The liberation of God’s people from slavery in Egypt was momentous. After crossing the sea on dry ground, witnessing the downfall of Egypt’s military might, and celebrating their escape, the people follow Moses into the wilderness with the promise of a new home before them. Their euphoria is short-lived. Three days into their journey, the complaining begins. There is a problem with the water; God acts to sweeten it. Travel continues. A month-and-a-half later, dissatisfaction resurfaces. Now the people are hungry. The complaining gets angrier and more despairing.
This Sunday, September 24, we’ll consider moments when we feel frightened, hungry, and lost. Is it ever okay to complain? And if we do complain, how does God respond? The scripture text is Exodus 16:1-15. April’s sermon title is, “The Enticing Patience of God.”
Being the final Sunday of the month, it will be Taco Night after 3rd Service. Following the conclusion of worship (in other words, at about 6:30 pm) you can choose your preferred taco filling and then visit the buffet table for enhancements, side dishes, chips and drinks. The suggested donation is $5 per person or $15 per family.
See you at church!