Pastor: Rev. Kendra Balliet
Organist: Jim Ross
Music Ministry: "Give Me Jesus"-Arr. John Carter (Jim-Piano)
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
ORDER OF SERVICE
Prelude - “Largo"- G. F. Handel
Welcome & Announcements
*Call to Worship
One: Despite hardship, our ancestors dared to dream God-sized dreams.
Many: Praise God for hope-filled dreams.
One: Do it again, Lord. Dream big dreams through us today!
Many: Praise God for new dreams for our generation.
One: Invisible God, be visible through our faith today.
Many: Praise God who empowers us with faith to see what others miss.
One: Will we stop building a better future because of evil?
Many: No! Our God will deliver us from evil!
One: Will we concede our neighborhoods because evil walks the streets?
Many: No! God will judge all evildoers!
All: Come now, Lord, and fulfill your dreams in us today!
Opening Hymn "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Unison PrayerCreator God, Holy Gardener who sustains and nurtures all life, open us today to your life-giving grace and transformative love. As we notice our internal struggles, empower us to greet the wheat and the weeds in our own hearts with care and compassion. As we recognize the challenges and suffering in our community, inspire us to meet the weeds and the wheat in our neighbors with acceptance and hope. We know that you alone have the final say, and so we give ourselves over to you as instruments of hospitality and grace that we would tend our neighbors even as we are tended by you. Amen.
Affirmation of Faith - The World Methodist Social Affirmation #886
Gloria Patri #70
Music Ministry & Offertory
Prayer of Gratitude
Scripture Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Sermon "Space in Which a Good Seed Can Grow"
Hymn "Freely, Freely" #389
Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
Closing Hymn "Grace Greater Than Our Sin" #365
Action Steps & Benediction
Postlude-“Rondino" on G- Carson Cooman
The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God by Anne Finney and family.
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