First Families – Fall 2017 Worship Series

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First Families

Community Mennonite Church Worship Series

October – November 2017

This fall, our CMC worship series will follow the story of the first families in scripture, reflecting on what their stories tell us about God’s presence in our world and in our families. We’ll reflect on the many different – often messy and imperfect – kinds of family relationships God has blessed and used for good, and the ways we are invited to join in God’s preposterous promises of blessing for the whole of creation. CMC children’s Sunday school classes will focus on these same Bible stories, creating opportunities for cross-generational conversations about family and faith. During our worship services, CMCers will share stories of their own experiences of God’s presence in their relationships with family, both biological and chosen.

October 1 Creation Community             World Communion Sunday Genesis 2:4-19 Lord’s Supper
October 8 Hiding and Seeking
Genesis 3
October 15 Shelter in the Storm    Genesis 6:5 – 9:17
October 22 Scattered                                 Genesis 11:1-9 Baptism
October 29 Leaving Home                 Genesis 12-13 Fifth Sunday Offering
November 5 Preposterous Promises               All Saint’s Sunday
Genesis 16:1-17:22; 18:1-15; 21:1-7 All Saint’s Ritual
November 12 Family Foes
Genesis 25:27 – 34; 27:1-28:5; 32:1-33:17 Receiving New Members
November 19 Playing Favorites    Genesis 37
November 26 Betrayal and Blessing            Christ the King Sunday                  Genesis 39-45