September 11, 2022
Flood and Promise
Year 1 ( 2022 – 2023 )
Genesis 6:5-22; 8:6-12; 9:8-17
Noah builds the ark. In the midst of the flood, Noah sends out the raven and dove.
God establishes a covenant with Noah’s family and gives the rainbow as a sign.
Call to Worship
We gather to begin again.
We gather to hear the old stories,
and through them, to be made new.
Today, we listen for the story of Noah:
a story of God’s heartache and wrath,
a story of God’s love for all creation,
a story of destruction and renewal,
a story of guidance through the storm,
a story from the depths of humanity’s shared, scared, scarred, and sacred imagination.
a story from the depths of our fears and our hopes.
a story of a world gone mad,
a story of a world made new.
We come into this place, seeking shelter from the storms of life.
We come into this place to start over.
Let us begin again.
Congregational Song Suggestions
“In the Midst of New Dimensions”
“When the Storms of Life are Raging (Stand by Me)”
“God of the Sparrow”
ELW 740, GTG 22
“Who Built the Ark?”
Traditional (SFL 99)
(Have a storyteller sing the verses. Everyone joins on the refrain.)
Beyond the Hymnal
“In the Beginning”
from the musical Children of Eden, by Stephen Schwartz