Lighting of the solidarity lamp
–Symbolic of our Sister Church relationship with El Divino Redentor
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
– 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
Purple songbook #115 – Beauty for brokenness
Congregational sharing & prayer
Faith and Arts Sunday school Reflections
– 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
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