Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
September 20, 2015
Worship 10:00 am          Sunday School 11:10am


For Thought and Meditation:
            Have you ever heard someone say, “We live in a 'Topsy Turvy' world?” Everything is backwards or upside down. It means confusion, disorganization because things are happening in the wrong order. When Jesus was teaching the disciples about who was the greatest in the Kingdom of God do you think they thought Jesus may be a little 'Topsy Turvy?'                                     from Sermons4Kids

  Beginning with Praise (9:50 am)              “We gather together”                17

The Body of Christ Assembled




*Call to Worship


*Prayer for Spiritual Guidance


*Hymn of Seasoning         “You are salt for the earth                            226


Blessing God's Small Children


  OT Lesson                 Deuteronomy 6:4-6   (the Shema)

                                             “Into my heart” (stay)

                                        Some Small Talk With God


The Joy of Prayer


  Epistle Lesson                     James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a


  Sharing our Challenges and Celebrations


  Prayer Hymn                       “Into my heart” (pray)


  The Gift of Silence


  Prayers of the People


  Words of Assurance


The Grace of Giving


  Call to the Offering




*Offertory Response     (vs. 1) “We give thee but thine own”                    384


*Prayer of Dedication


Searching the Word, Speaking the Truth


  The Gospel                               Mark 9:30-37


  Message                          The Center of Attention (mp3)         Bob Barr

                                        (or, “Jockeying For Position”)


The Voice of God goes with us


*Hymn of Service        “Lord, whose love in humble service”                   369






*Rise in body or in spirit

#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines

Call to Worship

Leader:    Lord, you have been  our dwelling place in all generations.

People:   Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world,

Leader:    Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

People:   For a thousand years in your sight,

Leader:    Are like a yesterday when they are past.

     All:    So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.



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:
Rightly Divided

International Lesson:
Christian Standard
(one week ahead)


International Lesson:
International Bible Lessons Commentary


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
Shine Curriculum
(developed jointly by the Church of the Brethren and the Mennonite Church)


©2015 Peter L. Haynes
(unless otherwise stated, worship resources were written by him)


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