Unlikely Heroes: The Hebrew Midwives

Unlikely Heroes: The Hebrew Midwives

June 21 2020

Gathering
Divertimento II Finale (Haydn)*
Daisy Miller, clarinet; James Miller, clarinet; Megan Miller, bassoon

Welcome
Rev Jessica Wright

Hymn of Praise
How Great Thou Art
UMH 77 v. 1-4 & Refrain (CCLI 14181)
Chancel Choir/Orchestra

Transition to Prayer
Cheryl Esbrook

Song of Prayer
Speak O Lord (CCLI 4615235)
Daybreak

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
Rev Maxie Moore

Children’s Time
April Kwan and Trish Morehead

Gratitude Moment
Rev Jessica Wright

Song of Gratitude
How Can We Name A Love (CCLI 3456385)
UMH 111 – v. 1-4
Chancel Choir/Orchestra

Scripture
Exodus 1:8-21 NRSV
Henry Lessner

8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” 
11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor.
They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. 13 The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites, 14 and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labor. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them. 15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 “When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live.”
17 But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?” 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.”  20 So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families.

Message
Unlikely Heroes: For Such a Time as This
The Hebrew Midwives
Rev Jessica Wright

Song
King Of Kings (CCLI 7127647)
Daybreak

Invitation & Blessing
Rev Jessica Wright

Closing Song
The Lord Bless And Keep You (Bowen)**
Chancel Choir/Jessica Mingee, horn

Postlude
Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 IV: Menuetto (Bach)***
Cassidy Thomson, harpsichord; Daisy Miller, clarinet; James Miller, clarinet; Megan Miller, bassoon; Jessica Mingee, horn; Kayla Miller, violin I; Scott Horton, violin II; Campbell Jordan, viola; and Kevin Quick, double bass

Divertimento II in G Major, Finale, Joseph Haydn, Arr. © Southern Music Company

The Lord Bless And Keep You, Kathy Bowen © 1999 Triune Music, a division of The Lorenz Corporation

Menuetto, Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, Fourth Movement, Johann Sebastian Bach. Public Domain. Arr © 2012 SJ Nixon