Moses’ Journey

 

Exodus 3 and Romans 12

 

I had some recording difficulties today. Please forgive that there is no time of offering in the service today. In it’s place, I invite you to spend some time considering how God may be calling you and how you might have the courage to answer, “Here I am.”

Let it grow, Let it become

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

Sermon begins at roughly 17 minutes.

WELCOME
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”
*CALL TO CONFESSION
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.
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
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,
SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION
*ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
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!

*RESPONSE OF PRAISE “Gloria Patri”
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
*SHARING OF THE PEACE
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

OFFERING OF OUR GIFT AND TALENTS
*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
*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
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”
*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION
*FAREWELL
POSTLUDE

Growing Through the Hardpan

Matthew 13

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ The Belhar

We believe that Christ’s work of reconciliation is made manifest in the church as the community of believers who have been reconciled with God and with one another; that unity is, therefore, both a gift and an obligation for the church of Jesus Christ; that through the working of God’s Spirit it is a binding force, yet simultaneously a reality which must be earnestly pursued and sought: one which the people of God must continually be built up to attain; that this unity must become visible so that the world may believe that separation, enmity and hatred between people and groups is sin which Christ has already conquered, and accordingly that anything which threatens this unity may have no place in the church and must be resisted.

A Vulnerable Hospitality

Matthew 10 and Genesis 22

PRELUDE

WELCOME       

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  89

One:  I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord!

All:     Lead me, guide me, Lord Jesus

One:  I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations!

All:     Lead me, guide me, Lord Jesus

One:  I will abide in your steadfast love forever!

All:     Lead me, guide me, Lord Jesus

 *HYMN:                         “Victory Chant”                                  

 *CALL TO CONFESSION

Leader: My brothers and sisters, 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.

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Holy One, we repent of our hard heartedness and our divisive behavior. Teach us to be truly hospitable, and to have kind and listening hearts. We repent of our stiff-necked stubbornness and insistence on our own way. Soften our hearts and give us courage to admit when we are wrong and to embrace meaningful change. Where we are unkind, give us compassion, where we are tight-fisted, ease our anxiety, where we are broken, let the light shine through the cracks in our being that we might be bearers of light and love.

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION

*ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

Leader: God forgives you. Be at peace. 

People:  In Jesus Christ we are restored!

 *RESPONSE OF PRAISE                          “Gloria Patri”                         

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

*SHARING OF THE PEACE

 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 10:40-42                                     N.T. pg 11                                                           Genesis 22: 1-14                              O.T. pg 17

SERMON                            “Hospitality in Divisive Times”

                                             Rev. Cynthia Wunder              

*HYMN                                   “Let It Rise”

*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

OFFERING OF OUR GIFT AND TALENTS

*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

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 Gracious and Holy God, all that we have, all that we are, comes from you. Teach us to receive with gratitude and give with grace, that we might more fully embody your vision, your desire, here on earth. Amen

Sending Hymn:            “Sing to the King”

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*FAREWELL

POSTLUDE