JULY 12, 2020 WORSHIP SERVICE – Hymns and Sermon Info

10 AM  –  The Ringing of the Bell and Lighting of the Altar Candles       

Gathering Hymn: “Give Thanks”

Prayer for Deliverance:

Give me a pure heart, that I may see thee; a humble heart, that I may hear thee; a heart of love, that I may serve thee; a heart of faith, that I may abide in thee. Amen. (Dag Hammerskjold, Sweden, 20th century)

Call to Worship: from Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, tho’ I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil. My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen.

OPENING HYMN: “Sois la Semilla” “You Are the Seed” No. 583 UMH

You are the seed that will grow a new sprout; you’re a star that will shine in the night; you are the yeast and a small grain of salt, a beacon to glow in the dark.  Go, my friends, go to the world, proclaiming love to all, messengers of my forgiving peace, eternal love.

Sois la semilla que ha de crecer, sois estrella que ha de brillar.  Sois levadura, sois grano de sal, antorcha que debe alumbrar.  Id, amigos, por el mundo, anunciando el amor, mensajeros de la vida, de la paz y el perdon.  

Sois la manana que vuelve a nacer, sois espiga que empieza a granar.  Sois aguijon y caricia a la vez, testigos que voy a enviar.  Sed, amigos, mis testigos de mi resurreccion.  Id llevando mi presencia; con vosotros estoy.

You are the dawn that will bring a new day; you’re the wheat that will bear golden grain; you are a sting and a soft, gentle touch, my witnesses where’er you go.  Be, my friends, a loyal witness, from the dead I arose; “Lo, I’ll be with you forever, till the end of the world.”

Children’s Sermon:  by Susan Johnson        

The Lord’s Prayer: 

Offertory Piano Solo: by Joy Asenas   

Doxology:  “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow” 

Prayer of Dedication:  

Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

HYMN OF PREPARATION: “Cry of My Heart” No. 2165 TFWS

Refrain: It is the cry of my heart to follow you.  It is the cry of my heart to be close to you.  It is the cry of my heart to follow all of the days of my life.

Teach me Your holy ways O Lord, so I can walk in Your truth.  Teach me Your holy ways, O Lord, and make me wholly devoted to you.    Refrain: 

Open my eyes so I can see the wonderful things that you do.  Open my heart up more and more, and make me wholly devoted to you.     Refrain: 

Prayer for Illumination: 

Send Your Spirit to fill our lives with Your love, that we may not only hear but also do Your Word.  Amen  (Ruth C. Duck, USA, 20th Century) 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 13: 1-9, 18 -23                            

Sermon: “The Sower” Rev. Bethany Carpenter

Closing Prayer:                                                        

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Bardsdale Closing Song: Congregation  

May the God of Peace be with you, holding you in strong fingered hands, and may you be an instrument of God’s peace, to those whose hands you hold, and may the blessings of peace, be with you, be with you, be with you.