Sunday Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am

July 30, 2017                                                                  Pentecost 8

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! God uses his Word to create and sustain saving faith in our hearts. Let us listen to it eagerly.

Order of Service

Service of Morning Praise, page 45 in the front part of the hymnal

Opening Hymn

Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun, #582

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 65, Page 89 in the front part of the hymnal

Lesson

Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

God plants his Word in our heart; his Word alone can produce saving faith and bring forth the fruits of faith. God's Word cannot fail. Any failure lies in an unreceptive heart. Therefore, our Lord Jesus urges us, “He who has ears, let him hear!”

Hymn

Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast, #324

Sermon

Romans 8:18-25—When Creation's too Good, It's too Bad

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your Word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy and to bring forth fruits in faith and hope and love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Closing Hymn

On What Has Now Been Sown, #322