When Love IS Anger
God is angry at the Hebrew people over their casting of a golden calf for false worship, mere months after God has liberated them from slavery. God is angry. SO angry, in fact, that God seems ready to destroy them all… again. God ultimately relents from punishment and destruction, thanks to Moses and remembered belovedness. But the whole story prompts Pastor Megan to ponder her/our desire for a God of love, the reality of God’s anger, and how often love looks more like anger than civility. Come along for the ride and let us know what you think! [sermon begins at 19:50]
Megan M Ramer
Narrative Lectionary – Year 3
- Call to worship – from Ministry Matters, by Nancy Townly
- Land Acknowledgement – Real Rent Duwamish
- Children’s Time book – Ladybug Girl and the Best Ever Playdate, by Jacky Davis, ill. by David Soman
- Bibleworm podcast – Episode 205 – The Covenant Under Threat, Amy Robertson and Robert Williamson, Jr.
- Photo – www.pexels.com
Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.
- Over my head – Text & Tune: African American spiritual; arr. by John L. Bell, © 1997, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc.
- The Lord is my light – Text & Tune: Lillian Bouknight; arr. Paul Gainer, © 1980 Savgos Music, Inc.
- There’s a wideness in God’s mercy – Text: Frederick W. Faber
- In the morning when I rise – Text & Tune: African American spiritual;
- Tune (THE SERVANT SONG): Richard Gillard © 1977, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing; adapted by Betty Pulkingham
- In the morning when I rise – harmonization arr. by Wendell Whalum © 1978 Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, Inc.