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What Becomes of Dreamers

Sep 27, 2020 | Amy Epp, Narrative Lectionary - Year 3, Sermons

As a powerful Egyptian ruler, Joseph welcomes his family back into relationship and care saying, “Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good.”  Though many people interpret this to mean that terror or trauma experienced by people or creation is a part of a Divine plan.  But God’s dream for humanity is not terror but love and connection.  It is dreamers like Joseph who connect us to the dream of God and who can inspire us to continue to pursue God’s dream.

Sermon begins at 19:25



Amy Marie Epp



Narrative Lectionary, Year 3


Full sermon manuscript.

Jason Donovan singing “Any Dream Will Do

Children’s Time: My Coins Count


Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.

  • Here in this place, Words & Music: Marty Haugen, © 1982, GIA Publications, Inc.
  • Response Music – I am sure I shall see the goodness of the Lord (Taize) Music: Taizé, © 2003 Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, GIA Publications, Inc.; Text: Public Domain
  • My life flows on, Words & Music: Robert Lowry, 1869 

Other Resources

  • Let there be light, Lord God, Words: William M. Vories, 1908, Public Domain; Music: Charles H. C. Zeuner, 1832, Public Domain

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