The Worship of God | Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

Sonata in D, K. 205,  Andante, by W.A. Mozart
David Labman, piano

Welcome Home

Call to Worship

One:           What mysteries there are in God’s world!

Many:         We, so sophisticated, stand in awe at the wonders of the natural world.

One:           We look at the tiniest of seeds and wonder what will happen

Many:         From that small seed will grow a large shrub.

One:           Although we consider our gifts to be small and insignificant

Many:         God will use our gifts in miraculous ways.

All:              Praise the God of small seeds and mighty power.

New Testament Lesson

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52


Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah , v. 1 & 2
by W. Williams, J. Hughes
from the Worshipping Church, #634 

*Morning Prayer

*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


O God Who Gives to Humankind,  v. 1 & 4
by E. Burns, T. Tallis
from the Worshipping Church, #399

Hebrew Scripture

Genesis 29:15-28

Prayer for Illumination


Moments for Response

Music For Response

Hear My Cry, O God, by Cesar Franck
Ella Torres, soprano
Andrea Hadley, organ


Prayer of Dedication

*Life of the Church

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