Faith based activities for July 12 worship: Matt. 13:31-35; 44-46

ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

Lighting of the solidarity lamp
–Symbolic of our Sister Church relationship with El Divino Redentor

Prelude  

Call to worship (based on Psalm 66)

Come and see what God has done:
God is awesome in deeds for humankind.
God turned the sea into dry land;
They passed through the river on foot.

Bless our God, O peoples,
Let the sound of God’s praise be heard,
Who has kept us among the living and has not let our feet slip.
For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.

Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what God has done for me.
I cried aloud to God, and God was extolled with my tongue.
Truly God has listened; God has given heed to the words of my prayer.

Blessed be God, because God has not rejected my prayer or removed God’s steadfast love from me.

Green songbook #112 – I owe my Lord a morning song

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Hymnal #224 – The kingdom of God

Children’s story
– The current children’s offering benefits Randolph Street Community Gardens
– All households are invited to set out a basket and gather an offering weekly

Scripture: Matthew 13:31-35; 44-46

Sermon

Purple songbook #115 – Beauty for brokenness

Congregational sharing & prayer

Faith and Arts Sunday school Reflections

Meditative music  
In the absence of a weekly offering collection, reflect on how you are practicing and receiving generosity. Consider giving to First Mennonite Church by mailing a check, giving through your bank, or giving online.

Work of the church

Green songbook #74 – Now go in peace

Benediction


Worship Leader – Sam Cox
Song leader – Matt Yoder
Accompanist – Pastor Deb
Prelude & Meditation music – Kathy Springer
Children’s Storyteller – Bruce Miller
Scripture Reader – Sheryl Dyck
Sermon & sharing – Pastor Deb