18 February 2021

Gathering Music

“Come to the Table of Grace”

Led by Brendan Fox and Mark Miller

Call to Worship

Led by Stephanose Melaku and Beth Quick

Come all who are weary
of wealth, of poverty, of power, of struggle, of division

Come all who are heavy-laden
with too much, with too little, with anxiety, with fear, with anger

Come all who have hope
for liberation, for peace, for freedom, for the kin-dom

Remember God’s promise: “I am making all things new.”

Hymn of Welcome

“Every Time I Feel the Spirit”

Practicum Singers

Scripture

Exodus 1:15-21

15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 “When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live.” 17 But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?” 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.” 20 So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families.

Homily

“Theological Birthstools”

Dr. Kenneth Ngwa

Response of the Spirit

Mark Miller

Prayer of the Day

Led by Suzzette Nesbit

Blessing

Dr. Kenneth Ngwa

Sending

“Fugue in G Minor” J.S. Bach

Mark Miller, organ


Worship Notes:

Call to Worship: Adapted by Kelsey Wallace from: I Am Making All Things New, by Rosie Venner. http://wscf-europe.org/mozaik-issues/mozaik-25-the-powers-that-be/worship-i-am-making-all-things-new/

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