And indeed, it was very good — This week at ELC

Gen 1 31The creation story models a healthy perspective for ourselves and for our relationships.  It reminds of the wonder of creation, and the need for rest.

Worship this week:

Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Modified traditional worship in Chapel

Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship

10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship

Devotions for this week:

Creation by the Word, Genesis 1:1—2:4a                 September 10, 2017

SHARE:   What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?

READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding

Sunday, Genesis 1:1—2:4a, Creation by the Word

Monday, Genesis 2:4b-25, A Second Account of Creation

Tuesday, Genesis 3:1-13, The First Sin

Wednesday, Genesis 3:14-24, Punishment

Thursday, Genesis 4:1-16, Cain Murders Abel

Friday, Genesis 4:1-26, Beginnings of Civilization

Saturday, Genesis 18:1-15, A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.     (Genesis 1:1-2)

God is hard at work crafting each aspect of the universe, sparing no detail. But even the Almighty Creator takes time to rest. What does it mean for God to be the beginning and the end?

  • What does it mean that you are created in God’s image?
  • What about yourself reminds you of God?
  • Wonder: What is God’s favorite thing that God created?

 PRAY: Beloved Creator, everything in heaven and earth bears your signature. May we ever rejoice that you have made us, and that you have made us your own, through the loving-kindness of Jesus our Savior. Amen.


BLESS:   May God continue to create and re-create you each day. Amen.

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