Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 2, 2005
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

      "Examine yourselves, and only then eat of the bread and drink of the cup." (1 Corinthians 11:28)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Call to Worship

*Hymn                       "From all that dwell below the skies"                           49

*Opening Prayer  (d-1)

  Scripture                                  Psalm 19:7-14

  Consecration of Deacons

  Hymn                          "Will you let me be your servant"                           307
                                              (Pre-schoolers leave for playful worship)

  Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
                                                      responding to each with either:

                           "For this we pray..." or "We thank you, Lord"

  Pastoral Prayer

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings


*Response                           "Lord, bless the hands"                                    93


  Scripture                           1 Corinthians 11:23-26

  Message                          "Examine yourselves"

*Hymn                          "Gracious Spirit, dwell with me"                             507



#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

1 - "The heavens declare the glory of God;
2 - the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
1 - Day after day they pour forth speech;
2 - night after night they display knowledge.
1 - There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
2 - Their voice goes out into all the earth,
1 - their words to the ends of the world.
2 - In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
1 - which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
2 - like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
1 - It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other;
2 - nothing is hidden from its heat."
1 - Sisters and brothers, let us declare the glory of God.
2 - Brothers and sisters, let us proclaim the work of his hands.
1 - "From all that dwell below the skies" (that’s us, folks)
2 - "let the Creator’s praise arise!"
1 - #49 in your hymnal. Stand, if you are able, and SING!

Psalm 19:1-6, NIV

Pastoral Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         It was Sunday, Sept. 4, the weekend following hurricane Katrina. Worship was underway in the Columbia City Church of the Brethren. a small Northern Indiana congregation. The worship leader was ready to begin, but before that could happen, three youth came forward.
         "Today, the junior and senior high youth have decided to donate money to the hurricane relief fund," three seventh grade girls of that church announced. They then challenged the rest of the congregation to match their $1,000, which came from money raised for next year’s National Youth Conference, a Junior High work camp, and other upcoming "fun" events.
         How did that church respond to the challenge of their youth? What do you think? Fascinating things happen, you know, when God’s children put their hands together to do what they hear the Lord calling them to do. How about you? How are you responding?
         Will the ushers come forward to receive our tithes and offerings?

(to read more of what happened at Columbia City COB, click here.)


         Many hands have touched these plates, O Lord. Some calloused and tough, others soft and tender. Some large, others small. We bring before you the work of these hands. In such giving we seek to be your hands, your body, your church. Bless, O Lord, the work of our hands toward your greater work. We pray in the name of the One who, with two hands such as ours, broke and shared the bread of life. Amen.



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


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