Welcome and Call to Worship Psalm 24: 1-2, 9-10
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.
The world and all its people belong to him.
For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.
Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter.
Who is the King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.
Opening Song: Yet Not I, But Through Christ in Me YouTube
Song|: Before the Throne of God Above
Prayers of the People
Song: Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God
Scripture Reading and Message: Luke 8:5-15 The Sower and the Seed
Song of Response: Facing a Task Unfinished
Testimony of Faith Our World Belongs to God #5
God holds this world with fierce love.
Keeping his promise, he sends Jesus into the world,
pours out the Holy Spirit, and announces the good news:
sinners who repent and believe in Jesus
live anew as members of the family of God—
the firstfruits of a new creation.
Closing Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
For the Beauty of the Earth
Spirit of the Living God (alternate tune)
For the Fruits of God’s Creation