Order of Worship

Welcome to Wildwood

Announcements

Music for Meditation

Call to Worship

We Put Our Hope in God // Based on Psalm 146

Opening Song

Come, Now is the Time to Worship // VT #29

Prayer for Truth and Reconciliation

Song

God We Pause this Moment // VT #756

Offering Prayer

Children’s Story

Song

Peace to You // VT #165

Scripture

1 Kings 17:8-16, Mark 12:38-44 // The Inclusive Bible translation

Sermon

“Restorative Justice” // Nora Pederberg, Osler Mennonite Church

Song of Response

Beauty for Brokenness // VT #712

Sharing Time

Congregational Prayer

Sending Song

Sing a New World into Being // VT #809

Benediction

 

Shaped By Service: Reflecting on the Journey of MCC and WMC

November 14, 2021

1 Kings 17:8-16

Then the word of God came to him and said, “Now go to Zarephath, a village of Sidon, and stay there. I have commanded a widow there to supply you with food.” So he went to Zarephath.

When arrived at the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Could you bring me a little water in a jar for me to drink?” As she was going to get the water, he called out, “And please bring me a piece of bread.” 

“As Yhwh lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread— only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am gathering a couple of sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my child. We will eat it—and then we will die.”

Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go home and do what you said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me; and then make something for yourself and for your child. For this what Yhwh, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day Yhwh makes it rain on the land.’”

She went away and did what Elijah told her to do. And there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. The jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of God spoken by Elijah.

 

Mark 12:38-44

In his teaching, Jesus said, “Beware of the religious scholars who like to walk about in long robes, be greeted obsequiously in the market squares, and take the front seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. These are the ones who swallow the property of widows and offer lengthy prayers for the sake of appearance. They will be judged all the more severely.” 

Jesus sat down opposite the collection box and watched the people putting money in it, and many of the rich put in a great deal. A poor widow came and put in two small coins, the equivalent of a penny.

Then Jesus called out to the disciples and said to them, “The truth is, this woman has put in more than all who have contributed to the treasury; For they have put in money from their surplus, but she has put in everything she possessed from the little she had—all she had to live on.”