Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
July 9, 2006
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am
we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that
he lavished on us." (Ephesians
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
Call to Worship
"Come, let us all unite to
"The earth is
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
"The earth is
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
(Our younger children then leave for Sunday School)
Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
"Lord of the
"Sent forth by God’s blessing"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
1 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 - who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual
blessing in the heavenly places,
1 - just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of
2 - to be holy and blameless before him in love.
1 - He destined us for adoption
2 - adoption as his children
1 - his children through Jesus Christ,
2 - his children according to the good pleasure of his will,
1 - to the praise of his glorious grace
2 - his grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
1 - In him we have redemption through his blood,
2 - In him we have the forgiveness of our trespasses,
1 - according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on
2 - lavished?
1 - Yes, lavished on us.
2 - With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us
1 - the mystery of his will,
2 - according to his good pleasure that he set forth in
1 - as a plan for the fullness of time,
2 - a plan to gather up all things in him,
1 - gather up things in heaven and things on earth.
2 - In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance,
1 - having been destined according to the purpose
2 - the purpose of him who accomplishes all things
1 - accomplishes them according to his counsel and will,
2 - so that we,
1 - we who were the first to set our hope on Christ,
2 - we might live for the praise of his glory.
1 - In him you also,
2 - (you who weren’t among the first)
1 - when you had heard the word of truth,
2 - when you had heard the gospel of your salvation,
1 - and when you had believed in him,
2 - you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy
1 - (God’s promise which you can count on)
2 - you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit;
1 - this is the pledge of our inheritance
2 - toward redemption as God's own people,
1 - to the praise of his glory.
2 - to the praise of his glory.... (pause)
1 - Stand, if you are able, and sing
2 - unite your voices in song
1 - sing to the praise of his glory
2 - #12 in your hymnal
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who chose us in
Christ before the foundation of the world,
who destined us
who forgave us
who made known
the mystery of the divine will,
who marked us
with the seal of the Spirit.
Blessed be God's name!
Ephesians 1:3-14, adapted from the New Revised Standard Version,
© 1992 The Hymnal Project
our Tithes and Offerings
says that everything on this big blue ball belongs to God - the
earth and all its resources; the earth and all its creatures - us
included. It all ... we all belong to God. Do you believe that?
Next question, are you living as if that is so? Ponder what it
means in your life to truly live that belief rather than merely
It’s time now
for the ushers come forward and receive from us what really
belongs to God.
pulls us up short, Lord, to realize that everything belongs to
you. We are caretakers of what you have created. And yet, we are
also your children in Christ, with a rich inheritance through him.
Grant us the wisdom and the courage we need to make that
inheritance into a blessing rather than a curse. In your name we
written closer to the time (if not at the
Leader: Blessed are you, O God.
You made bread to strengthen us.
You set aside this bread
as a sign of your Son's broken body.
In breaking it, may we participate
in the reconciliation of Christ.
People: May Christ's body be the bread of our souls,
to give us strength to continue our pilgrimage,
being made worthy to sit with all the redeemed
at the marriage feast of the Lamb.
ALL: Hear us, O God, through our mediator, Jesus Christ. AMEN
Leader: Blessed are you, O God.
You made the vine to strengthen us.
You set aside this cup
as a sign of your Son's shed blood.
In drinking the cup,
may we participate in the blood of Christ.
People: May Christ's blood make us strong
to drink the cup of suffering
without complaint, for Jesus' sake,
in the hope that we shall drink new wine
in your kingdom.
ALL: Hear us, O God, for the sake of your eternal love. AMEN
by Reinhard Rahusen, 18th c.
translation ©1992 John D. Rempel.
as we leave this
place of worship and communion,
may we go, knowing
that you never leave or forsake us.
Help us to go with the song of faith in our hearts,
the peace of Christ
in our lives,
the protection of
the Spirit beside us,
and the security of
your presence beneath us. AMEN
by Harold Z. Bomberger,
from We Gather Together, © 1979 Brethren Press.
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)