October 2, 2022

A Way Through the Sea

Year 1  ( 2022 – 2023 )


Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29


The Israelites appear to be trapped at the sea. God parts the waters to deliver them into freedom.


One: Moses and Miriam led the people in song:

All: I will sing unto the Lord, for God has triumphed gloriously; Horse and rider God has thrown into the sea.

One: Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?

All: Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders?

One: In steadfast love you led the people.

All: You brought them and planted them on your own mountain.

One: You made your home with them,

All: Your people are your sanctuary. The Lord will reign forever and ever.

Congregational Song Suggestions

“Crashing Waters at Creation”


“God the Sculptor of the Mountains”

ELW 736, GTG 5, VT 423

“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Bolivia – SSS 283

“In the Midst of New Dimensions”

GTG 315

“Lead on, O Cloud of Presence”

OLOFOB 250, VT 194

“No Longer Slaves to Fear”

VT 195

“O God, Who Gives Us Life”

GTG 53

“O Mary, Don’t You Weep”

SZ 153, UMH 134, TFBF 88

“When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land (Go Down, Moses”

GTG 52, OLOFOB 633, SSS 28, VT 193

Beyond the Hymnal

“O Mary, Don’t You Weep No More”

as recorded by Bruce Springsteen (video available on YouTube)

“Hold On”

from the musical The Secret Garden, by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon