Small seeds of faith words â€“ faith, belief, God love, salvation, resurrection Fed by the watering of the word the light of the Son growing within, invisible mysterious, as the Spirit burgeoning forth, a new creation in the fullness of Godâ€™s time according to His plan.
June 14, 2009 Mark 4:30-34 Upper Room Disciplines 2009, for June 14, 2009 and Call to Worship: It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. (Psalm 92:1-4 NIV) Unison Prayer: Loving God, we thank you for this day that we may come into Your house and worship You. We ask that Your Holy Spirit would fall down upon us gathered here so that we may understand all that You would have us hear this day. We thank you for the Spirit that you have gifted us with. We pray that our worship would be pleasing in Your sight. This we pray in the strong name of Your Son, Lord Jesus Christ. Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 16:6-13 *Prayer of Dedication (unison) Heavenly Father, you have offered us such abundance. We are so very blessed. Yet, we often think that we have so little. Some of us may even feel as though our gift is too small. Thank you for reminding us that even our mustard seed-sized gift may grow beyond our individual possibility. So, today we place before you all amounts of gifts â€“ some quarters from children, some $1 bills from adults, some larger bills and checks â€“ knowing that you transform our scarcity into your abundance. Thanks be to God. Amen. (GBOD) The Epistle Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 Sermon, â€œNew Beginningsâ€, by Pastor Ruth L. Foss Suncook United Methodist Church Suncook, NH June 14, 2009