July 12, 2020
6th Sunday after Pentecost
10:45 a.m.

CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

 THE PEOPLE GATHER

 BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST

 PRELUDE
O Spirit of the Living God
(Williams)
Phyllis Swift

    WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Steven Law

PRAYER OF PREPARATION
Rev. Kathy Brown

**Gathering Hymn
For the Healing of the Nations                  UMH #428

 

**PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

      Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church welcomes and extends our love to all persons regardless of age, race, income, nationality, life experiences, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All are welcome into our family.  You are invited to greet one another with signs of God’s peace.  
Peace be with you.   
ALL:  And also with you.

 

   **CALL TO WORSHIP
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    Generously. Lavishly. Abundantly. God spreads seeds of holy possibility far and wide.

Who will nurture their potential? Who will tend to their growth?

    The Spirit of Life cries out for co-operation.

May all who long for God join in the labors of liberation.

    That love may blossom. That justice may be a bountiful crop.

That courage may grow unencumbered.

   Let not the gifts of God be wasted but the harvest be plenty.

Let Divine Life flourish among us.

 

  **HYMN OF PRAISE
Morning Has Broken
                                UMH #145

 

**OPENING PRAYER

Loving God, we come this morning as both the sowers and the seed, as well as the soil. We come often feeling small, yet you nurture our branching out. We come to drink of your living water, and to share that living water with others. We come to embrace the manure of life, knowing that out of it comes our growth into maturity and fullness of mission. Bless us, O Spirit, in our shared journey of faith as we proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. Amen

 

*NICAEA
UMH #64

Holy, holy, holy!  Merciful and mighty,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

 

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

 CHILDREN’S TIME
Rev. Marcia Shoemaker and Wrinkles

This, this is where children belong.
Welcomed as part of the worshipping throng.
Water, God’s word, bread and cup, prayer and song. 
This is where children belong
.

                                                   

A TIME OF PRAYER
Cares Chorus                                      TFWS #2215

I cast all my cares upon you.
I lay all of my burdens down at your feet.
And any time that I don’t know what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon you.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE, PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
One:  Lord in Your Mercy           Many:  Hear our prayers.

           

READING FROM THE PSALTER
Psalm 119:105-112

 

SPECIAL MUSIC
I’ll Fly Away 
(Brumley)
Steven Law, Clarinet

**READING FROM THE Gospel
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

 

SERMON
The Extravagant Farmer
Rev. Kathy Brown

 

PRAYER OF RESPONSE
More Like You
TFWS  #2167

More like you, Jesus more like you.
Fill my heart with your desire to make me more like you.
More like you, Jesus more like you.
Touch my lips with holy fire and make me more like you.

     

GIVING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERING  

OFFERTORY PRAYER
Rev. Marcia Shoemaker

.OFFERTORY INTERLUDE
Phyllis Swift

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart (Atkinson)       

**DOXOLOGY
UMH #94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise God, all creatures here below.
Alleluia!  Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts.
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  
Alleluia!

**HYMN OF INVITATION AND DISCIPLESHIP
UMH  #583             
Sois la Semilla
You Are the Seed
  
(vs. 1 & 2)

**BENEDICTION

Taking Out the Light of Christ

 DEPARTING CHORUS
Goodness is Stronger than Evil         TFWS # 2219

Goodness is stronger than evil; love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness; life is stronger than death.
Victory is ours, victory is ours through him who loved us.
Victory is ours, victory is ours through him who loved us.

POSTLUDE
Let There Be Peace On Earth
(Webb)
Phyllis Swift

Remember wherever you are,  
you are shining the light of Christ into the world.
Make it shine.

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Sunday Worship 7/12/2020

Welcome and thank you for joining us!The seeds of a new day have been sown, thanks be to God, our farmer, our nurturer, the one who watches over us long before our flowers bloom and way after our time in the soil is complete. May the words of our service meet you where you are and help your garden grow, amen!

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