Creation: Relationship & Fracture
We are back to the Narrative Lectionary, and we kick off this year’s journey through the biblical text with a Genesis creation account. In it, humans are created from the earth, for the plants, intrinsically connected to one another, and intimately sculpted and in-spired by God our Maker. Almost as soon as these relationships with earth, humans, and God are crafted, there is fracturing of our primal inter-connectedness. Is there any word of hope for we who are choking on the wildfire smoke of those fractures today? [Sermon begins at 22:55]
- BibleWorm Podcast, Amy Robertson and Robert Williamson Jr, Episode 201 – The Angst of Being Human (Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-10).
- Land Acknowledgement: Real Rent Duwamish; Virtual resilience gala fundraiser on October 10th, an important gathering of support and storytelling www.duwamishtribe.org/resilience-gala
- Pass the Peace in America Sign Language
- Children’s Time book – When God Was a Little Girl, by David R. Weiss
- Offering: donations to Seattle Mennonite Church
- Image: Photo by SwapnIl Dwivedi on Unsplash
Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.
- Woza nomthwalo wakho (Come, bring your burdens to God) – Text & Music: collected by Mairi Munro from the singing of the Mooiplaas congregation, South Africa – © 2008, admin WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland)
- Spirit, working in creation (Hymn to the Spirit) – Text: © 1978, John Richards. Music: attributed to C. F. Witt, Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; adapted by Henry J. Gauntlett, 1861
- Sizohamba naye (We will walk with God) – Text & Music: Swaziland traditional; translated by John L. Bell; transcribed by Swedish Youth Exchange Project, © 2002, WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland), used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc., agent
- Planet of the Clowns, by Bruce Cockburn; sung and played by Michael Bade