Worship Order for
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 24, 2007
Worship 10:00 am
Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and
(John 17:1a - the beginning of his
"high priestly prayer," v. 1-26)
Morning Praise (9:45 am)
"Kum bah yah"
("wind, rain, firestorm" version)
97 (from The Message)
shall reign" 319
Passing on the gift
"Come and see"
(Our younger children, ages 3-7, leave for Sunday School)
Graduation Celebration &
Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
"Take, O take me as I
Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)
into the future"
light your world"
#'s are from Hymnal:
A Worship Book
Worship leaders - see basic
on the gift
Witness Commission chairperson, Jeannie Schwartz, will share about
our month-long special offering focus, Heifer
International, a global and ecumencial organization begun
within our own denomination.
Celebration & Blessing
recognize our 5 high school graduates, along with 2 others who
have completed medical assistant or post-graduate degrees, asking
them to come forward, share briefly where they are headed from
this point, receive a gift and our blessing for their journey
bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and
superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within
May God bless
you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of
people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless
you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain,
rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your
hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
May God bless
you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a
difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim
cannot be done.
Blessing of God, who Creates, Redeems and Sanctifies, be upon
you and all you love an pray for this day, and forever more.
written closer to the time (if not at the
our Tithes and Offerings
(refers to Acts
It happened in
the city of Philippi. A young woman there was possessed by a demon
who would speak through her, sort of like the infamous "Oracle
of Delphi." She was much in demand by people who wished to have
the fortunes told. This girl was a slave, and her owners made a
fortune off her supposed gift, charging fees left and right for her
Along came the
apostle Paul and his friends one day, and she followed them, crying
out as she went, "These men are servants of the Most High God,
who proclaim to you a way of salvation." Now, saying that once
or twice might be a nice advertizement, but she repeated it over and
over for several days. Can you imagine? Finally, at the limit of
patience, Paul turned and ordered that demon out of her. And it
obeyed. She no longer went into trances and spoke other-worldly
Perhaps you can
picture the faces of the owners of this woman when they realized
their cash machine was now closed. They could no longer use this
girl for their own benefit. They were mad. They seized Paul and his
friends and dragged them to court. How they got out of jail is a
whole other story that involved God simply opening up their cells,
and Paul simply sharing about Jesus with his jailers who then became
Just now, however,
think about that slave-girl who was used by both a demon and by her
owners for their own benefit. Thatís not how our God works.
Whether it be our abilities in Godís Spirit, that is - our gifts,
or the other blessings the Lord provides for us; all of these are
given freely. And in this freedom, we pass along our gifts to
others. We donít "use" or "abuse," we share.
And like the loaves and fishes, Godís blessings are multiplied
beyond our wildest imagination.
Remember this as you return your offering just
(para traducir a espaŮol, presione la bandera de EspaŮa)