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The Plan for this Sunday

Prelude music – ShinHyung ” 

Welcome  

Bind us together” (only the chorus)

Weaving of Prayers

Music Ministry

Scripture – Exodus (below)
Message – Two Mothers of Compassion
447 Our Parent By Whose Name

Closing Blessing

 

Exodus: 1: 8-17, 22  2-

Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”

11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 13 and worked them ruthlessly. 14 They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.

15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do

Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.

5 Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.

7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”

8 “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. 9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.”

 

 

Song Lyrics:

 

Bind us Together:

Bind us together, Lord

Bind us together with cords that cannot be broken

Bind us together, Lord, bind us together

bind us together in Love

 

 

Our Parent By Whose Name

Our Parent by whose name
all parenthood is known
who in Your love proclaim
each family your own
direct all parents gaurding will
with constant love as sentinel
the homes inwhich Your people dwell.
O Jesus who, a child
within an earthly home,
with heart still undefiled
did to aldulthood come
our children bless in every place
that they may all behold Your face
and knowing You may grow in all grace
Blest Spirit, who can bind
our hearts in unity
and teach us so to find 
the love from self set free
in all our hearts such love increase
that every home
by this release
bay be the dwelling place of peace.