PRELUDE:  My Faithful Heart Rejoices by Johannes Brahms

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty [Lobe den Herren]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Consider by Roland E. Martin

Consider the lilies of the field whose bloom is brief: we are as they; like them we fade away, as doth a leaf.  Consider the sparrows of the air of small account: our God doth view whether they fall or mount, He guards us too.  Consider the lilies that do neither spin nor toil yet are most fair: what profits all this care and all this coil?  Consider the birds that have no barn nor harvest-weeks; God gives them food: much more our Father seeks to do us good. [Christina Rosetti]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 12:13-21

HYMN:  God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending [Beach Spring]

SERMON:  “Grow Rich by Sharing”

ANTHEM:  Be Thou My Vision by Slane/arr. by Jack D. Cannon

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that Thou art; Thou my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.  Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word; I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord; Thou my great Father, I Thy true Son, Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.  Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise; Thou mine inheritance, now and always: Thou and Thou only, first in my heart, High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.  High King of Heaven, my victory won, may I reach Heaven’s joys bright Heaven’s Sun! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my Vision, O Ruler of all. [Irish text, trans. Mary Byrne]

PRAYER

HYMN:  In My Life [Lord, Be Glorified]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Bless Thou the Gifts by Thomas Tallis/arr. by Jay Edwards

Bless Thou the gifts our hands have brought, bless Thou the work our hearts have planned. Ours is the faith, the will, the thought, the rest, O God, is in Thy hand. [Samuel Longfellow]

POSTLUDE:  Now Praise the Lord, My Soul by Johann Gottfried Walther

The flowers are given today by Evelyn Haelsoop in memory of her husband, Fred.

Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDR):  God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray.  The PDR’s response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead.  Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with “DR000156-Ukraine” on the memo line & mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700.

Would you like to sponsor flowers for one week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2022 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —  https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8

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