The Worship of God | Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Worshipers who wish to add their voice to elements marked with * may use the unmute icon (see image to the right) to unmute their microphone then again at the conclusion of that element to re-mute. Please keep your Zoom controls or phone muted at all other times to aid the focus of other worshipers.

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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

Consolation from Song Without Words, by F. Mendelssohn
David Labman, piano

Welcome Home

Rev. Brent Bowden

Call to Worship

One:       Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Many:   I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe your righteous ordinances.

One:       I am severely afflicted; me life, O Lord, according to your word.

Many:   Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your ordinances.

One:       I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law.

Many:   The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts.

Hebrew Scriptures

Genesis 25:19-34


The Trees of the Fields, sing twice
by Steffi Geiser Rubin, words by Stuart Dauermann
from the Worshipping Church,  No. 272

*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


Take My Life, Lead Me, Lord
by R. Maines Rawls
from the Worshipping Church, No. 566

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Prayer for Illumination


Rev. Brent Bowden

Moment for Reponse

Music For Response

It’s a Wonderful World, by G. Weiss, B. Thiele
Donna Curran, flute
Debbie Sherer, piano


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.



Pandemic Food Drive with drive-in and contactless retrieval from your car,
a parking lot tailgate BYO Bag-lunch with 6' social distancing and masks or
please stay in your car, and a Carillon (steeple chimes) Concert!

Today, July 12, 2020
FBCR Parking Lot 11:30 AM to 12:15...