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Veradale United Church of Christ
An Open & Affirming Congregation
Worshiping God in Christ – Welcoming All – Working for Justice & Peace
“No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
Sunday, July 12, 2020 • 10:30 a.m.
10:30am Worship begins:
God brings forth life. . . all the time! All the time . . . God brings forth life!
Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light of Christ
Hymn: “Almighty God Your Word Is Cast” (Melody only in 359 NCH)
- Almighty God, your Word is cast like seed into the ground; Now let the dew of Heav’n descend, and righteous fruits abound.
- Let not the foe of Christ in us this holy seed remove, But give it root in ev’ry heart to bring forth fruits of love.
- Let not the world’s deceitful cares the rising plant destroy. But let it yield a hundredfold the fruits of peace and joy.
- So, when the precious seed is sown, your quickening grace bestow, that all whose souls the truth receive its saving power may know.
Response: Amen, amen, amen
A Time of Offering
An Invitation to Share
*Dedication 780 (NCH) Public Domain
Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Praise God all creatures here below. Praise God above, you heavenly hosts: Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost.
Creator God, bless these gifts of our time, talent, and treasure. May all that we have and all that we do help bring forth a day when the way of compassion known in Jesus may be known to all. Amen
Listening for God
Isaiah 55:10-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
10 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
12 For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall be to the Lord for a memorial,
for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8 Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 Let anyone with ears listen!”
18 “Hear then the parable of the sower. 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23 But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”
Message: The Word’s Power
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
Hymn: “Sing Them Over Again to Me” 319 (NCH)
1 Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life; let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life; words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty:
Refrain: Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life; beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
2 Christ, the blessed One, gives to all wonderful words of life; mortal, list to the loving call, wonderful words of life; all so freely given, wooing us to heaven: [Refrain]
3 Sweetly echo the gospel call, wonderful words of life; offer pardon and peace to all, wonderful words of life; Jesus, only Savior, sanctify forever, [Refrain]
*Benediction and “Love Round”
Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.
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