Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
January 14, 2007
Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:10 am

      "To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." (1 Corinthians 12:7)

  Morning Praise (9:45 am)
  Prelude    (to prepare - read the top paragraph on the back of the bulletin)

  Call to Worship

*Song                                    "Shine, Jesus, Shine"

*Unison Prayer                                                                    (back of bulletin)

*Song                                   "Trading my sorrows"
                                               (lyrics/chords, midi file, story behind it)

  Scripture                             1 Corinthians 13:1-13

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

  Hymn                        "Seek ye first the kingdom of God"                        324
                         (Our younger children leave for bell practice & Sunday School)

  Pastoral Prayer

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

  Offertory             (Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)

  Scripture                             1 Corinthians 12:1-11

  Message                              "To each is given"

  Coming to the Lordís table                       1 Corinthians 11:23-25

  Song                                    "Hands of the Potter"

  Unison Prayer and Lordís Prayer                                                            788


*Hymn                            "Sent forth by Godís blessing"                            478


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

God of Light and Life
(preparatory words for worship from the back of the bulletin)

         There is comfort in the dawning of day. As the darkness disappears, so do our uncertainties and fears. Light reveals the beauty of God's creation. As far as the eye can see, God is present. Psalm 36:5-10 describes the extent of God's presence and the very character of God. From the heavens to the clouds. From the mighty mountains to the great deep. In humans and in animals, the light of God is present. Even in the shadows of God's light, God's abundance is made known and we are invited to drink from the fountain of life. In your light we see light, O God!

Wendi Hutchison, Director of Church Relations
Manchester College, Noth Manchester, IN
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"

Call to Worship
Psalm 36:5-10 (LB)

         Your steadfast love, O LORD, is as great as all the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your justice is as solid as Godís mountains. Your decisions are as full of wisdom as the oceans are with water. You are concerned for humans and animals alike. How precious is your constant love, O God! All humanity takes refuge in the shadow of your wings. You feed them with blessings from your own table and let them drink from your rivers of delight.
         For you are the fountain of life; our light is from your light. Pour out your unfailing love on those who know you! Never stop giving your salvation to those who long to do your will.

from The Living Bible
paraphrased by Kenneth Taylor
©1971, Tyndale House Publishers

Unison Prayer

         God of light and life, you reveal yourself to us in thousands of ways each day. Help us to accept your invitation to turn toward your light to see your activity and abundance around us. May we have the courage to reflect your lift into places of darkness so that your steadfast love may be revealed. May it be so. Amen.

Wendi Hutchison, Director of Church Relations
Manchester College, Noth Manchester, IN
Church of the Brethren Living Word Bulletin
Anchor/Wallace, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, "The Living Word Series"

Pastoral Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings

         If you have not already done so, please sign and pass on to the next person the attendance booklets found at the center of each aisle, while the ushers receive our offering. First, however, ponder these words from the first letter of Peter. Listen.

         "Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen." (1 Peter 4:10-11)


Unison Prayer and Lordís Prayer

Blessed are you, God of heaven and earth.
In mercy for our fallen world you gave your only Son,
          that all those who believe in him should not perish
          but have eternal life.
We give thanks to you for the salvation
          you have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.
Send now your Holy Spirit into our hearts,
          that we may receive our Lord with a living faith
          as he comes to us in his holy supper.

(concluded with the Lord's Prayer)

#788 in Hymnal, ©1978 Lutheran Book of Worship
(pp. 70, 90, 111), c/o Augsburg Fortress.



(para traducir a espaŮol, presione la bandera de EspaŮa)


Interested in Sunday School?
Below is a growing list of possible sites to visit. As you discover others, please let us know.

International Lesson:
Faith and Life Resources
Mennonite Publishing House

International Lesson:
Mennonite Weekly Review

(scroll down on left to "Sunday School lessons)

International Lesson:
Christian Standard
(one week ahead)

International Lesson:
Living Web Sunday School Project

While one of our adult classes follows the International lesson above, using
A Guide for Biblical Studies,
published quarterly by our denomination,
another class often uses one of the
Good Ground series,
also published by Brethren Press.

For children and youth, we use the new
Gather Round curriculum
(developed jointly by the Church of the Brethren and the Mennonite Church)


©2006 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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