Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 22, 2006
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

      "...whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many." (Mark 10:43-45

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)

  Call to Worship

*Hymn                              "O bless the Lord, my soul"                             600

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                                   Isaiah 53:4-12

  Song                                          "Step by step"


  Song                                          "Step by step"

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

  Hymn                                 "Spirit of the living God"                               349
                         (Our younger children leave for bell practice & Sunday School)

  Pastoral Prayer

  Scripture                                  Mark 10:35-45

  Message                           "The Servant’s Cup"

*Hymn                          "Will you let me be your servant"                         307

  Responding with our Tithes and Offerings


*Hymn                            (vs. 3-4) "Lord, thou dost love"                           387



#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

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Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 104:1-9)

Bless the Lord, O my soul.

O Lord my God, I stand in awe at your greatness.

Your being is clothed with honour and majesty and robed in light

You stretch out the heavens like a tent, making the winds your messengers,

and fire and flame your servants.

How great are your works, O God!

In your wisdom you created the earth and all that is within it.

In thanksgiving, we worship and praise the Lord our God.


Opening Prayer

         Great and awesome God, creator and source of all life, we worship and praise you. Out of chaos and darkness you spoke the words which brought order and light and life. We marvel at such evidence of your greatness and glory. Yet, you laid these aside when you took on human flesh in Jesus Christ. In him we gained a new understanding of your power and glory, for he revealed through his life, that true power is based on empowering others, and that glory is made visible through loving and serving others. We marvel anew at the depth of your care for us and the many ways our lives have been blessed by the sacrificial life and love of Jesus in whose name we pray. Amen

by Moira B Laidlaw


         A young single mother in our congregation will share about her baptism and what it has meant since she first said "yes" to Jesus.


Pastoral Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         "The Servant Song" we just sang "percolated" for a year within the composer, a self-taught guitarist and Australian computer operator. Richard Gilliard writes that "what subsequently became the third verse lived on a scrap of paper in the bottom of my guitar case in my brother-in-law’s home."*

         Is there a song "percolating" in you? Is there some gift within you that is at present living on some scrap of paper in the bottom of a case in someone else’s home, waiting for it’s moment? Humility is a hallmark of those who would follow Jesus. Just make sure that what God gives you to share doesn’t remain hidden.

         Let your light shine, your song be sung, your gift be offered, for the glory of God and your neighbor’s good. Will the ushers come forward to receive our tithes and offerings?

*from Hymnal Companion,
Fyock (writer/compiler) & Wright (editor),
Brethren Press, 1996, pp. 388-89, 531.


Go into this week
blessed by the greatness and glory of God
filled with the humility and love of Jesus Christ
led by the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit

by Moira B Laidlaw

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


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(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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