Week of July 16th, 2023

Order of Service



Opening Prayer: Pastor Janet

Hymn of Praise: UMH #467 “Trust and Obey” (Verses 1 & 2)

Call to Worship:
Liturgist: Come, let us worship God!
PEOPLE: Come, let us worship our Creator!
Liturgist: God is the great Sower, scattering seeds of life and abundance across the earth.
PEOPLE: We are the soil the Sower plants, created to nurture and sustain the seeds of God’s life-giving love.
Liturgist: God is the great Gardener, tilling and cultivating our soil with love and grace.
PEOPLE: We notice the rocks and thorns in our soil and call on the Gardener’s love and grace to transform us into good soil.
Liturgist: God is the great Life-giver, sowing seeds and tending the soil to produce the fruit of abundant life.
PEOPLE: May we nurture and grow God’s new reality, bearing the fruit of flourishing and abundance for all God’s creation. Amen.

Contemporary Song: “Open the Eyes of My Heart” By Michael W. Smith

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community

Pastoral Prayer/Silent Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Special Music: Anne Wright – “Lord of the Harvest’

Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Thanksgiving: Pastor Janet

New Testament Reading: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Liturgist: The Word of God for the people of God.
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God.

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “Shine Jesus Shine”

Closing Hymn: FWS #2158 – “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”


Announcements & Community Events

Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Church Yard, Garden & Lawn Caretakers: A huge thanks to all of those people who give of their time to water and plant flowers, clean flower beds, dead head flowers, weed eat and spray those noxious ones. A shout out to Genny Livengood who has kept up with all the lawn mowing this summer. A friendly neighbor has also slipped over a time or two on his riding lawn mower.

VBS Opportunities: Douglass First Christian Church: July 17th – 21st, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. | Douglass First Baptist Church: July 23rd to July 27th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Leadership Meeting: The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. If you have any agenda items, please give them to Dee, Pastor or Ev.

Back to School: The food and supply drive will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5th from 10:00 – 2:00 at Dollar General in Rose Hill. The pick up date is Monday, Aug. 7th at the Rose Hill Christian Church from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

UWF Date Changes:
08.19 rather than 08.26 on TEFAP Day
09.30 rather than 10.07 on Frontier Days