July 12 Worship Order

11:00 A.M.

Chiming of the Hour
David Beaver

Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell

Meditation Music
The Old Rugged Cross
Holly Ferguson                          

Litany & Invocation
Dr. Mike

Leader: God scatters the seeds of reconciliation and love, and waits….
People: So much of it lands on flat pathways or rocky roads and won’t take root….
Leader: God scatters the seeds of healing and hope, and waits….
People: Shallowness and fear claim the seeds and they cannot live.
Leader: God scatters the seeds of redemption and peace, and waits….
People: These are the places of deep growth where the seed will cast down strong roots.
Leader:  Welcome this day to a seed-scattering station!
People: May our hearts be the rich soil in which God’s love takes root.

Hymn
We’re Marching to Zion

Come, we that love the Lord, And let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
Join in a song with sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne,
And thus surround the throne.

We’re marching to Zion,
Beautiful, beautiful Zion;
We’re marching upward to Zion,
The beautiful city of God. 

Let those refuse to sing Who never knew our God;
But children of the heav’nly King,
But children of the heav’nly King
May speak their joys abroad,
May speak their joys abroad.

Praise the Lord, praise

We’re marching to Zion,
Beautiful, beautiful Zion;
We’re marching upward to Zion,
The beautiful city of God. 

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our vict’ry, when Jesus we see.  

Then let our songs abound, And ev’ry tear be dry;
We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground,
We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground
To fairer worlds on high,
To fairer worlds on high.  

We’re marching to Zion,
Beautiful, beautiful Zion;
We’re marching upward to Zion,
The beautiful city of God. 

First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
Psalm 65:1-13
Dr. Mike

Solo
If That Isn’t Love
Charlie Horne

Second Lesson
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Dr. Mike

Message
Holy Ground
Dr. Mike

Closing Song
Just a Closer Walk with Thee          

I am weak, but Thou are strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong.
I’ll be satisfied as long As I walk, let me walk close to Thee. 

Just a closer walk with Thee, Grant it, Jesus, is my plea;
Daily walking close to Thee, Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.