PRELUDE
WELCOME AND GREETING
CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: We gather in the name of the living Christ to worship
God.

People: Surely, God is in this place and calls us to worship in
spirit and in truth.

Leader: God’s love is for you and for all people everywhere.

People: That we may share God’s love and life, may we be
renewed in the refreshing Spirit of the living Christ.

Leader: The living Christ is with us.

People: Praise the Lord!

*HYMN Hymnbook 403

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

PRAYERS OF JOY AND CONCERN

LORD’S PRAYER

GLORIA PATRI Hymnbook 579

SOLO Wanda Houston

SCRIPTURE READING
John 12:20-24
Now among those who went up to worship at the festival
were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida
in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went
and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to
be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into
the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain, but if it dies, it
bears much fruit.

SERMON “Mystery of the Dead Seed”

RESPONSE Wanda Houston

OFFERING
All that we have is a gift from God. In faith and gratitude, we
return now a portion of what we have so abundantly received,
as grateful heirs of the promises of God.
Offertory

*Doxology Hymnbook 592
*Prayer of Dedication (Unison)

Gracious God, we dedicate to you not only these gifts, but also
ourselves, in deep gratitude—for your call on our lives, your
guidance in the baptismal journey, and for blessing us that we
may be a blessing to others. Accept what we bring for your own
good purposes. In Christ we pray. Amen.

*CLOSING HYMN Hymnbook 281

“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

*BENEDICTION
*POSTLUDE

*Congregation standing

PASTOR: Rabbi Peter Oliveira
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Michael Brown
DEACON: April Blasavage
WELCOME WANDA HOUSTON
We welcome Wanda Houston this morning as our guest musician.
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