We welcome you to this celebration and invite you to consider our church if you are seeking a church home, to walk and grow in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.


* Indicates people are to stand, if able.

Bold text is to be read by the congregation.


PRELUDE          LIGHT OF CHRIST               WELCOME


SHARING                                                                  PRAYER



One: How shall we praise God? We are so tied up in knots, twisted and bound to the negative.
All: Lord, hear our cries.

One: Help us, O Lord.

All: Bring us to your loving presence.

One: Lord, change our hearts. Help us be fashioned by your love and peace.

All: Guide us and help us be images of your love. Give us hearts for service and witness to your presence and power. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.


*HYMN    “Blessed Assurance”                     UMH# 369


SCRIPTURE READINGS                         Genesis 29:15-28

                                                                      Romans 8:26-39


Leader: The Word of God for the people of God.

All: Thanks be to God.


GLORY SIGHTINGS … where have you seen God at work?



All are invited to share your joys and concerns to the Lord. Following each, our response: Gracious Lord, hear our prayer.



Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our tres-passes, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.    Amen.


*HYMN     “Nearer My God to Thee”               UMH# 528


*GOSPEL READING                  Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52


MESSAGE                  Inseparable                        Rev. Jena


OFFERING (If you are visiting with us today, you are not obligated to give.)



Almighty God, there are treasures all around us-family, friends, your abiding presence, and the love of Christ Jesus. Bless these gifts we return to you now. Bless them, that others might come to know the true treasures of your love and grace. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.


*HYMN    “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”          UMH# 540




May God who is good all the time work all things together for good for you who love God. And for you who want to love God more, God will work all things together for good. And may you work for good for God’s sake, for those who do not yet know the love of our good God. Amen.



*HYMN         “I’m Goin” a Sing”                      UMH# 333







Our mission … Connecting People with God, Each Other and the World.















Trinity United Methodist Church


8th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 26, 2020







Office: 838 N. 25th St. Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Phone: (515) 573-3519

E-mail: office@trinityumcfd.org


Pastor: Jena Finch-Manchester  (712) 840-1834

E-mail: jena.finch-manchester@iaumc.net





We are glad you are here today. Thank you for

joining us in this celebration of God’s love for you.

We pray this time will uplift you in your spiritual

walk and you will feel God’s presence here today…

in this place. May you always find us to be a church

of “open hearts, open minds, and open doors.