Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons

Creation: Relationship & Fracture

September 13, 2020 SMC preachers
Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons
Creation: Relationship & Fracture
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Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons
Creation: Relationship & Fracture
Sep 13, 2020
SMC preachers

We are back to the Narrative Lectionary, and we kick off this year's journey through the biblical text with a Genesis creation account. In it, humans are created from the earth, for the plants, intrinsically connected to one another, and intimately sculpted and in-spired by God our Maker. Almost as soon as these relationships with earth, humans, and God are crafted, there is fracturing of our primal inter-connectedness. Is there any word of hope for we who are choking on the wildfire smoke of those fractures today? [Sermon begins at 22:55]
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Scripture: Genesis 2.4b-7, 15-17; 3.1-8
Image: Photo by SwapnIl Dwivedi on Unsplash
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Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.

  • Woza nomthwalo wakho (Come, bring your burdens to God) - Text & Music: collected by Mairi Munro from the singing of the Mooiplaas congregation, South Africa - © 2008, admin WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland)
  • Spirit, working in creation (Hymn to the Spirit) - Text: © 1978, John Richards. Music: attributed to C. F. Witt, Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; adapted by Henry J. Gauntlett, 1861  
  • Sizohamba naye (We will walk with God) - Text & Music: Swaziland traditional; translated by John L. Bell; transcribed by Swedish Youth Exchange Project, © 2002, WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland), used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc., agent

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We are back to the Narrative Lectionary, and we kick off this year's journey through the biblical text with a Genesis creation account. In it, humans are created from the earth, for the plants, intrinsically connected to one another, and intimately sculpted and in-spired by God our Maker. Almost as soon as these relationships with earth, humans, and God are crafted, there is fracturing of our primal inter-connectedness. Is there any word of hope for we who are choking on the wildfire smoke of those fractures today? [Sermon begins at 22:55]
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Scripture: Genesis 2.4b-7, 15-17; 3.1-8
Image: Photo by SwapnIl Dwivedi on Unsplash
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Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.

  • Woza nomthwalo wakho (Come, bring your burdens to God) - Text & Music: collected by Mairi Munro from the singing of the Mooiplaas congregation, South Africa - © 2008, admin WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland)
  • Spirit, working in creation (Hymn to the Spirit) - Text: © 1978, John Richards. Music: attributed to C. F. Witt, Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; adapted by Henry J. Gauntlett, 1861  
  • Sizohamba naye (We will walk with God) - Text & Music: Swaziland traditional; translated by John L. Bell; transcribed by Swedish Youth Exchange Project, © 2002, WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland), used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc., agent

Other Resources