Theme: The Christian Is Planted By the Word and Bears Fruit
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
324 – Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
574 – May God Bestow on Us His Grace
311 – Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness
323 – Almighty Father, Bless the Word
Prayer of the Day: Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your Word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy and to bring forth fruits in faith and hope and love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Verse of the Day: Alleluia. The Word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Alleluia. (Deuteronomy 30:14 cf. NIV)