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    Oct 25, 2020

    Faithonomics: God Provides

    Faithonomics: God Provides

    Passage: Exodus 16:2-15

    Speaker: Rev. Jennifer Eschliman, Pastor

    Category: Stewardship, Social Justice

    God is still active in the world today, blessing, providing, transforming and guiding.
    Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
    October 25, 2020 - 10 am
    Prelude “Prologue”
    Anton Bruckner
    Call to Worship
    Because Jesus lives:
                God is still active in the world today, blessing, providing, transforming and guiding.
    Because Jesus lives: we are blessed withthe freedom of sins forgiven,and life abundant and eternal.
    Because Jesus lives: we have been given a life of purpose, a future with hope, and a peace which passes all understanding.
    For all these gifts and more, let us give praise and thanks to God!                                
    Opening Song “Because He Lives”
    Chris Tomlin | Daniel Carson | Ed Cash | Gloria Gaither | Jason Ingram | Matt Maher | William J. Gaither
    CCLI Song # 7027887
    CCLI License # 1011499
    Opening Prayer (unison)
    Most generous God, you have given us so much, including your very self in Jesus Christ. Through his death and resurrection, you have given us the precious gift of new and abundant life - a gift that is not meant for us alone, but for all people. Renew our hearts and minds today by the power of your Spirit, so that we would share your heart for your people and your vision for your Church. Make us wholly yours, so that we might take the blessings we
    have received and use them to be a blessing to others. We ask this in Christ’s powerful name. Amen.       
    Proclamation and Response
    First Reading: Genesis 12:1-4
     Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 
    Second Reading: Exodus 16:2-15, 31
    The whole Israelite community complained against Moses and Aaron in the desert. The Israelites said to them, “Oh, how we wish that the Lord had just put us to death while we were still in the land of Egypt. There we could sit by the pots cooking meat and eat our fill of bread. Instead, you’ve brought us out into this desert to starve this whole assembly to death.”
    Then the Lord said to Moses, “I’m going to make bread rain down from the sky for you. The people will go out each day and gather just enough for that day. In this way, I’ll test them to see whether or not they follow my Instruction. On the sixth day, when they measure out what they have collected, it will be twice as much as they collected on other days.” So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “This evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt. And in the morning you will see the Lord’s glorious presence, because your complaints against the Lord have been heard. Who are we? Why blame us?” Moses continued, “The Lord will give you meat to eat in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning because the Lord heard the complaints you made against him. Who are we? Your complaints aren’t against us but against the Lord.”
    Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole Israelite community, ‘Come near to the Lord, because he’s heard your complaints.’” As Aaron spoke to the whole Israelite community, they turned to look toward the desert, and just then the glorious presence of the Lord appeared in the cloud.
    The Lord spoke to Moses, “I’ve heard the complaints of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat. And in the morning you will have your fill of bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.’”
    In the evening a flock of quail flew down and covered the camp. And in the morning there was a layer of dew all around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the desert surface were thin flakes, as thin as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” They didn’t know what it was. Moses said to them, “This is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat. 
    The Israelite people called it manna. It was like coriander seed, white, and tasted like honey wafers.
    Leader: This is the Word of God.​
    All: Thanks be to God!                                                                           
    Message: Faithonomics: God Provides
    Pastor Jen Eschliman
    Prayers of the People    
            Joys & Concerns
            The Lord’s Prayer
    Offering Ourselves and Our Commitments to God
    Closing Song “Let Them See You”           
    JJ Weeks | Scotty Wilbanks
    CCLI Song # 6484471
    CCLI License # 1011499
    Sending Forth
    CCLI License # 1011499
    The scripture readings are from ​the Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version, Copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission.