56A – Sunday 24A

55A - Sunday 23A57A - Sunday 25A
 
Psalm 114
After Israel came out of Egypt,
and the house of Jacob departed from a barbaric people
Judah became the LORD’s holy place, and Israel God’s dominion.
The sea looked and ran; the Jordan turned back.
The mountains leapt like rams, the hills like lambs of the flock.
Why, sea, would you run away? Why, river, would you turn back?
Mountains, why leap like rams, and hills why leap like lambs?
O land, tremble with the pangs of  childbirth, in the presence of the LORD,
in the presence of the God of Jacob.
who transformed the rock into a pool of water, 
 and flint into a spring of water

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 1999.


A CREATIVE MOMENT – Exodus 14:19-31
Materials/Preparation: 
(a) large sheets of newsprint – about 3 metres long (perhaps from a roll remant, but sheets from your daily newspaper, stuck together would also work) – as many sheets as aisles in your church,
(b) have one or several members of the congregation paint the newsprint – a metre of blue, a metre of sandy brown, and a metre of blue.
(c) attach the newsprint between the front pews so that the sandy brown is on the floor between the pews and the blue sections rise up the pew ends.

As the congregation comes forward to receive communion, they walk the walk of the people of the exodus, and experience a reminder of one of God’s saving acts often mentioned in the communion liturgy.
If this is not a communion Sunday in your church, perhaps you could locate (during the last hymn?) an appropriately sized “divided Reed Sea” at the door between the nave and the narthex.


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR SUNDAY 24A
Do not be afraid, I am with you SA 28
Father of heaven, whose love profound TIS 131 AHB 60
Forgive our sins as we forgive TIS 635 AHB 564
Holy Spirit, come confirm us TIS 413 AHB 327
I danced in the morning when the world was be TIS 242 AHB 183
O for a heart to praise my God TIS 568 AHB 476
O for a thousand tongues to sing TIS 210 AHB 141
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven; TIS 134 AHB 68
Safe in the shadow of the Lord TIS 644 SA 74
Exodus 14:19-31
Come, God’s people, sing for joy TIS 391 SA 26
Guide me, O my great Redeemer TIS 569 AHB 478
Now we come, our heavenly Father TIS 462
Our God, our help in ages past TIS 47 AHB 46
Shalom to you now TIS 778
Through the Red Sea brought at last TIS 384 AHB 622
Psalm 114 OR Exodus 15:1b-11,20-21
Come, God’s people, sing for joy TIS 391 SA 26
Glorious things of you are spoken TIS 446 AHB 374
God of many names TIS 180
Lord of earth and all creation TIS 672 SA 62
The day of resurrection TIS 361 AHB 277
Through the Red Sea brought at last TIS 384
Romans 14:1-12
At the name of Jesus TIS 231 AHB 170
God be in my head TIS 549 AHB 456
Help us accept each other TIS 648
In you is gladness TIS 200
Jesus lives! your terrors now TIS 372 AHB 294
Let him to whom we know belong TIS 563 AHB 146
Lord Jesus, we belong to you TIS 686
Lord in the strength of grace TIS 483 AHB 408
Matthew 18:21-35
All praise to our redeeming Lord TIS 442 AHB 367
Come, God’s people, sing for joy TIS 391 SA 26
Forgive our sins, as we forgive TIS 635 AHB 564
Help us accept each other TIS 648
Make me a channel of your peace TIS 607 SA 66
O the deep, deep love of Jesus TIS 232
We are marching in the light of God TIS 666

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