Sunday 30th October (64A)

Today’s first reading (Joshua 3:7-17) recounts the entry of the Israelite tribes into the Promised Land and resonates with the story in Exodus of the crossing of the Reed Sea. So too, the psalm we read today resonates with the song of Moses and the Israelites and the song of Miriam at the successful completion of that crossing.

CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 107:1-9)
Come and worship the LORD our God
with thanksgiving and praise,
You alone, O LORD, are good
and your lovingkindness is for ever. 

You who are hungry and thirsty
come and worship the Lord our God
You gather us from every direction, O LORD.
You who are distressed, cry to the LORD;
“Rescue us from our predicament!”
Give thanks to the LORD
You show your lovingkindness;
in your word and your wonderful deeds,
you satisfy our parched throats,
and fill our hungry lives.