Order of Worship

Profiles of Hope: Elijah

 

Gathering

Welcome & Announcements

Music for Meditation

Gathering Hymns

In thee is gladness // HWB 114
Hope is a candle // StS 15

A Prayer for Peace

 

Hearing God’s Word

Scripture

Inclusive Bible // 1 Kings 19:9-14

Children’s Story

Linda Martens

Sermon

Dwight & Wendy Eisler

Responding Hymn

Beauty for brokenness // StS 115

 

Offering Ourselves and Our Gifts

Sharing Our Stories of Hope

Offering

Amazing grace // HWB 143

Sharing & Prayer

 

Sending

Sending Hymn

The peace of the earth be with you // StJ 77

Benediction

 

October 20, 2019

1 Kings 19:9-14

 

There he went into a cave and spent the night.

And the word of Yhwh came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Elijah replied, “I have been very zealous for Yhwh God Omnipotent. The people of Israel have abandoned your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death by the sword. I am the only one left, and now they’re trying to kill me, too.”

God said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of Yhwh, for Yhwh is about to pass by.”

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountain apart and shattered the rocks by Yhwh’s power—but Yhwh was not in the whirlwind. After the wind there was an earthquake—but Yhwh was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire—but Yhwh was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Elijah replied, “I have been very zealous for Yhwh God Omnipotent. The people of Israel have abandoned your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death by the sword. I am the only one left, and now they’re trying to kill me, too.”