Main Reading: Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-10
Gospel: Mark 12:26-27a
The descendants of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, have made their way to Egypt, welcomed first as guests, then as guest laborers. They have grown numerous, and threaten the balance of power. So the powerful lash out, and deal harshly with them. Even in a foreign land, God hears their cries. God burns with passion for their welfare, and calls forth a human response. Moses, one who once lived among the ruling class of Egypt, now has a new mission.
Elim's weekly worship services focus on the Narrative Lectionary, which follows the sweep of the biblical story arranged in a narrative sequence to help us see Scripture as a story that has coherence and a dynamic movement. The arc of Elim's Biblical teachings are rooted in this understanding of scripture.