July 23rd Worship


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CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                                                                              

Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, full of compassion and mercy, abounding in steadfast love. Amen.

Trusting God’s promise of forgiveness, let us confess our sin against God and one another. Silence for reflection and self-examination.

Eternal God our creator, in you we live and move and have   our being.  Look upon us, your   children, the work of your hands.  Forgive us all our offenses, and cleanse us from proud thoughts and empty desires. By your grace draw us near to you, our refuge and our strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through   our Lord Jesus Christ. God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us. In the mercy of almighty God, Christ died for us while we still   were sinners; and for his sake,   God forgives you all your sins. Amen.

Gathering Song             My Life Flows On in Endless Song                  WOV Hymn 781

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray,

Faithful God, most merciful judge, you care for your children with firmness and compassion. By your Spirit nurture us who live in your kingdom, that we may be rooted in the way of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

First Reading: Isaiah 44:6-8                                                 Page 659

R  The Word of the Lord C  Thanks be to God

Psalm 86:11-17

11Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk | in your truth; give me an undivided heart to re- | vere your name.
12I will thank you, O Lord my God, with | all my heart, and glorify your name for- | evermore. 
13For great is your | love toward me; you have delivered me from the | pit of death.
14The arrogant rise up against me, O God, and a band of violent people | seeks my life; they have not set you be- | fore their eyes.
15But you, O Lord, are gracious and full | of compassion, slow to anger, and full of kind- | ness and truth.
16Turn to me and have mer- | cy on me; give your strength to your servant, and save the child | of your handmaid.
17Show me a sign of your favor, so that those who hate me may see it and be | put to shame; because you, Lord, have helped me and com- | forted me.

 Second Reading: Romans 8:12-25                                               Page 1032

R  The Word of the Lord C  Thanks be to God               

Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43                                                                    Page 892

MESSAGE                                  Pastor Pam Ciulla

 Hymn of the Day          Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling                 WOV Hymn 734


I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen


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Offering Prayer

Let us pray, All that we have is yours.  Receive these gifts we bring for the sake of the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


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Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen


May God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, grant you the gifts of faith and hope. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.  Amen.

Sending Song                Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God                  WOV Hymn 783


P Go in peace. The Spirit sends us forth to serve.
C Thanks be to God.

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