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Call To Worship
One: Every part of this earth is sacred.
All: Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing and humming insect is holy.
One: The rocky crest, the meadow, the beasts and all the people, all belong to the same family. Teach your children that the earth is our mother.
All: Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth. We are part of the earth, and the earth is a part of us.
One: Our God is the same God, whose compassion is equal for all.
All: For we did not weave the web of life. We are merely a strand in it.
One: Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.
All: Let us give thanks for the web and the circle that connects us. Thanks be to God, the God of all.
Affirmation from Romans 8:35, 37-39
Will you please join me in affirming our faith with An Affirmation from Romans?
One: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress, or persecution or famine, or nakedness or peril or sword?
All: No! In all things we are more than conquerors through the One who loved us. We are sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thanks be to God! Amen.
The next day Moses sat as a judge for the people, while the people stood around Moses from morning until evening. When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What’s this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit alone, while all the people are standing around you from morning until evening?”Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God. When a conflict arises between them, they come to me and I judge between the two of them. I also teach them God’s regulations and instructions.”Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing isn’t good. You will end up totally wearing yourself out, both you and these people who are with you. The work is too difficult for you. You can’t do it alone. Now listen to me and let me give you some advice. And may God be with you! Your role should be to represent the people before God. You should bring their disputes before God yourself. Explain the regulations and instructions to them. Let them know the way they are supposed to go and the things they are supposed to do. But you should also look among all the people for capable persons who respect God. They should be trustworthy and not corrupt. Set these persons over the people as officers of groups of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens. Let them sit as judges for the people at all times. They should bring every major dispute to you, but they should decide all of the minor cases themselves. This will be much easier for you, and they will share your load. If you do this and God directs you, then you will be able to endure. And all these people will be able to go back to their homes much happier.”Moses listened to his father-in-law’s suggestions and did everything that he had said. Moses chose capable persons from all Israel and set them as leaders over the people, as officers over groups of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens. They acted as judges for the people at all times. They would refer the hard cases to Moses, but all of the minor cases they decided themselves. Then Moses said good-bye to his father-in-law, and Jethro went back to his own country.
Exodus 18:13–27 https://www.bible.com/bible/37/EXO.18.CEB
RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE
One: This is the word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.