Our Fall Worship Series

Let my people go! A worship series on the Exodus story

 

The Hebrew Bible's story of the Exodus of the ancient Israelites from Egypt where they were slaves, through 40 years in the wilderness, to Canaan, where they were to settle is an extraordinarily dramatic story, perfect for a novel or movie. This story gives us the burning bush, the Passover, the parting of the Red Sea, manna in the wilderness, the Ten Commandments, the Promised Land. What a rich set of images and metaphors! But is this story more than a good yarn and source for Western literature and culture?

This series will examine the Exodus story for its meaning to us today. Many of the themes of the story are still important: refugees, freedom, leadership, settlers and colonization. What's more, the ancient Israelites’ journey parallels many journeys (physical or spiritual) that we take individually or as a community. And if we do make our own Exodus journeys, what sustains us in the wilderness? ... how do we feel God's presence on the way?

 

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