Seeds Week 5 Hear O Israel: Teacher God/God of Students Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9


Hear O Israel: Teacher God/God of Students Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9, Mark 12:28-31Psalm 19


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Call to Worship

Hear O Israel

The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 

Come let us love the Lord our God with all our heart and soul and might

Come Let us Worship the Lord our God. 

Call to Worship

The Law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul

Hail Jesus, purveyor of Love and Grace 

The Precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart

Come let us proclaim the truth of God’s Love together today.

Call to Worship

May the meditations

May these and all meditation we make

whether they be with our mouths or our hands or our mind or our hearts

May these and all meditations be acceptable in your sight today

Call to Confession: Lord the heavens tell of your glory, day pours forth speech and the night declares knowledge, and yet we often hide afraid to participate in what is going on because of our failings. Remind us that your words are finer than gold and sweeter than honey.

Confession: Lord we confess that we would rather use the ten commandments to judge one another rather than to teach and love one another. Remind us that you are present in the black and white of justice and injustice, and all the gray spaces in-between. Remind us that there is always more to learn about you and your love, and continue to teach us to love your law we pray.

Confession: Lord, we confess that even though the very heavens proclaim your handiwork, that we do not teach your ways to one another. We have not bound your love to our hearts and our heads and our doorways. We have forgotten to take you home with us when we leave the church building. We forget how it is you would like us to act in our workplaces. Because we struggle with following the commandments, we forget that they are there as a teaching tool. Show us how to live out your law in grace and love we pray.

Assurance of Pardon: Lord you hear all, even the day and night who has no words, we know all that we confess has been hear and accepted, and In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Eurcharist Prayer: Lord, God you sent your law to us, but not until after you made your covenant with Abraham and Sarah. And when we were ready to use the Ten Commandments to condemn one another into eternity, you gave us a course correction in the form of our Teacher Jesus Christ. Jesus who called us out when we were wrong, but more importantly taught us how to re-evaluate our priorities, and taught us how to pray together. Jesus taught us grace comes before the law, and so we are all invited to participate in this meal of grace today. Fill this bread and cup to the brim with your grace, so we might eat and drink of it together, and so it may sustain us on our way, we pray.

Prayer of Dedication/the Day: Lord you are a teacher, help us to look at your life and your words so we might see and hear what we need to move deeper into our faith we pray. Amen.


O God, What You Ordain is Right

Eternal Light, Shine in My Heart

Be Thou My Vision

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

With Children: Write Rules & Rip them up reminding each other that love is more important than rules. Discuss important rule breakers in history: Civil Rights fighters, those who stood up for Jews in WWII, Standing Rock, Talk about Environmental & Gun Violence Heroes of Today. Create a Heart to Love God/Neighbor and make it into a bracelet/necklace. Let the kids “Tatoo” love on their skin with markers (yes check with parents first)

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Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

2 thoughts on “Seeds Week 5 Hear O Israel: Teacher God/God of Students Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9”

  1. I love this!!

    Love, Pastor Lucia Kremzar Flower Mound Presbyterian Church 1501 Flower Mound Rd Flower Mound TX 76051 817-915-3558


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