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Exodus 1:8-22
In Exodus 1, we hear about Shiphrah and Puah, two of the Egyptian pharaoh’s midwives, courageously defy the Pharaoh’s orders to kill all male Hebrew babies. How do the treatment of the Hebrew people in ancient Egypt and the actions taken by Shiphrah and Puah apply to current times?

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Who has shaped your faith? Who has nurtured you, baptized you, taught you, transformed you? Who are the figures who have opened your mind to expand your faith? Who are the people who have helped you to feel God’s love in startling ways? Who are the faces of your faith? This summer we’re digging deep into bold and untold stories of those often overlooked in our biblical narratives, hoping these characters remind us that we all play a role in shaping God’s story of redemption and grace.*

Order of Worship |

Sunday, June 13, 2021

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Prelude – “How Firm a Foundation” – Melanie Manges, organ

Welcome to Worship – Len Wilson

Hymn of Praise  “How Firm a Foundation”

(Verse 1) How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in his excellent Word!
What more can he say than to you he has said,
To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

(Verse 2) “Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed,
For I am your God, and will still give you aid;
I’ll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.”

(Verse 3) “When through the deep waters I call you to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with you in trouble to bless,
And sanctify to you your deepest distress.”

Call to Worship* (inspired by Psalm 145: 1-8) – Len Wilson

Come, let’s praise God together!
For God is great and worthy of our praise!
Let’s tell stories of God’s power and majesty and mighty acts throughout history:
for God is great, and worthy of our praise!
Let’s remember the compassion God has shown us;
Let’s share stories of God’s mercy and unfailing love to generation after generation:
for God is great, and worthy of our praise!
Let’s pass these stories along to our children and grandchildren,
so that they, too, may come to know and love our God.
For God is great, and worthy of our praise!
Let’s worship God together!

Hymn of Reflection – “Seek Ye First”

(Verse 1) Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and its righteousness,
And all these things shall be added unto you; Allelu, alleluia!

(Verse 2) Ask, and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find,
Knock, and the door shall be opened unto you; Allelu, alleluia!

Invitation to Prayer – Rev. Amanda Guthrie

“River Medley”
Melanie Manges, piano

Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer – Rev. Guthrie

Old Testament Reading – Exodus 1:8-22 – Rev. Guthrie

Worship Arts 

Sermon – Faces of Our Faith: Shiphrah & Puah – Rev. Guthrie

Hymn of Faith – “Take My Life and Let it Be”

(Verse 1) Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee;
Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love, at the impulse of thy love.

(Verse 2) Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee;
Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King, always, only, for my king.

(Verse 4) Take my love, my God, I pour at thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee, ever, only, all for thee.

Missions Moment – One Great Hour of Sharing (Video)


Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift,
Teach us to give to you all that we have and all that we are,
That we might praise you not with our words only,
But with our whole lives. Amen.

Offertory – “Take My Life and Let it Be” – Melanie Manges, piano


Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Announcements – Len Wilson

Benediction“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above. Amen.

Postlude“How Firm a Foundation” – Melanie Manges, piano

Worship Leaders in this Service:

  • Len Wilson, Worship Leader
  • Gordon Coppoc, Harriet Coppoc & Sylvia Mohler, Vocalists
  • Rev. Amanda Guthrie, Guest Preacher
  • Melanie Manges, Organist/Pianist
  • Aurie Swartz, Director of Communications & Technology

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9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship
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