This week’s Home Brewed Worship material invites us to spend some time with the beginning of the book of Exodus.
For those of you who feel that you only have cracks and crevices in your week available to intentionally spend time with God we’ve created this material as a kind of playlist for you to use through your week to dive in and out of when you can make space in your work, home, car or whenever you find yourself open to spend time with God.
Perhaps you might choose one prayer to pray daily, or commit to listening to two songs each day, or reading one of the bible verses every two days?
Aid to worship at home:
Aid to worship for people worshipping with children
This resource has a number of videos and idea to help people explore the story from Exodus and pray together as a household.
Live Stream Worship
We are live streaming worship from the building this week, if you’d like access please let us know and we’ll send you the link. Accessing the worship service is very simple, you do not need to download the Zoom App in order to join in.
This week’s scripture readings are:
We’ve focussed on the Exodus story for this week’s resources.
Singing the Scripture – August 23, 2020
The Saddleback kids videos on Moses help tell the story of Moses, this is a playlist of 6 videos including a kids song to learn
Meet Shifra and Puah
This is a great video that introduces the two main characters in this week’s Exodus reading, had you heard the story of Shifra and Puah before?
Prayer For Others
Dear Heavenly Father,
We give thanks and praise for your wonderful love and compassion.
Thank you for answered prayers.
Lord, across our beautiful world there is trouble,
many have become infected with the Coronavirus, and the death toll is vast.
Many have lost employment and businesses have closed.
Whole states have been locked down and borders closed to travellers.
People are weary of the restrictions
and look for different ways to supplement their income.
Mental health is on the rise and tempers are frayed.
Help us to contact those we know with a friendly call or visit,
a casserole or cake to make life brighter and ease some of the stress in their lives.
Give us hope Lord, that there will be an end to this pandemic
and that a satisfactory vaccine is developed, ready for use in the near future.
We pray for all who are feeling depressed, for those who are disheartened,
for the unemployed, the lonely, and the forgotten.
Give them hope for a brighter and meaningful future.
Loving God, we bring before you all who are in need of your healing touch today.
We pray for the terminally ill, those going through chemotherapy and radiotherapy,
those whose independence is slowly slipping away,
and those who have difficulty with memory.
Be with them Lord, and give them comfort, strength and compassion.
You call us to pray and work for peace.
We pray for those who lead the different nations,
that they might rule with justice and concern for all.
Where there is division between nations,
let cool heads prevail for continued world peace.
We pray for ourselves, that with your Holy Spirit working through us,
we may reflect your glory and love to others.
Surprise our limited understanding with new glimpses of your love and compassion.
May we grow in your grace, in Jesus name.
The Story of Irena Sendler
The By The Well Podcast (Mentioned in “Going Deeper” below) names the story of Irena Sendler as a story that invites us to hear the story of the midwives in more current context.
Research the story of Irena Sendler online and discuss with others this week how you think it links with this week’s story from Exodus.
Can you think of other people’s lives that may also link with this week’s story? People who seemed to not not have any power finding ways to stand against oppression and violence and stand for justice?
Film – Prince of Egypt This is a family movie based on the life of Moses. It’s going to be a cold wet weekend, perhaps you might like to watch the film with someone and a big bowl of popcorn.