The Worship of God | Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

Dust in the Wind, by K. Livgren (Kansas) arr. D. Labman
David Labman, piano

Welcome Home

Rev. Brent Bowden

Call to Worship

One:            Jesus said:

Many:       “Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.”

One:           Let us welcome a stranger.

Many:       Let us welcome God.

Hebrew Scriptures

Genesis 22:1-14


I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord, by J. Fillmore
from the Worshipping Church,  No. 30

*A Prayer for Graduates and Educators

*Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*Children’s Time


Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love, Ghanaian Folk Song,
apt. T. Colvin, arr. J. Marshall
from New Century Hymnal, No. 498

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 10:40-42

Prayer for Illumination


Rev. Brent Bowden

Moments for Response

Music for Response

“Free Bird”, by A. Collin arr. D. Labmans, R. van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd), arr. D. Labman
David Labman, piano

Welcoming Tim Gaura

Introduction and Affirmation of Inclusion

Prayer of Blessing and Dedication

Life of the Church

Worshipers with information on the life of the church are invited
to unmute their microphones and offer their announcements.