Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
September 25, 2005
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

      "He split rocks open in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep. He made streams come out of the rock, and caused waters to flow down like rivers." (Psalm 78:15-16)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Call to Worship                                                                   (back of bulletin)

*Hymn                          "Sing hallelujah, praise the Lord"                             67

*Opening Prayer                                                                    (back of bulletin)

  Scripture                                  Philippians 2:1-4

  Song                                       "The Christ Hymn"                           (see insert)

  Scripture                                Philippians 2:12-13

  Children's Time                 "God's gift wrapping"
                                               (preschoolers leave for Sunday School)

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


  Scripture                                 Psalm 95:6-9

  Sharing a joy, a concern, a testimony of faith

  Hymn                                "If you but trust in God"                                  576

  Pastoral Prayer

  Scripture                                 Exodus  17:1-7

  Message                      "Remembering a Quarrel"

*Hymn                            "Lord, I am fondly, earnestly"                              514



#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

One: We have gathered as a faith community, to lift our voices
         in praise and adoration,

  All: To sing for joy to the Lord,
         to shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

One: Encouraged by our unity in Christ and with sisters
         and brothers in this faith community,

  All: Strengthened by our being together
        we will work for his good pleasure.

One: Acknowledging and giving thanks to God for
         his daily presence through the Holy Spirit,

  All: We realize it is God who works in us to will and act
          according to his good purpose.

Ronald D. Beachley
Annual Conference Moderator
Holisopple, Pennsylvania
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"

Opening Prayer

Thank you, Lord, for meeting us here.
We confess that too often we miss your presence.
        Forgive us when our eyes are blind or
                our hearts are hardened to your grace and mercy.
Clear our vision this day, 0 Lord,
        that we may see you more clearly.
        Help us to experience you in all of life.
Today, as we gather in this place to worship,
        may your grace, peace, and love bless us anew. Amen

Ronald D. Beachley
Annual Conference Moderator
Holisopple, Pennsylvania
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"

For Children
"God's gift wrapping"

         In another by our resident children storyteller, Ed Lewis, a kiwi fruit and a ginger root provide objects which look not all that appealing on the outside, but carry a treasure within. What's on the outside is actually "God's gift wrapping" of what lies within (Mmmm!, taste the fruit, which also looks good on the inside. And these Ginger snaps are flavored by what comes from this ugly? shaped root.) Wonder how this applies to us, and how God has gift wrapped each person. Look past the wrapping and discover the gift within!

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         In his letter to the church in Ephesus, the apostle Paul sent the following prayer. Perhaps it can be your prayer as you return your offering just now. Listen:

         "I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
         "Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:16-21)


Pastoral Prayer


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




(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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