Monday, July 4, 2011

For July 10 -- Proper 10A, 4th After Pentecost

CALL TO WORSHIP/OPENING PRAYER
A sower went out to sow...
are we the soil, waiting to catch the seed?
A sower went out to sow...
are we the seed, bursting with potential?
A sower went out to sow...
are we the sowers, called to spread God's gifts?
God of soil, of seed, of sowers, in this time of singing, praying, and listening
open our hearts and minds to the possibilities in our stories, in our experiences, in our lives.
Help us to find our place in the stories of life.
And then to live our part with our whole being.
We pray in the name of the Storyteller, Jesus of Nazareth, who taught his friends to pray saying...

COMMISSIONING:
A sower went out to sow...
and we are the soil, ready to provide whatever nourishment we can to enable the seed to grow.
A sower went out to sow...
and we are the seed, sent out to places both likely and unlikely to bear fruit as best we can
A sower went out to sow...
and we are the sower, given a bagful of Good News, called to spread it prodigiously wherever it may fall.
A sower went out to sow...
and wherever we find ourselves in the story we go out to help God's Word of life grow and spread, so that the harvest of Love will be plentiful. Amen.

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