Prelude

Call to Worship

One: The world is God’s field,
All: and we are God’s workers in it.
One: The church is Christ’s sowing,
All: and we, the sown, are summoned to grow as good wheat.
One: We worship together in the spirit of Christ,
All: the Lord of the harvest.

Hymn 434  “For the beauty of the earth”

Gathering Prayer – followed by sung Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Peace

Peace Invocation: “May the Peace of Christ Be With You”

May the peace of Christ be with you;
may the love of Christ dwell deep in you heart.
May the spirit enlighten your way;
may you live in the comfort of God’s care.

Fun with the Young at Heart
Coralee Little, Song: There’s a hole in the ground
(Folk Song, Unknown)

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Presentation of our offering:

Offerings may be given in prayer and service and with financial gifts…
Ways to Give to Knox

Offertory: “This is My Father’s World/Be Thou My Vision Medley” (Traditional)
Elysha Vorstenbosch, Harp

Hymn “Praise God”

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, all creatures high and low.
Praise God, in Jesus fully known:
Creator, Word and Spirit: One.

Prayer of Dedication

Loving God,
Thank you for the opportunity to give,
which we do with joyful, grateful hearts.
We see the needs of the world,
and we offer these gifts in a hope,
that they may be like seeds falling on good soil,
growing, multiplying, bearing fruit.
We pray in the Spirit of Christ, Amen.

Scripture:

Matthew 13:24-30

Hymn of the Month:  102 “When I lift up my voice”

Wondering …about the problem with weeds

Musical Reflection:  “Rise Up” (Andra Day)
Performed by MC Pazzano

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope

Hymn 36 “I rest in God alone”

Benediction

Choral Closing “Walk with me”