Worship Online July 12

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to worship at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe, NM. Please move through the service at your own pace, clicking on the links as you are ready, repeating segments if you are so moved.

Prelude Evensong by Healey Willan
C. Scott Hagler, organist

Welcome Rev. Kathryn Boren

Musical Response Gather Us In

Children’s Time Jennifer Nevdahl

Scripture Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23 Barbara Sharpe

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen.

Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.

Sermon Rev. Kathryn Boren

Prayers of the People Leah Tafoya

Let us pray for the church, the world, and all who suffer:

That the church may be a virtual beacon for justice and compassion, we pray to you, O God: Hear our prayer.

That people may care for one another with love and affection.  May we treat each other with respect and equity,  we pray to you, O God: Hear our prayer.

That those who suffer are held in your presence, especially those we now name before you (brief pause). We pray to you, O God: Hear our prayer.

That we all may be one day joined together in the communion of saints, we pray to you, O God: Hear our prayer.

God of compassion, shape us into your likeness so that we may model your heritage of love here on earth. In Jesus’ name: Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer Andrea Cassutt

Offering Moment and Prayer Rev. Russ Hall

As you listen to or  join in singing the offertory song, we invite you to give toward the ministries of the church.
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Offering Music We Are Called

Blessing Rev. Kathryn Boren

Postlude Plein Jeu a la Couperin by Gordon Young 

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