“the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

 

GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

 

Prelude                                           

The light of Christ enters our worship with the lighting of our candles.

 

Welcome and Announcements

                                                                                                

Call to Worship:

Leader: Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good.

People: God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Leader: The word of the Lord will not return empty;

People: it will accomplish all that God intends. Let us worship God.

*Hymn            “We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise” SF#2031  (twice)

                        “My Life Is in You, Lord” SF# 2032

 

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

God our redeemer, we confess that we remain captivated by sin. We fail in our love for you, forgetting your gracious acts. We fail in our love for one another, forsaking our neighbors in need. Forgive us, God of grace. Let us be no longer bound by sin, but released, restored, set free to worship and serve you in freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.AMEN.

 (Please take a moment for silent reflection.)

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

 

*Glory Be to the Father                                                       PH#

 

*Passing the Peace

            The peace of Christ be with you.     And also with you.

 

LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Prayer for Illumination                                    

Scripture Reading

Old Testament Reading: Psalms 119: 105-112

New Testament Reading: Romans 8:1-11

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Reading: Matt 13: 1-9, 18-23                        

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

Message:

RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Affirmation of Faith ~ Apostle’s Creed – traditional           pg. 14

 

*Hymn:    “Faith Is Patience in the Night” SF# 2211

 

Sharing of Joys and Concerns, Prayer Wall

Prayers of the People & Lord’s Prayer

 

Offering Invitation/Offertory                        

*The Doxology                                                                    PH#592

*Prayer of Dedication (unison)

God of mighty miracles, transform these gifts into great works of love and wondrous acts of ministry and grace. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.

 

GO IN GOD’S NAME

 

*Hymn      “In Unity We Lift Our Song”  SF# 2221

 

*Charge and Blessing

 

*Going Forth May the Lord, Mighty God”(sung to the tune of Edelweiss)

May the Lord, mighty God, bless and keep you forever; grant you peace, perfect peace, courage in every endeavor. Lift up your eyes and you’ll see his face, full of grace forever; may the Lord, mighty God, bless and keep you forever.

 

 

L:  And all God’s people said   C:  Amen!

*Postlude                                                          

 

We follow the light of Christ out into the world.