As we continue through this time of not gathering physically together, we're providing this worship service for you and your family to use. After the Sunday morning Zoom gathering, you can go through the parts of the worship service and watch Pastor Kim's sermon below. 


At 10am CT each Sunday morning we gather with Pastor Kim via Zoom for worship and

a chance to say 'Hi!'. Everyone is invited to join us!


The current week's Zoom information will be posted on that Sunday’s worship page under the Connect menu.


Sunday School lessons for children and youth can be found here.


Click here for more information about things we are doing during this time. 

Order of Worship


This is the day that the Lord has made

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!


Announcements and Life Together

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Call to Worship

A tiny seed that burgeons into a majestic tree with branches that offer shelter and shade;

or yeast, hidden within a bushel of flour, that transforms the dough in due time:

this is what the kingdom of heaven is like.

We gather ’round Jesus—our teacher and Lord—seeking wisdom and understanding,

longing for a foretaste of the kingdom of heaven.

Let anyone with ears to hear, listen!


Prayer of Praise


Call to Confession

We do not always know how to pray to the God who searches and knows our hearts.

Yet, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, interceding for us with sighs too deep for words.

Trusting that the Spirit pleads for us, let us come before the Lord in honest confession.


Prayer of Confession

God, your kingdom confounds us. You challenge our assumptions about right living

and stretch our understanding of what holds worth. You reverse our expectations

and reorder our priorities until they reflect your vision of well-being for all.

Your kingdom surprises us with grace upon grace. But we cling to the values of this world,

which privilege products over people, success over service, 

and competition for resources over the common good.

Open us to new ways of living that embody your desire for creation

and contribute to a commonwealth marked by justice and joy.

(hear now our silent prayer of confession)


Assurance of Grace

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship or distress or peril?

No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor things present, nor things to come,

nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Believe the good news: we are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!


Children’s Message

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Prayer of Illumination


First Scripture Reading

1 Kings 3:5-12  (NRSV)

At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?”

It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you.


This is the word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

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Second Scripture Reading

Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52 (NRSV)

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.”


Sermon

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Prayers of the People


Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors;

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

Amen.


Offering and The Doxology

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Prayer of Thanksgiving


Benediction

Let all God’s people say…

Alleluia, Amen.


Passing of the peace

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