Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
October 12, 2014
Worship 10:00 am          Sunday School 11:10am


      When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the LORD.
(Exodus 34:29, NLT)

  Beginning with Praise (9:50 am)          “This little light of mine”          401

*Call to Worship                             Psalm 99                 (from The Message)

*Hymn                                     Holy, holy, holy!                               120

*Opening Prayer

  A Medley of Scripture and Song
              Psalm 23:1-4
                  “Thy Word(Psalm 119:105)
              John 1:1-4
                  “Here I am to worship
              Matthew 5:14-16

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings

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

  Scripture                                 Philippians 4:4-8

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

  Responsive Prayer                                                                             720

  Scripture                                Exodus 34:27-35

  Message                           Human Glowsticks (mp3)
                                       Mike Kenney, guest preacher

*Hymn                                   Shine, Jesus, Shine



*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

1 -  God rules. On your toes, everybody!

(motion for people to rise, then when they are standing)

2 - He rules from his angel throne—take notice!

1 - God looms majestic in Zion,

2 - He towers in splendor over all the big names.

1 - Great and terrible your beauty: let everyone praise you!

2 - Holy! Yes, … HOLY!

1 - Strong King, lover of justice,

2 - You laid things out fair and square;

1 - You set down the foundations in Jacob,

2 - Foundation stones of just and right ways.

1 - Honor God, our God; worship his rule!

2 - Holy! Yes, … HOLY!

1 - Moses and Aaron were his priests,

2 - Samuel among those who prayed to him.

1 - They prayed to God and he answered them;

2 - He spoke from the pillar of cloud.

1 - And they did what he said;

2 - they kept the law he gave them.

1 - And then God, our God, answered them

2 - (But you were never soft on their sins).

1 - Lift high God, our God; worship at his holy mountain.

2 - Holy! Yes, … HOLY is God our God!

Psalm 99 adapted from The Message.
Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002.
Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group

Opening Prayer

             God our most holy Friend, today grant us as much of the light of Christ as we can bear, that we may be rescued from the illusions and shadows that inhibit our faith, our worship and our daily service. Grant us a a few moments of illumination, that we may discern something of your beauty, and worship your immeasurable love. Through this same Christ Jesus who makes all things new. Amen!

by Bruce Prewer, Uniting Church in Australia, adapted

Returning our Tithes and Offerings

             Holy God of mercy and might, you have called us to "flavor" the world with compassion and to illuminate the world with generous spirits. We give this morning with grateful hearts, hoping that in our giving the spotlight doesn’t fall on us but on you! Bless the offering we give, and may the world come to know you and your son, as our light shines. We pray this in the name of your son, Jesus the Christ, who is love and light to the world. Amen.

Copyright General Board of Discipleship.
www.GBOD.org Used by permission

Responsive Prayer

ALL: Listening God,
               you hear our prayers before we speak,
                     yet welcome our praying;
               therefore we come with confidence
                      to lay our requests before you.

Leader: We pray for Christian everywhere,
                   for our denomination and our congregation,
                   for faithfulness and strength to persevere in righteousness.
             We pray for the whole people of God.

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: We pray for the nations of the world,
                   for all leaders
                   and for those who make policy decisions.
             We pray for the commonwealth of our global community.

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: We pray for those who are overcome by violence,
                   for victims of injustice or oppression,
                   and for those in poverty or pain,
             We pray for all who need healing and peace.

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: We pray for those who endure trials,
                   for those who are dying,
                   and for those who mourn.
             We pray for all who need comfort and hope.

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: You have heard the prayers of your people, O God.
             We rest in the comfort of your care,
                   as we pray in Jesus' name.


#720, Copyright © 1992 The Hymnal Project


delivered by guest preacher



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)


©2014 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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