Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 14, 2012
Worship 10:00 am          Sunday School 11:10am

      Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, ďYou lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me (Mark 10:21)

  Beginning with Praise (9:50 am)         "I owe the Lord a morning song"         651
  Prelude                           "From Thy Throne So High"                            Glick

  Call to Worship                       Psalm 90:12-17             (Laughing Bird Version)

*Hymn                           "Sing praise to God who reigns"                             59

*Opening Prayer

  Scripture                                 Hebrews 4:12-16

  For Children                "The King and the Seed"
                                              by Eric Madden, illustrated by Paul Hess

  Hymn                  (vs. 1-2) "Dear Lord and Father of mankind"                   523

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

  Hymn                  (vs. 3-5) "Dear Lord and Father of mankind"                   523

  Pastoral Prayer

  Scripture                                    Amos 5:6-15                      (from The Message)

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

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

  Scripture                                  Mark 10:17-31

  Message                                   "Letting go" (mp3)

*Hymn                     "Lord, you have come to the lakeshore"                      229


*Postlude                              "Ave Virgo Virginum"                                 Horn

*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

1 - Teach us to value each and every day, LORD, so that we will be wise enough to make the most of them.

2 - Itís time for a change, LORD. Hasnít this gone on long enough? For pityís sake, itís time to give us a break.

1 - Let a new day dawn and give us our fill of your love and loyalty, so that our lives may be full of smiles and laughter till the end of our days.

2 - Give us more days of happiness than the days of suffering you sent. May the years where evil reigned be cancelled out by years of joy.

1 - Make your actions clear to those of us in your service; let your children see your strength in all its glory.

2 - Put us in your good books, O Lord our God, and give us a rich return for all our labor - may the work of our hands turn to gold!

Psalm 90:12-17 from the Laughing Bird Version
©2002 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net

Opening Prayer

As we travel this lifelong journey, God, we remember that you are always near, even in those moments of struggle when we cry out, ďhow long, Lord? Have mercy!Ē In hope we pray, and ask you to bless each day, that we might see your handiwork in and beyond our own efforts.

We believe that you have called us here this morning. Help us this hour:
                     to hear you speak through the scriptures,
                     to sense your listening presence in our prayers,
                     to give voice to our faith in hymns and songs,
                     to wrestle with your discipleship training, and
                     to then head out into our community as servants of Christ.
                                          This we pray in his name. Amen.


Pastoral Prayer


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


Returning our Tithes and Offerings
(after reading Amos 5:6-15)

Okay, Lord, we hear you loud and clear. Whether itís the public or private sphere, through government or through charity, we ignore the poor at our own peril, for you bear a deep concern for them, and judge harshly those who do not. Help us to grow in this area, for we are not each living on our own little island, out to benefit only ourselves. As we place a portion of our wealth into the offering plate, open our minds and hearts to your larger vision of a realm where all are valued and cared for as your children. May your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven! Amen.



Head back into your neighborhood now,
     as people who trust that in God all things are possible.
               live out his commandments;
               let go of what you need to release
                    in order to follow Jesus; and
               invest everything in Godís realm.
     The Lord is steadfast and true,
          and will bless this journey of faith.



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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