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Worship Information (Sept – Nov 2018)

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This program year we will be following prescribed texts from the “Narrative Lectionary.”

The Narrative Lectionary is a four-year cycle of readings. On the Sundays from September through May each year the texts follow the sweep of the biblical story, from Creation through the early Christian church.

The texts show the breadth and variety of voices within Scripture. They invite people to hear the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the prophets, Jesus, and Paul. Listening to the many different voices within Scripture enriches preaching and the life of faith.

In addition, we will be celebrating the gifts of our multi-generation church family by including several “inter-generational services” in the forthcoming months.  Our prayer for these services is that they are celebrations that encourage the building of our Allin Church community!

The following is our scripture schedule for worship, Christian education, and bible study through Thanksgiving…

Sept. 9th   Genesis 2:4b-25  -The OTHER Creation story

Sept 16th  Genesis 12:1-9  -Abram’s call and covenant with God

Sept 23rd  Genesis 39:1-23  -Joseph is unjustly put in prison; yet God is present with him there

Sept 30th  Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29  (intergenerational service)  –The sea parts at the exodus; God’s deliverance

Oct. 7th  Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17  God brings Israel as on eagle’s wings; Decalogue

Oct. 14th  Joshua 24:1-15 [16-26] -Story of God’s deliverance. Joshua says, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”

Oct. 21st  2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5  David’s anointing as King

Oct. 28th  1 Kings 3:4-9, (10-15), 16-28  -Solomon prays for wisdom; two women and a child

Nov. 4th   2 Kings 25:1-11  (intergenerational service) -The people’s exile to Babylon

Nov. 11th  Micah [1:3-5]; 5:2-5a; 6:6-8  -What does God require of us?  How will God care for us?

Nov. 18th  Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7; then 2:1-4  -Isaiah says the city will be saved and nations will beat swords into plowshares.

Nov. 25th  Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11  -God’s call as a warning to the people of Israel

 

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