Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
January 31, 2010
Worship 10:00 am              Sunday School 11:10am

worship was canceled due to bad weather

      My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. (John 15:1-8)

  Beginning with a song (9:50 am)              "Praise, I will praise you, Lord"             76

  Call to Worship                          Psalm 71:1-6

*Hymn                                  "O worship the King"                                        66

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                                  Jeremiah 1:4-10

  Time with our Children

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

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

*Response                               "Great is the Lord"                                         87


  Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise
                                 (please be brief, and aware of God's listening presence)

  Responsive Prayer of the People                                                                722

  Hymn                              "Thou true Vine, that heals"                                 373

  Scripture                                     John 15:1-8

  Message                         "Presenting God’s Glory"                    Ken Gresh

*Hymn                          "Praise the Lord, sing hallelujah"                               50



*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Opening Prayer

Living God, we praise you for filling us with the knowledge that in you we do find safety and security.  In Jesus Christ, you have given us the confidence to believe that although the worst can happen, your love and your care for us remains as strong and as constant for ever. Jesus demonstrated that rejection, ridicule and even the risk of death did not stop him from proclaiming your love, your mercy and your everlasting life and power. We approach you, O God, confident in your constant love and protection. We praise you, we trust you, we adore you. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen

by Rev Moira Laidlaw
Uniting Church in Australia
from Liturgies Online

Time with Children

Our resident storyteller, "Mr. Ed," will share some time with our little ones.



Returning our Tithes and Offerings

As we prepare to share from the bounty God has provided, let’s pay attention to what the apostle Paul had to say about “a still more excellent way.” 

read 1 Corinthians 13

            Ushers, please help us to love through our tithes and offerings.


            Nurturing God, You remind us that faith without love is meaningless. We present these gifts with love. We rejoice in our ability to share. May this moment of giving warm our hearts and stir our souls so that we remember to act consistently out of love in the name of Jesus. In His name, we pray. Amen.

prayer written by and © 2009 David S. Bell.

Responsive Prayer of the People

(Pause for silence after each intercession. Specific requests may be added)

Leader:  Merciful God,
                       your love for us makes us bold to join our prayers
                       with all who need your help.
              We bring our prayers to you:

                       For those who suffer pain;
                       For those who struggle with limits of body and soul;
                       For those who are satisfied with less than the life
                                              for which they were created;
                       For those who know their guilt and their need
                                              but do not know of Jesus;
                       For those who know that they must shortly die
                                              and for those who cannot wait to die.

   ALL:  Come, Redeeming God,
                       take all these sufferings upon yourself and transform them.
              Be merciful also to us, who offer these prayers,
                       so that we might enter the sufferings of others
                       and become agents of your healing love,
                       through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN

Hymnal #722
adapted from Contemporary Prayers for Public Worship,
ed. Caryl Micklem, © 1956 1967 SCM Press, Ltd.



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


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

International Lesson:
Adult Bible Studies
from The United Methodist Publishing House
(click "supplemental resources" and "current events supplement" under both the "Student" and "Teacher" sections in the left hand column)

While one of our adult classes follows the International lesson above (see also), 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)


©2010 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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