                                                                                    695

  For Children                        "Do to others..."
                                         (Pre-schoolers then leave for playful worship)

  Scripture                                      Psalm 138

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

  Hymn                         "‘Tis not with eyes of flesh we see"                          571

  Pastoral Prayer

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings                        Romans 12:4-8


*Response                              (vs. 1) "Take my life"                                     389


  Special Music                           "Fragile Stone"                                       Card

  Scripture                               Matthew 16:13-20

  Message                          "Binding and loosing"

*Hymn                                   "Renew your church"                                    363


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Opening Prayer

Great and glorious God,
                        whose name is above every name,
                        whose grace has triumphed over the grave,
                        whose voice gives new life to those who listen,
                        whose is gathered now to worship.
         If only we had a thousand tongues to sing your praise!
                 One just doesn't seem to be enough.
                              One tongue to sing;
                              One set of ears to hear;
                              One pair of arms to break free;
                              One heart to rejoice.
                              One just doesn't seem enough.
                                           "O for a thousand ...", a million.
              You know the longing of our hearts, Oh Lord.
                      Guide our worship this hour.
                                  May your Holy Spirit move among us,
                                          as you have promised.
                      And may we become more aware of your heavenly choir,
                                 your saints and angels who surround us.
                                          We our tongues grow silent,
                                                   your chorus continues to sing.

Unison Confession

Our lives are cluttered, Lord Jesus 
         by too many things
         and too much to do.
We are driven by the need to succeed.
         and distracted by our service.
We have often lost our way.
Forgive us.

Let us, like Mary,
         find the one thing that is needed
         and sit at your feet. AMEN

Hymnal #695, ©1992 Marlene Kropf.

For Children
"Do to others..."

Time for children with Ed Lewis, our resident storyteller.
This one is based upon the Golden Rule.

Pastoral Prayer


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



         Thank for this body, O Lord - many parts, many gifts, but one in Christ our head. Help us to work together, using what you have given for your glory and our neighbor’s good. Amen.



(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)


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International Lesson thoughts
from the
Mennonite Publishing House

"Jesus is all"
commentary on the
International Lesson

Living Web Sunday School Project


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


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