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As you are a part of our online worship, it is a recording of our previous week's in person worship service. We do that so that we can share in a higher quality of worship together. Even though the service is recorded, Pastor John is down in the comments of the service every weekend.
What comes next follows the same order of service that is used during in person worship.
To start today, will you say this prayer with me
Come Holy Spirit, come show us how we can be the spiritual heart of this community, Amen
I'm glad to be worshiping with you today!
Rev. Nate Berneking preaches on Luke 12:15-31 (NRSV) and asks questions of our place in the ordered world. Through the gift of Mary Oliver's poetry, the parable of the rich farmer, and discussion around care for the land, Rev. Berneking offers a way of experiencing generosity and living abundantly.
Announcements are for the current week, and will not be the same as on the video
Tuesday 7/13: 4pm Centering Prayer on live on our Facebook Page
5:00pm Prayer Group meeting in the downstairs Sunday School room
Wednesday7/14: 1:30pm Orpha Circle in the Fellowship Hall
Sunday 7/11: 9am Facebook Worship
10:10am In person worship in the Sanctuary
Watch for more info on an upcoming Convoy of Hope Distribution
You can sign up to serve a meal at Celebrate Recovery by clicking on the following link
Camp information is available in the back of the Sanctuary and at Camp Jo-Ota https://www.campjo-ota.org/
in abundance you give us things both spiritual and physical.
Help us to hold lightly the fading things of this earth and grasp tightly the lasting things of your kingdom, so that what we are and do and say may be our gifts to you through Christ, who beckons all to seek the things above, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
~ from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Posted on Thematic, Intercessory and Scripture Prayers for the RCL, Vanderbilt Divinity Library. http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/
Children's Message--Andrea Vandeloecht
Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, Witness
As people of faith, we share who we are with each other. Below I invite you to share your joys and concerns, your prayer requests, and your offerings. You can use the link below, or in the comments
Share a joy, concern, and/or prayer request
Remember that you can mail in your offerings to:
321 N Kansas Ave
Marceline, MO 64658
You can also give online.
Take some time for some personal prayer, and take some time to give. This could be the time when you go online, or you write a check to the church, or when you make that commitment to give in a different way.
After the personal prayer, I'll say a prayer (if you're watching the video), and then join in saying the Lord's Prayer below.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen
Our scripture reading for worship is Luke 12:15-31
As you are able, please stand for the reading of God's Word.
15Then Jesus said to them, “Watch out! Guard yourself against all kinds of greed. After all, one’s life isn’t determined by one’s possessions, even when someone is very wealthy.” 16Then he told them a parable: “A certain rich man’s land produced a bountiful crop. 17He said to himself, What will I do? I have no place to store my harvest! 18Then he thought, Here’s what I’ll do. I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. That’s where I’ll store all my grain and goods. 19I’ll say to myself, You have stored up plenty of goods, enough for several years. Take it easy! Eat, drink, and enjoy yourself. 20But God said to him, ‘Fool, tonight you will die. Now who will get the things you have prepared for yourself?’ 21This is the way it will be for those who hoard things for themselves and aren’t rich toward God.”
22Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Therefore, I say to you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23There is more to life than food and more to the body than clothing. 24Consider the ravens: they neither plant nor harvest, they have no silo or barn, yet God feeds them. You are worth so much more than birds! 25Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? 26If you can’t do such a small thing, why worry about the rest? 27Notice how the lilies grow. They don’t wear themselves out with work, and they don’t spin cloth. But I say to you that even Solomon in all his splendor wasn’t dressed like one of these. 28If God dresses grass in the field so beautifully, even though it’s alive today and tomorrow it’s thrown into the furnace, how much more will God do for you, you people of weak faith! 29Don’t chase after what you will eat and what you will drink. Stop worrying. 30All the nations of the world long for these things. Your Father knows that you need them. 31Instead, desire his kingdom and these things will be given to you as well.
Leader: This is the word of God, for the people of God
People: Thanks be to God!
Today's Message: Rev. Nate Berneking
Happy are they who know where the real treasure is to be found.
Happy are they who take from the treasure and share it.
Friends of God, prepare to leave this church with spirits lighter than when you came in;
Trusting Christ to take an intimate interest in the costly investment he has made.
Invest in others as his love has invested in you;
Rejoicing in the fellowship of his Spirit.
The blessing of the eternal God is upon you: redeeming grace, enfolding love, enduring fellowship.
Now and forever. Amen!
~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page. http://www.bruceprewer.com/DocC/C47sun18.htm
Postlude-Hold On To Me
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.