Sunday: Deut 3 –
Monday: Deut 4:1–43
Tuesday: Deut 4:44–5:21
Wednesday: Deut 5:22–6:25- the presentation of the 10 commandments
Thursday: Deut 7
Friday: Deut 8–9
Saturday: Deut 10
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHILE READING THIS WEEK:
What was the specific time setting- stated in the beginning of the book (verse 1:3)? What does it say about the situation that the Israelites faced at that time?
• “Deuteronomy” means repetition of the Law. What do you think was the purpose of renewal of the Sinaitic covenant to the second generation of Israelites (chapter 5)?
• Why would the Israelites worship a visible idol over an invisible God (chapter 13)?
• How does the Shema “Hear O Israel” in Deuteronomy 6:4–5 inspire you to hear and obey God today?
• Which laws seem peculiar to you? Which are most important?
Thoughts, ponderings and questions can be emailed to the pastor at: email@example.com
Thank you for participating in worship today. May you be nourished by this. Assisting today: presiding Pastor: Rev. pam McNeil; Musician: Marlene Dietz;
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Blessings to you this week. Thank you for being part of worship this day. Apologies for the quality of the video this morning. My recording device is reaching its maximum capacity and that limits the size of recordings I can download. Pastor Pam
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stories of family situations, God’s faithful followers and God’s promise
Isaiah, Jacob and Esau: – Genesis 25:19-28:9
Jacob and Rachael: -Genesis 28:20 – 30:43
Jacob flees Laban: – Genesis 31:1-33:20
Dinah, daughter of Leah: – Genesis 34:1- 34:31
Jacob returns to Bethel 35:1- 36:43
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and questions at this email: sgblparish.com
South Grey. Bruce Lutheran Parish; St Matthew Mildmay; St Paul Neustadt; St Paul’s Normanby
Presiding Minister: Rev. Pamela McNeil
Lector’s: Emma Diebel, Jillian Waechter Usher: Rob Rehkopf Scholarship Presenter Glenn Jacques
Link to music for this morning. https://youtu.be/k2af10YlLoc
Thank you for worshiping together this morning. May you be moved by the Holy Spirit in this time together. Apologies if the music video does not work. The song is titled ‘Love without End” and is performed by George Strait. Perhaps you can listen to it on YouTube. I am available during the week for conversation. Pastor Pam
Readings for September 8-15
Abraham and Lot: -Genesis 11:27-14:24
God’s covenant with Abraham: -Genesis 15:1-18:15
Judgement on Sodom: – Genesis 18:16- 19:-29 (30-38)
Abraham, Isaac and Sarah; Hagar and Ishmael:- Genesis 20:1-22:24
The tangled webs we weave!
Sarah’s death; marriage of Isaac: – Genesis 23:1-25:18
These questions are provided to help think about the readings – answer one or two if you wish;
Genesis is made up of a lot of stories. Which story did you like best? Why?
What surprised you in reading this book and why do you think you were surprised?
What questions do you have after reading this book?
What other books does this book remind you of? – doesn’t have to be a Bible book
Which character in the book did you like best and for what reason?
Which character do you like least – and why?
Share a favorite quote from this book and say why it stands out. What does this quote mean for your faith?
What feelings does this book create?
If you had a chance to ask God one question about this book, what would you ask?
Week 1 responses: Genesis 1:1-11:26
Highlights of Bishop Susan’s reflection:
Genesis, the first ‘chapter’ of the Bible helps us understand the Bible as a whole
It begins with not just the chosen people of Israel, but rather with the entire creation
Through this we can interpret everything that follows
God has a purpose that is at work among the people of Israel,
God has a purpose that is at work through Jesus Christ
God has a purpose that is seen in all of creation
“For God so loved the world… “ (see John 3:16)
Genesis continues with tragic effects – God has created a world without sin and evil, but human beings did not trust God, and sin erupted.
Relationships at every level fell apart between human beings and God, among human beings, and between human beings and other creatures and creation
EVEN SO, GOD SHOWERS BLESSINGS AT EVERY TURN
What was interesting as you read the passages this week – were you surprised by anything?
Where do you see evidence of God’s purpose?
Thanks for participating
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thank you for joining in worship this morning. May you be blessed in this time.
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The prayer of the day was from the Creation 2020 resource.
Pastor Pam is available for conversation and can be reached at 226-751-6398
These are the questions for September
Consider the following questions as you read this week:
Genesis is made up of a lot of stories. Which story did you like best? Why? What surprised you in reading this book and why do you think you were surprised? What questions do you have after reading this book? What other books does this book remind you of? – doesn’t have to be a Bible book Which character in the book did you like best and for what reason Which character do you like least – and why? Share a favorite quote from this book and say why it stands out. What does this quote mean for your faith? What feelings does this book create? If you had a chance to ask God one question about this book, what would you ask?
Readings for Week One, September 1-7
Creation stories: Genesis 1:1-2:25 First Sin: Genesis 3:1-24 Cain and Abel: Genesis 4:1-16 Beginning of Civilization, Adam to Noah: Genesis 4:17-5:32 Noah and the Great Flood: Genesis 6:1-9:17 Noah and his descendants: 9:1-10:32 The Tower of Babel 11:1-9 Descendants of Shem: 11:10-26
Read as many as you can.
Jot down your thoughts and by Sunday email them to Pastor Pam at: