In the lectionary text for the morning, God parts the waters of the Red Sea so that Moses and his crew can escape Egypt and the army that is chasing them. This story comes up at a time when parts of the United States and islands in the Caribbean have been battered by hurricanes and flooding has been dramatic. The water around us is amazing—sometimes safe, sometimes scary.
In the story for the morning, Moses encounters God in the burning bush. God asks his to take off his sandals because he is “standing on holy ground.” (Exodus 3:1-15) Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny explores the vulnerability of being barefoot.
In Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Moses calls his people to choose life and follow God’s commandments.
During the season of Lent, First Church will explore the theme ?Outspoken: Prophets Then & Now?. The Worship Planning Team has chosen 15 prophets?Biblical, historical and contemporary?to focus on. in her sermon ?Girls Just Want to Have Fun?demential Rights?