WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

SUNDAY, July 16, 2017


The vision of Knox Preston Church is to continue to grow, learn, and share the love of God in Christ within our community and the world.


OUR APPROACH TO GOD

Welcome

Call to Worship:  Carol White

Leader: God’s Word is a lamp to our feet;
People: and is a light to our path.

Leader: God’s Word is made visible in Christ;
People: in him we are rooted in truth.

Leader: God’s Word is revealed through The Holy Spirit;
People: and lived out in our faithful response. Let us worship God.


Opening Hymn: #757 "Come sing, O church in joy! "


THE WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED


Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Matthew,Mark,Luke,John....Acts......Revelation
Reader: Carol White

Hymn of Preparation: #655 "Give me oil in my lamp "


Sermon: "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, How does Your Garden Grow"



OUR RESPONSE TO GOD'S WORD

Pastoral Prayer: (Prayer requests given to an Elder or the Minister, prior to worship will be included at this time )

Reception of Offering

Dedication of Offering: (Hymn # 661 verse 1)
We give Thee but Thine own,
What-e'er the gift may be:
All that we have is Thine alone
A trust, O Lord, from Thee.
Amen.


Opportunities for Witness and Service

Peace of Christ:  (Please turn to your pew neighbour and offer the blessing of the Peace of Christ)


GOING FORTH TO SERVE GOD

Hymn: #775 "Sent forth by your blessing"


Benediction

Choral Response: "Go Now in Peace"

Postlude

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