Let it grow, Let it become

Invisibilia Episode
Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

Sermon begins at roughly 17 minutes.

One: May the grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with each
and everyone of you.
People: And also with you.
*CALL TO WORSHIP: of Psalm 86
One: Today’s response to the call to worship is, “Teach us your ways, O Lord”
One: That we might walk in truth,
All: Teach us your ways, O Lord.
One: That we might have an undivided heart, true and reverent,
All: Teach us your ways, O Lord.
One: Great is your steadfast love, you have delivered us,
All: Teach us your ways, O Lord.
One: That we might be followers of your path,
All: Teach us your ways, O Lord.
*HYMN: “Open the Eyes of My Heart”
Leader: My siblings, not out of dread and fear, but believing that God is faithful to forgive, let us rid ourselves of what we no longer need to carry.
All: Holy One, in whom we live and who sustains our being, forgive us our failures. Forgive our misspoken words, our irrational acts and acting out. Forgive the way we bleed on others when we fail to tend our wounds. Forgive the way we see fault in other and fail to see it in ourselves. We bring before you all our brokenness and our need for your healing. Forgive us God, restore us,
Leader: Hear then these good words, there is no sin, no fault, no mistake that God’s love does not completely overshadow. You are wholly loved, treasured, and forgiven.
People: In Jesus Christ we are restored!

Glory be to the father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, Amen, Amen
As we share the peace with one another, please feel free to toot your car horn, wave, throw an air kiss or a long distance hug, text a friend, let people know they are loved!
Leader: Having been assured of God’s forgiveness and peace, let us share a sign of Christ’s peace with one another. The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
SCRIPTURE LESSON Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 N.T.

SERMON “Let it Grow, Let it Become” Rev. Cynthia Wunder

*HYMN “You Are”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit; Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into Hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; The Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People
Our Father, which 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, lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

*RESPONSE Doxology” (traditional)
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Gracious and Holy God, where you see treasure, we see brokenness, help us to live and abide in gratitude and find refuge in your love. You have created us good, teach us to be the good in the world, that we might reflect your love and abundance. Amen
Sending Hymn: “Let It Rise”