Seventh Sunday After Pentecost At-Home Service for July 19

July 19 is the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Jesus shares the parable about weeds. For many, what is troubling in the lesson is that evil always seems to invade what is good.  God does not desire evil upon Creation. At the same time God does not wish to eliminate the evil at the expense of what is good. This can frustrate our human instincts because we want purity! 

Follow along with the the At-home printed version of the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost service.  Click here or on the image below to view the at-home version of the service.

Pastor Rike’s Sermon

To eliminate all evil from the world as it is now would mean getting rid of things God thinks are good. God has a better solution – it’s Jesus! Jesus is ultimate goodness come into a sinful world.  Jesus didn’t obliterate evil but endured it.
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Video Options

Follow along with the service on video led by Pastor David Rike with music performed by Randy Broker. 

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The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Service for July 19 includes: Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth performed by Randy Broker, First Reading Isaiah 44:6-8, Holy Gospel Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, Sermon by Pastor David Rike, Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come performed by Randy Broker, Prayers and Lord’s Prayer, Blessing