Know Your “Great-I Am”

Narrative Lectionary Series

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
October 3, 2021

World Communion Sunday

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Know Your “Great-I Am”

Based on Exodus 3:1-15 – God’s Name is Revealed

       God remembered the Israelites who were enslaved in Egypt and he called Moses to set them free. God, the Great “I Am”, is revealed to Moses and equipped him to carry out God’s call. The Great “I Am” invites us to know him and prepares us to go out into the world to set the world free from all enslavement.

 Order of Worship Service | October 3rd, 2021

Organ Prelude: “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”(Grosser Gott), arr. Donald Busarow

Welcoming & Announcement

Call to Worship:
One: We gather today as the people of God, as a community of Christ’s followers.
Many: We gather to share Word and sacrament, to discern the ways of faithful service.
One: Where in the world shall we serve our God
Many: At home and school and business place –in this community and throughout every land.
One: How in the world shall we serve our God?
Many: By working towards justice where there is oppression, by offering comfort where there is pain, by sharing love where there is hatred.
One: Why in the world shall we serve our God?
Many: Because the Spirit beckons us, because Jesus calls us to enact our faith. Let us now worship the one who calls us!


Hymn: “Take Off Your Shoes”(chorus only)

Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:1-15

Sermon: Know Your “Great-I Am”

Reflective Music: “Let Us Break Bread Together”, Lani Smit

Communion Hymn: “Bread of Life, Feed My Soul” MV 194

Today we share —The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is indeed right —So, we lift our voices, filled with joy, joining them with the glad songs of every place and generation, all creation praising your name:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Let us pray—
Breaking of the bread
Communion is shared

Solo: “With You, We Are One”

Prayers of the People & the Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: “Draw the Circle Wide” MV145

Benediction Response: “Be”

Postlude: “Trumpet Voluntary ”, Jeremiah Clarke

Land Acknowledgment:

We acknowledge we worship on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to relating with them as covenant people of God as we continue to care for this land together.

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