Order of Worship for Sunday, July 28, 2019

Posted July 26th, 2019



Gathering Music

“As We Gather”    arr. Carol Tornquist         

“Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”    arr. John Innes and Bill Fasig

Sharing Time

…a time of greeting and sharing those things which inform who we are as a community of faith and how God is moving among us.  You are invited to welcome visitors, share joys, prayer requests, and announcements.

Focusing Music    “Kingsfold”    arr. Larry Sue

Opening Prayer    based on Matthew 13: 1-9    Christine Longhurst

*Opening Song    “Open My Eyes That I May See”    #517

Invitation to Giving    James E. Janecek (adapted)

Please place your offering for Western Plains District in the

Giving Envelopes provided in your bulletin.

Giving Music    “God So Loved the World”    arr. Eleanor Whitsett

Unison Prayer of the Community    Staffordshire Seven; Seasonal Worship from the Countryside

O God, save us from hardness of heart, where Your word cannot take root.

O God, save us from shallowness of mind, where Your word withers away.

O God, save us from the deceitfulness of riches,

where Your word is choked by every care.

But God, grant that our hearts may be fertile soil,

where Your word flourishes and yields a harvest, bringing love and

grace to ourselves and those about us.   AMEN

Special Music    “Be Unto Your Name”    Lynn DeShazo, Gary Sadler

We are a moment, You are forever, Lord of the Ages, God before time.

We are a vapor, You are eternal. Love everlasting, reigning on high.

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.

Highest praises, honor and glory be unto Your name, be unto Your name.

We are the broken, You are the healer. Jesus, Redeemer, mighty to save.

You are the love song we’ll sing forever, bowing before You, blessing Your name.

Children’s Time

Following story:

Childcare provided – infant thru K-garten – Education Building

Scripture Focus    Matthew 13: 1-9 (NIV) The Parable of the Sower

Scripture Song    “Seed, Scattered and Sown”    #454

Scripture Focus    Matthew 13: 18-23 (NIV)    The Parable of the Sower Explained

Message    “Living Scripture”    Sarah Hoffman Mason

*Song for the Message    “You Are Salt for the Earth”    #226

Blessing the Western Plains Leadership

Sonja Griffith, Western Plains District Executive

Consecration and Prayer: 

2019/20 Moderator, Vickie Whitacre Samland

2020/21 Moderator-Elect, Gail Erisman Valeta

*Sending Song    “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God”    #324

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    Sinfonia from “Solomon”    G. F. Handel

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