A promise of hope – This week at ELC


Even if we grow weary, and wonder about the future, in the story of Noah we hear that God’s promise is that God will never give up on God’s creation—animals, plants, and humanity—ever again.

Worship this week:  

Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship

9:30 Education and fellowship — sign up for Sunday School this week

10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship

Devotions for this week:  Flood and Promise – September 9, 2018

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

READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding

Monday, Genesis 9:18-28, Noah and His Sons

Tuesday, Genesis 10:1-14, Nations Descended from Noah

Wednesday, Genesis 10:15-32, Nations Descended from Noah

Thursday, Genesis 11:1-9, The Tower of Babel

Friday, Genesis 11:10-26, Descendants of Shem

Saturday, Genesis 11:27-32, Descendants of Terah

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.” (Genesis 9:17)

Noah’s story shows us how saddened God can be at our thoughtless actions. How that same creator has the power to destroy us all with one swipe. And, miraculously, chooses not to.

  • How does God’s covenant with Noah shape the relationship humanity has with God today? Where do you see God’s promises lived out in this world?
  • How does God show up in your life? How and where do you connect with God?
  • For the littles: What is your favorite animal that God created? God saved all the animals from Noah’s flood—and some people, too!

PRAY:  O Lord, you preserved Noah as a sign that you hadn’t completely given up on your creation. Assure us of your mercy that we might live to proclaim it and share your promises with all humanity. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

BLESS:  May God keep God’s promises in your life. Amen.


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