Fifth Sunday After Pentecost 2017

Here are the readings and songs for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – July 9, 2017

Act of Praise:    Psalm 72   –   UMH #795
First Scripture:    Genesis 24:34-38   –   Page 35

Prayer of Confession

Generous God, we praise you for life itself and the spiritual renewal that you so freely give. Thank you for sending Jesus, who demonstrates what it means to be gentle and humble in heart. Gather our congregation in opportunities to respond to people’s needs with tangible assistance. Fill us with your Spirit so that we are eager to help others, like Rebekah who gave water to a stranger and did not expect a reward. May our worship be acceptable in your sight and offer hope and blessing to us and to our community. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Song of Praise:     Just a Closer Walk with Thee   –   TFWS #2158
Second Scripture Lesson:     Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30   –   Page 1513
Sermon Title:     “From Chaos to Community: Legacy”
Closing Song:     When Love Is Found   –   UMH #643

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