Home Worship for Sunday, January 30 2022

Our Home Worship service is much like our in-person service. As you prayerfully journey through Home Worship, we hope it is meaningful for you.

Staying home is a form of loving your neighbor. You may be staying home for your own health but in reality you then become less of a carrier to others that you might come in contact with. 

If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities, please stay home and stay in touch! We hope you will feel close to God who is near even if we are far apart. May God Bless you and keep you.


Call to Worship - John 8:32

Our call to worship is from John 8:32:

“If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples;

and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32

God of heaven and earth, we long to be truly free.

In this hour of worship, help us to grasp the freedom that comes

from seeing you more clearly, loving you more dearly,

and following you more nearly.

Day by day, give us strength and courage to be your people in this time, 

in this place. Amen.

The Old Rugged Cross UMH #504

1 On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,

the emblem of suffering and shame;

and I love that old cross where the dearest and best

for a world of lost sinners was slain.


So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,

till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

and exchange it some day for a crown.

2 O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,

has a wondrous attraction for me;

for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above

to bear it to dark Calvary. [Refrain]

3 In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,

a wondrous beauty I see,

for 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,

to pardon and sanctify me. [Refrain]

4 To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,

its shame and reproach gladly bear;

then he'll call me some day to my home far away,

where his glory forever I'll share. [Refrain]

CCLI Song # 19722 George Bennard © Words: Public Domain. Music: Public Domain. For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 625707


Prayer to the God of Gods

Based on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

God of Gods:

We come to worship today to hear your good news,

to hear of faith, hope and love

ringing out from your kingdom.

We know that doubt, fear and hatred

can shake even the strongest.

Shape us into faithful hopeful people,

fill us with your love that passes all understanding.

[Pray now your own joys and concerns]

We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Scripture Mark 4:1-34 (CEB)

Parable of the soils

4 Jesus began to teach beside the lake again. Such a large crowd gathered that he climbed into a boat there on the lake. He sat in the boat while the whole crowd was nearby on the shore. 2 He said many things to them in parables. While teaching them, he said, 3 “Listen to this! A farmer went out to scatter seed. 4 As he was scattering seed, some fell on the path; and the birds came and ate it. 5 Other seed fell on rocky ground where the soil was shallow. They sprouted immediately because the soil wasn’t deep. 6 When the sun came up, it scorched the plants; and they dried up because they had no roots. 7 Other seed fell among thorny plants. The thorny plants grew and choked the seeds, and they produced nothing. 8 Other seed fell into good soil and bore fruit. Upon growing and increasing, the seed produced in one case a yield of thirty to one, in another case a yield of sixty to one, and in another case a yield of one hundred to one.” 9 He said, “Whoever has ears to listen should pay attention!”

Jesus explains his parable

10 When they were alone, the people around Jesus, along with the Twelve, asked him about the parables. 11 He said to them, “The secret of God’s kingdom has been given to you, but to those who are outside everything comes in parables. 12 This is so that they can look and see but have no insight, and they can hear but not understand. Otherwise, they might turn their lives around and be forgiven.

13 “Don’t you understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables? 14 The farmer scatters the word. 15 This is the meaning of the seed that fell on the path: When the word is scattered and people hear it, right away Satan comes and steals the word that was planted in them. 16 Here’s the meaning of the seed that fell on rocky ground: When people hear the word, they immediately receive it joyfully. 17 Because they have no roots, they last for only a little while. When they experience distress or abuse because of the word, they immediately fall away. 18 Others are like the seed scattered among the thorny plants. These are the ones who have heard the word; 19 but the worries of this life, the false appeal of wealth, and the desire for more things break in and choke the word, and it bears no fruit. 20 The seed scattered on good soil are those who hear the word and embrace it. They bear fruit, in one case a yield of thirty to one, in another case sixty to one, and in another case one hundred to one.”

Parables about lamps and measures

21 Jesus said to them, “Does anyone bring in a lamp in order to put it under a basket or a bed? Shouldn’t it be placed on a lampstand? 22 Everything hidden will be revealed, and everything secret will come out into the open. 23 Whoever has ears to listen should pay attention!”

24 He said to them, “Listen carefully! God will evaluate you with the same standard you use to evaluate others. Indeed, you will receive even more. 25 Those who have will receive more, but as for those who don’t have, even what they don’t have will be taken away from them.”

More parables about God’s kingdom

26 Then Jesus said, “This is what God’s kingdom is like. It’s as though someone scatters seed on the ground, 27 then sleeps and wakes night and day. The seed sprouts and grows, but the farmer doesn’t know how. 28 The earth produces crops all by itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full head of grain. 29 Whenever the crop is ready, the farmer goes out to cut the grain because it’s harvesttime.”

30 He continued, “What’s a good image for God’s kingdom? What parable can I use to explain it? 31 Consider a mustard seed. When scattered on the ground, it’s the smallest of all the seeds on the earth; 32 but when it’s planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all vegetable plants. It produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade.”

33 With many such parables he continued to give them the word, as much as they were able to hear. 34 He spoke to them only in parables, then explained everything to his disciples when he was alone with them.

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Message: "The Sower"

Pastor Emily Denmark-McGee

We Make the Road By Walking Series

The Sower When it comes to sowing seeds ultimately it's worth the risk and effort even though none of our efforts succeed the way we think they should. It is still worth it to try.


Something Beautiful UMH #394

Something beautiful

Something good

All my confusion

He understood

All I had to offer Him

Was brokenness and strife

But He made something

Beautiful of my life

CCLI Song # 18060. Gloria Gaither | William J. Gaither © 1971 William J. Gaither, Inc. (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management)

For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 625707


Blessing: Let Us Love and Serve

Let us go forth into the world in peace and dedicated to Your service, O Lord. 

Let us hold fast to that which is good, render to no person evil for evil, strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, help the needy and the afflicted, and honor all people. Let us love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of His Spirit. 

And may God’s blessing be upon us and remain with us always. Amen.

Mission Focus: Palm Beach County Food Project

Green Bag Total Collection for Dec 11, 2021: 

33,720 lbs of food collected, 40,464 Meals Provided

Green Bag Total Collection for 2021: 

174,180 lbs of food collected; 209,016 Meals Provided.

PBCFP Thanks you for your ongoing, tremendious support! If you would like to get more involved, we need more donors and neighborhood coordinators. Please see the PBCFP Website for more information: https://palmbeachcountyfoodproject.org/