Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
November 14, 2010
Worship 10:00 am              Sunday School 11:10am

      ďIf we would view through eyes of faith the course of each new day, weíd quickly see Godís gracious hand in all that comes our  way.Ē   (D. DeHaan)

  Beginning with Praise (9:50 am)

  Responsive Call to Worship                                                                       669

*Hymn for Spiritual Guidance             "Holy Spirit, come with power"             26

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                                 Romans 8:26-27

  For Children      "When you donít know what to say"

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

  Prayer Hymn                      "Healer of our every ill"                                    377

  Pastoral Prayer

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

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

*Response                              (vs. 1) "Lord, thou dost love"                                387

*Lordís Prayer

  Scripture                                    John 1:14-18

  Message                           "Mercy Sakes, Child(mp3)                  Bob Barr
                                          (or, ďNow Thatís Grace!)

*Hymn of Hope                        "Amazing Grace!"                                        143

*Responsive Benediction


*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

In the Christian calendar, we are approaching the end of a year. In two weeks, the season of Advent begins a whole new year with as we await the coming of Christ. Next week we recognize that Jesus reigns over everything (including time itself) on Christ the King Sunday. Along the way, weíll also celebrate Thanksgiving in worship and around the meal table!

Today is the last Sunday of what is sometimes called ďOrdinary TimeĒ in the Christian year. Itís a season that began with Pentecost last May and stretched all the way to now, every Sunday itself a day of rest and a celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ, and filled with an awareness of Godís presence in the Holy Spirit. With that in mind, please turn in your hymnals to the responsive call to worship found in the back, #669.

Leader:   A mighty wind has blown,

People:  and tongues of fire have danced!

Leader:   God has swallow up death forever
                   and brushed our tears away.

People:  This is the day of salvation.

Leader:   Be glad and rejoice -
                  the Lord of Light has come and reigns forever.
               Christ is risen!

People:  Christ is risen indeed!

   ALL:   Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Hymnal #669
adapted from Bread for the Journey

Opening Prayer

            By your grace we are gathered, O Lord. Empowered and gifted by your Spirit we worship. Your Son has not only shown us the way, he is the way, and we follow him this day. Surround this time with your cloud of witnesses and heavenly host, lest we think what we do is all about us. And yet, challenge and inspire us this hour to more fully become your grace-filled people in this world. In Jesusí name we pray. Amen.

For Children
ďWhen you donít know what to sayĒ

shared by this morning's guest preacher


Pastoral Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings

            Itís true! As we share what we have received, our lives are opened to appreciate and enjoy more of Godís blessings. May our offerings, dedicated to the work and ministries of the church, bear much fruit in Christís name.

Lordís Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever.

Responsive Benediction

One:   Depart from this place with singing and
             dancing for God goes with you.

All:     Godís grace is sufficient for all our desires
             and Godís mercy abounds for all our needs

One:   Rejoice then in your work and leisure serving
             God with genuine love for all.

All:     With Godís help, we will.   AMEN

(author unknown)

(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

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.

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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