COCU49A.26thJuly2020

Readings
Genesis 29:15-28 Jacob serves Laban for Rachel and Leah
Jacob agrees to work for Laban for seven years in order to receive Rachel as his wife, but then Laban tricks him and gives him Leah instead. So Jacob agrees to work another seven years for Rachel.
Psalm 105:1-11 45b God, and God’s people
A psalm of praise for God’s mighty deeds on behalf of God’s people, for God’s faithfulness to God’s covenant, and for God’s justice and greatness, all of which are intended to draw God’s people into obedience.
Romans 8:26-39 The future glory
Paul reminds his readers that God’s Spirit prays for them, and that God works all things together for their good. He reassures them that God is for them, and that nothing can separate them from God’s love.
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 parables about the kingdom & hidden treasure
Jesus describes the Kingdom of God by use of parables: it is like the tiny mustard seed, growing into a large tree, like the tiny bit of yeast that permeates the dough in baking, like the treasure hidden in a field and like a very valuable pearl, and it is like a fishing net in which many fish are caught – the good ones kept and the bad ones thrown out.
(Summaries by John van de Laar, Sacredise)

Textweek
Singing from the Lectionary
Church of Scotland Weekly Worship
Mucky Paws Roddy Hamilton

COCU49A.Worship resources compilation

Gathering
The Spirit is breathing.
All those with eyes to see,
women and men with ears for hearing
detect a coming dawn;
a reason to go on.
They seem small, these signs of dawn
perhaps ridiculous.

All those with eyes to see,
Women and men with ears for hearing
uncover in the night
a certain gleam of light;
they see the reason to go on.
Dom Helder Camera

Pilgrim Uniting Church services this week (2017): COCU49A.Pentecost8A.Midweek.PDFversion
COCU49A.P8A.30.Sunday8am.30July2017
COCU49A.Sunday11am.30July2017
COCU49A.Readings.20170730.PDFversion

About admin

Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon) in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church, in Adelaide CBD (12 Flinders St). This blog is mainly to resource worship planners for our services, but of course may be useful for others. We have some great writers of music, words for hymns and liturgy at Pilgrim, so this blog also includes their words.
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