Pentecost 6 Preview

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God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth. Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord’s table we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.

Readings

Isaiah 55:10-13
The growth of the word to accomplish God’s purpose

Psalm 65:9-13
Your paths overflow with plenty

Romans 8:1-11
Live according to the Spirit

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
The parable of the sower and the seed.

Worship Themes and Music

Our lives are like seeds sown to spread God’s word and this week we are singing that God would make our own hearts to be good soil to open the seeds of the message of the gospel. When we are receptive to God’s word, putting it above our own desires, we are free to do as God wills in the world.

Sometimes we may wonder if we are still able to sprout anew for the purposes that God has in mind. If we’ve been at this work of faith for quite some time, or if we have hit some sort of stumbling block, we may feel like we are dormant, or dead. The important thing to remember is that God’s will is always accomplished, our task is to remain receptive to the Word and to respond in loving service to our neighbor.

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes

Director of Music

As the Director of Music, I help the St. Peter’s community proclaim the gospel story and share the goodness of God through worship and music.

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