PRELUDE:  The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast is Ready) arr. by Kathryn Sparks White

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

INTROIT:  Psalm 100 (Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord) by David Hurd

Make a joyful noise, a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!  Serve the lord with gladness!  Come into God’s presence with singing!  Know that the Lord, who made us, is God.  We are the Lord’s; we are the people of God, and the sheep of God’s pasture.  Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving, and God’s courts with praise!  Give thanks and bless God’s name!  For the Lord is good; God’s steadfast love, endures forever, God’s faithfulness to all generations.  Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!  [Psalm 100]

PRAYER

HYMN:  My Shepherd Will Supply My Need [Resignation]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Mt. 14:13-21, Mk. 6:30-44, Lk. 9:10-17, Jn. 6:1-14

ANTHEM:  More than Enough  by Becki Stagle Mayo & Lynn Shaw Bailey; Daphne Riddle, soprano solo

People followed Jesus from the shores of Galilee hoping he would heal the sick and help the blind to see.  Gathering 5000 men, plus women, children, too.  In a far deserted place he taught them what is true.  Jesus gives us more than enough. Jesus provides us with more than enough.  More than enough, we may not see the how or when, the who, the what, the why, but in our time of greatest need Jesus will provide.  As the day grew later, his disciples came to say, “There is not enough to eat. Lord, send the crowds away.  We have only two small fish and five small loaves of bread.  Tell the multitude to go and feed themselves instead.”  Jesus looked toward heaven, as he blessed the fish and bread.  Breaking up the fish and loaves, the multitude was fed.  In the end, twelve baskets full of fish and bread remained.  Jesus did a miracle!  His followers proclaimed.  [Based on Matthew 14:13-21]

SERMON:  “A Small All is Plenty”

HYMN:  The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing [The Feast is Ready]

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION AND WORDS OF INSTITUTION

PRAYER

RECEPTION

PRAYER

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  You Hear the Hungry Crying                         arr. Ronald A. Nelson

You hear the hungry crying in many a bounteous land, you see the hungry dying on barren desert sand, you tell your helpless helpers, “Go, feed the multitude,” and, while they serve the starving, you multiply the food.  The hungry still are with us, though easily ignored, and you still say, “Go, feed them,” and you are still the Lord.  Give us your eyes to see them, your ears to hear their cry.  Who moved by your compassion, could coldly pass them by?  With you in us, Lord Jesus, we feel and act like you; your life of love and mercy impels our mission, too. Through us pour out your bounty, make us your hands and feet; in sharing what you give us, you make our joy complete.  You see more than a body imploring to be fed, you see whole persons famished for you, the Living Bread. In loving one another, we prove our love for you; in caring for the needy we say our thanks to you.  [Jaroslav Vajda]

 Thanks goes to Diane Donaldson for providing the flower arrangement for today’s worship.

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