Call to Worship (Psalm 146)
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord as long as I live
Do not trust in princes, there is no help
Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
Happy are those whose hope is in the Lord their God
God executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry
The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the widow
The Lord will reign forever, Praise the Lord!
Hymn: Here I am Lord
1 Kings 17:8-15 (We shall read the text together wherever we are, please read the appropriate passage when I hold up my finger)
(1 Finger) Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.’
(2 Fingers) So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks;
(3 Fingers) he called to her and said, ‘Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink.’ As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, ‘Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.’
(Pastor Katy) But she said, ‘As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug; I am now gathering a couple of sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.’
(4 Fingers) Elijah said to her, ‘Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son.
(5 Fingers) For thus says the Lord the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth.’
Sermon “God Among Strangers” Pastor Katy Stenta
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
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