West End United Methodist Church

Call the Midwives

Today’s reading takes place in the context of the Egyptian pharaoh who doesn’t remember the close relationship between Joseph and a former pharaoh and the contribution of the Hebrew people to the Egyptians.  The new pharaoh fears the growth of “those people” and demonizes them, even to the point of genocide.  It causes us to look at our own time and into our own hearts and calls us to be held accountable, and to live and share the love we know God to be and offer.  The midwives heroically act in civil disobedience, and if we find ourselves in a similar situation, we must answer the midwives’ call.  (NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are livestreaming the early service only, using a chamber choir but having no congregation.  NOTE:  The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)

References

  • Exodus :1:8-20

Downloads

Worship Service Bulletin (1/17/2021)

Audio

Call the Midwives (Children's Moment & Sermon

Carol Cavin-Dillon