Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
June 12, 2011
Worship 10:00 am              Sunday School 11:10am


      All of these devout men were stunned and puzzled. They asked each other, "What can this mean?" Others said jokingly, "They’re drunk on sweet wine."
                      (Acts 2:12-13, GOD’S WORD Translation)

  Beginning with Praise (9:50 am)   “God loves all his many people”     397
  Prelude     "Joys are Flowing"      Marshall/Hughes

  Call to Worship                  Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b         (Laughing Bird Version)

*Hymn                               "New earth, heavens new"                                 299

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                              1 Corinthians 12:4-11                             (The Message)

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

  Offertory                  "As the Dew, from Heaven Distilling"                     Daynes
                                        (Please sign the attendance pad and pass it on)

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

  Prayer Hymn                  "Lord, listen to your children"                               353

  Pastoral Prayer

  Ablaze in Burundi

  Drum Song                   "God loves all his many people"                             397
                                         (children are invited to come forward and help)

  Scripture                                     Acts 2:1-21

  Response                                      "Alleluia"

  Message                        "Filled with sweet wine"

*Hymn                                "Holy Spirit, truth divine"                                   508


*Postlude                                 "None But Christ"                          McGranahan

*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Opening Prayer

Thank you, God, for your gift of the Holy Spirit. Like the wind that blows across our land, we cannot control it. But like a ship on the sea, we can lift our sails and journey with it. By your mercy, Lord, move us. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

written for a previous Pentecost worship

1 Corinthians 12:4-11
(The Message)

1 - Listen to what the apostle Paul wrote about God’s gifts to the church in Corinth. We’ll read from Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase - The Message.

1 - God's various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God's Spirit.

2 - God's various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God's Spirit.

1 - God's various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all.

2 - Each person is given something to do that shows who God is:

1 - Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits.

2 - All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people!

1 - The variety is wonderful:

2 - wise counsel

1 - clear understanding

2 - simple trust

1 - healing the sick

2 - miraculous acts

1 - proclamation

2 - distinguishing between spirits

1 - tongues

2 - interpretation of tongues.

1 - All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God.

2 - He decides who gets what, and when.

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

…but they all originate in God’s Spirit, and God himself is behind it all… As you return your tithes and offerings, ponder how God might be behind your gift, whether it be what you place in the plate, or the ability that is uniquely yours but originates in God. You have been given a gift! How are you working with God to put it to use?

Ushers, come and guide our offering.


Pastoral Prayer


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


Ablaze in Burundi

            The Mosley family, home on furlough, will share from the recent experiences working for Mennonite Central Committee in Burundi. Rebecca was raised in this congregation.

Acts 2:1‑21
for four readers

1 - When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.

2 - And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind,

3 - and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

4 - Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.

1 - All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

2 - Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.

3 - And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.

4 - Amazed and astonished, they asked,

1 - “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? (gal‑ih‑LEE‑uhnz)

2 - And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

3 - Parthians, (PAHR‑thee‑uhnz)

4 - Medes, (meeds)

1 - Elamites,  (EE‑luh‑maits)

2 - and residents of Mesopotamia,  (mehs‑o‑po‑TAY‑mih‑uh)

3 - Judea (dzhou‑DEE‑uh)

4 - and Cappadocia, (kap‑ih‑DO‑shee‑uh)

1 - Pontus (PAHN‑tus)

2 - and Asia,

3 - Phrygia  (FRIH‑dzhih‑uh)

4 - and Pamphylia, (pam‑FIHL‑ih‑uh)

1 - Egypt

2 - and the parts of Libya (LIH‑bih‑uh) belonging to Cyrene, (sai‑REE‑neh)

3 - and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, (pros×e×lytes)

4 - Cretans (KREE‑tihnz)

1 - and Arabs ‑ (EHR‑uhbs)

2 - in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power.”

3 - All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another,

4 - “What does this mean?”

1 - But others sneered and said,

2 - “They are filled with new wine.”

3 - But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them,

4 - “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem (dzheh‑ROU‑suh‑lehm), let this be known to you, and listen to what I say

1 - Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the morning.

2 - No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

3 - ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,

4 - and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

1 - and your young men shall see visions,

2 - and your old men shall dream dreams.

3 - Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.

4 - And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.

1 - The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.

2 - Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

3 - everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

4 - everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”

from the New Revised Standard Version,
copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.



(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.

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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