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Pentecost Year B

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Reflections on the Mustard Seeds - Mark 4:31

Collect - Call to Worship - Prayer of Dedication


Written for the Union Church UCC of Tekonsha. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Collect

We feel like mustard seeds, tiny and insignificant.
Like unplanted seeds, we forget that it is our calling
to be planted in the warmth of God’s earth.
May the Great Spirit carry our seeds to fertile ground
where the roots of our faith may grow deeply
and the branches of our love be broad.

 

Call to Worship

Called to be branches in Christ’s body,

WE YEARN TO BE CONNECTED TO THE VINE.

Called to be mustard bushes offering shade to God’s creatures,

WE SEARCH FOR PLACES TO PLANT THE SEEDS OF FAITH.

Called to be growing with God in the midst of this world’s painful questions,

WE SEEK GOD’S NURTURING PRESENCE.

 

Prayer of Dedication

MAY THE OFFERINGS BROUGHT THIS DAY BE USED AS SEEDS, PLANTED FAITHFULLY AND NURTURED LOVINGLY SO THAT GOD’S WAY MAY BE REALIZED ANEW IN THIS WORLD. GRANT US THE HUMILITY WE NEED TO PLANT AND TEND YOUR PRECIOUS GARDEN. AMEN.

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