Worship Online September 27
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome to worship at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe, NM. Please move through the service at your own pace, clicking on the links as you are ready, repeating segments if you are so moved.
Prelude God of Grace arr. Lani Smith
C. Scott Hagler, organ
Welcome Rev. Kathryn Boren
Act of Praise Hope of the World Verses 1 & 3
Fred Graham, tenor
Scripture Exodus 17:1–7 Rev. Russ Hall
The Israelites left the desert of Syn to travel by stages, as God had directed them. They camped at Rephidim, but found no drinking water. Again they turned on Moses, saying, “Give us drinking water.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test God?”
But the people were thirsty, and complained even more to Moses. “Why did you bring us out of Egypt only to make us and our children and our livestock die of thirst?” Moses appealed to God. “What am I to do with these people. They are ready to stone me!”
God answered Moses, “Take some of the elders and move to the front of the people. Take with you the staff with which you struck the Nile. Go! I will wait for you there by the rock of Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders.
Moses named the place Massah, “Testing,” and Meribah, “Quarreling,” for the Israelites tested God when they said, “Is God with us or not?”
A Conversation with Dick Smith
Musical Response Lead On, O Cloud of Presence Verses 1 & 3
Offering Moment and Prayer Charles Barbee
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The Lord’s Prayer C. Scott Hagler
Benediction Rev. Kathryn Boren
Postlude Trumpet Tune in C David N. Johnson
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