Readings for June 21, 2020
Worship at Home – Order of Service
Exploring the Scripture – On Hagar
This week’s Genesis reading is Genesis 21:8-21, it’s the story of Hagar being sent away by Abraham with their son, it’s a hard story because it’s a story of a mother and child, abandoned and at the brink of death.
We don’t often hear Hagar’s story, but as we’re coming to the end of Refugee Week I’ve put some resources together to help you explore her story, and the story of other refugees this week.
These resources invite us to read, watch, listen and ponder the story of Hagar as a Refugee as National Refugee Week comes to a close.
Singing the Scripture
Here’s a playlist of songs that reflect on this week’s scripture readings in a variety of ways. Use this as a playlist in your home over the day, or during the week.
Apologies, there are not many family resources for worship this week. Although, there are a number of things to discuss in the resources for exploring the story of Hagar (though her story is not a great one for kids).
Here are some stories to listen to and discuss together, as it’s the end of National Refugee Week these stories might help you discuss how we as a country and a community listen to the voices of refugees. Perhaps you might link it to Hagar’s story and ask if your household believes God hears the cry of refugees like God did for Hagar. How do you think God acts in the world today?
Or perhaps you”d like to spend some time with the singing the Scripture playlist and sing, dance and pray together.