This Sunday we begin reading and discussing the story of Exodus. We invite you to journey along this learning experience to see what we might learn of God and ourselves. We will start with the first chapter of Exodus. Worship begins at 10:30a. Childcare and children’s church are available.
These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”
So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly. They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.
The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.” — Ex 1
We have a special service this Sunday for New Year’s Eve. We will meet at 12 Noon for a dinner church service of remembrance. We will remember what God has done for us in 2017 and look toward the work He’s calling us to in 2018. Bob Fagyal will share a message with us from Luke 2. Kids of all ages are welcome to the service.
Come be warm with us on New Year’s Eve. We will have the heater going and the coffee hot, not to mention the hot chicken pot pies for lunch.
There will be no regular Sunday morning service on December 24th so that we can all be together Sunday evening for the special Christmas Eve service. On Christmas Eve we will have a special music-oriented, family-friendly, story-telling, candle-lighting service to celebrate the birth of our Savior. The service will begin at 5:00p. Hope you can take part!
Join us for a special Christmas Eve service on December 24th, 5:00-6:30pm. There will be lots of familiar Christmas carols, craft projects for the kids, the reading of the Christmas story, and a joyous atmosphere. Everyone is welcome. Please invite family and friends to come with you.
Join us for a potluck lunch and enjoy spending time with lots of great people. The meal will begin immediately following the morning worship service on Dec 10th. Bring a side dish or dessert to complement turkey and dressing. This is a kid-friendly dinner party. All are welcome to come.
We will collect food through December 3rd then deliver it to KirkCare to help residents of Kirkwood with food needs. Consider bringing something on Sunday morning to donate.
Come for a special evening of worship while we commune together over dinner. There will be three soup options, salad, and artisan bread. The sacred dinner will take place Nov 5th at 6p in the sanctuary. Please invite family and friends to come with you. All ages are welcome. Sign up by following the link below so we know how many seats to prepare.
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Join us this Sunday for Worship in the Park! We will be at the Sugar Creek Ridge Pavilion in Kirkwood City Park at 10:30a. The pavilion is closest to the tennis court lot. We will look at Psalm 96 as we worship God together. A picnic with games will follow the service. All are welcome here.
Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Sing to the LORD, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the LORD made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness. — Ps 96
Come worship with us in Kirkwood Park this Sunday, October 15th at 10:30a. We will be in the Sugar Creek Ridge Pavilion near the tennis courts. Immediately following the worship service will be a picnic. All are invited and welcome to attend. We ask that everyone contribute a side dish, salad, or dessert for the picnic.
Covenant World Relief created a special fund to help the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Click on the link below to read more and learn how to give.
Special Giving Fund Set Up for Puerto Rico Recovery