Bread for the Journey Series: Week 2
Scripture: Exodus 12:1-11
Message: “Freedom bread”
Invitation to Worship: based on Psalm 23
Leader: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
People: He restores my soul
Leader: He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake
People: I fear no evil; for you are with me
Leader: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies
People: my cup overflows
Leader: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
All: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long
Opening Prayer: by Moira Laidlaw
Liberating God, we worship you.
We praise you for delivering your people of old from enslavement in Egypt
by opening up a new and unexpected future before them.
They experienced your grace and mercy in awesome and life-sustaining ways
which must have been like an impossible dream coming true.
Through these acts you showed your compassion
for the weak and powerless of this world.
We praise and adore you for opening up a new future for us
when your love and compassion, your mercy and grace
became enfleshed in Jesus Christ.
He delivered us from the bondage of evil and sin through his death on the cross.
The impossible once more became reality
when love defeated evil once and for all.
We pray that this time of worship will be a true offering
of our wonder and praise
that you should care for us so deeply and so faithfully.
This we pray in Jesus’ name and in his words, Our Father…
Theme: How can our comfort keep us from following God, even into the unknown?