THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
JULY 27, 2014
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
[Jesus] 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.” —Matthew 13:31,32 (excerpt from Gospel)
God of grace and God of glory,
on thy people pour thy power;
crown thine ancient Church’s story;
bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour.
—Hymn 594 (excerpt), Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969), alt.
- 390, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” —Entrance Hymn
- 513, “Like the murmur of the dove’s song” —Sequence Hymn
- 488, “Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart” —Communion Hymn
- 711, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God” —Communion Hymn
- 508, “Breathe on me, Breath of God” —Communion Hymn
- 594, “God of grace and God of glory” —Postcommunion Hymn
The Offertory (10:00 a.m.)
If Ye Love Me Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)
If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may ’bide with you forever, e’en the spirit of truth. —John 14:15-17
Magnificat (Finale) Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
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