Where did all these weeds come from?
Even Pastor's dog wants to know. (See bottom left.)

In today's parable, some fieldworkers ask just this question. We could add some more: Why are there so many? Why are things such a mess? Jesus suggests that both wheat and weeds grow together until the harvest. With the apostle Paul, writing to ancient Christians in Rome, we too long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. We long to be free from the coronavirus pandemic. We long to be free from systemic racism. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God. Then sings our souls, our Savior God to Thee: How great thou art! How great thou art!
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Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Erin Bouman

Music Director: Roger "Bing" Bingaman

Assisting Minister: Dee Kimpel
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Lector: DeAnn and Bill Sherlock
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Special Music: Stephanie Stockstill, Erin Thomas and Chris Richard

Psalm Singer: Stephanie Stockstill, Chris Richard and Sharon Iverson

Hymn of the Day: Dee and Larry Kimpel, Dana Buetow and Lucas Bauer

Secret Prayer: © Martin Green 2019

Wheat videos by Videezy.com , and by  Madison Inouye ,   Kelly Lacy  and Taryn Elliott  from  Pexels .

Mass of Restoration – Josh Blakesley and Leland G. “Grae” McCullough, IV
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Psalm 86: Music and refrain: Hal H. Hopson, Verses: Michael Morgan, alt.  Copyright © 2008 Birnamwood Publications (ASCAP), A division of MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc., St. Louis, MO. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A. www.MorningStarMusic.com

The worship parts are from Sundays and Seasons.com. Copyright 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #26713. Hymns and videos are reprinted by permission under One License number A-727965 New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission.
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