Elijah’s faithfulness in the face of so many who opposed him is a great witness to us. This day we remember all those who have witnessed the faith to us through the years. Each worshiper will have the opportunity to light a candle in honor of someone who has witnessed the faith to them.
Worship this week with Holy Communion:
SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP
Modified Traditional Worship
A modified traditional worship service; generally less than 45 minutes.
We gather in the chapel on the Front Street side of the building near Fourth Street
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
We gather in the main sanctuary for liturgical Lutheran worship,
accompanied by the pipe organ and featuring our excellent choir.
Sunday School, Adult study, Coffee & Fellowship
Led by our Praise Team, we share contemporary Christian music,
God’s Word and prayer in the main sanctuary.
All Saints’ Sunday – November 2-3, 2019
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, 1 Kings 17:1-7, Elijah Predicts a Drought
Tuesday, 1 King 18:1-19, Elijah’s Message to Ahab
Wednesday, 1 Kings 18:41-46, The Drought Ends
Thursday, 1 Kings 19:1-10, Elijah Flees from Jezebel
Friday, 1 Kings 19:11-18, Elijah Meets God at Horeb
Saturday, 2 Kings 9:30-37, Jezebel’s Violent Death
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and even licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord indeed is God; the Lord indeed is God.” (1 Kings 18:38-39)
The northern kingdom created their own blend of spirituality that included God and the gods of nearby countries. Elijah seeks to put an end to their divided allegiances.
- What does it take for you to change your mind? Stories? Facts? Experiences? Emotions?
- Think of a scientific discovery that some people refused at first to accept. What did it take to prove that the truth?
- How might your allegiances be divided between God and other claims upon your life?
PRAY: Dear Lord, you alone are enough for us. Bring us back when we wander off and follow ways which don’t give life. Bear us back home in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BLESS: May you never doubt that the one true God loves you. Amen.