Sowing Seeds of Life and Hope
God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth. Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord’s table we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.
Order of Worship & lessons
Celebrate Holy Communion together “virtually”.
Please join with other worshipers and the pastors for this Sunday’s Communion service at 11:00 on ZOOM via computer, tablet or smart phone.
You simply need to have ready your own wine, grape juice, or apple juice as you choose, in a separate glass for each person. And have a piece of bread of your choice, or wafer, or cracker as you choose.
If you didn’t receive an email to join us this Sunday, you may find the ZOOM login information to login by entering your name and email in the green form.
Watch the worship service for July 12, 2020. It will be available by Saturday evening.
Opening Song: LBW#533 “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty” vv 1, 2, 5”
Prayer of the Day
First Lesson Isaiah 55:10-13
Alleluia New, “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises,”
Gospel Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Message Hymn – LBW# 511 “Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil”
Prayer of the Faithful
Postlude – French Suite No. 6, in E Mag., Menuet & Bouree, J. S. Bach
Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Readings & Psalm
Isaiah 55:10-13 The growth of the word to accomplish God’s purpose
Psalm 65:9-13 Your paths overflow with plenty. (Ps. 65:11)
Romans 8:1-11 Live according to the Spirit
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The parable of the sower and the seed
Learn more with the additional resources in this post. Click through this post to find the materials.
Nativity Event 2021
Drive-through Nativity Story Saturday, December 18, 5:00pm - 8:30 pm This year we will again tell the story of Jesus' birth outside in lights, art, music, and a living creche scene. Come enjoy a colorful lighted series of signs and characters that show and tell the Biblical Nativity story with classical Christmas carols as you pass slowly through the parking lot. The story of Christ's birth will be told in lighted signs and figures lining the path from the entry of the Grace...
Offerings of Thanksgiving
While we are keeping physical social distance, there are still options for you to continue bringing your offerings to God and support the ministries of Grace.
- Mail a check to church address below
- Online bill pay through your bank
- Online giving – Orange button
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
We thank the following for today’s flowers: Carol, Erickson, Becky and Tom Kiersky
Pentecost 6, Lectionary 15, 7/12/2020
533 “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty,” texts & music, Public Domain
New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
“Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises” Text and arr. © 1984 Utryck, admin. Walton Music Corp., One License.Net # A-706744
“Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil,” Text and music © 1985 Prince of Peace Publishing, Changing Church, Inc., CCLI License #1496662