Welcome to your Sunday morning worship from St. George’s.
If your Sunday morning would be complete with singing a hymn or two, I have suggested some hymns. Two are traditional, like you would find in the hymn book and one a song from our contemporary worship.
The first hymn is “Love divine all loves excelling”
Here is the reading that the message is based on, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.
He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”
He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
“Have you understood all this?” They answered, “Yes.” And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”1
Here is the prayers and message video:
Here is the second traditional hymn suggestions: “Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of creation”
And here is suggested song that is more contemporary in style, Refiner’s Fire (Purify My Heart).
Be Well and God Bless,
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
P.S. If you are looking for even more church this Sunday be sure to check out our diocesan Facebook page and YouTube page for more live-streamed (at 10am on Facebook) and recorded liturgies from Bishop Susan Bell.
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.