Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
February 12, 2012
Worship 10:00 am              Sunday School 11:10am

      I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.”  (Psalm 30:1-3)

  Beginning with Praise (9:50 am)                     "Guide my feet"                      546

  Call to Worship

*Hymn                             "Now thank we all our God"                               86

*Opening Prayer

*Affirming our faith                                                                                    710

  For Children                         "Magic Glasses" (mp3)                       Ed Lewis

  Gospel                                      Mark 1:40-45

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

  Hymn                           "Breathe on me, breath of God"                            356

  Pastoral Prayer

  A Stewardship Moment (mp3)                                  Mitch and Mandy Roberts
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  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

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

  Scripture                             1 Corinthians 9:24-27

  Message                     "The Imperishable Wreath" (mp3)

*Hymn                                    "Savior of my soul"                                      549



*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship
(Psalm 30:4-12)

One: Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name.

  All: For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

One: As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.”

  All: By your favor, O Lord, you had established me as a strong mountain; you hid your face; I was dismayed.

One: To you, O Lord, I cried, and to the Lord I made supplication:

  All: “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me! O Lord, be my helper!”

One: You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.

  All: O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

text 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.

Opening Prayer

O God,
      you rule the world from end to end
            and for all time.
You alone are God. In you alone we hope.

Forgive our sins.
Heal our diseases.
Save our lives from destruction.

We repent of our stubbornness and pride.
We desire to yield ourselves more fully to your will.

Keep us in your presence
      that we might serve and witness in the world,
      through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN

Hymnal #692 - written by Ernest Fremont Tittle,
adapted from A Book of Pastoral Prayers,
Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, New York and Nashville, © 1951

Affirming our faith

Leader: We affirm that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
                 Miriam, Hannah, and Mary is our God.
People: We affirm that God has come to us in our likeness,
                taking the form of a servant in Jesus of Nazareth.

Leader: We believe that god, in Christ, suffered the pain and agony
                of the cross to provide for our salvation.
People: We believe that God demonstrated power over sin and death
                by raising Jesus from the dead
                and declaring that the risen Christ is Lord.

Leader: God has given us new life and freedom
                    in the fullness of the Holy  Spirit,
                who is the guide and power of the community of believers.
ALL:  We believe that in the end, God's rule of peace and justice
               will be fully established
               and that Jesus Christ will reign forever and ever.

Hymnal #710
Adapted from a liturgy of baptism by Assembly Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.,
Baptism and Church Membership, Worship Series 3, ed. James H. Waltner,
copyright © 1979 Faith & Life Press/Mennonite Publishing House.

Pastoral Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings

As we turn now to our offering, would you pray we me over them?

O God,
            This day and every day we acknowledge that all we have is yours, and that what we call ‘giving to you’ is simply returning but a portion of your bounty. Bless these our gifts for your work and magnify their value so they may do things greater even than our dreams. Amen.


by Frank Ramirez,
our 2008 Homecoming speaker
from  Sermon Suite.


Go now, and live out our song of praise to God.
Discipline yourself in all things, however small,
so that you may attain the prize of salvation
that is yours in Christ Jesus.

And may God’s powerful blessing uphold you like a mountain.
May Christ Jesus touch you and make you whole.
And may the Holy Spirit dance with you in the joy of life.

©2003 Nathan Nettleton www.laughingbird.net

(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:
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)

International Lesson:
International Bible Lesson
a weekly column by L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
in "The Oklahoman" newspaper
also found

International Lesson:
Living Web Sunday School Project

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)


©2012 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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